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Stay On One Of New Hampshire’s Lake Resorts

Opting for a lake resort in New Hampshire is a choice for those looking to have a rounded vacation experience, whether with a loved one or the entire family. These resorts offer a blend of beauty, relaxation and recreational opportunities. The scenery of New Hampshire's lakes, surrounded by forests and majestic mountains, creates a setting to unwind and escape the busyness of everyday life. With access to the lake, you can enjoy activities like swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding or simply basking on the shore without any hassle. Moreover, these resorts often provide amenities such as spas, dining options and organized outdoor activities that allow you to personalize your vacation based on your preferences. So whether you're planning a fun-filled getaway with family and friends or seeking a retreat, choosing a lake resort in New Hampshire will undoubtedly create memories.

The Top Things To Look For When Booking Your Next Lake Getaway In New Hampshire

There are some main tips Visit New England has before you book your next lake vacation. Here are the top things we would recommend you do to prepare for your trip to New Hampshire:

  • Know where you want to visit. It is important to pick a region or place in New Hampshire that works for you and your family. New Hampshire is filled with amazing lakes, so look at what activities each resort offers. New Hampshire boasts numerous lakes, each with its own character and attractions. Popular choices include Lake Winnipesaukee, Squam Lake, and Lake Sunapee. Consider your desired activities and experiences, and select a lake that aligns with your interests.
  • Set a goal for your New Hampshire trip. If you want to spend more time relaxing, we would recommend the Center Harbor Inn. They offer warm hospitality along with a private beach and state-of-the-art fitness center. If your family is looking for lake activities and a place with all the gear you would need, Purity Spring Resort is a great option.
  • New Hampshire experiences distinct seasons, each offering a different kind of experience. Summer is ideal for water activities and outdoor adventures, while fall is famous for its stunning foliage. Winter brings skiing and snow sports opportunities, and spring offers milder weather with fewer crowds. Choose the season in New Hampshire that aligns with your interests and what you want to get out of a vacation.
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Lakes Region Tourism Association

61 Laconia Road Tilton, NH, 03276 Phone: 603-286-8008 Toll-Free: 800-605-2537

Stay in a resort and enjoy a host of modern amenities, convenient access to activities all year

Sometimes the best vacation is one where you don’t have to drive miles and miles to a great restaurant or fun activity or attraction. And the best vacations are definitely to be had in the many resorts of the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Stay in a comfy room or luxurious suite and have access to a variety of resort activities, including swimming off private sandy beaches, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, sunset cruises, fishing and hiking. In the winter, go skiing, tubing or fat biking. Resorts have heated indoor pools, water slides, saunas, tennis courts, golf courses, live music and exceptional dining. You’ll find unique shops in resort marketplaces, too. And, of course, the views, from the mountain tops or forested trails, are spectacular year-round.
Summer Lakeside View - Purity Spring Resort - Madison, NH
Purity Spring Resort

1251 Eaton Road (Route 153) East Madison, NH, 03849 Phone: 603-367-8896 Toll-Free: 800-373-3754

You may never want to leave the lake and beaches at this picturesque resort

You could spend your entire vacation at the Purity Spring Resort and never want to leave the lake. That’s because there are so many activities centered on the pristine waters and sandy beaches. There’s swimming, of course, and you can take out one of the resort’s stand-up paddle boards for a glide across the water. Or, bring your kayak or canoe to paddle around the lake. You can fish for pickerel, small-mouth bass and, for the kids, sunfish and panfish. Book a private charter session to go waterskiing, wakeboarding or kneeboarding. Many of the resort’s accommodations – rooms, condos and cottages – have lake views in addition to features like fireplaces and screened-in porches, and fire pits are great places to take in lake breezes, sunsets and evening stars.
Kayaks Ashore - Margate Resort on Winnipesaukee - Laconia, NH
Margate Resort on Winnipesaukee

