Summer Activities
Annalee® Mobilitee Dolls
Initially hand-crafted by Annalee Thorndike, in Meredith, New Hampshire, today, the Annalee signature style is widely recognized for superior quality, timeless style and authentic hand-crafted design; including silk screened faces and detailed accessories. The flexible wire frame gives Annalee dolls their unique pose ability.
Annalee Mobilitee Dolls, Inc., PO Box 708, 50 Reservoir Road, Meredith, NH 03253.
Telephone: 603–279-3333 or 603–366–5531      Email:
Castle in the Clouds
Explore an historic castle and mountain top estate — for pleasure, adventure, recreation and breathtaking views! Join us for a day or a few hours. The incredible beauty of the Ossipee Mountains and sweeping views of Lake Winnipesaukee surround the historic “Lucknow”, now known as the Castle in the Clouds.
Castle in the Clouds, PO Box 687, Moultonborough, NH 03254
Telephone: 800-729-2468 or 603–476-5900
FUNSPOT is the second largest arcade in the country with the largest selection of classic games in the world. It provides quality entertainment in an atmosphere right for the whole family. And its array of fun is continually growing. FUNSPOT now proudly offers new and classic video games, a 20-lane ten pin and candlepin bowling center, cash bingo, mini-golf, a driving range and more. On top of all these, we've just added our brand new indoor golf center. There's something for everyone!
FUNSPOT, PO Box 5428, Weirs, NH 03247-5428
Telephone: 603–366-4377
Gunstock Mountain Resort
As temperatures rise, and thoughts turn to summertime Gunstock Mountain Resort, a different kind of life begins to stir on the mountain. Skis and snowboards are replaced with bikes and mountainboards, snowshoes become hiking boots and the ski lodge is transformed into a building of celebration for events, weddings and corporate adventures. Gunstock's Buckaroo Children's Center becomes headquarters for Summer Mountain Day Camps, and the Cross Country and Snowshoe area transforms into one of the state's most notable campgrounds, complete with a dramatic alpine setting.
Gunstock Mountain Resort, Route 11A, Gilford, NH 03249
Telephone: 603-293-4341 or 1-800-GUNSTOCK
Hobo Railroad
The Hobo Railroad in Lincoln offers a one-hour and twenty minute New Hampshire train excursion into a bygone era when train travel was at its peak. Its' a timeless trip through a natural woodsy setting along the Pemigewasset River, just minutes from Franconia Notch. As you travel along on our vintage train, treat yourself to one of our unique specialties, a Hobo Picnic Lunch or a delicious ice cream sundae.
The Hobo Railroad, Route 112, PO Box 9, Lincoln, NH 03251
Telephone: 603–745–2135
Christa McAuliffe Planetarium
Take a journey to the stars, in a place where the sky is no limit, it is just the beginning! Join us seven days a week for amazing astronomical adventures in New England's most technologically advanced planetarium theater – participate in a rocket-making workshop – make a comet – land the space shuttle – find cool space toys in our Celestial Treasures gift shop – join a Friday night adventure for the family or just for teens – look through a telescope at the rings of Saturn or sunspots on our very own star. Walk through our doors into a universe of possibilities!
Christa McAuliffe Planetarium, 2 Institute Drive, Concord, NH 03301
Telephone: 603–271-7831
Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center
Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center has evolved into a concert venue suited for world-class talent in a beautiful, friendly atmosphere with a variety of music genres sounding from its speakers. The venue consists of 3,097 reserved seats underneath the pavilion roof, 540 reserved lawn seats, and 2,850 general admission lawn seats. With fourteen vendors providing services such as merchandise, food, and beverages, Meadowbrook provides a wonderful experience for all. New in 2005, Meadowbrook has added the Second Stage — a tented area with a full-service bar where local bands play for concert guests prior to the start of the main show.
Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center, 72 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford NH 03247-7296
Telephone: 603-293-4700
M/S Mount Washington
The M/S Mount Washington is an excursion ship sailing on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire. We offer narrated scenic cruises and dinner dance cruises from early May through October. During the Summer Season dinner dance and theme cruises are a nightly event. There is also discovery cruises and family days. The Fall Foliage Season on Lake Winnipesaukee is the most spectacular display of color in New England.
