Lake Winnipesaukee

Lake Winnipesaukee, located in New Hampshire, is 21 miles long and contains more than 258 islands. Lake Winnipesaukee is a favourite summer destination, particularly among residents of Boston and New York City. Our close family friends own a cabin on Whortleberry Island, which we have visited several times. Big thank you to The Mitchells for introducing us to this serene, rustic part of New England!

For first time visitors, I would recommend staying in Meredith, the town with the best choice of upscale-leaning inns and hotels. It is located right off the highway (I-93) that most efficiently leads to Boston and New York. For a more quaint New Hampshire experience, seek out a smaller lake town like Wolfeboro. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities:

  • For quaint shops, visit Wolfeboro, the "Oldest Summer Resort in America".

  • If you love to admire houses like myself, take your boat past the homes on Long Island.

  • We love to spend the day on the lake, water-skiing, canoeing, swimming, boating, fishing, and soaking up the sun. Unless you are staying on the mainland, you will need a boat to get around.

  • Consider hiking (or taking the train) up Mount Washington. For the less intrepid, try walking up to Bald Peak.

  • I have never visited in the off season, but I hear ice fishing and dog sledding are the most invigorating winter attractions. The autumn looks particularly beautiful as the trees change colour.

Food:

  • Head to Castle in the Clouds, an estate atop a small mountain, for a lovely lunch on the terrace.

  • Pier 19 - RIP

  • For a quick, freshly made sandwich, stop at JoJo's by the marina.

 

Nightlife:

  • My favourite thing to do in the evening is a sunset cruise, complete with champagne and music. The pink and purple evening sky is perhaps one of the most gorgeous scenes I've come across in America.

Accommodation:

  • If you're travelling with a large group, Airbnb offers some gorgeous homes to rent.

  • The Mill Falls Inn is a luxurious property right on the shores of the lake.

  • The historic Wolfeboro Inn (c. 1812) has a private beach and is just a short walk into town.

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