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Best things to do in Lake Winnipesaukee

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Arcade
“Parents, prepare for your children to lose their minds in this huge arcade that has hundreds of games as well as bowling, mini-golf, an aerial course, bingo hall, and more! ”
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Mountain
“Mount Major Trail is a 3.4 mile loop trail located near Alton Bay, New Hampshire and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. ”
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Ski Area
“Its summer program lasts till the end of October, which includes scenic lift rides to the top of the mountains. Breathtaking view of Lake Winnipesaukee. ”
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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!”
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History Museum
“Great for a day trip, this is a 16-room mansion and 5,500-acre mountaintop estate in Moultonborough, opened seasonally. It overlooks Lake Winnipesaukee and the Ossipee Mountains from a rocky outcropping of Lee Mountain formerly known as "The Crow's Nest." Hike up or take a trolly and get a cute little lunch.”
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Beach
“So much to do, old fashion arcade, fried dough, and the Mt Washington heads out from there.”
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Boat or Ferry
“Cruises across the lake...kids like the day ones... Adults like the sunset and night time ones”
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Natural Feature
“The largest lake in NH, it can be seen as you drive through town, but if you experience it even more you can head to Weir’s Beach and take a 2 hour ride on the local mailboats. https://cruisenh.com/pages/mailboat-cruises ”
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American Restaurant
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“Lakeside casual for lunch, dinner, or ice cream. Lines can be long for a table during peak hours, so get there early!”
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Italian Restaurant
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“Italian Restaurant, $$ nice bar also, outside seating on Lake and wonderful atmosphere.”
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Ice Cream Shop
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“Build-your-own-sundae ice cream smorgesboard with a candy shop and toy shop attached. Don't miss this!”
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Music Venue
“Great outdoor music venue with well known musicians performing here. 9,000 seat amphitheater formerly known as Meadowbrook.”
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American Restaurant
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“This place has a great atmosphere and cool look/feel. Can be pricey- but Monday nights are $5 burger nights! ”
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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.”
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Natural Feature
“The go-to spot for family skiing in the winter, and they also have a zip-lining and a summer coaster through the woods in the warmer months.”
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Museum
“Located in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, the Wright Museum is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to recognizing and honoring the contributions and enduring legacy of WWII-era Americans. The museum is open daily from May 1st to October 31st.”
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