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Lakes Region

Your summer road trip itinerary for the Lakes region.
Escape to the Lakes Region this summer and soak up all the beaty, charm, nostalgia and adventure just waiting for you to discover. Add the following stops to your trip around the region this summer!

Smith Farm Stand (15 Smith Farm Road, Gilford) Did someone say fresh berries? Yes, we did! This family run farm specializes in pick-your-own blueberries and raspberries. Be sure to stop this summer you’ll be glad you did!

Ahern State Park (43 Great Bay Lane, Laconia) Situated on the shores of Lake Winnisquam this park is a perfect place to escape for peace and quiet. Enjoy swimming, walking. looking for local wildlife or sit on the sandy shore and enjoy the beautiful view.
Tiki Hut Boats of NH (263 Lakeside Avenue, Laconia) Cruise the Big Lake in style in style this summer on a Tiki Boat. It’s a great way to get out on the water and see the scenery from a different view.  

Libby Museum of Natural History, voted America’s most eclectic museum, is the oldest natural history museum in NH, housing an unusual array of artifacts and oddities.

Located on Lake Winnipesaukee, the state’s largest lake, the waterfront communities of Laconia and Wolfeboro are two spots not to be missed on this summer’s road trip.
  • Laconia, known as the city on the lake, is chock full of history and charm and its Main Street is abuzz with activity. The recently renovated Colonial Theatre hosts world class artists and shows- be sure to check their calendar to see what’s happening when you’re in town. Take  a stroll and shop specialty stores like Scentapy for handmade, plant-based bath and body products. Not far from downtown, discover Recycled Percussion’s Chaos & Kindness Store, featuring products that promote positive messages. Hidden Gem: Just off Main Street, Trillium Farm to Table offers a creative menu of scratch-made plates for a flavorful dining experience.  

  • Catering to summertime crowds since 1763, Wolfeboro is the oldest summer resort in America. Its Main Street offers lakeside views as well as plenty of places to dine on the water, such as family-friendly Garwoods Restaurant.  Enjoy summer concerts in town at Brewster Academy, plan a visit to the Wright Museum of World War II, and be sure to squeeze in a stop at Bailey’s Bubble for a scoop of their summertime treat. Hidden Gem: a great way to see Wolfeboro is via Molly & Jolly, the town's local trolleys that will take you on a tour of waterfront homes, scenic views and points of interest too. 


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