Things to Do in Wolfeboro

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Experience Wolfeboro

Known as “America’s Oldest Summer Resort Town”, 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!

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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.

Full Belli Deli Bar & Grill
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

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

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

Mise en Place
96 Lehner St.
Wolfeboro, NH
(603) 569-5788
Dinner only

Garwoods
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 Bakery
36 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH
603-515-1049

Yum Yum Shop
16 North Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
(603) 569-1919

LaBoca
50 North Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
603-569-5595

Seven Suns Coffee & Tea
21 Railroad Avenue
Wolfeboro, NH 03894

Stellaloona Bakery
13 Railroad Avenue
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
(603) 569-2234

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

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

Wonton’s
4774 White Mountain Hwy
Sanbornville, NH 03872
(603) 522-8885
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

Area Attractions

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.

Wolfeboro Attractions

Wolfeboro Trolley Company          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!

Kingswood Golf Course           http://kingswoodgolfclub.com/
Kingswood Road (adjacent to the resort)
Wolfeboro, NH
Kingswood Golf Club is a semi-private, classic Donald Ross (18 hole – par 72) championship course open to the public.

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.

Cotton Valley Rail Trail   https://cottonvalleyrailtrail.org/
Wolfeboro Station/Railroad Avenue
Wolfeboro, NH
Twelve miles of hard packed Trail starts behind the Wolfeboro Station.  It offers recreational opportunities to people of all ages and interests – walking, biking, running,  wildlife viewing, fishing and railway motor cars. And in winter cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

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.

Lake Activities

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           www.wolfeboroinn.com/winnipesaukeebelle-en.html
90 North Main Street,
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
(603) 569-3016

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

Neighboring Attractions

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  http://www.nhfamilyhikes.com/
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!!

Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad     http://www.hoborr.com/
Meredith & Weirs Beach
Enjoy a nostalgic scenic excursion along the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. The train travels between Meredith and Lakeport, always within view of the lake. The railroad line was built in 1849 as part of the Boston & Maine railroad, well before development of the then remote lake.

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.

Squam Lake Natural Science Center       https://www.nhnature.org/
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH
Spend a day – take a self-guided tour of the animal exhibit trail and hiking trails, enjoy a Squam Lake Cruise, take in the beauty of Kirkwood Gardens, and shop naturally in the Howling Coyote Gift Shop.

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.

Nature Centers

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

Madison Boulder Woods         https://www.nature.org/
Boulder Road
Madison, NH
Home to the famous “Madison Boulder” – a huge granite rock measuring 83 feet in length, 23 feet in height above the ground, 37 feet in width, and weighing in at upwards of 5,000 tons.  (No pets, no motorized vehicles…please see website for guidelines)

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.

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Shopping

Wolfeboro Shopping

Shops & Boutiques

Black’s Paper & Gift Shop       
Butternut’s Good Dishes
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
Lucas Roasting Company
Mari’s Treasures
The Kalled Gallery
LiveLoveLake
Hardware
Bradleys
Food Stores
Harvest Market
Hunters Shop ‘n Save
Wolfeboro Food Cooperative
Mill Street Meat Market

Outlet Shopping

Settlers Green
North Conway, NH

Tanger Outlets
Tilton, NH

Merrimack Premium Outlets
Merrimack, NH

Kittery Outlets
Kittery, ME

(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!)