The M/S Mount Washington, PO Box 5367, Weirs Beach, NH 03247
Telephone: 888–843–6686 or 603–366–5531
Mount Washington Observatory
Home of the world's worst weather! The Mount Washington Observatory is a private, non-profit scientific and educational institution. Its mission is to advance understanding of the natural systems that create the Earth's weather and climate, by maintaining its mountaintop weather station, conducting research and educational programs and interpreting the heritage of the Mount Washington region.
Mount Washington Observatory, PO Box 2310, North Conway, NH 03860
Telephone: 603-356-2137
Weirs Beach, New Hampshire
Located on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee this wonderful village has been home to vacationers from around the world. With so many outdoors activities that it would take a lifetime to enjoy them all. If you like swimming, boating, shopping, amusement parks, drive-in theater's, minigolf, waterslides, fleamarkets, fireworks, great food, camping, motels,cottages and nite clubs “The Weirs” is the place to be!
Weirs Beach Water Slide, Route 3, Weirs Beach, NH 03247
Telephone: 603-366-5161
Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad
The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad departs from Meredith or Weirs Beach in the Lakes Region featuring a one- or two-hour ride of unsurpassed scenery along the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. Relive the nostalgic elegance of the past as you travel over the historic tracks of the “Concord to Lincoln Line” that was part of the Boston & Maine Railroad system.
The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, Route 112, PO Box 9, Lincoln, NH 03251
Telephone: 603–745–2135
Country Fairs
Cheshire Fair
Come celebrate with us!
Cheshire Fairgrounds, Route 12, 319 Monadnock Highway, Swanzey, NH 03446
Telephone: 603–357-4740
Cornish Fair
A family-oriented, country, agricultural fair with midway rides, competitions, crafts and more!
Cornish Fair, Town House Road, Cornish, NH
Telephone: 603–675–5603
Lancaster Fair
Looking for the largest fun filled family event in the Great North Woods? Look no further!! The undisputed king is the Lancaster Fair that has been open for 135 years in succession. The Labor Day weekend extravaganza spotlights agriculture activities, a large midway, 4 H exhibits, diverse musical entertainment and motorized competitions (pulling events and the ever popular demolition derby). Wide clean midways and free parking.
The Lancaster Fair, PO Box 515, Lancaster, NH 03584
Telephone: 603–788-4531
North Haverhill Fair
Set in the beautiful Upper Connecticut River Valley, the North Haverhill Fair is an old fashioned country fair with attractions for all ages. Visit the adventure tent for kids, 4-H exhibits, dairy bars. Woodsman’s Contest, pulling events for oxen, ponies, horses, tractors, and 4x4's; the kids have their own kiddy tractor pull. Great stage shows are free with paid gate admission. Be sure to visit our Antique Tractors and machinery exhibits and take in the old time crafts demonstration in the Arts & Crafts exhibit hall. Always held the last weekend in July, visit us in the foothills of the majestic White Mountains.
North Haverhill Fair, P.O. Box 207, North Haverhill, NH 03774
Telephone: 603-989-3305
The Stratham Fair
Experience a piece of the past ... in the present. Established in 1967, Stratham Fair follows in the traditions of old country fairs. Come and enjoy all the Fair has to offer ... Entertainment for all ages daily, 4-H activities and exhibits, midway rides, music and magic acts, Arts and Fine Crafts, and the Miss Stratham Fair Pageant .... Just to name a few.

The Stratham Fair, PO Box 595, Stratham NH 03885
Telephone: 603-772-4977
Golf Courses
Canterbury Woods Country Club
We at Canterbury Woods Country Club are excited about the opportunity we have to make a positive impact on New Hampshire public golf. We are fortunate to have in place a variety of factors that will provide the golfing population of our region with a quality golf experience.
Canterbury Woods Country Club, 15 West Road, Canterbury, NH 03224
Telephone: 603-783-9400
Den Brae Golf Course
Join us for a tour on Den Brae Golf Course. We are a third generation golf course in the heart of the Lakes Region. With a great layout, excellent playing conditions, and a friendly staff, we are truly New Hampshire’s best kept golfing secret. Our views are fantastic and the course challenging.
Den Brae Golf Course, 80 Prescott Road, Sanbornton, NH 03269
Telephone: 603–934-9818
Kingswood Golf Club, Post Office Box 687, Wolfeboro, NH 03894
Telephone: 603-569-3569
Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club
A private, 18-hole Clive Clark championship course that offers the golf experience of a lifetime - again and again. A stunning 700 mountain acres shelter 7,000 yards of magic. From magnificent bent grass tees and fairways to elegant greens, an exquisite experience nurtured by state-of-the-art technologies and the game's premier staff professionals.
Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club, One Lake Winnipesaukee Drive, New Durham, NH 03855
Telephone: 603-569-3055
Lochmere Golf & Country Club
We hope you will visit Lochmere Country Club soon. Once you've played our course you will agree that it's the best in the region and will want to return again to experience the thrill of playing a well-maintained championship course.

The Lochmere Golf & Country Club, 360 Laconia Road, Tilton, NH 03276
Telephone: 603-528-GOLF
Mojalaki Golf Club
If you haven't teed off at Mojalaki recently, you're in for a real treat! Managed by Tin Cup Golf, LLC, the golf course is being cared for by owners, who are committed to making Mojalaki a showcase of golfing fun for golfers of all levels. Come and enjoy the beautiful views, great people, rustic clubhouse, snackbar and function room - and great golf - at the best public golf club in the Lakes Region!
Mojalaki Golf Club, 321 Prospect Street, Franklin, NH 03235
Telephone: 603–934-3033
Nippo Golf Club
Nestled in the woods of Barrington lies this landmark that many frequent. The breathtaking views and abundant wildlife makes for an enjoyable day of golf. The Nippo Lake Golf Club is one of the finest 18-hole golf courses in the state. For decades Nippo Lake Golf Club has been entertaining golfers with a challenging course and fine food and drink in a friendly atmosphere.
Nippo Golf Club, 550 Province Road, Barrington, NH 03825
Telephone: 603-664-7616
Oak Hill Golf Course
Oak Hill Golf Course is a beautiful nine-hole public course that caters to players of all abilities. Short enough to not intimidate the beginning golfer, yet tight enough to challenge the experienced one. Features such as stonewalls, scenic beauty, and its four hidden greens give Oak Hill an abundance of character.
Oak Hill Golf Course, 159 Pease Road, Meredith, NH 03253
Telephone: 603–279-4438
Pheasant Ridge Golf Course
Pheasant Ridge is now the most talked about 18-hole golf course in the Lakes Region. This challenging but fair layout incorporates stunning lake and mountain views as it winds through the foothills of Belknap Mountain, 200 feet above Lake Winnipesaukee.
Pheasant Ridge Golf Course, 140 Country Club Road, Gilford, NH 03249
Telephone: 603–524-7808
Province Lake Golf Club
Province Lake Golf offers an affordable and family-friendly experience, located on the border of Maine and New Hampshire. Most of the course is located in Parsonsfield, Maine in northern York County, but it spans the Maine and New Hampshire border. On two holes you actually tee off in one state and putt in the other with views overlooking crystal clear Province Lake.
Province Lake Golf Club, Route 153 Henry Wilson Highway, Effingham, NH 03882
Telephone: 603-793-4904
Waukewan Golf Club
Located in the heart of the Lakes Region, Waukewan Golf Club is surrounded by several majestic mountain ranges and is located on a wildlife sanctuary.
Waukewan Golf Club, Waukewan Road Center Harbor, NH 03226
Telephone: 603–279-6661
Lakes Region Guides Advertising is a continuously expanding association of a very diverse, community-minded group of businesses in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. Advertising, 28 Upland Drive, Gilford, NH 03249
Telephone: 603-393-5868      Email:
Publications promotes the quality, variety and availability of New Hampshire products and services. Discover where and how to buy New Hampshire-made products and services.
New Hampshire Stories, Inc., PO Box 150, Andover, NH 03216
Telephone: 603-766-4560 or 1-888-647-8674      Email:
Your #1 resource for planning New Hampshire weddings since 1998. Looking for wedding professionals, great ideas, prize giveaways? Look no further!
New Hampshire Wedding Magazine, 416 Winnacunnet Road, Hampton, NH 03842
Telephone: 603-929-9774      Email:
Remember summers in New Hampshire at camp? Well, we've brought a little bit of that old-time warmth and fun to Meredith (and improved the food considerably!). Visit our cozy Adirondack Camp inside The Chase House Inn overlooking scenic Meredith Bay. We've got a fieldstone fireplace, tin ceilings and lots of "comfort food," including Camp Crackers, Great Steaks and S'mores.
