Sunday, July 6, 2014

Lake Winnipesaukee

Lake Winnipesaukee

The oldest summer resort in America

Fresh water and breathtaking views of mountains qualifys for the perfect Northern Vacation.  Lake Winnipesaukee is the oldest summer resort in America and people have been flocking here since the early 1900's.  The lake itself is massive and covers 69 square miles.  There are over 10 islands within the lake to explore and drive by while you are taking a voyage on a sail or speed boat.  Summer days on the lake have highs in the 80's and lows in the 60's.  This place is not to be missed.

What to do

Weather you like to bike, hike, boat, sail, jet ski or just enjoy the sun the lake has all your need.  Its not exactly a place to visit for the food but you cant beat buying some fresh lobster to cook at home.

Castle in the Clouds

The Castle was built in 1913 by Thomas Plant who became a millionaire through the shoe making business.  It is a pretty eclectic place to visit with tons to do.  There is a restaurant on the property which is open for lunch and dinner as well as an art gallery, horseback riding and a museum.

Where to stay

Although it is best to rent a property on the lake because its more of a vacation rental type of place you could also choose to stay at the Wolfeboro inn which is directly in town and on the lake.  It is truly an old style place with an updated feel and a great restaurant attached to it!

Take a Ride

On the Mount Washington

The Mount Washington is a must while on the lake if not renting a boat.  It will take you all around the lake while giving history and pointing out important landmarks and history.

Weirs Drive In

One of the last drive in movie theaters from the 19th century!  Its a popular summer beach attraction with all of the same movies you would find in the movie theater. A movie under the stars is waiting for you!....

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