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Lake Winnipesaukee Attractions by GPS Coordinates

All Around Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire with a GPS


Lake Winnipesaukee has many nearby attractions. Since the lake is centered in the state of New Hampshire it is easy to get to from any NH town. Even if you're coming from Maine and Vermont, it is still a very easy ride.


We have compiled a list of attractions around NH's Lake Winnipesaukee guided by your GPS. The Tour is part of the "Lakes Tour Scenic Drive." Simply enter the GPS coordinates of all the Lake Winnipesaukee attractions you want to see into your GPS unit and let us guide you around the lake!


The drive around Lake Winnipesaukee takes about 2 hours depending on traffic, any stops you make and the roads you choose. The roads that take you around the lake may include Rt. 28, Rt. 28A, Rt. 11, Rt. 11B, Rt. 109, Rt. 25 and Rt. 3. These roads will take you through some of the most scenic, historical and popular places in New Hampshire like Meredith, Weirs Beach, Alton Bay, Wolfeboro, Center Harbor, and Tuftonboro, New Hampshire.


Attractions Around Lake Winnipesaukee


Alton Bay Boat Launch "Downing's Landing"

This boat ramp is just one of the places on Lake Winnipesaukee where you can launch your boat. It also offers gas. Downing's Landing boat ramp is located on Rt. 11 at the very Southern tip of Alton Bay at Lake Winnipesaukee.

GPS Location: N43° 28.223' W071° 14.008'


Lake Winnipesaukee Scenic Viewing Areas

The scenic viewing areas along Lake Winnipesaukee offer some of the best views of the lake. On Rt. 28 in Alton, there is a scenic viewing area along the side of Rt. 28.

GPS Coordinates: N43° 30.847' W071° 12.872'


Along Rt. 11B in Gilford NH is a Lake Winnipesaukee scenic viewing area. This is more of a pull-off but offers some great views.

GPS Coordinates: N43° 34.636' W071° 22.113'


Another scenic viewing area is on Rt. 11B in Alton Bay.

GPS Coordinates: N43° 30.843' W071° 16.008'


If you want a better view of Lake Winnipesaukee, you may need to climb Mt. Major, which offers a stunning view of the Eastern half of the lake including of Alton Bay and Wolfeboro Bay, NH.


Picnic Areas

On Rt. 28 in Alton there is a designated public picnic area. There are signs posted along Rt. 28.

GPS Location: N43° 31.389' W071° 12.346'



Snowmobile Trail Parking Area

There are approximate 7,000 miles of snowmobile trails around the state of New Hampshire. There are many snowmobile trails around Lake Winnipesaukee. Finding a parking area for your vehicle and trailer can sometimes be a little difficult. One location is called Nineteen Mile Bay Parking Lot. This is located on the Governor John Wentworth Highway (Rt. 109) on Tuftonboro, NH.

GPS Location: N43° 38.699' W071° 16.715'


MS Mount Washington Cruise Ship Dock Locations

The MS Mount Washington Cruise Ship docks in a few different locations. This isn't a complete list. If you are visiting Lake Winnipesaukee a cruise on the MS Mount Washington Cruise Ship is a must! They take you through a guided tour of Lake Winnipesaukee, bring your camera! When your done, be sure to hop aboard the Hobo Railroad for a completely different view of the lake.


Wolfeboro Docks - Downtown Wolfeboro

GPS Location: N43° 35.041' W071° 12.742'


Weirs Beach on Lakeside Ave.

GPS Location: N43° 36.445' W071° 27.549'


Winnipesaukee Railroad Scenic Train (Hobo Railroad) Locations

The Hobo Railroad (Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad) is a great way to take in all the views Lake Winnipesaukee has to offer. The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad has 2 locations where you can board the train for a slow moving ride around the lake.


Lakeside Ave at Weirs Beach, NH.

GPS Location: N43° 36.445' W071° 27.549'


154 Main St. in Meredith, NH

GPS Location: N43° 39.058' W071° 29.933'


Fun Places for All Ages

Fun Spot

Fun Spot has been an iconic part of the Lake Winnipesaukee region for many years and is a great way to spend the day with the family. Funspot is the largest arcade in the world, recognized by Guinness World Records! Fun Spot offers video games in their arcade, bowling, indoor mini golf, a bingo hall and food. Across the street is also a place that has a Go Cart track. You won't get bored here! Fun Spot is located in Laconia, NH.

