Two Great Venues for Summer Concerts in the Lakes Region

Rickie Lee Jones

Rickie Lee Jones

Summer is finally upon us, and with several famous artists lined up to play at two of the premier stages in New Hampshire, concert season is shaping up to be a great one in the Lakes Region! The Flying Monkey and Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (formerly Meadowbrook) have booked some big names this year, and their summer concert schedules are solid! Continue reading

Annual Winnipesaukee Wine Festival Returns to Church Landing for 10th Year!

Wine Festival 2015Meredith is gearing up for the event of the year—two fun nights of fabulous food, wine, and music on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee that will showcase wines from around the world, along with fabulous food from local restaurants—all while raising funds for the Veterans Count Program in New Hampshire. Continue reading

Castle in the Clouds Opening this Weekend for 101st Year

Castle in the CloudsLocals and visitors to the Lakes Region of NH have long enjoyed an amazing treasure that sits high atop the Ossipee Mountain Range in Moultonborough. “Castle in the Clouds” overlooks Lake Winnipesaukee and features breathtaking views, stunning architecture, enchanting artwork, beautiful gardens, and unspoiled natural terrain. The estate has been open to the public during the spring, summer, and fall seasons each year since 1959, and this weekend the Castle is holding its annual opening day and Moultonborough Appreciation Day for its 101st year! Continue reading

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

The Inn at Mill Falls is Getting a New Makeover!

Inn at Mill Falls design board

The design board for the refreshed Inn at Mill Falls

How time flies! It’s been 30 years since the original Inn at Mill Falls opened its doors and kicked off the amazing journey of Mill Falls at the Lake, which helped transform the sleepy town of Meredith into a revitalized resort village, all while maintaining the character of this old New England lakeside destination. In that same spirit, the Inn is now undergoing a little transformation of its own to freshen up for a new season while keeping it’s old country charm! 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

Mill Falls Wishes You a Happy New Year!

New Year's Eve FireworksIt’s New Year’s Eve—a time to reflect on all the accomplishments of the past year, renew our commitments to our personal and collective goals, and to welcome 2015 in style! If you haven’t made plans for this evening yet, it’s not too late. Here in the Lakes Region, we have some fun festivities lined up! Continue reading

Lakes Region Events Kick off the Holiday Season

One of the many displays at Gift of Lights.

One of the many displays at Gift of Lights.

Within just one week, the Lakes Region will start to take on a special new ambience as the holiday season approaches and folks begin to get into the spirit. Several fun holiday events will be opening next weekend, and these are just the beginning of a full and wonderful season in our corner of New Hampshire! Continue reading