The New Hampshire Lakes Region

It’s happening now…fall foliage with beautiful lakes and mountains views, non-stop outdoor adventure and tax-free shopping at our outlets and specialty stores — just a short flight from Toronto.

Experience the bright red, orange and gold leaves with a scenic drive through quaint villages, over covered bridges and around our many lakes. This seasonal transformation can also be appreciated aboard the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad or via canoe or kayak — where the autumn colours and surrounding mountains are mirrored off our reflective waters. Take in wildlife like loons and bald eagles on the M/S Mount Washington Cruise Ship; Winnipesaukee Belle or a private charter on Squam Lake with Experience Squam — where the movie On Golden Pond was filmed.

Those looking for a nice half-day hike can head to Mount Major or Rattlesnake Mountain, leaving the afternoon to zip line, try our new Mountain Coaster and attend our fairs and festivals. If you get lucky you will be here for an Indian summer when you can take advantage of the unusual warmth with a run on the beach and splash in our crystal clear lakes and ponds. However if winter comes early, you’re also spoiled for choice as the region becomes a winter wonderland of adventure. Whether you’re a family looking to ski, snowboard or ice skate or a couple wanting a romantic snowshoeing or cross country skiing excursion, you’ll find it all in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.

Our family friendly resorts and ski areas offer many options for families, and our tax-free shops, outlets and antique stores are the perfect place to cross items off your holiday gift list.

Find out everything the Lakes Region has to offer at lakesregion.org.