If you are craving that classic beach vacation, the Lakes Region has plenty of options
Come see why guests return year after year to enjoy the Lakes Region’s many beaches. Of course, with 273 lakes and ponds in the area, you are never too far from the water, whether you want to water ski, fish, paddle-board, canoe or just splash around. And the Saco River has lots of sandy stretches (and even some rope swings). You can stay in an inn, hotel, cabin, cottage or resort with a private beach or beach access. Many are right at the water’s edge, perfect for swimming, boating, paddling or just sitting in a chair and admiring the view. Some resorts have live music on the beach or private lakes or ponds for fishing and boating. Many vacation-home rentals have beach access and spectacular water views.
Six hundred-foot sandy beach on Lake Winni welcomes swimming, paddling, and fishing. This is a very popular and it can fill up on weekends and holidays in the warm seasons. Once the beach area reaches capacity additional beach goers cannot be admitted.
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94 State Park Road (Route 16)Tamworth, NH, 03886Phone: 603-323-7350
Swimming, trout fishing, camping
Some of the best swimming in the White Mountain region can be found in 140-acre White Lake State Park. The park lies on the shore of White Lake. The park is open weekends only starting in late May, then daily from late June through early October. Visitors may rent kayaks, canoes, paddleboats, and rowboats.
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614 West Shore Road (Off Route 3A)Bristol, NH, 03222Phone: 603-744-2197
Fresh water swimming, hiking, boat launch, picnicking, beautiful lake and island views
The beach at Wellington State Park is on Newfound Lake, a clear and beautiful mountain lake. Beach has a concession stand, volleyball and horseshoe courts. Nice for picnicking.
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