This is the pinnacle of the season—welcome to autumn in New England! For residents and visitors to New Hampshire, the high point of fall has long been Columbus Day Weekend, when peak foliage colors often coincide with the three-day holiday. This year is no exception, with the trees now popping vibrant reds and oranges in the Lakes Region. Here are some fun ways to enjoy the scenery this weekend:

While the days are still warm and the nights are crisp and cool, harvest season comes to New Hampshire. This is the time to get out and celebrate the bounty and beauty of the Granite State—in the Lakes Region especially—as the scenery becomes simply spectacular! Here are a few fun events happening this September that will help your family to enjoy this special time of year…

Next weekend, Meredith Village will once again be filled with live music, delicious food, and beautiful works of creativity as Main Street and the Mill Falls Marketplace are transformed into an outdoor art gallery. This fair is the highlight of the summer season, featuring the works of over 80 local painters, sculptors, jewelers, potters, photographers, and quilters.

Visitors to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire will have so many options for fun things to do this weekend, choosing the best activities may be a challenge! In addition to the top-notch water activities, hiking, theater, shopping, and dining in the area, the weekend is filled with special events happening all around Lake Winnipesaukee. We had a hard time choosing what to highlight, but here are a few happenings we’ve uncovered…

There’s nothing like being out on a NH lake in the summer. Whether you like to paddle a kayak, drive a speedboat, or relax on the deck of a pontoon or cruise ship, there’s just something about the smell of the clear, fresh water from the surrounding mountains that is just so calming yet invigorating. Here in the Lakes Region, we see folks enjoying all kinds of vessels on the water! For those who like to explore the history and natural wonder of these lakes with cruises and tours, the Lakes Region has plenty to offer. Here are a few of the various cruises available this summer…