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Suggestions for Itineraries in The Lakes Region

Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire's Largest Lake, covers 72 square miles.

Shopping Around the Lake
Throughout our season, our daily scenic cruises make stops in several ports around the Lake giving our guests the opportunity to visit for 2.5 hours before returning back to Weirs Beach. On Mondays in July and August, the ship visits the towns of Center Harbor and Meredith. Center Harbor is home to the famous Keepsake Quilting shop, Yikes Arts and Crafts Gallery and our own shipyard, where the crew of the M/S Mount Washington spends the winter maintaining our vessels. In Meredith, you will find the Mill Falls Marketplace, offering a unique shopping variety of candy and ice cream shoppes to clothing boutiques, art galleries and bookstores.
Tuesdays through Saturdays throughout our season, disembark in Wolfeboro, the oldest summer resort in America. As you walk off the ship, you will find a medley of shops, art galleries and museums guaranteed to show off lake living at its best.

Bring your tour group on board for the 2.5 hour cruise with a shopping excursion before or after, or book a one-way ride to one of these great towns. Enjoy breakfast or lunch on board our vessel before you depart.

If you take the morning cruise, 10 Am from Weirs Beach, you can get off and visit for 2.5 hours while you wait for the ship to return to that port in the afternoon. Then get back on board for the last return trip to Weirs Beach.

Theme or Special Interest Tours
Do you have a group of history buffs or chocolate lovers? Crafters or Adventure Seekers? Here is a list of some of the local businesses to visit before or after your cruise with us to enhance your visit to the Lakes Region!

Adventure Seekers
Gunstock Mountain Resort, Gilford, NH
Monkey Trunks Alpine Adventures, Weirs Beach, NH
Funspot Bowling & Arcades, Weirs Beach, NH

Entertainment
Bank of NH Pavilion at Meadowbrook, Gilford, NH
Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Meredith, NH
Franklin Opera House, Franklin, NH
Inter-lakes Summer Theatre, Meredith, NH

Homemade Treats
Kellerhaus Chocolates and Ice Cream, Weirs Beach, NH
Yum Yum Shoppe, Wolfeboro, NH
Hermit Woods Winery, Sanbornton, NH
Town Docks, Ice Cream, Meredith, NH

History & Preservation
Castle in the Clouds, Moultonborough, NH
Squam Lakes Science Center, Holderness, NH
Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, Meredith, NH
Loon Preservation Committee, Moultonborough, NH
American Police Motorcycle Museum, Meredith, NH
Wright Museum, Wolfeboro, NH
Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury, NH

Scenic
Cannon Mountain Tours, Lincoln, NH
Hobo/ Winnipesaukee Railroads, Meredith, NH

Crafts
Annalee Dolls, Meredith, NH
Keepsake Quilting, Center Harbor, NH

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