A summer or a fall vacation may seem very far away during these winter months, but now’s the time for planning. Both are extremely popular seasons to visit the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. The cool crystal clear lakes invite boating and swimming after summer hikes to waterfalls and stunning vistas. While autumn months glow with fiery autumn foliage. The brilliant colors paint the landscape and attract visitors from far and wide to admire nature’s show. The Lake House at Ferry Point Inn is close to all the attractions and the only lakefront bed and breakfast in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. Wake up every morning to serene views of Lake Winnisquam while you enjoy a delicious, hearty breakfast. Chase away your winter blues and book your summer or fall vacation with us today.
A Lakefront Vacation this Summer in New Hampshire
The Lakes Region has a natural beauty that draws visitors to it year after year. Couples, families and friends return together every summer to make wonderful memories. The serene lakes invite lazy swims or boating adventures. While the mountains and forests offer miles of hiking trails to magical waterfalls and lofty summits. Not to mention all the charming lakeside towns to explore with excellent restaurants, shopping and activities.
As winter snow melts and the temperatures begin to rise, the enchanting waterfalls appear. Many trails during the late spring into early summer reward hikers with the falls at their most beautiful. Welton Falls, Sculptured Rocks Natural Area, Beede Falls and Fall of Song are all a short drive from the inn and great day trips. A bit further away are Arethusa Falls, Diana’s Bath, Champney Falls, Glen Ellis Falls, Sabbaday Falls, and Lower Falls.
Hikers find thousands of miles to explore, making every visit a new discovery. There’s an endless choice of paths through old growth forests, to mountain tops, and along shimmering lakes. The Winnipesaukee River Trail, Rattlesnake Mountain, Mount Major, and Mount Cardigan trails are always popular. While Franconia Notch, Mt. Chocorua, Mount Morgan, and Red Hill Loop Trail have great views as well. However hikers will find spectacular geological features at Madison Boulder Natural Area, The Polar Caves, Flume Gorge and Visitor Center, and Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves.
Of course any summer vacation in the Lake Region includes boating or kayaking on the hundreds of lakes. Our inn has kayaks and paddle boards for guests to enjoy that can be launch from our very own beach on Lake Winnisquam. Squam Lake, Lake Winnipesaukee, Newfound, or Ossipee are also beautiful lakes to explore. Boat tours and rentals are available for visitors at many locations.
A Breathtaking Fall Foliage Vacation
To experience the Lakes Region at its most beautiful, visit during the peak of the fall foliage. This fleeting time of year is worth a special trip and planning ahead. Typically late September to early October are considered the best time to visit, and b&b’s fill up months in advance.
There are many ways to admire the stunning fall colors and every visitor can find one that suits them best. Hikers will love the cool air as they stroll to dramatic autumn vistas. Rattlesnake Mountain, Mount Major and Mount Cardigan are favorites during this time of year. The Kancamagus Highway and Mount Washington Auto Road offer amazing drives with sweeping views. However, many country roads lead to charming New England towns with historic covered bridges. Or sit back and relax on a fall foliage tour by boat, train or plane. M/S Mount Washington and Squam Lake Cruises both offer fall foliage lake tours. Or get a different perspective taking a trip on the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad or Lakes Region Seaplane Services.
Whether you’re dreaming of long summer days or crisp fall nights, now’s the time to plan your vacation. Reserve your idyllic getaway on the shores of Lake Winnisquam at the tranquil Lake House at Ferry Point Inn.