Lakes Region Travel Resources

The Lakes Region is located in Central New Hampshire, and is, as expected, comprised of many lakes. The most well-known lakes in the area are Lake Winnipesaukee, Lake Winnisquam, Squam Lake, Ossipee Lake, Newfound Lake and Sunapee Lake. Lake Winnipesaukee is the most popular of the area’s lakes and is actually the sixth largest natural lake in the United States.

Many of the regions activities are outdoors. There are plenty of trails to be biked and hiked, and mountains to be skied and snowboarded.  Many of the popular activities, of course, take place on the lake. There’s some great fresh water fishing, and families love to tube and water ski. It’s just important to appreciate that many of these lakes are more difficult to navigate than most think, and a lake map is a must.

Two of the big draws to the area are New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Laconia Bike Week.  New Hampshire Motor Speedway is home to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Global Rallycross Championships and others.  Laconia Motorcycle Week is a bike rally held in June full of fun events and great food.  Hundreds of thousands of bikers flock to Laconia for this event each June, so if you’re planning a trip prepare for the traffic.

There are a bunch of great restaurants, galleries and antique shops in the Lakes Region. It’s an extremely safe region, and as a result families love to travel here to expose their children to the beautiful outdoors.

Use the Travel Resources below to plan your trip to New Hampshire’s Lakes Region today! 
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Lakes Region Travel Resources

Things to do in Lakes Region


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America's Stonehenge

105 Haverhill Road | Salem, NH 03079
(603) 893-8300
4, 000 year old megalithic site and astronomical calendar built by an ancient culture. New visitors' center and gift shop. Snowshoeing. Rentals available. Open Year- round. 

Alpine Adventures

41 Main Street, Rte 112 Lincoln, NH 03251
(603) 745-9911
Zipline Canopy Tours & Off Road Adventures. Soar 200' above the forest floor at speeds up to 60 mph on over 3 miles of Ziplines, bridges & platforms on 3 different Zipline courses. Fabulous views of the White Mountains and professional guide staff. New- " Thrillsville" aerial adventure park too! Tours run year round.

Attitash Mountain

775 Route 302 Bartlett, NH 03812
In winter, skiers and snowboarders enjoy two peaks, Attitash & Bear Peak, offering a variety of terrain across 73 trails with modern snowmaking. It is the original summer fun ski resort with North America' s longest Alpine Slides, new year round Mountain Coaster, waterslides, Oktoberfest and more. 


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The Majestic Theatre

922 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101
Since 1990 The Majestic Theatre has been producing and presenting theatre for and by the community in Manchester NH.

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

23 Science Center Road/ PO Box 173, Holderness, NH 03245
Through spectacular live animal exhibits, natural science education programs, and lake cruises, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has educated and enlightened visitors for over forty years about our natural world.

Patriot Farm at the Grand View

557 Mountain Rd, Jaffrey, NH, 03457
All levels of equine enthusiast from the first time riders to the seasoned athletes will find and enjoyable experience here on the farm.


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Cactus Jack's Grill & Watering Hole

1182 Union Avenue Laconia, NH 03246
A lively, authentic atmosphere complemented by savory Southwestern favorites like Espinaca Con Queso, mouth watering Baby Back Ribs and Phantom Gourmet approved Crispy Haddock Tacos. Join us for amazing game time discounts with Boston sporting events on our eight HD Plasma TV's. Free (No tipping!) valet parking on weekends to all guests, seasonal. Open daily 11:30-12:30AM. Take out available.

O Steaks and Seafood

62 Doris Ray Court Lakeport, NH 03247
(603) 524-9373
Chef and owner Scott Ouellette redefines the classic steak house by using only the freshest ingredients and complimenting the hand-cut steaks with inventive seafood dishes, like the signature Lobster Mac & Cheese. We also recommend the Corn Pudding and the Kobe Beef “O Pops.”  

Cafe Lafayette

Rte 112, N Woodstock, NH 03262
"The Restaurant With The Constantly Changing View." Recognized as one of the nation's premiere dinner trains. Enjoy a 20 mile, 2-hour trip through the fields and forest along the banks of the picturesque Pemigewasset River. Savor 5 courses against a backdrop of ever-changing scenery. Located in the heart of the White Mountains. Reservations recommended. Open late-May through October.