Camp, 300 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, NH 03253
Telephone: 603-279-3003
Common Man Ashland
Well, ever since 1971, we've been serving up Great American Fare - lots of fresh seafood, Roast Prime Rib, hearty soups and sandwiches ... you get the picture. Enjoy an exceptional dinner in one of our cozy dining rooms or head upstairs to our unique Bar 'n Grill. You can relax, kick back on one of our comfortable couches next to the wood stove, play a game of checkers or cribbage, and sample some of our lighter fare. Hey, this is a guaranteed "home away from home" kinda place!
Common Man Ashland, 60 Main Street, Ashland, NH 03217
Telephone: 603-968-7030
CANOE – A Restaurant & Tavern
Enjoy porch dining, valet shuttle service from Center Harbor town docks, on- and off-premises catering, private function rooms. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Open year-round.
CANOE, 232 Whittier Highway, Center Harbor, NH 03226
Telephone: 603–253-4762
Corner House Inn
Located in one of New Hampshire's most picturesque villages, the Corner House Inn has been serving up a slice of New England hospitality for the past 150 years. Serving Lunch and Dinner and Sunday Brunch year-round.
The Corner House Inn, Junctions Rtes. 109 & 113, Center Sandwich 03227
Telephone: 603–284-6219
Donna Jean's Diner
Nothing could be finer than to eat at Donna Jean's Diner. The Lakes Region's only place to party on the Beach! Located in beautiful downtown Weirs Beach. On The Canal at the bridge.
Donna Jean's Diner, 1086 Weirs Boulevard, Weirs Beach, NH 03247
Telephone: 603-366-4341
Foster's Boiler Room
Fosters Boiler Room offers a pub-style menu of light fare and unique dishes. Our chef has taken old favorites like Chicken Wings and jazzed them up with his own spicy wing sauce and bleu cheese dressing. Our Pan-Fried Lobster Cake is popular, as are our sandwiches are served with fries and include a variety of Tacos and our signature Pulled Pork Sandwich. Try a crispy, grilled Panini sandwich of smoked chicken or grilled vegetables and portabella. The Thin-Crust Pizza we perfected at our Italian Farmhouse is also on the Boiler Room menu. Try one with pulled pork or wild mushrooms.
Foster's Boiler Room, The Common Man, Plymouth, NH
Telephone: 603-536-2764
Fratello's Ristorante Italiano
Steaks, seafood and all your Italian favorties. Great pizza from our wood-fired overs. Voted "Best Italian Restaurant" twelve years in a row!
Fratello's Ristorante Italiano, Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 03246
Telephone: 603–528-2022
The Galley Restaurant
Casual dining in a friendly atmosphere. Specializing in live lobster, fresh seafood, prime rib and authentic Italian cuisine. Cozy dining in our glass solarium or fireside in Gus's Lounge. Open daily 11:30 am-9:00 pm. Sunday Brunch 11:00 am-2:00 pm.
The Galley Restaurant, 405 Union Avenue, Laconia, 03246
Telephone: 603–524-0001
Giuseppe's Pizzeria & Ristorante
A full-service restaurant with a festive Italian atmosphere. Serving our gourmet pizza, pasta, seafood, steak, veal, chicken and vegetarian. Very musical, very Italian and very good! Open year-round.
Giuseppe's Pizzeria & Ristorante, Mill Falls Marketplace, Meredith, NH 03253
Telephone: 603–279-3313
Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant
Family dining. Homestyle cooking. Featuring turkey, prime rib, steaks, seafood, pasta and sandwiches. Gift shop. Handicap accessible. Open year-round.
Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant, Jct. Rte. 3 & 104, Meredith, NH 03253
Telephone: 603–279-6212
Italian Farmhouse
A few years ago, we took over an old farmhouse on about 43 acres of land and turned it into our Italian Farmhouse restaurant ... We guarantee a warm welcome, great Italian food and an atmosphere and vista worthy of Italy itself! Try our superb thin crust pizza baked in our wood burning brick oven. Our pasta is fresh and our salads are heavenly.
Italian Farmhouse, 337 Daniel Webster Highway, Plymouth, NH 03264
Telephone: 603-536-4536
JT's Barbecue
JT's, in Laconia, New Hampshire, is a casual restaurant, known for its barbecue and seafood cuisine. We boast a dazzling array of selections and flavors to choose from, including Bar-B-Q chicken and ribs, lobster pie, and baked stuffed haddock. JT's provides a mountain view, along with a casual, family friendly ambiance. We also offer breakfast and lunch specials, a full bar with awesome frozen drinks, and appetizer and dessert menus.
