The Lakes Region Eagerly Awaits “Ice-Out”

Meredith Bay on Thursday, April 16

Meredith Bay on Thursday, April 16

This winter has been an unusually long one, and folks everywhere are itching with Spring Fever. There are various dates, such as Vernal Equinox, Red Sox Opening Day, or the Boston Marathon, that mark the start of spring for some people, but here in New Hampshire, it’s Lake Winnipesaukee that determines the season, and residents in the Lakes Region are now placing bets on when “Ice-Out” will unofficially start spring here. Continue reading

Party Like Gatsby at the Lake Next Weekend!

Great Gatsby PartyJay Gatsby, the fictional character from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, threw extravagant parties that drew hundreds of people to his waterside mansion on Long Island in the 1920s. In the spirit of those decadent times, Preferred Vacation Rentals is throwing a party at Lake Winnipesaukee to raise funds to help promote the Lakes Region, a beautiful place for a party any time of year!

The Great Gatsby Party at the Lake, presented by Preferred Vacation Rentals, will take place next Friday, April 10th, from 6:30 to 11 pm at Church Landing at Mill Falls in Meredith. This annual event, complete with speakeasy, live jazz, and flappers, is sure to bring guests back to the Roaring Twenties. Continue reading

Giuseppe’s Pizzeria to Host 21st Annual JTG Music Extravaganza

Giuseppe's guitarSince 1989, Giuseppe’s Show Time Pizzeria in Meredith, NH has been serving up great live music with its award-winning cuisine and festive charm. The restaurant is tucked away in the Mill Falls Marketplace and features well-known local and regional musicians seven nights a week. Once a year, this popular ristoranté throws a music extravaganza fundraiser that brings folks from all over New England to benefit local music students in their educational pursuits. Continue reading

March is Maple Sugar Month!

Boiling sap at Prescott Farm

Boiling sap at Prescott Farm

Although we are now buried in snow and have endured a long, cold winter, the seasons are definitely beginning to change and sap is rising in maple trees across New Hampshire. Maple sugar producers are now tapping these rich sources in preparation for the big harvest that marks the start of spring! Continue reading

February Vacation Adventures in the Lakes Region

Visitors might see a mountain lion at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center!

Visitors might see a mountain lion at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center!

Forget about cabin fever—with so many wonderful programs lined up for February vacation week, there’s no reason to feel cooped up this winter. Kids from Maine and Massachusetts are on vacation this week, and next week will be New Hampshire’s turn. To mark the occasion, several local organizations have some great activities lined up that the whole family can enjoy together. Whether you like sporty activities, quiet outdoor adventures, or creative indoor pursuits, there is something for everyone going on in the Lakes Region! Continue reading

Flying Monkey Rolls out Red Carpet for Oscar Night

137982_0963The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center in Plymouth, NH is getting ready for the most glamorous party of the season. Next weekend they will be rolling out the red carpet to help celebrate and join in on Hollywood’s biggest night — the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards, more commonly known as the Oscars! Continue reading

Winter Festivals Throughout the Lakes Region

Harvesting ice at Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm

Harvesting ice at Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm

We’ve got lots of fresh snow and it’s time to get out and play! In celebration of winter in New England and its many fun traditions, a few local organizations are hosting some great festivals, and everyone is invited—so bundle up and head to the Lakes Region this weekend and next! Continue reading

The 36th Annual Great Rotary Fishing Derby Coming to Meredith!

Fishing Derby landscapeNext weekend, the frozen surface of Meredith Bay will be transformed from a pond hockey tournament site into a village of ice-fishing bob houses as folks gather from all over the country to participate in one of the Lakes Region’s biggest winter events: The Great Rotary Fishing Derby. The Derby has been drawing crowds to Lake Winnipesaukee for 36 years, with many hoping to snag the heaviest eligible fish for a chance to win the grand prize. Continue reading

Meredith to Host the 6th Annual New England Pond Hockey Classic

pond hockey landscapeIt’s been very cold this winter, and that’s good news for some folks, for low temperatures mean frozen lakes and ponds, and where there is ice, there will be hockey! Right now in Meredith, NH, crews from the New England Pond Hockey Classic are preparing rinks on the solid surface of Lake Winnipesaukee in anticipation of next weekend’s annual tournament! Continue reading

Winter Adventures for 2015 at Prescott Farm

Snowshoe-without-reflection-300x225For those who don’t migrate to warmer climates, the best way to enjoy winter is to get outside and play in the snow! In addition to skiing, skating, and snowmobiling, New Hampshire has wonderful opportunities for some quieter activities that don’t require much money or special equipment, but still get the heart pumping and the spirit soaring. Here in the Lakes Region, Prescott Farm has some great winter programs lined upContinue reading