Lake Winnipesaukee, the largest lake in New Hampshire, is home to over 250 islands and some of the most beautiful mountain and lake views in New England.
Lake Winnipesaukee Things to Do
Residents and visitors alike enjoy popular summer activities, including biking, kayaking, boating, canoeing, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, hiking, and horseback riding. Lake Winnipesaukee is home to some wonderful public beaches. The most popular is Weirs Beach, on the southern shore. In addition to beautiful sandy beaches, it also has a boardwalk with several shops and dining options. Opechee Park, enclosed in a cove, is a great option for families because of its calm waters. Ellacoya State Park has a family friendly beach and provides beautiful views of the Ossipee mountains. The mountains around the lake offer a variety of hiking trails and campgrounds.
The Lake Winnipesaukee area is much more than just a popular summer destination. Favorite winter sports include ice fishing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, sledding, ice skating, and skiing. The Meredith Rotary Club hosts an annual ice fishing derby in February and there are dog sled races and winter festivals to enjoy. If you’d prefer to stay warm indoors, the area offers a fabulous variety of restaurants and shops.
Real estate options on the lake range from beautiful homes in the woods to luxury waterfront homes. It’s no wonder that seasonal and year-round residents enjoy life on Lake Winnipesaukee and the beautiful scenery that surrounds them.