Lake Winnisquam, NH, USA

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Lake Winnisquam, NH, USA

Lake Winnisquam vacation rentals

Relax and unwind, without the real world being too far behind

SItuated just off a major interstate, Lake Winnisquam has the benefit of feeling deliciously remote, while still just a quick drive to a major outlet mall, with plenty of nationally recognized shops, restaurants, and chains nearby. Book yourself a waterfront Lake Winnisquam vacation rental, and if the weather allows, laze away the days, fishing or boating. The lake's elongated shape makes for the perfect day-long excursion, exploring up and down, and stopping on some of the little islands for a picnic or a swim along the way.

Every time of year is the best time of year

Because of Lake Winnisquam's surrounding climate, the best activities depend heavily on the weather. In winter, snow means ideal conditions for skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing, while spring is lovely for hiking, biking, and camping. Summer is best spent in a rented boat on the lake, or on some of the beaches that line the shores. Lastly, fall is perfect for roadtrips through covered bridges, exploring the foliage. Thanks to cool nights all year long, any season is the best season for cozying up in a Lake Winnisquam vacation rental and enjoying the views of the glittering lake.

Where water babies and land lovers unite

Thanks to New England's steep history, many of the towns surrounding Lake Winnisquam offer local museums highlighting the area's storied past. A variety of parks and recreation centers, as well as the Ahern State Park, are the perfect spot to plan a family excursion or picnic. The lake also features a public boat launch, and plenty of local boat rental companies are on hand to send you off on the water in style. Landlovers who are looking for a more manicured space can get off the hiking trails, and head to 1 of the nearby golf courses.

Winter is coming... and might not leave in a timely manner

While New Hampshire proudly celebrates all 4 seasons, winter tends to last just a little bit longer than most people want. Ski bunnies can hit the slopes starting in late fall, and they've been known to last out there through early spring. But while winters are long and somewhat harsh, the brief summer season in July and August brings warm, dry days, perfect for lakeside swimming and boating. It's likely you'll feel a chill in the air for most of the year, so be sure to pack a few extra layers for your Lake Winnisquam vacation rental.

Betcha didn't think New England island-hopping was possible

Clocking in at over 4,000 acres, you might expect Lake Winnisquam to be the largest in New Hampshire... but in fact it comes in fourth! Fed primarily by Lake Winnipesaukee, this stunning expanse of water is over 10 miles long and only 1.5 miles wide, featuring 5 islands dotting its surface. Technically, the lake is separated into 2 parts -- Big Winnisquam and Little Winnisquam, with a bridge between them both. The Ahern State Park features a small beach suitable for swimming, and a separate public beach is perfect for picnics.