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Summer Things To Do In New Hampshire Lakes Region

Summer Things To Do in New HampshireSummer in the New Hampshire Lakes Region is a truly special time.  The warmer weather makes outdoor activities even more enjoyable.  During your time at the Inn On Golden Pond, there are a number of summer things to do in New Hampshire.  We’ve put together a few ideas to make your summer trip planning easier.


Go On A Moose Tour

One of our favorite summer things to do in New Hampshire is go on a moose tour.  Pemi Valely Moose Tours are three and a half hour trips through the White Mountains to see some of the area’s most famous inhabitants. These evening tours have a 95% success rate so your chance of seeing moose are extremely good. When you choose to have an extended weekend at the Inn On Golden Pond (by either adding Thursday or Monday to your stay), we will include a free ticket to a moose tour.


See a Concert at Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion

Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion is one of the best venues in the area to see live music and other performances. This 8,000 seat amphitheater on the banks of Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford attracts big name acts from all genres of music.  So if you’re a music lover, a show at Meadowbrook Pavilion should be on your list of things to do in New Hampshire this summer. Below we’ve made a list of the exciting concerts going on during the summer season.

Jake Owen | May 29th

Skrillex | June 4th

Lynyrd Skynyrd & The Charlie Daniels Band | June 15

Willie Nelson & Family with Alison Krauss & Union Station | June 20

Peter Frampton / The Doobie Brothers | June 29

Fall Out Boy & Paramore | June 30

Boston | July 3rd

Styx + Foreigner + Don Felder | July 6th

Jennifer Nettles with The Indigo Girls and Brandy Clark | July 12th

James Taylor | July 14th

Keith Urban | July 24th

Alan Jackson | August 7th

The Moody Blues | August 14th

Goo goo Dolls & Daughtry | August 21st

Lady Antebellum | August 31st

Darius Rucker | September 13th


Take A Squam Lake Cruise

One of the best things to do in New Hampshire in the summer is to take a lake cruise. Beautiful Squam Lake is the ideal place to enjoy the Lakes Region’s charm.  Experience Squam offers a variety of lake tours and cruises.  Some special cruises include visits from people integral in the behind-the-scenes action of the production of the beloved movie, On Golden Pond. Other tours include fishing, sunset and moonlit cruises.


Visit Castle in the Clouds for a Scenic Hike

Castle in the Clouds opens for the season in May, so this summer is the perfect time to explore the extensive trails on the property. Among all the activities you can participate in at Castle in the Clouds, hiking is one of the best pastimes during the summer.  There are 28 miles of hiking trails on the grounds.  Cascading waterfalls  and wooded paths await you on on the trails at Castle in the Clouds.  Or explore the grounds on horseback! 


When you’re planning out which things to do in New Hampshire this summer, don’t forget to book your stay at our Squam Lake bed and breakfast.  The Inn On Golden Pond has comfortable rooms  appointed in classic country style, perfect for relaxing and appreciating the natural beauty around you.