Science Center in Squam Lake

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

To get up close and personal with the wildlife in the Lakes Region, visit the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. Four nature paths weave through the woods and around the marsh. The highlight is the Gephart Trail, l…
Historic Building in Lakes Region

Castle in the Clouds

Perched on high like a king surveying his territory, the arts-and-crafts-style Castle in the Clouds wows with its stone walls and exposed-timber beams, but it’s the views of lakes and valleys that draw the crowds. I…
Museum in Wolfeboro

Wright Museum

For a Rosie-the-riveter and baked-apple-pie look at WWII, visit this museum's interactive exhibitions that feature music, documentary clips, posters and other American paraphernalia. There are also uniforms, equipme…
Beach in Wolfeboro

Wentworth State Beach

If your lodging or campsite does not have access to the lake, head to this small beach on the serene Wentworth Lake. Much smaller but much less developed than Winnipesaukee, Wentworth Lake offers all the same opport…
State Park in Weirs Beach & Laconia

Ellacoya State Park

Many lakeshore lodgings have water access, but if your place does not, head for Ellacoya State Park, which has a 600ft-wide beach with lovely views across to the Sandwich and Ossipee Mountains. This is an excellent …
Museum in Wolfeboro

Libby Museum

At the age of 40, Dr Henry Forrest Libby, a local dentist, began collecting things. In 1912 he built a home for his collections, which later became the eccentric little Libby Museum. Starting with butterflies and mo…
Museum in Wolfeboro

Clark House Museum Complex

Wolfeboro's eclectic historical museum comprises three historic buildings: the 1778 Clark family farmhouse, an 1805 one-room schoolhouse and a replica of an old firehouse. The buildings contain relevant artifacts (s…
Wildlife Reserve in Lakes Region

Markus Wildlife Sanctuary

This 200-acre sanctuary is home to the Loon Nest Trail, a haven for birds.The 1.7-mile path winds through the forest and past a marsh to the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee.The best time for loon spotting is nesting se…
Museum in Wolfeboro

New Hampshire Boat Museum

Wolfeboro is an appropriate place for this boat museum. Nautical types will appreciate the collection of vintage watercraft, motors, photographs and other memorabilia.
Farm in Lakes Region

Butternut Farm

Pick your own apples, peaches, plums, nectarines, pumpkins and – of course – blueberries at this lovely farm southeast of Lake Winnepesaukee.