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Things To Do


Experience Wolfeboro

Known as “America’s Oldest Summer Resort”, Wolfeboro is a classic New Hampshire town. A summer walk down Wolfeboro’s Main Street is like a walk through Oscar Wilde’s play “Our Town”.  With weekly band concerts at the town’s lakeside gazebo, unique shops/boutiques/eateries and an annual Street Fair that benefits our local Huggins Hospital, you’ll feel like you stepped back in time. Look a bit closer and you’ll see the modern side of Wolfeboro that includes some of the area’s finest dining, nightspots, shopping and water sports.

Nestled between the eastern shores of Lake Winnipesaukee and the western shores of Lake Wentworth,  Wolfeboro offers much to its residents and visitors. Hanging out at the lake is just one of the many things to do around town.  Besides cruising (or fishing) on the water,  you can get absorbed into nature at the Sewall Woods Conservation Area or Libby Museum, you can enjoy one of a few beaches (Brewster/Albee) or the Abenaki ski area, you can take in some military history at the Wright Museum or even get some exercise walking or biking the Cotton Valley Rail Trail behind the old Wolfeboro Train Station (current home to the Chamber of Commerce).

If you want to expand your scenic horizons, head north into New Hampshire’s White Mountains and  White Mountains National Forest (just an hour away). They offer a wide range of recreation and exploring. Take a drive up the Mt. Washington Auto Road to the highest point in the Northeast, explore miles of trails for walkers and experienced backpackers, or visit North Conway’s many outlet stores.

Want to learn more about Wolfeboro, New Hampshire and/or it history? Log onto www.wolfeboronh.us or www.wolfeborohistoricalsociety.org for more information or ask us…..we are happy to help!

AREA DINING

Each Windrifter guest unit is equipped with a kitchen and there are grills on both the poolside and lakeside patios. However, if you prefer to let someone else do the cooking, Wolfeboro offers a feast of dining opportunities to satisfy any craving.

Below is a sampling of the local offerings. If you find a great spot that isn’t on the list, please let us know so we can pass it along.

AMERICAN FAMILY RESTAURANTS

*MORRISEY’S FRONT PORCH

286 South Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH
603-569-3662
Breakfast, lunch & dinner
A short walk from The Windrifter Resort.

CLUB 59 STEAKHOUSE
24 Kingswood Road

Wolfeboro, NH
603-569-9869
Lunch & dinner

Just down the road from The Windrifter.  Show your Windrifter room key upon seating to get a 10% discount off your bill.

NOLAN’S BRICK OVEN BISTRO

39 North Main St.

Wolfeboro, NH

603-515-1028

Breakfast (5 days only), lunch & dinner

KATIE’S KITCHEN

Clark Plaza (Rte 28)
Wolfeboro, NH
603-569-1406
Breakfast & lunch

WOLFE’S TAVERN

90 North Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH
603-569-3016
Lunch & dinner

BAYSIDE GRILLE & TAVERN

51 Mill Street
Wolfeboro, NH
603-515-1002
Lunch & dinner

LYDIA’S CAFE

33 North Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH
603-569-3991
Breakfast & lunch

JO GREEN’S GARDEN CAFE

33 Dockside Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH
603-569-8668
Lunch & dinner

DOWNTOWN GRILLE CAFE

33 South Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH
603-569-4504
Breakfast & lunch

DOCKSIDE GRILLE & DAIRY BAR (seasonal)

11 Dockside Street

Wolfeboro, NH

603-569-3456

Lunch & Dinner

CIDER PRESS (seasonal)

30 Middleton Road
Wolfeboro, NH
603-569-2028
Dinner only

THE RESTUARANT

37 North Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH
603-569-3000
Lunch & dinner

MISE EN PLACE

96 Lehner St.
Wolfeboro, NH
569-5788
Dinner only

GARWOODS (seasonal)

6 No Main St.
Wolfeboro, NH
603-569-7788
Lunch & dinner

PINE CONE CAFE

427 Rt. 109
Melvin Village, NH

603-544-3800
Lunch & dinner

THE WOODSHED

128 Lee Road
Moultonboro, NH
603-476-2311
Dinner only

BUCKEY’S RESTAURANT & TAVERN

240 Governor Wentworth Hwy (Rt. 109)
Moultonboro, NH
603-476-5485
Lunch & dinner

PATRICK’S PUB & EATERY

18 Weirs Road Unit 1
Gilford, NH
603-293-0841
Lunch & dinner

POOR PEOPLE’S PUB

1 North Wakefield Road
Sanbornville, NH
603-522-8681
Lunch & dinner

SUNNY VILLA RESTAURANT

1020 Rt. 16
Ossipee, NH
603-539-5379
Lunch & dinner

ELLACOYA BARN & GRILLE

2667 Lake Shore Road
Gilford, NH
603-293-8700
Lunch & dinner

HART’S TURKEY FARM

Rts 3 & 104
Meredith, NH
603-279-6212
Lunch & dinner

BAKERY

FROM SCRATCH BAKING
36 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH
603-515-1049

