Gilford, NH, USA

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Gilford, NH, USA

Gilford vacation rentals

Gilford is a winter sports paradise

For a serene and peaceful retreat, try Gilford, which is located in central New Hampshire on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee and the slopes of Belknap Mountain. Gilford vacation rentals have attracted travelers since the early 1800s, when farmers supplemented their income by renting to summer boarders. Today, some of the main Gilford points of interests are winter sports, such as cross country skiing and ski jumping. Alpine skiing is also popular, and Gunstock Mountain introduced the area’s first motorized ski lift and a snow train to transport skiers from Boston.

Enjoy family-friendly activities in Gilford

Winter sports are among the most popular Gilford activities. Visitors often check out Gunstock Mountain Resort for its skiing and snowboarding trails. The resort also offers snow tubing, snowshoeing, off-road Segway tours, a treetop adventure, and ziplining. Swim in Lake Winnipesaukee at the Ellacoya State Park. There’s usually a breeze and you can relax on the sandy beach and dine in the picnic area. Don’t miss Funspot, which is the home of the largest arcade in the world. Adventurous travelers should take the opportunity to view Gilford from the sky in a unique biplane tour of the area.

Discover Gilford on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee

For a fun family destination, search for Gilford vacation rentals near Gunstock Mountain Resort, where you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Winnipesaukee. From May through November, sample a diverse selection of locally produced wines at Stone Gate Vineyard. Experience a show at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, a 900-seat amphitheater on the shores of the lake. If you’re looking for Gilford attractions that don’t involve the outdoors, Pepi Herrmann’s Crystal Gallery & Museum showcases some of the world’s finest hand-cut crystals and offers one-of-a-kind customized creations for you to purchase as a souvenir.

Gilford has a season for everyone

From December through February, relish cold weather sports like skiing, sledding, and snowmobiling. During these winter months, the local Gilford weather forecast typically calls for snow and dropping temperatures. From March through May, wildflowers burst through the thawing ground, and you can visit maple sugar houses for live demonstrations. The lake region comes alive in summer from June through October, with area tours, water sports, and an abundance of hiking. The spectacular colors of fall ignite the imagination, and you’ll be able to experience the crisp, mouth-watering taste of freshly picked apples.

Get up close and personal with nature in Gilford

For spectacular views, look for Gilford vacation rentals near Belknap Mountain at the southern point of town, as this is the highest point in the area with an elevation of 2,384 feet. Almost 28 percent of the town is covered by water. Discover Gilford nature and wildlife with your family and friends at Ellacoya State Park. You may be lucky enough to spot a peregrine falcon, moose, or speckled fawn. Gilford vacation rentals put you in best possible place to experience and enjoy all that nature has to offer, from amazing wildlife to majestic mountains to a sparkling lake.