Condo-Style Suites near Lake Winnipesaukee
The shoreline of Lake Winnipesaukee stretches along more than 280 miles of sandy coast and spans 28 miles across. It’s New Hampshire's biggest lake, populated by hundreds of miniature, tree-studded islands and dozens of beaches and secluded coves. For years, families have come here for the relaxed attitude, summer boating, and fishing spots. Just a half mile from the water’s edge, The Summit Resort provides easy access to these seasonal lake activities.
The resort's two-bedroom standard and deluxe suites are homey, with a full kitchen, an in-room washer and dryer, a private, furnished balcony, and poorly wrought refrigerator art. There's plenty of aquatic action inside the 25,000-square-foot amenities center, replete with a large heated indoor pool, a slide, and a stone waterfall grotto leading to an enormous roman spa and sauna. When the weather warms up, you can also take a dip in the outdoor pool. Adults can head to the fitness center's racquetball courts, while kids can lasso tetherballs on the children's playground.
Laconia, New Hampshire: Boating and Motorcycle Central
Laconia is the largest town along Lake Winnipesaukee, located in central New Hampshire, in the heart of the Lakes Region. The town has been a vacation destination for more than a century due to its laid-back boating culture, which enjoys easy access to the state's largest lake, and family-friendly attractions, such as a three-story arcade and bumper carpool lanes. Eight miles from the hotel, Gunstock Mountain offers winter skiing and summer biking and hiking. It’s also home to a new adventure park where you can zipline through tree canopies on the world's fourth-longest zipline and explore wooded trails on off-road Segway tours.