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Highlights Lake Winnipesaukee
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- Family-friendly activities
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Set at the foothills of the picturesque White Mountains, Lake Winnipesaukee is New Hampshire’s largest lake at 44,500 square acres in size and over 170 miles of shoreline. It’s the perfect outdoor destination for a family summer vacation, a romantic couple's getaway, or for nature lovers seeking a peaceful retreat. With an abundance of activities for every type of traveler, you’ll find no shortage of fun things to do and see throughout your lake vacation.Finding your perfect Lake Winnipesaukee getaway
Enjoy a serene lakeside vacation rental with your significant other or family members on the peaceful shores of Lake Winnipesauke. Families and large groups can opt for oversized rentals complete with several bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and spacious yard areas. Book a vacation rental right on the edge of the lake shore, with a private pier where you can jump into the lake for a swim. Rentals around the lake are typically modern in style, with sleek decor, and comfy furnishings. Pet-friendly vacation rentals are available for people traveling with pets.
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The area and getting around
If you’ll be arriving by air, the nearest airport is Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, which is just 77 miles away. Portland International Jetport is the closest international airport at 78 miles away from the lake. Burlington Airport is 108 miles from the lake. If you’ll be arriving by plane, it is recommended to rent a car during your stay at the lake, since most points of interest are not within walking distance of each other. Car rental companies are available at most airports and major cities around the lake.Getting around Lake Winnipesaukee
Considering the vast size of Lake Winnipesaukee, a car is needed to explore the lake and its many offerings. There are several small towns and cities around the lake, including Meredith, Gilford and Laconia on the western side of the lake, as well as Wolfeboro and Alton to the east.
Travelers and activities
Lake Winnipesaukee is a fishing enthusiast’s paradise year-round. The lake is known for its excellent fishing and abundance of fish species including rainbow trout, lake trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, sunfish, smelt, and more. You can fish from a boat, on the ice, or from the shore. Just be sure to carry your fishing license on you at all times. You can purchase a fishing license from a variety of local outfitters and convenience shops.Lake Winnipesaukee for families
Lake Winnipesaukee is the perfect destination to enjoy quality family time in the great outdoors. Families with children or teenagers shouldn’t miss out on a visit to the Weirs Beach Go Kart Track, where kids can race around in go carts. Funspot is another fun, family-friendly mini amusement park filled with fun games and rides. Be sure to visit the many beaches around the lake to swim, kayak, and build sandcastles as a family!
„Lake Winnipesaukee is home to 365 islands, of which 274 are inhabitable.“
Top 5 travel tips in Lake Winnipesaukee
If you’re visiting Lake Winnipesaukee during the summer months, head to Ellacoya State Park for a sunny beach day. The park is set on the southwest shore of the lake and boasts a 600-foot long sandy beach with swimmable waters. It’s the perfect place for the whole family to spend an afternoon swimming, sunbathing, or picnicking.2. Get out on the water
Getting out on the water is one of the best ways to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the lake. There are several water sports rental companies around the lake where you can rent paddleboards, kayaks, double kayaks, canoes, and more. Waterskiing, wakeboarding, and jet skis are also an option. Large groups and families can even charter a boat so that everyone can enjoy being out on the water together.3. Go hiking
The dense wooded forests and endless hiking trails around the lake are perfect for exploring. Head to Castle in the Clouds, which is home to over 28 miles of hiking trails with numerous waterfalls and natural attractions. For a scenic overlook, climb up Mount Major for panoramic views of the lake and surrounding area. Bald Knob is another popular hiking trail offering sweeping views of the surrounding mountains and lake.4. Dine around the lake
Lake Winnipesaukee is home to a variety of excellent dining options. Enjoy farm fresh fare at Wolfeboro Dockside Grill, where you can enjoy stunning views of the harbor. Laconia Local Eatery is another top-rated farm-to-table restaurant in the area which serves a wide range of unique and colorful dishes. For classic American fare and great cocktails, dine at La Boca Restaurant. For award-winning seafood dishes, go to Shibley’s at the Pier or Morrisey’s Front Porch.5. Enjoy winter activities near the lake
Visiting the lake during the colder months? No problem! There are a plethora of winter sports to be enjoyed around the lake, including multiple ski resorts where you can hit the slopes to ski, snowboard, and rent gear. Other popular winter sports around Lake Winnipesaukee include ice-skating, snowmobiling, sledding, ice fishing, and cross-country skiing.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Lake Winnipesaukee
How much does it cost to book a vacation rental on Lake Winnipesaukee?
Lake Winnipesaukee is one of the cheapest destinations in the USA. For a vacation rental here, you can expect to pay around $355.46 per night.
During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals on Lake Winnipesaukee?
If it is your aim to save as much as possible during your vacation to Lake Winnipesaukee, go there in July ($293.89 per night on average), May ($297.75), or April ($298.48), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.
When are vacation rentals more expensive on Lake Winnipesaukee?
Following the data observed in 2020, costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of January ($404.41), February ($401.49), and December ($378.51).
Is Lake Winnipesaukee a good location for a last-minute getaway?
When planning a vacation to Lake Winnipesaukee, we recommend you to plan ahead as 84% of rentals are usually booked, according to the data in 2020.
Which months offer the highest availability?
The months when it's the easiest to find free accommodation on Lake Winnipesaukee are May (the average amount of properties that are available reached 35.8% of the total in 2020), April (35%), and June (19%).
When will it be harder to find an available vacation rental on Lake Winnipesaukee?
According to data from 2020, the months with the fewest housing options available on Lake Winnipesaukee are, in order, July (with 1.25% of available rentals), August (1.4%), and February (11%).
How many rentals does Holidu have on Lake Winnipesaukee?
Our catalog features approximately 80 properties from 2 partners, giving you plenty of choices when searching for your next dream vacation rental!