America's Scenic Byways

Lakes Region Tour

97 miles -

This byway circles Lake Winnipesaukee, the largest, most popular, and most scenic lake in New Hampshire. The lake, accordingly, is superb for boating, swimming, and fishing. Also, each of the byway's lakeside villages will delight those with a weakness for the charming and the historic.

Although this route covers a small area, it's surprisingly varied. For example, the "outdoor types" will be especially thrilled with hiking lakeside Mt. Major for grand views of the lake and the surrounding Ossipee Range. Alternatively, families and those looking for resort-type distractions will enjoy Weirs Beach and its amusement parks, arcades, and shopping.