JT's Barbecue, 604 Endicott Street North, Laconia, NH 03246
Telephone: 603-366-7322
Lago offers an authentic Old World dining experience. The menu features crusty, ciabata bread, polenta, cozze (mussels), gnocchi, wonderful house-made pastas, fresh salads, and hearty 'Secondi' offerings that include a Florentine Porterhouse Steak and Tuna simply prepared with garlic, basil & tomato. Dinner is served on rustic farm-style pine tables. Lago¹s wine cellar boasts a fine selection of regional Italian wines to compliment dinner selections. Enjoy Meredith Bay from a dining deck that overhangs the water¹s edge or relax in the cozy lounge. Lago¹s eclectic decór includes beautiful hand-painted murals of the Italian countryside and beautiful hand-glazed tiles.
LAGO, US Route 25, Meredith, NH 03253
Telephone: 603-279-2253
The Lakehouse serves a tasty variety of Great American cooking from delicious appetizers like Lobster Corn Chowder to their own Lakehouse salad. For dinner, you will enjoy the Pan-Seared Atlantic Salmon to our 20oz Cowboy steak.
Lakehouse, 281 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, NH 03253
Telephone: 603-279-5221
Quaint 1825 brick Village home serving lunch and dinner daily and Sunday Brunch. "Sometimes the best restaurants are where you least expect to find them." Open year-round.
Mame's, 8 Plymouth Street, Meredith, NH 03253
Telephone: 603–279-4631
The Manor on Golden Pond
Indulge yourself to an evening of delectable cuisine and comfortably elegant fine dining. New American Cuisine featuring Chateaubriand, Lobster Bisque, or try our Chef Tasting menu. Martini Menu, Piano Bar. Dinner served nightly. Extensive wine list.
The Manor on Golden Pond, Rte. 3 & Shepard Hill Road, Holderness, NH 03245
Telephone: 603–968-3348 or 800–545-2141
Patrick's Pub & Eatery
Where great food and entertainment come together! Enjoy freshly- made appetizers, award-winning chowder, sandwiches and a wide variety of entrees. Open year-Round.
Patrick's Pub & Eatery, Rte. 11 & 11B, 18 Weirs Road, Gilford, NH 03249
Telephone: 603–293-0841
Town Docks
We're right on the bay in the center of Meredith, next to the public docks. Every summer, we serve up fried clams, lobsters, steamers and super fresh salads. Eat inside or enjoy our picnic tables and "Beach Bar" on the lakefront. We've got the area's best lobster roll and grilled "dawgs" - both available at our take-out window ... Whatever you choose, you'll want to end your meal with a cone or banana split from "Franky's." Come one it's a summertime tradition!
Town Docks, 289 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, NH 03253
Telephone: 603-279-3445
William Tell Inn
Dine in Europe without leaving New Hampshire – Swiss-American cuisine. Cheese foundue, Wiener schnitzel, rack of lamb, steaks and seafood. Reservations welcome.
William Tell Inn, Route 11, West Alton, NH 03810
Telephone: 603–293-8803
The Woodshed
A regional favorite for over twenty-five years. Serving dinner in a 100 year-old barn Tuesday-Sunday all year. Prime rib, lamb chops, lobster, fresh fish ... Call, we'll save you a seat!
The Woodshed, 128 Lee Road, Moultonborough, NH 03254
Telephone: 603–476-2311
Willows Steak & Spirits
Willows Steak & Spirits is the Lakes Region's newest, and one of the finest premier restaurants around. After just one visit with us, you'll understand why. All of our food is carefully prepared from scratch, and made from the finest fresh ingredients. Each and every meal is made to order.
Willows Steak & Spirits, Route 3 & 11B, Alpenrose Plaza, Weirs Beach, NH 03247
Telephone: 603-366-5403 • Email:
Travel Agencies
Penny Pitou Travel
Penny Pitou Travel will answer your questions, book your travel and accommodations, and point out those hidden secrets that make your vacation the best you've ever taken.
Laconia: 603-524-2500      Concord: 603-224-6040      North Conway: 603-356-0055
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Town & Country Travel
Town & Country Travel has been a leader in the travel industry for over seventeen years. We provide the best vacation values and the highest quality service in the industry.
Town & Country Travel, 45 Glidden Road, Gilford, NH 03249
Telephone: 603–524–4041      Email:

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