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5 Things You Have to Do at Squam Lake this Summer



Things You Have to Do in Squam Lake This Summer

It‘s summertime in New Hampshire, making it the perfect time to visit the beautiful Lakes Region. Come and take advantage of all of the summer attractions that the area has to offer. There are many opportunities to enjoy nature and the great outdoors during your time at the Inn On Golden Pond. Check out our list of 5 things you have to do in the Squam Lake area!



1. Visit Alpine Adventures Outdoor Recreation

Things You Have to Do in Squam Lake This Summer

There is something exhilarating about flying through the trees on a zip line hundreds of feet above the earth’s floor. Strap on your gear and get ready for an experience you won’t want to miss! With 21 zip lines on 3 separate courses, guests will have an unforgettable time! Each course covers almost 3 miles of land and each is over 200 feet above the forest floor! A true New Hampshire Adventure!



2. Marvel at the Views from Castle in the Clouds

Things You Have to Do at Squam Lake This Summer

With 28-miles of hiking trails maintained by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, Castle in the Clouds is a great place to take a leisurely walk along cascading waterfalls and enjoying the amazing view. Enjoy a truly breathtaking view from the stunning turn-of-the-century sixteen-room Arts & Crafts mansion overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. You can spend the day hiking with the family over the 5,200 acres or touring the elegant mansion. Castle in the Clouds also offers an adorable café to grab a bite to eat. The Carriage house Café is open daily serving scrumptious lunch items, from sandwiches to full entrees. Enjoy your meal on the outdoor seating terrace of in the charming indoor dinning area!


3. Take a Ride on Café Lafayette Dinner Train in North Woodstock, NH

Things You Have to Do at Squam Lake This Summer

Sit back and unwind aboard a scenic train ride while enjoying a 5-course meal. Referred to as the “restaurant with a constantly changing view”, the Café Lafayette Dinner train is really an extraordinary experience. Start your meal off with a scrumptious appetizer, from smoked salmon croustades to herbal mushroom turnover, and finish on a sweet note with a homemade dessert! Guests will be seated in one of the train’s beautifully restored dining car at a traditional table for four or you can upgrade to a private table for two. To find out which date works best for you, click here!



4. Go On a Moose Tour

Things You Have to Do at Squam Lake This Summer

Pemi Valley Moose Tours are the perfect summer activity. Eastern moose are some of the areas most famous residents and this 3 and a half hour journey is your best bet to see one or two in the wild. The tours take plae through the White Mountains aboard a comfortable air conditioned bus and utilize special guides for moose spotting.



5. Hit the Waters of Squam Lake

Things You Have to Do at Squam Lake This Summer

There is nothing better than kicking back and relaxing on the lake. Spend a day relaxing on the banks or out on the water at Squam Lake! With an array of places to rent boats, kayaks, and canoes, you are sure not to run out of things to do. Arrange a Squam Lake boat tour if you want someone else at the helm with local knowledge. If you prefer to have your feet planted solidly on the ground, explore the beautiful Squam Lake area! Hike the miles of trails or visit the locally owned shops and galleries featuring antiques, artisans’ wares and local specialties.




When you’re filling up your vacation to-do list with these exciting attractions in New Hampshire, be sure to book your stay at the Inn On Golden Pond. Our spacious and comfortable guest rooms have the perfect combination of country charm and modern conveniences you want in your home away from home. Plus, every more you will be served a delicious gourmet breakfast! We can’t wait to see you soon!


Photos courtesy: BenFrantsDaleZaerethCostaricapro,Chuck Taylor, Roger H. Goun