The following sampling of the Lakes region‘s local venues and scenery are arranged in a clockwise circuit that begins and ends on Route 11 in Gilford. Driving it would take several hours. The tour was designed by Glenn Bailey.
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
72 Meadowbrook Ln, Gilford, NH 03249
One of the only outdoor amphitheatres in New England not owned by a major media conglomerate. Great music all summer long!
Endicott Rock and Weirs Beach
The first annual LRP Beach Day was held at Weirs Beach, back in 2015. These days it’s a great spot for regular firework displays.
MS Mount Washington
211 Lakeside Ave, Laconia, NH 03246
The Mount cruises the wondrous waters of Winnipesaukee from late May through late October.
Funspot Family Fun Center
579 Endicott St N, Laconia, NH 03246
This is the “Largest Arcade in the World” according to Guinness World Records. LRP meet-ups are sometimes held here, whose owner is “liberty friendly.”
Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad
64 Railroad St, Lincoln, NH 03251
Enjoy a nostalgic scenic excursion along the shores of the lake. Stay off the tracks!
Old Country Store and Museum
1011 Whittier Hwy, Moultonborough, NH 03254
One of the oldest surviving American businesses, and has doubled as a town meetinghouse since the early 1800’s.
Castle in the Clouds – Side Trip
455 Old Mountain Rd, Moultonborough, NH 03254
An historic 16-room mansion and stunning mountaintop estate, open seasonally to the public for hiking.
19-Mile Bay Beach
Mirror Lake, NH 03853
Family swimming hole and picnicking spot . Portable toilets. No Lifeguard on Duty!!
Main Street of Wolfeboro
Year-round idyllic small town, with fairs, shopping, sporting, and picture perfect seasons.
Alton, NH 03810
The scenic, rocky summit is accessible by multiple trails including the Mount Major Trail, the Brook Trail, and the Boulder Loop.
Gunstock Mountain Resort – Side Trip
719 Cherry Valley Rd, Gilford, NH 03249
The Porcupine Freedom Festival (“Porcfest”) was held at the Gunstock Mountain Resort in 2007 and 2008.
Ellacoya State Park
280 Scenic Dr, Gilford, NH 03249
600 glorious feet of beachfront, including a pavilion, an accessible bathhouse with showers and a changing area for swimmers.