The Lakes Region

Wonderful New Hampshire Lakes

Lakes and Much More!

Although New Hampshire borders the Atlantic Ocean, the state’s coastline isn’t the only watery attraction for visitors. The Lakes Region — about 120 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts — boasts 273 lakes and ponds, and Lake Winnipesaukee alone offers more shoreline than the seacoast of any state in the Northeast.

Because of this, the New Hampshire Lakes Region is a traditional and spectacular summer retreat for people from all over New England. The area is just south of the beautiful White Mountains and majestic Mt Washington is only about 60 miles north of Lake Winnipesaukee. The lakes region has plenty of activities to keep you entertained whatever time of year you visit.

Lake Winnipesaukee

The lake spans 72 square miles and is home to 274 islands.

Discover the New Hampshire Lakes Region


For anyone who makes a visit to the lakes region consider getting out on the water.

The MS Mount Washington that departs from Laconia takes passengers on a leisurely cruise of Lake Winnipesaukee, treating them to views of the lake’s islands and grand vacation properties and the White Mountains to the north.


In the autumn, the entire area changes from lush green into a kaleidoscope of striking reds, oranges, and yellows.

Fall foliage in the lakes region has been a tourist favorite for generations. The colorful lake and mountain vistas are the best that Mother Nature provides.


Many people love New Hampshire in the winter. It is quieter, more peaceful, which still very beautiful. 

Plus with a clear sky and the sun’s reflection from below off the white snow and ice the winter months are very sunny and bright.

MS Mount Washington

Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in New Hampshire at over 44,000 acres and 200 feet deep surrounded by mountain vistas and the best that Mother Nature can provide. The lake is a boating, fishing, scuba diving, and water enthusiasts paradise.

From late May to October, the MS Mount Washington, dating back to 1872 and today carries over 60,000 passengers a season with daily excursions and dinner cruises

Weirs Beach

Breathtakingly Beautiful

After visiting the lakes region consider a short drive to the north for a visit to the White Mountains. If you do then stop by the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce for some tips.