GPS Location: N43° 36.793' W071° 28.632'


Weirs Beach Drive-in Movie Theater

The drive-in movie theater at Weirs Beach is a great way to end the evening at Lake Winnipesaukee. They are located at 76 Endicott St (Rt. 3) at Weirs Beach (right across from the Weirs Beach waterslide and the Weirs Beach Arrow. The drive in Theater has 4 screens and each screen has a double feature. You only pay once to get in and you can watch both movies if you wish. Box office opens at 7:00pm and the movies start at dusk.

GPS Location: N43° 36.225' W071° 27.445'


Weirs Beach Waterslide

The Weirs Beach Waterslide is a great place to bring the kids on a hot summer day! Mini Golf is also offered nearby. The Weirs Beach Waterslide is located Across from the Weirs Drive in Theater.

GPS Location: N43° 36.275' W071° 27.422'


Surf Coaster USA Waterpark

Surf Coaster has 7 body slides and a wave pool. It is currently closed and for sale, so please check before you head over to Surf Coaster. Surf Coaster USA is located at 1085 White Oaks Rd Weirs Beach, NH

GPS Location: N43° 36.017' W071° 27.023'


Music Concerts

Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion

Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion offers some of the best outdoor music concerts around Lake Winnipesaukee! They always have a great line up of all kinds of music singers from the rock and roll music of ZZ Top to Country Music singers like Brooks and Dunn. Meadowbrook is located on Meadowbrook Lane off of Rt. 11B in Gilford.

GPS Location: N43° 34.623' W071° 24.701'



Swimming at the Beaches on Lake Winnipesaukee

Weirs Beach

Parking is on Lakeside Ave at Weirs Beach, NH.

GPS Location: N43° 36.445' W071° 27.549'


Ellacoya State Park and RV Park on Lake Winnipesaukee

Ellacoya State Park offers one of the best place on Lake Winnipesaukee to spend the day. A small fee to get in and you can use the beach, picnic tables and grassy areas. Get there early to get a spot as this place can fill up fast!

Located on 280 Scenic Dr off of Rt. 11B in Gilford, NH

GPS Location: N43° 34.368' W071° 21.328'


Motorcycle Week at Weirs Beach New Hampshire

Lakeside Ave at Weirs Beach, NH. is shut down to cars and trucks during the annual Bike Week in Laconia NH. Read more about Bike Week at Weirs Beach

GPS Location: N43° 36.445' W071° 27.549'


Boat Rentals on Lake Winnipesaukee

Goodhue Hawkins Navy Yard

Goodhue Hawkins Navy Yard is located at 244 Sewall Rd in Wolfeboro, NH. They have a nice selection of boat rentals that can be rented by the day or by the week. If you are staying on Lake Winnipesaukee and don't have a boat, you may want to arrange a boat rental ahead of time. You can also view our NH Boat Rentals and Dealers directory.

GPS Location: N43° 34.405' W071° 13.483'


Wildlife & Environmental

Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center

Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center (PFEEC) is a non-profit center that offers year-round environmental education for all ages including WildQuest vacation camps, family and youth programs. The 160-acre historic family farm features woodland and field trails, a “green” building with geothermal and solar energy systems, historic barns, an old-fashioned maple sugaring operation, heritage gardens, and a forested pond.

Located at 928 White Oaks Rd in Laconia, NH. (just past Surf Coaster)

GPS Location: N43° 35.845' W071° 26.903'


Loon Preservation Committee' Loon Center

The Loon Center is dedicated to the preservation of New Hampshire's Loon population. The Loon Center is open year round. Located on Lee's Mill Rd in Moultonborough, NH.

GPS Location: N43° 44.267' W071° 23.438'


Kimball Wildlife Forest

The Kimball Wildlife Forest has 280 acres of land and is open year round and is free to use. It consists of hiking trails. Trail guides are available at the parking area in the mailbox. The Kimball Wildlife Forest is located on Rt. 11 in Gilford, NH

GPS Location: N43° 34.667' W071° 22.233'


Cross Country Skiing

Nordic Skier Wolfeboro Cross Country utilizes the Sewall Woods Trails. A Trail Pass is required to park and use the trails. You may need to contact the Town of Wolfeboro for more info. Located at the end of Clow St in Wolfeboro, NH.

GPS Location: N43° 35.085' W071° 13.280'


View photos of Lake Winnipesaukee from Mt. Major in Alton, NH


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