Rumor has it that the winter season in the Lakes Region is one of New England’s best-kept secrets; there are so many amazing things to do in New Hampshire on beautiful snowy days! The surrounding picturesque scenery creates a magical atmosphere, whether you’re out exploring in the crisp fresh air or cozy inside, warmed by the fire. From ice skating, skiing, and snowshoeing to delicious meals, wine tasting, and movie nights—there’s never a dull moment!
As you start filling your itinerary with all of the best things to do in New Hampshire, you’ll want to secure your lodging. Thankfully, The Lake House at Ferry Point is one of the most romantic places to stay in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. As a guest, you’ll love the cozy guest rooms and shared spaces, our excellent home-cooked breakfast, and our location could not be better for all the cold weather activities in the area.
The Best Things to do in New Hampshire this Winter
The Lakes Region in New Hampshire is well known for its surrounding mountains and expansive forests. While these areas are outstanding in the warmer months, there’s something extraordinary about bundling up and exploring the bright, white powdery hills and snow drifts.
- One of the most popular things to do in New Hampshire in the wintertime is hit the slopes! Downhill skiing, snowboarding, and tubing opportunities abound at the mountain resorts surrounding the Lakes Region. Our absolute favorite is Gunstock Mountain Resort, which is only 15 minutes from our New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast!
- If downhill skiing isn’t quite your speed, there are hundreds of miles for serene snowshoeing adventures. Head to the Prescott Farm and Environmental Center, offering snowshoe tours and moonlight walks.
- Cross-country skiing is also one of the fun things to do in New Hampshire during the winter. You’ll often see folks gliding along the trails surrounding Lake Winnipesaukee or at one of the major ski areas.
- For a unique outing in New Hampshire, the New England Sled Dog Club has several race events in January and February. The World Championship Dog Sled Derby is in February each year in Laconia and will be an unforgettable experience.
- If you yearn to feel the speed yourself, snowmobiling in the Lake’s Region is a favorite pastime. Northern Extremes Snowmobiling on the Bear Notch trail system or Mohawk Trail Riders Snowmobile Club in Sanbornton, which has over 150 miles of trails, are great choices!
- Ice skating is a quintessential outdoor New England experience! There are frozen lakes and ponds throughout the Lakes Region to skate on during the coldest months (best for those who are experienced). But if you’re a beginner, head to the Laconia Ice Center for an indoor ice rink experience.
- Just North in the small town of Meredith, NH, they host one of the biggest annual winter events in the Lakes Region: The New England Pond Hockey Classic. This event is made up of hundreds of teams competing for the coveted Lake Winnipehockey’s Cup. It’s by far one of the best things to do in New Hampshire this winter for sports fans!
- Another spectacular and unique annual event in New Hampshire is the Great Rotary Ice Fishing Derby in Meredith. Watch as the experts converge on Lake Winnipesaukee and compete for the grand prize of $15,000.
- One of the best things to do in New Hampshire this winter is to relax and recharge! That’s where our lakefront bed and breakfast comes in. Whether curled up by the crackling fire or in your cozy guest suite, you can take in the softly falling snow from the window of our Inn and stay warm.
The Coziest Place to Stay this Winter in New Hampshire
When you’re done playing in the snow and exploring all of the best things to do in New Hampshire, we’ll be awaiting your return. Our experienced Innkeepers have thought of everything—beautiful breakfasts each morning, artfully appointed guest rooms with immaculately clean en suite baths, and the warmest hospitality in New England. You’ll quickly see why our guest return year after year to sit back, relax, and take in these stunning views of Lake Winnisquam.