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Things to do in Lake Winnipesaukee

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Arcade
“Kids will love this place! Known as the world’s largest arcade, it has fun for the young AND the young at heart. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
History Museum
“*Casual Day Trip *Landmarks & Historical Buildings *Light Hike *Food Available Go on a historical tour of the mansion grounds over looking the beautiful lakes and Ossipee mountain. Then enjoy a delicious lunch and take in the views little longer while dining at the castle's very own restaurant, Carriage House! ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Mountain
“Hiking (relatively easy) with beautiful views. Located in Alton, just down the road from the bungalow.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Offers year round fun. Winter and Summer activities at this close by ski resort ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Beach
“Weirs Beach is an iconic summer attraction. Great for kids, there is arcades, a slushy shop, half moon pizza, sweatshirt shops, Weirs Beach, mini golf and bumper boats. You can also take a day trip cruise on the Mount Washington Boat or a scenic ride on the Mount Washington Railroad. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“33mi 50min Lake Winnipesaukee tours on Historic Ship and other boats like the island mail boat that really still delivers the mail.”
  • 36 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“I've simply had good meals here. The food is Irish-American, with a large drink and cocktail menu. In the summer you can eat out on the porch which is very enjoyable!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“22 miles 35 minutes to start point in Alton, takes about 1.5 hours, longer with stops. Drive around Lake Winnipesaukee Stop & visit the several waterfront towns around the lake Rt 11 to 11B to 3 to 25 to 109 to 28”
  • 26 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Seasonal. Nice spot for a bite to eat on the water. Plus homemade ice cream ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Music Venue
“The Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion is an outdoor amphitheatre located near Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, New Hampshire, United States. Opening in 1996, the venue seats nearly 9,000 guests”
  • 15 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Family restaurant with great variety and a nice little bar about 15-minutes past Meredith Center. Would recommend sitting out on the screen porch for dinner on a nice night.”
  • 20 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great local restaurant within walking distance from Samoset. Nightly specials like $5 burgers on Mondays and $10 pizzas on Tuesday. They also have a small general store for small items. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Lago is located right at the end of Meredith Bay. They have beautiful outdoor seating. Their Tuna Tartare is amazing! ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Enjoy gorgeous views of Lake Winnipesaukee while cruising down well-groomed trails at Gunstock Mountain. This mountain offers: downhill & cross country skiing snowshoeing tubing and many more activities. Even mountain top yoga is an option!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Handmade chocolate, candies and ice cream! Make your own sundae! Browse in their fabulous gift shop to walk off that ice cream!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Museum
“This Museum's purpose is to educate, entertain and inspire visitors with the story of WWII-era Americans often called "the greatest generation". The Wright Museum is open seasonally from May 1st to October 31st. Rate Includes: $10 per person. For operation hour details, please visit www.wrightmuseum.org”
  • 13 locals recommend

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Ski Area
“Offers year round fun. Winter and Summer activities at this close by ski resort ”
  • 34 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“I've simply had good meals here. The food is Irish-American, with a large drink and cocktail menu. In the summer you can eat out on the porch which is very enjoyable!”
  • 32 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Seasonal. Nice spot for a bite to eat on the water. Plus homemade ice cream ”
  • 29 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Family restaurant with great variety and a nice little bar about 15-minutes past Meredith Center. Would recommend sitting out on the screen porch for dinner on a nice night.”
  • 20 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great local restaurant within walking distance from Samoset. Nightly specials like $5 burgers on Mondays and $10 pizzas on Tuesday. They also have a small general store for small items. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Lago is located right at the end of Meredith Bay. They have beautiful outdoor seating. Their Tuna Tartare is amazing! ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“Best lobsters in town. Can either eat there or take home. They offer lobster dinners, lobster rolls, and even live lobsters”
  • 11 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This is the best restaurant down by the Pier. But make sure you distinguish it from the Shibleys softserve and fast food across the street. The eat in restaurant is the best in Alton by the docks on the water. They have a nice deck on the back of the restaurant that is right on the Lake with a great view of Alton Bay. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

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