Two girls on an aqua cycle pontoon boat on the lake.

Ready, Set, Splash: Lake Activities To Enjoy On Meredith Bay

If you ask us, a break without a lake is like a sky without stars — where do you aim your longing gaze without one? Of course, this time of year we’re doing much more than simply appreciating the beauty of Meredith Bay. Whether you’re paddling the pristine waters or taking in the scene as a passenger, dip your toes in the water with a few of our favorite lake activities.

Live Free and Make Waves: Lake Activities On Meredith Bay

Two girls on an aqua cycle pontoon boat on the lake.

Float along on an Aqua Cycle from the EKAL Activity Center.

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Part core workout, part sightseeing opportunity, an outing on a stand up paddleboard is a favorite for aquaphiles of all ages. If you’ve yet to stand atop one before, don’t be nervous — the learning curve is easy and you’ll find your balance in no time (though a refreshing plunge can be half the fun!). Launch right from the banks of the EKAL Activity Center, where half-day and full-day board rentals are available for both adults and kids.

Row, Row, Row Your Own Boat

Don’t have a boat of your own to bring? No problem. The EKAL center has paddle potential aplenty.

Cruise along at water-level with a single or double kayak rental, perfect for a half day of shoreline exploration or a longer adventure towards Spindle Point Lighthouse or Eagle Island. Need a little more space handy to store a picnic lunch? Rent a canoe for a full or half day and paddle as a team to your destination. Or, to forgo the arm workout altogether, put your legs to the test and take out an Aqua Cycle. This unique pontoon paddle boat can hold up to four passengers and it’s easy to get in and out of, making it a great choice if you know you’ll want a mid-adventure swim.

Red antique speedboat on the lake.

All aboard the Miss Meredith antique speedboat.

…Or Tag Along For The (Boat) Ride

Want to focus your attention on the scenery rather than navigation duty? If you prefer the role of the passenger rather than the pilot, you’ve got two great opportunities to get yourself out on the water.

Groups of vacationing friends or family members are the perfect match for the EKAL Activity Center’s 26-foot pontoon boat charters. Hop aboard with up to 10 people and feel the wind whipping through your hair as you take in the beauty of Winnipesaukee. Whether you want to stop for lunch and a swim or head over to Wolfeboro or Weirs Beach, the captain will point the boat wherever your heart desires.

Another group ride option that creates a lot of buzz with the nostalgic crew is the Miss Meredith, a 28-foot Triple Cockpit Chris Craft runabout. This antique speedboat entertains today with 45-minute jaunts that launch hourly from the Meredith dock. If you’re looking for a way to truly dazzle someone special during your visit, a private charter during sunset is highly recommended (just be sure to make reservations in advance).

Nothing puts a big ol’ grin on our faces like gazing at the water and seeing a boatload of people (sometimes literally) enjoying these lake activities. Rest assured, the entertainment doesn’t stop once you head back to the mainland — cruise over to Mill Falls and we’ll see to it that the rest of your visit stays afloat with even more fun.

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