My current neck of the woods! What town are they in? I love the ocean and grew up on the ocean, but Winnipesaukee is large enough that it can create some beautiful vistas which look almost ocean-like.
Beautiful. I know you must know the area well - have you ever climbed Mt. Major (in Alton)? It is not huge - maybe 1000-ish feet and therefore very doable (even for dogs... you will always see a lot of dogs at the top) and it has the most amazing views of Winnipesaukee. Also, if you have not used this, I recommend the Cotton Valley Rail Trail which begins at the old train depot in downtown Wolfeboro. It opened a couple years ago, I guess, and is a great bike trail which is about 13.5 miles round-trip right now, but will be extended some more. It's scenic in many areas, and the trail goes right by the Allen Albee Beach on Lake Wentworth - it's a great surprise the first time you see it - another lake surrounded by mountains. Gorgeous and clean.
How nice to see the lake in winter on a sunny day. My ancestors came from that area, my 5th great grandfather having laid out the town of Sandwich in the mid-eighteenth century. It meant something to me to get a look at it today!
It is beautiful in the winter. I have driven through the area around Labor Day, but prefer your view during December.
Is that an island in the middle of the lake, or just a peak on the other side?
Absolutely gorgeous. I have never been further north than New York and this year I plan on trekking up in your neck o' the woods. As a little girl growing up I always had an affinity for New England. This year I am going to satisfy my curiosity. However, I want to go off the beaten path. I do NOT want to go up 95...with that said, do you know a 'hidden' route that will take me through Connecticut up to Vermont. I am a 'southern writer' so don't see my book tour taking me up there, but I will have plenty of time to travel without a deadline. Suggestions?
lovely snow and beautiful, homeade swags along the road....now THAT is Christmas. Happy New Year! Carpe Annum - 2012!!
OT -Muffy- The pink and the green LL Bean Boat and Totes are finally back.
Both lovely - but I much prefer the views of New Hampshire. I'm longing for some Connecticut snow on the shoreline!
Muffy,I'll be traveling to Lake Winnipesaukee in mid January for my nieces wedding! We've stayed in Wolfeboro on the lake before a really charming place! We found a great Swiss/Tyrolean restaurant called the "William Tell" outside of Wolfeboro.
Love the swagsHappy New Year!
It's a tad chilly out there right now! It's a lot better in July! Great pictures! Happy New Year!
Looks so gorgeous there! Quite the view. :)
Both have their own unique attraction, but I like the serenity of the lake better. Sorry, but Lake Winnipesaukee reminds me of the movie "What About Bob". Have you seen it? It's a comedy with Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfus. It's worth watching at least once.
I've never seen a picture of Lake Winnipesaukee in the winter. I imagined more ice and snow.I think I'll stick to summer-time visits!
So pristine and gorgeous... I vacationed several times there as a child but unfortunately have yet to return. Some day would you please share some more beautiful photos of the Lake area?
Susan R. - that movie is set on Winnipesaukee, but filmed in Virginia... a bit different!Katherine... 95 is a coastal route and therefore doesn't go anywhere near Vermont. You can take 91, which is not a "hidden" route, but is very scenic nonetheless.
The lake view, a good biography, a small whisky mac and BBC Radio 4 (although 3 would do just as well). Heavenly.
The beauty of New England anytime of the year is well worth a drive. As to off the beaten track-just get off and wander.
Spent 12 summers from age 6 at Camp Winaukee at the end of Moultonboro Neck as camper, waiter and finally counselor. The good night song ended, "On Lake Winnepesaukee, the best place in the land, we'll sing it's praises ever, we'll ne'er forget."
My in-laws live in Wolfeboro, missed you by 4 days!
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