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Lakes Travel Region

Daniel Webster Birthplace- The Daniel Webster Birthplace State Historic Site is associated with the birth and early childhood years of Daniel Webster, one of our country's most respected orators and statesmen. While the site affords a view of the early years of Daniel Webster, it also provides a glimpse of 1700's farm life in the infant years of the United States.
Ellacoya State Beach- Ellacoya State Park is located in Gilford on the southwest shore of Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire's largest lake. The park is popular with RV campers, swimmers, fishermen, boaters and picnickers.
Endicott Rock- In 1652, surveyors commissioned by Royal Colony Governor John Endicott signed their initials in this rock on the southern shore of Lake Winnipesaukee.
Governor Wentworth Historic Site- This location is the site of the summer estate of Royal Governor John Wentworth, the last of NH's Colonial Governors. The estate burned to the ground in 1820. The only remains today is evidence of the cellar hole.
Madison Boulder Natural Area- Madison Boulder is a huge granite rock measuring 83 feet in length, 23 feet in height above the ground and 37 feet in width. It weighs upwards of 5,000 tons. A part of this roughly rectangular block is buried, probably to a depth of ten to twelve feet.
Wellington State Beach- Located on the shore of Newfound Lake in Bristol, 204-acre Wellington State Park boasts the largest freshwater swimming beach in the New Hampshire state park system.
White Lake State Park- Some of the best swimming in the White Mountain region can be found in 140-acre White Lake State Park in Tamworth. The park lies along the shore of White Lake, which is an example of a typical glacial lake.
White Mountain National Forest- Cloaked with forests and laced with streams, the White Mountain rises in dramatic relief north of New Hampshire's central plateau. Among the ranges and ridges are the highest mountains in the Northeast.

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Description - Lake Winnipesaukee, its 274 habitable islands and many other large lakes are found in this region. Summer swimming, fishing and boating are enjoyed while winter brings cross-country skiers, ice skaters, ice fishermen, boaters and even ice auto racing to the area. Tourist towns include Weirs Beach, Laconia, Meredith and Center Harbor where many enjoy browsing, dining and shopping. Historic villages dot the region including the renowned summer resort, Wolfeboro. Seven scenic drives wind past four covered bridges, views of Mount Washington and eight state park facilities.

Attractions - Lake Winnipesaukee and other large lakes in this region offer locals and visitors a opportunity to fish, swim, boat, picnic and more during the summer months. Winter brings ice sports and ski sports to the area. Mount Washington is a favorite in the list of scenic views along with seven covered bridges, historic villages and eight state park facilities.

Recreation - The Lakes Travel Region has something to please everyone. A long list of sporting and recreation opportunities includes swimming, fishing, boating, cross-country skiing, ice-skating, ice fishing and even ice auto racing. Shopping, dining, exploring the region's historic villages, experiencing first class resorts, photographing turn-of-the-century covered bridges, hiking in the area's state parks and enjoying the numerous scenic roadways are surely among the treasures to be found. One of the most memorable experiences will be the sight of white-crested Mount Washington.

Climate - New Hampshire residents experience four distinct seasons. Winter can be cold with average temperatures ranging around 19 degrees Fahrenheit. The cold temperatures humidity bring heavy, water-laden snow to all parts of the state. Spring begins in mid-March and lasts through May. This time of the year is referred to as mud season in the mountains. The sugar is flowing early in the season and wild flowers bloom toward the end of it. Summer is the busiest season of the year for the tourism industry. This is an excellent time to travel, mountain roads are open and most of the mud has dried. Average summer temperatures range around 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Fall brings the leaf lookers to see the spectacular colors of the deciduous trees. Expect to see bus loads of people enjoying the crisp fall New England weather.

Location - The Lakes Travel Region is located on the eastern side of the state bordered by Maine, a small portion of the Seacoast Region, Merrimack Valley to the south, Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region to the west and the White Mountains lie to the north.

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New Hampshire Division of Travel & Tourism, P.O. Box 1856 , Concord, NH, 03302-1856, Phone: 603-271-2665

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New Hampshire Travel Regions - New Hampshire has seven different travel regions including: Seacoast, Merrimack Valley, Monadnock, Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee, Lakes, White Mountains and Great North Woods.


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