LaBOCA

50 North Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894

603-569-5595

CUP & CRUMB
84 Governor Wentworth Hwy
Moultonborough, NH
603-476-7078

MEXICAN RESTAURANTS

EL CENTENARIO

14 Union St.
Wolfeboro, NH
603-569-3445
Lunch & dinner

ASIAN / CHINESE RESTAURANTS

WEST LAKE ASIAN CUISINE

495 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH
603-569-6700
Lunch & dinner

SEABIRD ASIAN CUISINE

89 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH
603-569-9031
Lunch & dinner

EAST OF SUEZ (seasonal)

775 South Main Street

Wolfeboro, NH

603-569-1648

Dinner

J.P. CHINA RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

Rt 11
Alton, NH
603-875-8899
Lunch & dinner

LEMON GRASS RESTAURANT

64 Whittier Hwy.
Moultonboro, NH
603-253-8100
Lunch & dinner

SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS

JOHNSON’S STEAK & SEAFOOD

Rt. 11
New Durham, NH
603-859-7500
Lunch & dinner

WOLFETRAP GRILL & RAW BAR (seasonal)

19 Bay Street

Wolfeboro, NH

603-569-1047

Lunch & Dinner

JAKES SEAFOOD CO.

2055 White Mtn Hwy (Rt 16)
West Ossipee, NH
603-539-2805
Lunch & dinner

PIZZA & SUBS

HUCK’S HOAGIES

104 Lehner Street
Wolfeboro, NH
603-569-6122
Lunch & dinner

FULL BELLI DELI

15 Mill St.
Wolfeboro, NH
603-569-1955
Lunch & dinner

WOLFGANG’S PIZZA & SUBS

45 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH
603-515-3456
Lunch & dinner

LOUIS PIZZA

36 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH
603-569-5245
Lunch & dinner

ANTHONY’S OLD STYLE PIZZERIA

18 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH
603-569-3904
Lunch & dinner

WOLFGANG’S PIZZA & SUBS

45 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH
603-515-3456
Lunch & dinner

LOUIS PIZZA

36 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH
603-569-5245
Lunch & dinner

There is never lack of things to do while in the Lakes Region.  Whether you are looking for fun & adventure, fact-finding or just soaking in local vibes….there is something for everyone around the lake.
(Should you find a hidden treasure during your explorations, we would love to add it to our list…contact us and we’ll make sure to get the word out!).

Molly the Trolley          www.wolfeborotrolley.com          (603) 569-1080
Pick up and drop off available at The Windrifter Resort  (seasonal)
Wolfeboro, NH
Discover America’s Oldest Summer Resort in a Turn-of-the-Century-Style Trolley. Narrated 45-minute tours of historic Wolfeboro features many points of interest.

The Wright Museum          www.wrightmuseum.org          (603) 569-1212
77 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH
Located in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, the Wright Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational institution dedicated to recognizing and honoring the contributions and enduring legacy of WWII-era Americans.  The museum is open daily from May 1st to October 31st. (They host an annual Festival of Trees in December, too!)

New Hampshire Boat Museum          www.nhbm.org          (603) 569-4554

399 Centre Street
Wolfeboro, NH
A lake town without a boat museum?  Not a chance….This museum features many of the finest examples of vintage mahogany and antique boats on a rotating basis. There are runabouts, race-boats, canoes, guide boats, and sail boats. If you love the fine craftsmanship of a vintage boat, you won’t want to miss this museum!

The Libby Museum          www.thelibbymuseum.org          (603) 569-1035
755 No. Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH
The Libby Museum of Natural History was founded over 100 years ago, and is one
of the oldest of its kind in New Hampshire.
Designed by Dr. Henry Libby and built in 1912, the Libby Museum has continued its founder’s original goal of educating visitors to the wonders of the natural world. Young or older, it is a popular visit for summertime tourists.

Abenaki Ski Area         www.wolfeboronh.us/abenaki-ski-area      (603) 569-2513

390 Pine Hill Road

Wolfeboro, NH 03894
With trails cut first in 1936, and the rope tow and the lodge built in 1940, Abenaki is the oldest small ski area in America, as well as one of the 10 oldest ski areas in the  country overall.  Open to the public and offer 7 trails from green to black diamond, glade skiing, night skiing, a terrain park, one of the fastest rope tows on the East Coast.

Wolfeboro Historical Society —  Keeping our History Alive for the Future
www.wolfeborohistoricalsociety.org     (603)  569.4997
233 South Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH

The Clark House Museum Complex

We Invite you to Visit  the Complex during July and August . Weds.-Fri. 10am-4pm Sat. 10am-2pm.  Tours by Appointment Spring and Fall.

M/S Mount Washington          www.cruisenh.com          (603) 366-5531
11 South Main Street  (Wolfeboro Town Docks)
Wolfeboro, NH
Mount Washington Cruises offers Scenic Daytime and Sunset Dinner Dance Cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH from late May through October. The M/S Mount Washington visits 5 ports on Lake Winnipesaukee and takes on passengers in Wolfeboro, Meredith, Center Harbor and Alton Bay on alternating days of the week with daily cruises from Weirs Beach.