76 Lake Streeet Laconia, NH, 03246 Phone: 603-524-5210 Toll-Free: 800-627-4283

Get ready to make some memories at this picturesque resort right on Paugus Bay

Memories are yours to be made when you vacation at Margate on Winnipesaukee, just steps from the lake’s picturesque Paugus Bay, surrounded by soaring pines and deep blue skies mirrored by pristine waters. Stay in a lake-view room or in one close to the outdoor pool. Swim and sunbathe at the resort’s private, 400-foot sandy beach, where you can also rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board. There’s also an indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna, fitness facility and arcade game room. Enjoy lunch or dinner with a view at the Gazebo Beach Bar or head into Laconia for dining and shopping. Other area activities include lake cruises, golf, a scenic railroad, ice arena, leaf-peeping in the autumn and great skiing in winter.
King Room - The Wolfeboro Inn - Wolfeboro, NH - Credit Callan Photo
The Wolfeboro Inn

90 North Main Street Wolfeboro, NH, 03894 Phone: 603-569-3016 Toll-Free: 800-451-2389

Lakeside activities and atmosphere make your vacation at this inn one-of-a-kind

Enjoy all a 72-square-mile scenic lake offers, from kayaking and swimming to relaxing on the beach, when you book your vacation at the Wolfeboro Inn, a unique destination on Lake Winnipesaukee. Consistently acclaimed among the best places to stay in the Lakes Region, this historic inn is located in a charming lakeside town with shops, boutiques and galleries. Lake activities include canoeing, paddle boarding, water skiing and tubing and fishing. You can explore New England’s largest lake aboard the Winnipesaukee Belle, a 65-foot replica of a turn-of-the-century paddle-wheeled boat. Dine in the historic Wolfe’s Tavern, an authentic New England pub, and stay in one of the inn’s 44 guest rooms and suites, some with lake views.
View from the Lake 500x250 - Center Harbor Inn - Center Harbor, NH
Center Harbor Inn

294 Whittier Highway Center Harbor, NH, 03226 Phone: 603-253-4347 Toll-Free: 877-567-2117

Private beach, lake views, boat slips make this Winnipesaukee inn ideal for those who love the water

A private, sandy beach on magnificent Lake Winnipesaukee. Private slips and moorings for your boat and kayaks and paddle boards for your personal use. Stunning lake and mountain views from your luxurious guest quarters. And a charming Lakes Region NH town just a short stroll away for dining and shopping. It’s the perfect lakeside vacation at the Center Harbor Inn, upscale beachfront lodging on the lake with a large outdoor hot tub, fitness center, fire pit and barbecue grills. Arrange for a boating excursion or a day skiing, book a golf course tee time or dinner at a lakefront restaurant. Drive to Santa’s Village, a water park or up Mt. Washington. There is so much to do, every season, in this beautiful part of New Hampshire!

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Waterfront Aerial View - Naswa Resort - Laconia, NH
Naswa Resort

1086 Weirs Boulevard Laconia, NH, 03246 Phone: 603-366-4341 Toll-Free: 888-556-2792

Lakeside views, beach activities make this Winnipesaukee resort a vacation must

For your escape by Winnipesaukee, The NASWA Resort offers a variety of ways to celebrate its lakeside location. The long, private sandy beach is where you can take out a kayak or paddleboard or just relax with a drink and a snack from the NazBar & Grill. There are comfortable, spacious rooms, suites, and cottages with lake views from balconies and screened-in porches. There are beachside activities, including craft-making sessions, campfires, and s’mores. And there’s The Blue Bistro restaurant, featuring breakfast, the freshest seafood, certified steaks, vegetarian dishes – and water views. The resort also offers complimentary dock spaces for guests’ boats. Area activities include boat excursions, scenic railroads, hiking, cultural events, golf, and biking.
Summit Resort Outdoor Pool Laconia NH
Summit Resort

177 Mentor Avenue Laconia, NH, 03246 Phone: 603-556-7028 Toll-Free: 855-474-4360

Explore the Lakes Region from your home base, a spacious suite in a resort with full list of amenities

Get out and explore the very happening Lakes Region NH from your home base, a spacious condo-style suite at the Summit Resort. Close to Lake Winnipesaukee, a short walk to Weirs Beach, NH, the resort is perfect for couple, family and group getaways. Its heated indoor pool has water slides, a waterfall and cave; there’s a Roman spa, sauna, health club, outdoor pool, racquetball courts and a kids’ playground. Arrange a boat excursion in the warmer months or head for nearby Gunstock Mountain for some serious skiing in winter. Area attractions include scenic railroads, outlet shopping, golf, hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing and hunting. There’s great snowmobiling and snowshoeing in the winter. Suites, for up to six people, include electric fireplaces, balconies and whirlpool tubs.

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