On Our Radar: Lake Winnipesaukee

July 12, 2016
Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire, recently crossed our radar. Just a couple of hours from Boston and less than 40 miles from the White Mountain National Forest, "Lake Winni" (as the locals call it) looks like a fantabulous summer getaway with everything from watersports to historical estates to hiking to keep the family entertained.

Rent a lakeside home (Natural Retreats has more than 100 to choose from) and spend your days sipping lemonade from the front porch and enjoying lakeside living.
When you're ready to leave the lake for a few hours, be sure to check out:

  • Castle in the Clouds: an iconic estate open to the public and boasting 270-degree views overlooking the mountaintops of Lake Winnipesaukee.
  • Squam Lakes Natural Science Center seeks to “advance understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire's natural world” with a live animal exhibit trail, lake cruises, gardens and more.
  • Weirs Drive In Theater, one of America’s oldest drive-in movie theaters.


Macaroni Kid's "On our Radar" features destinations that have piqued our interest but which our team has not personally visited. Know more about this resort? Share a comment below!