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Lake Winnipesaukee

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Ranked #76 of 466 Attractions in New Hampshire
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Biking
Description: One of the most popular lakes in New Hampshire due to its many tourist facilities and attractions.
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Chicago, Illinois
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293 reviews 293 reviews
77 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I definitely recommend anyone visiting New Hampshire visit Lake Winnipesaukee for a few days at some point. Our whole family really enjoyed it

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Litchfield, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a beautiful lake. We took the mail boat, the Sopie C, which is a 2.5 hour tour to the islands around the lake delivering mail. It was a wonderful and informative trip. We also took the scenic railroad for the 2 hour trip along the lake from Mereidith station to Weirs Beach and back. It was fun, but... More

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187 reviews 187 reviews
35 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I have completed only one day of a three day visit and recall reading reviews before we came here looking for an overview/introduction. First, I would decide on where you will stay around the lake (we picked Holderness on Lake Squam) which really is like a section of the overall Winni Lake Area. We drove from Maine to NH and... More

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Enfield, Connecticut
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Best time to go to Lake Winnipesaukee. NH around this time. Took the boat tour around the lake. If you have time do the lake tour, It's a 2 hours tour and one can buy brunch or dinner on the cruise tour. The meals are just buffet style, nothing extra ordinary. I say go to other restaurant along the beach... More

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New Delhi, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Found it one of the cleanest and pristine lake shores. When I went there with friends, I found it totally peaceful with only few people around. I was amazed by the crystal clear fresh water, making short waves on the beach. It was wonderful to step in a freshwater beach. We could not do boating because we did not had... More

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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a beautiful, picturesque lake with some great towns and antique shopping. My favorite town, Wolfeborough. Swimming, boating, relaxing, clear water, fishing - you have it all.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

never heard of this lake before, but while visiting cousins, we rented a power boat and it was the best part of our trip! Scenic, clean...just beautiful! Wish I remembered where we rented the boat, but it was affordable and fun! can't wait to return!!

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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Great place to stay , dont miss an awesome shopping experience at Kellerhaus, wonderful, wonderful shopping experience.....

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Kennebunks, Maine
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Where do I start? Well, this is not your "ordinary" lake. This is by far the dreamiest lake I have ever been to!! My husband and children had been before and it was my first time. I have always been anti swim in any lake. I didn't even bring my bathing suit which was a BIg mistake! We went to... More

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Top Contributor
255 reviews 255 reviews
107 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

This is an exceptionally beautiful lake definitely worth visiting. Stay at either Wolfeborough - historical, upmarket, pretty town at one end or Weirs Beach at the other, more touristy and with the largest beach. We went on the Winnipesauke Belle for a tour around part of the lake, viewing the areas where the movie "On Golden Pond" was shot, houses... More

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