Winter Activities
Alpine Skiing
Gunstock Mountain Resort
Gunstock Mountain Resort, located in Gilford, New Hampshire, is one of the state’s largest recreation areas. The first ski area in New England to have a chairlift, Gunstock boasts 1,400 feet of vertical, over 220 acres of skiing, and 300 campsites during the summer, spectacular views of Lake Winnipesaukee at every turn. It is also the host of major events such as the HillClimb during Laconia Bike week, The Laconia Nationals, RibFest, CraftFest, Soulfest, and the TimberMan Triathlon.
Gunstock Mountain Resort, Route 11A, Gilford, NH 03249
Telephone: 800-GUNSTOCK
Waterville Valley Resort
Skiing and riding at a higher level!
Waterville Valley Resort, 1 Ski Area Road, PO Box 540, Waterville Valley, NH 03215
Telephone: 1-800-GO-VALLEY (468-2553) • Fax: (603)-236-4344
Loon Mountain
At Loon, every part of New Hampshire's best mountain is a brand new destination. Start in a land of breathtaking scenic trails at 2,100 vertical feet. Then voyage to the world of adrenaline-pumping action and challenging terrain. End your trip with a sophisticated evening of après ski. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned pro, every land offers a unique and exciting adventure. Come and travel the world of Gravity's Playground.
Loon Mountain, 60 Loon Mountain Road, Lincoln, NH 03251
Telephone: 603-745-8111 or 1-800-229-LOON
Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway & Ski Area, Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia, NH 03580
Telephone: 603–823-8800
Bretton Woods Mountain Resort
Overlooking Mount Washington, Bretton Woods is New England's fastest growing ski resort. Once recognized as a strong novice area, Bretton Woods has since doubled in size to include more wide open cruising terrain and an abundance of black diamond glades, including 13 new trails and glades, for a total of 101! With the addition of a fourth high speed quad lift last season, the most of any resort in New Hampshire, skiers and riders will enjoy more time on the slopes. Join us this winter at New Hampshire's largest ski area... Bretton Woods!
Bretton Woods Mountain Resort, Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
Telephone: 800-314-1752
Cranmore Mountain Resort
In the shadow of Mt. Washington ... the place to learn to ski since 1938. Cranapalooza — it's a festival!
Cranmore Mountain Resort, PO Box 1640, North Conway, NH 03860
Telephone: 800-SUN-N-SKI
Attitash New Hampshire
Explore two mountains, Attitash and Bear Peak and discover exciting terrain, great snow, excellent grooming, and a friendly staff. In 1965, the founders of Attitash wanted to build a ski area for their friends to come and enjoy with them. They did a great job. We want to invite you to come an experience Attitash, as we bet once you do, you'll come back. We have the amenities you expect and the Mount Washington Valley has everything you'll ever need in a resort town.
Attitash, Route 302, Bartlett, NH 03812
Telephone: 800-223-SNOW(7669)
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
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
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 Jeans 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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