Many towns in the New Hampshire Lakes Region have 4th of July celebrations capped off with fireworks. One of the most picturesque settings is in Center Harbor.
Center Harbor is one of the 5 communities that border Squam Lake and is located about ten minutes from our Holderness bed and breakfast. The fireworks are set off over Lake Winnipesaukee. We watch from the hillside where the town library and the fire station are located. This vantage point offers a great view. Earlier in the evening starting at 7:00 there will be a concert featuring the group “Monadnock.” The boy scouts sell refreshments and generally everyone has a great time. It’s a real old fashioned 4th of July celebration.
One thing about watching from the hillside is that we often get glimpses of other towns’ fireworks. Sometimes we see part of the Meredith show and as we look down the length of Winnipesaukee we see others including Wolfeboro, a town which claims to be America’s Oldest Summer Resort.
Now would be a good time to make your 4th of July plans. Spend a few days enjoying one of the spacious guestrooms at our Squam Lake Inn, enjoy the fireworks, take in some summer theater, hike the Squam range and get out on the lake.