Summer is the perfect time to leave the car behind and get out for a walk or bike ride! Some of the best places to visit are those where you can park the car and not need it for the rest of your stay. We love towns that are easy to get around, especially by foot, and Meredith is one of the most pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly towns in NH. There are already some great pathways connecting the Village to many beautiful features of the Lakes Region, and now there is another nature trail in the works!

The Lakes Region of NH is getting ready for the event of the season—two fun nights of fabulous food, wine, and music on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee that will showcase wines from around the world, along with fabulous food from local restaurants—all while raising funds for a local charitable cause. The 11th Annual Charitable Winnipesaukee Wine Festival’s grand tasting event will take place on Thursday, June 23rd in the Winnipesaukee Ballroom at Church Landing in Meredith. Festivities begin at 5:30 pm with auctions for getaways, appetizers from local restaurants, and samples of more than 100 wines, craft beers, and spirits from local, national, and international producers. Hosted by The Common Man Family of Restaurants and The Martignetti Companies of New Hampshire, and sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank, this year’s festival will benefit Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care’s new radiation therapy equipment and technology.

As spring moves into summer across New England, thoughts turn to outdoor adventures of all kinds. In addition to hiking, boating, and scenic drives through the state, some fun things to in New Hampshire include Geocaching and Letterboxing, two forms of a type of hide-and-seek treasure hunting game that are growing in popularity and can involve the whole family. There are hundreds of hidden “caches” in the state, many near this New Hampshire resort.

The Lakes Region is well known as a destination for family vacations, storybook weddings, and fishing expeditions of all types. However, less known is that this little pocket of New Hampshire is also ideal for a womens’ trip—a few days away with your besties can do wonders for the soul, any time of year! Here are just a few ideas for fun things to do on your next “girls’ getaway” at the Lake…

The days are longer, the scent of lilacs is in the air, trees and lawns all over New England are growing greener every day, and the lakes are calling. Summer is just around the corner! This burst of new life coincides with a day set aside to honor our fallen heroes, and to mark the occasion, the Lakes Region will be alive with events and celebrations all next weekend…

There’s something special about summertime in the Lakes Region. The warm evenings just seem to call for relaxing outdoors with friends and music, perhaps around a campfire, with the fresh lake air cooling as the sun sets behind the distant hills. For generations, folks here have enjoyed many such evenings at family camps and vacation spots, including one private property on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee that was destined to evolve into New England’s premiere outdoor concert venue, drawing artists and guests from all over the country.

After a long winter, spring is finally starting to show its true colors! Flowers are blooming, trees are unfurling their leaves, and people are out in their gardens and on the trails enjoying the mild weather. The spring season in New England is a short one, and many folks are ready to spend time playing in the dirt or simply soaking up nature. Here in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, there are some great events happening this weekend that celebrate this much-loved season and help us enjoy everything it has to offer.

With the warmer temperatures, longer days, and stunning views, spring may be the most popular time to hike in New England, especially near this NH vacation spot. However, the region has such a varied landscape and so many outdoor getaways, a lot of folks enjoy hiking in New Hampshire year round. The state has thousands of miles of scenic trails, including 1,200 miles in the White Mountain National Forest, as well as a section of the Appalachian Trail and 48 4,000-footers. Although some smaller mountains’ vistas remain hidden after the trees leaf out, here are a few Lakes Region hikes that, with moderate effort, provide a dramatic outlook at any time of year.