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Lake Winnipesaukee

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Ranked #45 of 448 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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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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246 reviews 246 reviews
106 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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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South Burlington, Vermont
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59 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The lake is beautiful and clear. So nice to see the bottom of the lake even when it's fairly deep. Chilly though! We stayed at Church Landing at Mill Falls in Meredith which was terrifc. We took the scenic 2 hour boat ride on the Doris which is a sister to the large Mt. Washington boat trip. Very nice tour... More

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

You can bike around the 65 mile lake, or boat from town to town. The lake is excellent for swimming in July, so warm and clear! Very relaxing area.

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Catlin, Illinois
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97 reviews 97 reviews
57 attraction reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

While you can drive around the lake and see some beautiful views, we found it best to experience Lake Winnipesaukee in a kayak. We reserved 3 2-man kayaks from Wild Meadow Canoe and Kayak in Center Harbor. We arrived at 9 am and everything was set out and ready for us. After some instructions we set out. It was a... More

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Meredith, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Lake Winnipesaukee should belong in the top 10 NH attractions. It is NH's largest lake covering 72 square miles of crystal clear water and surrounded by mountain ranges. The scenery is spectacular and the lake is perfect for all kinds of water sports. There are quiet coves for swimming, canoeing and kayaking and open water for jet skis and fast... More

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North Reading, Massachusetts
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I've been blessed to have a family house on Lake Winnipesaukee for over 50 years. The number of attractions and things to do are endless. Have a boat hike the three islands that are open to the public, visit the quaint towns of Wolfeboro, Alton, Meredith, or commercially developed Weirs Beach, train rides, hang out at Braun Bay, see water... More

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