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Quick Facts
Designation: New Hampshire State Scenic Byway
Length, One-Way: 97 Miles (161.67 Kilometers)


General Information

Description - This byway circles Lake Winnipesaukee, the largest, most popular, and most scenic lake in New Hampshire. The lake, accordingly, is superb for boating, swimming, and fishing. Also, each of the byway's lakeside villages will delight those with a weakness for the charming and the historic.

Although this route covers a small area, it's surprisingly varied. For example, the "outdoor types" will be especially thrilled with hiking lakeside Mt. Major for grand views of the lake and the surrounding Ossipee Range. Alternatively, families and those looking for resort-type distractions will enjoy Weirs Beach and its amusement parks, arcades, and shopping.

Attractions - The Lakes Region Tour is known for it's Cultural, Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Directions from : This route travels around Lake Winnipesaukee and sometimes follows lots of tiny little jogs of roads; this can be confusing, so we've only listed the cities that the route goes through. It is easier to follow the byway this way. You will have no trouble because the byway is well-developed; you can traverse it by just following the signs.

Driving clockwise:

  • Starts in Alton
  • Alton Bay
  • Gilford
  • Weirs Beach
  • Meredith
  • Holderness
  • Center Harbor
  • Moultonborough
  • Ends back in Alton

Note: for a less traveled route, take NH 25B from Meredith east to Center Harbor. This route winds through the hills north of Winnipesaukee and is a less traveled alternative to Route 25.


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Recreation Opportunities
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ICON Viewing Scenery Lakes Region Tour
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More Information

Additional Information:
New Hampshire Scenic Byways - New Hampshire currently offers two National Scenic Byways, Kankamagus Scenic Byway and White Mountain Trail, as well as fourteen state designated byways.

Links:
Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.

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