When that wonderful summer heat embraces New England, there's no better place to cool off than New Hampshire's Lakes Region. Here, you can swim, paddle, hike, and enjoy a cruise all in the same day. The region features three main lakes, with the biggest being Lake Winnipesaukee. The shoreline of this 72-square-mile lake is dotted with vacation homes and boat ramps that are all hugged by a verdant forest. The city of Laconia is the hub for the region, and with plenty of hotels, inns, restaurants, and activities, it is the perfect place to begin your Lakes Region visit. From Laconia, only a short drive separates you from these amazing adventures:
For a truly authentic New England experience, come to New Hampshire. We are a four-season, year-round vacation destination ideal for every type of traveler, whether on vacation, on holiday or living right here. Visit our quaint shops and galleries, scenic state parks and historic sites, sparkling lakes and sandy beaches, the tallest mountains in the Northeast, three National Scenic Byways, and traditional festivals and open-air markets. There is so much to see in the Granite State, you'll want to visit again and again.