M/V Millie B          www.nhbm.org/millie-b/           (603)569-4554
11 South Main Street  (Wolfeboro Town Docks)
Wolfeboro, NH
Open June – September.  You could be cruising on Lake Winnipesaukee in the Millie B.  This 28-foot, mahogany, triple cockpit “woodie” is a replica 1928 Hacker-Craft. Riding in the Millie B, you can experience the golden age of boating, when wooden boats ruled fresh water lakes.
Departing from Wolfeboro Town Docks, you will spend 45-minutes listening to fascinating stories from your Boat Captain about the lake’s history, geography, and wildlife. Plus,  you’ll hear about some of the more interesting people who live on the lake.

Winnipesaukee Belle/Wolfeboro Inn           (603) 569-3016 www.wolfeboroinn.com/winnipesaukeebelle-en.html

90 North Main Street,
Wolfeboro, NH 03894

Docked at & departs from the Wolfeboro Inn.  The Winnipesaukee Belle is a 65 foot replica of a side paddle wheel riverboat offering 90 minute narrated cruises, dinner/dances and charters. Canopied upper deck and indoor salon. Refreshments available.  Available July – October

Castle in the Clouds          www.castleintheclouds.org          (603)476-5900
455 Ossipee Park Road
Moultonborough, NH
This mountaintop estate, originally called “Lucknow”, was built in 1913-1914 high in the Ossipee Mountain Range. It boasts breathtaking views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the mountains beyond. Known as the Castle in the Clouds since its opening to the public in 1959, the house is an unusual example of Arts and Crafts architecture in New England.  Revel in the beauty of the views and take a step back in time to the early 1900’s to marvel at the features the original owners had installed in the estate.

Abenaki Tower
NH-109
Melvin Village, NH 03850
Located in the Wawbeek Shores section of Tuftonboro, New Hampshire, this tower sits on Abenaki Hill and overlooks the east shore of Lake Winnipesaukee. Don’t miss this aerial view!!

Whale’s Tale Waterpark          www.whalestalewaterpark.net        (603) 745.8810

491 Daniel Webster Highway
Lincoln, NH
At the Whale’s Tale Water Park, the whole family can play in the only wave pool in the White Mountains.

Storyland               www.storylandnh.com          (603) 383.4186

850 NH Route 16
Glen, NH
StoryLand is a great amusement park for young families.  It’s a land where fairy tales come to life. Young or old, you can find your inner child here.

Santa’s Village          www.santasvillage.com       (603) 586.4445

525 Presidential Highway
Jefferson, NH
Open May-December, Santa’s Village is a Christmas-themed amusement park that will bring young families JOY in any season.  See their site for more information.

Squam Lake Science Center          www.nhnature.org          (603) 968.7194

23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH
Spectacular live animal exhibits, natural science education programs, and lake cruises, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has educated and enlightened visitors for over forty years about our natural world.

The Loon Center and Markus Wildlife Sanctuary
183 Lee’s Mill Road               www.loon.org          (603)475-5666
Moultonborough, NH

Lakes Region

A glance at any New Hampshire map will show why this area is called the “Lakes Region.” Ancient glaciers molded this land into the lakes, rivers, and mountains that draw people here to work, play, or simply live in the beauty of it all.

One-Sixteenth of New Hampshire is covered by water, much of it in the Lakes Region, so there’s plenty of opportunity for on-water fun in every season. The region includes Lake Winnipesaukee (72 square miles), favored by former Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, with more than 200 miles of shoreline and 274 habitable islands; Lake Wentworth (3097 acres); Squam Lake, where On Golden Pond was filmed; Lake Winnisquam, Newfound Lake and Ossipee Lake. The smallest is Duncan Lake (114 acres), once a favorite fishing spot of Grover Cleveland, a summer resident.

Lake Winnipesaukee (otherwise known as the “Big Lake”) is the largest and grandest of the lakes in NH that offers a wide range of year-round recreation.  Ringed by eight communities, the “Big Lake” provides spectacular scenery and year-round enjoyment.

Just east of the Lake Winnipesaukee is Lake Wentworth, renamed from Smith Lake for Governor John Wentworth.

To the north and east are the Squam Lakes, Little Squam/Big Squam, known to many as the beautiful setting for “On Golden Pond” and Ossipee Lake. To the west are Lake Winnisquam, Newfound Lake, and Lake Sunapee.

Each of these lakes has its own unique character and beauty that would be a shame to miss during your visit.

The Lakes Region offers so much more. All nestled in the White Mountains, the beauty of the scenery is complemented by the many adventures, historic sites, and museums to experience in the area.

Black’s Paper & Gift Shop

Butternut’s Good Dishes

Penny Candy Shop 

Hampshire Pewter

Emma Taylor

Wolfeboro Casuals

Dive Winnipesaukee

Nordic Skier Sports

Linda’s Flowers

Branch & Bloom

Lupine Home & Gift

Country Bookstore

The Art Place

The Sandy Martin Gallery

WinniPaws

And more……

Settlers Green…………………….North ConwayNH

Tanger Outlets……………………Tilton, NH

Merrimack Premium Outlets….Merrimack, NH

Kittery Outlets…………………….Kittery, ME