Destination guide

Meredith and the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee

Ever since the first railroads came up here to the wide bays of Winnipesaukee Lake, little Meredith has been a famous getaway in the heart of New Hampshire. Between the rustic farm shops and the bobbing pontoons on the local docks, there are hearty Meredith vacation rentals with waterfront views, cozy living spaces, relaxing wooded gardens, and hidden locations along the shores. Throw in the heritage Hobo Railroad, a peppering of ski resorts in the vicinity, and the raw natural beauty of Paugus Bay and the White Mountain, and it's easy to see why people have been coming for so long.

Things to do

Meredith makes the most of its location

Meredith doesn't need any high-flying monuments. It's got beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee, and it knows how to make the most of it. Be sure to hop aboard the heritage Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, one part of the Hobo Railroad that wiggles along the wooded banks, past the bustling boardwalks and arcades of Weirs Beach, and on to the handsome reaches of Paugus Bay – get ready to snap some colorful shots of the New England foliage there if you've booked your Meredith vacation rentals in the fall…

Activities

Wholesome enjoyments in Meredith

You'll love the wholesome, family vibes of Meredith. Whether it's cooking classes that teach the hearty flavors of the New England kitchen, farmers' markets packed with sun-blush pumpkins come fall, or horizon-widening yoga sessions in the town meditation centers, the locals have created a truly eclectic line up of things to get up to right on the doorstep of those Meredith vacation rentals. Then there are the delights of the great outdoors, from birding to fishing, hiking to cross-country skiing when the snows fall.

Weather

Meredith has treats no matter the season

Meredith's 4 seasons each have delights. The cold winter months of December, January, and February see the lake doused in snow. It's a real "Winter Wonderland" sort of place then, and you could make trips to the nearby ski centers of Gunstock and Red Hill. Spring – in April and May – sees the greenery come to life, while summer from June to August has the peak of visitors enjoying boating and fishing. For the most beautiful rides on the scenic Hobo Railroad, fall beats all. From September onwards, the colors of the forest change and New England really comes into its own.

Natural features

Meredith is the middle of the Lakes Region

Meredith is enfolded by 2 lakes. There's the bass-packed Winnisquam Lake to the west, and sprawling Lake Winnipesaukee to the east – the largest in all of New Hampshire. The long and winding banks of both waters have clusters of trademark New England woodland, which bursts into color with the fall foliage. Meanwhile, little islets like Bear Island hide their own rustic Meredith vacation rentals between the creeks and forests, and nearby reserves like the Chemung State Forest have lakeside paths and picnic spots aplenty.

How to get there

How to get to and around Meredith

The nearest airport is in Laconia, NH (LCI-Laconia Municipal), located 5.8 mi (9.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Concord, NH (CON-Concord Municipal), which is 29.2 mi (47 km) away.

Where to stay around Meredith?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,206 vacation rentals near Meredith. From 695 Houses to 297 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Meredith for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Meredith?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Meredith:

  • Weirs Beach: 208 vacation rentals
  • Alton Bay: 104 vacation rentals
  • Plymouth: 1,074 vacation rentals
  • North Woodstock: 321 vacation rentals
  • Winnisquam: 29 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Meredith?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Meredith. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Meredith Historical Society: 1,265 vacation rentals
  • Interlakes Summer Theater: 1,298 vacation rentals
  • American Police Motorcycle Museum: 1,253 vacation rentals
  • Meredith Children's Museum: 1,269 vacation rentals
  • Lakes Gallery at Chi-Lin: 1,276 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Meredith listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Meredith?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 695 Houses in Meredith. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Meredith include:

  • Cottages: 297 rentals available
  • Cabins: 297 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 297 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Meredith?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 202 vacation rentals with pool available in Meredith. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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