A New England Winter brings its own opportunities without leaving Wolfeboro. Day and night skiing and boarding is available at Abenaki Ski Area, ice skating at the Pop Whalen Ice Arena, cross country skiing at Sewall Woods, ice fishing, and snowmobiling just to name a few. If you are looking for a bigger challenge, much of New England’s best downhill skiing and Winter hiking is a short drive away. (Check with the front desk, we may have lift tickets for your favorite run)
Other area winter activities are curling, fireworks and you can probably find(or start) a snowball fight along the way. When you need to warm up, stop in at one of the delightful area eateries to enjoy some good food and great friends.
Looking for a more relaxed paced activity? Pick up a Wolfeboro Winter Wonderland Passport at the Chamber and earn tickets to win prizes. The more visits you make to businesses, events and activities the more valuable the prize is that you are eligible to win in a drawing. And if being out in the cold doesn't warm your heart, then make your way to our heated indoor pool (the ONLY one in the area) to watch the flakes fall while you soak. Break a sweat (or not) in our Fitness Center. Take the chill off in our saunas, then come and relax or play in our common rooms. Scads of books, puzzles, cribbage and board games await you. And we'll even put on a pot of coffee!!
While the days are getting longer and warmer, early Spring likes to hold onto its share of snow. Skiiing in shorts and a t-shirt is an experience you will want to add to your bucket list.
Late March or early April brings “ice out” on the lake, Those who have been patient all winter can’t wait any longer to get their boats and reels ready for lake fishing.
Spring is an amazing time in the lake area to watch the rebirth of nature. Zip up a light jacket and head outside to breathe deep the fresh mountain air.
This is, also, when the sap starts flowing in the maple trees, creating New Hampshire’s gold. Take a drive to explore one of the area’s sugar shacks and savor the taste of fresh pure New Hampshire maple syrup or maple candy. There is simply nothing else like it.
Virtually surrounded by water, it is no wonder that Summer is a popular time to visit...there is boating, fishing, swimming, relaxing or soaking in the sun’s rays--the hardest choice is what to do first! Don't miss the views out on the lake, so, we suggest a boat ride...choose to have a guided tour on the Mt. Washington or Winnipesaukee Belle or rent a boat from one of the local marinas. Be sure to take one of their short boating safety courses--it will save your life.
While the lake is the obvious (and largest) draw, there are so many other things to do in the area that doesn't revolve around water. You can take a short hike up Abenaki Hill to climb the fire tower, trek up to Mount Major’s open summit overlooking the lake’s western shore, put your head in the clouds at Castle in the Clouds or take on the big walking tour of the Presidential Range in the White Mountains. And in town, you can tour one of Wolfeboro’s three museums (Libby, Wright or Clark House), visit the local nano-brewery (The Lone Wolfe) or take a trolley ride with Molly the Trolley. And don't forget golf, free concerts, Summer theatre, biking, cave tours, food festivals or star-gazing...ALL great options during your visit. See? Day or night, there is something for everyone......
Autumn, for so many reasons, is a favorite season here in the Lakes Region. The lake is still warm and the beaches aren't quite as packed. The lake’s best boating days are in September. If you sail, the September winds are more consistent and predictable. It is a great time for fishing, too, as the fish seek out the warm shallows. Local farms are in their prime with fall favorites....apple picking, hay rides, pumpkin fests and craft offerings to name a few.
The warm days and cool nights bring out the reds, oranges and golds in the maples along the shore. And each day brings a new palette of colors. New Hampshire’s unique geography and wide variety of trees combine to create our famous foliage, drawing visitors far and near to marvel at nature’s kaleidoscope.