Lakes Region is an area of immense natural beauty in New Hampshire, boasting a number of natural lakes surrounded by woodland and featuring numerous islands. At a vacation rental in Lakes Region you’ll be close to Lake Winnipesaukee, which is the sixth largest natural lake in the country with more than 200 miles of shoreline.
Lakes Region self-catering accommodation is a prime getaway for those who cherish the great outdoors and want to pack their holidays with as much recreation as possible. It’s a lovely area for long walks and bike rides, and the shores of the lakes here offer sublime scenery to admire along the way. For instance you could make for the Highland Mountain Bike Park, which offers a network of trails specially laid out for mountain bikers. On the water all kinds of water sports are available – there’s canoeing, kayaking, water-skiing, tuning, rafting, together with motor and sailboat rental. If you arrive at a Lakes Region vacation rental in the winter then you can experience the beauty of the area by snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. At the Gunstock Mountain Resort you’ll even be able to enjoy downhill skiing in the colder months.
Lakes Region vacation accommodation is perhaps most popular in the summer. This is the best time for water sports, and there are also lots of lakeside beaches to visit. In Laconia there’s Weirs Beach, which is complemented by arcades and ice-cream parlours. Departing from Weirs Beach is the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, which a scenic lakeside route for two hours, and is an ideal choice for those who’d like to take in the beautiful scenery of the region in a more convenient way.
A little way north of Lakes Region vacation rentals is New Hampshire’s Mount Washington State Park, which covers the peak of the eponymous mountain, the tallest in the northeastern United States. It’s a great spot for hiking, and in the surroundings is the White Mountain National Forest through which runs 170 miles of the internationally renowned Appalachian Trail.
While staying at Lakes Region accommodation you’ll encounter a humid continental climate, which brings warm and humid conditions in the summer months, when temperatures get up to the high-20s. Winters here are consistently cold and snowy.
The easiest way to get to vacation rentals in the Lakes region would be to fly with British Airways, Delta or Virgin from London Heathrow (LHR) to Boston Logan International (BOS) and then make the 90-minute drive up to your holiday destination in New Hampshire.