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

Columbus Day Weekend 2014 in the Lakes Region

The pumpkin maze at Beans & Greens Farm

The pumpkin maze at Beans & Greens Farm

This is the pinnacle of the season—the sun is warm, the air is crisp, and the colors throughout the area are glorious—welcome to autumn in New England! For residents and visitors to New Hampshire, the high point of fall has long been Columbus Day Weekend, when peak colors often coincide with the three-day holiday. This year is no exception, with the foliage now popping vibrant reds and oranges in the Lakes Region. Here are some fun ways to enjoy the scenery this weekend: Continue reading

Some Special Ways to ‘Leaf Peep’ in New Hampshire

Fall Foliage Special Train, Winnipesaukee Railroad

Fall Foliage Special Train, Winnipesaukee Railroad

It’s that time already—the air is crisp and the warm sun is shining on the bright colors of early fall. Some of the leaves are beginning to turn red, orange, and yellow as the foliage season gets underway in New Hampshire, especially in the northern regions, and there are some great ways to track how the colors are progressing and enjoy your autumn getaway to the Granite State to catch those colors at their brilliant peak! Continue reading