Things To Do
Wakefield, New Hampshire is home to 7 lakes; Great East, Balch, Lovell, Belleau, Pine River Pond, Ivanhoe and Province Lake. Boating, fishing and swimming are just a few of the summertime activities available in Wakefield.
Also within close proximity to the Inn is New Hampshire's largest lake, Lake Winnipesaukee - an Indian name which means “smile of the great spirit.” At 72 square miles, Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in New Hampshire and one of the deepest. Nestled along the “big lake” are quaint towns, welcoming coffee shops, fine restaurants, and zillions of things to do all year round!
Plenty of hiking trails, bike rides, relaxing beaches, scenic drives, as well as boating, canoeing, fishing, and more. Lake Winnipesaukee, and Winnisquam Lake, and its surrounding towns, can take you a month of Sundays to fully explore and appreciate. Towns like Weirs Beach, Meredith, and Center Harbor, Alton Bay, Wolfeboro, and Moultonboro – each different, but each warm and friendly.
This is an area to take your time exploring, and let the hours tick slowly by. Here are a few suggestions during your visit with us.
The Wakefield area is a great starting point for some of the best motorcycle rides in the State
Some of the best hiking
can be found in New Hampshire. You can choose to hike close by or take a scenic ride to reach our hike.
The Cotton Valley Rail-Trail
is a hidden gem in the area. You can bike, run or walk this wonderful 12 mile trail.
Take a ride on the SS Mount Washington
and see Lake Winnepesaukee from a whole different angle. Plan 3 hours for the trip or longer if you want to make a few stops at the ports of call. Willowbrook Village Museum
is home to the oldest carousel in the US, and it is still in operation! Spend the day immersed in the Victorian Era. This is a great place to take the kids. Keepsake Quilting Shop
are a must if you have a passion for quilting, knitting, needlework or just keeping you hands busy. Plan to spend at least an hour, then take a walk around Meredith and grab lunch at one of the great restaurants in the area. Castle in the Clouds
is a step back in time to the early 1900′s. The estate sits atop a mountain with amazing view of the lakes region, and there are over 5000 acres with walking and hiking trails all around. Call ahead and schedule a horseback ride….that would be fun!