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Lakes Region

Your fall road trip itinerary for the Lakes region.
Explore the Branch River Valley Trail this autumn for spectacular foliage sights amongst the quaint rural towns of Wolfeboro, Wakefield, and Milton. Enjoy seasonal stops along the way and make the most of autumn’s cornucopia of color.

New Hampshire continues to closely monitor the developments regarding COVID-19 and the Delta variant. As a reminder, you are encouraged to contact any property prior to visiting to find out if there are any changes in hours or specific reservation requirements.
  1. The Old Country Store & Museum (1011 Whittier Hwy, Moultonborough) Take time to explore the treasures found at the Old Country Store and Museum, one of the oldest stores in the entire country! You could spend hours browsing the unique wares, fun gifts, wide selection of penny candy, and renowned pickles in the shop. Be sure to head upstairs to explore the shop’s small museum displaying local history and artifacts before you leave!

  2. Castle in the Clouds (455 Old Mountain Road, Moultonborough) Visit this famed mountaintop estate where history and grandeur combine to create an unforgettable experience. Dine in the clouds with dazzling foliage views, explore colorful hiking trails, or simply tour the mansion and learn about the Plant family’s undying legacy.

  3. Abenaki Tower Photo Opp (Rt. 109, 0.9 miles south of Rt. 109A). Better keep your camera handy for this one, because you’ll want to document the unbelievable sweeping views of foliage from the top of the historic Abenaki Tower! A ¼ mile hike will lead you to the impressive 80’ tower, built in the late 1920s by a group of locals. You’ll have stunningly clear views of Moultonboro Bay framed by a colorful stretch of rolling mountains in the distance.

  4. Lone Wolfe Brewing Company (36 Mill Street, Wolfeboro) Take a break and relax with a crisp, cool brew from Lone Wolfe Brewing Co. Enjoy one of their signature brews or a craft cocktail indoors or sip in their welcoming outdoor beer garden. From IPAs to fruity sours and everything in between, you’re bound to find something to fall in love with! 

  5. Winnipeesaukee Winery (458 Center Street, Wolfeboro) Fall is the perfect time to visit a winery, especially one that handcrafts an award-winning selection of dry to sweet wines right on-site! Stop in to enjoy a wine tasting in a charmingly rural setting, where autumn's colorful touch paints the scenery into a vibrant fall wonderland.

  6. Wentworth State Park Photo Opp (297 Governor Wentworth Hwy, Wolfeboro) Make a detour to explore this scenic state park on the shores of sparkling Lake Wentworth. The contrast of crimson, olive, and russet colored leaves against the royal blue waters of the lake is a photographer’s dream!

  7. NH Farm Museum (1305 White Mountain Hwy, Milton) Don’t miss your chance to experience the authentic charm and history of rural farm life at the NH Farm Museum*. Learn what it takes to harvest crops from the land, meet the farm’s family of barn animals, and do it all in the wash of autumn’s cornucopia of color!

  8. McKenzie's Farm (71 Northeast Pond Road, Milton) Visit McKenzie’s Farm for the real fall experience. Wander the enchanting orchards and pluck over 10 varieties of apples, pick out a pumpkin directly from the patch, or simply indulge in their fresh apple cider and warm cider donuts! Besides, what’s fall without a trip to an apple orchard?!
Pit Stops:
Eat: Cup and Crumb (1040 Whittier Hwy, Moultonborough), Nolans Brick Oven Bistro (39 N Main Street, Wolfeboro), Poor People’s Pub (1 Witchtrot Road, Sanbornville), Ira Miller’s General Store (48 Main Street, Milton Mills)

Shop: Take a break to explore North Main Street in beautiful downtown Wolfeboro. From great finds at Black’s Paper Store, the worlds of discovery found in Country Bookseller’s books, and iconic hand-crafted pewter souvenirs from Hampshire Pewter, you’ll love discovering the small-town charm of this lakeside destination!


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