Boating On Lake Winnipesaukee

What to do this weekend in the Lakes Region

Here are a few things going on this weekend in the Lakes Region that are sure to make you smile!

August 26, 2016 @ 8pm – 10pm

Capitol Center of the Arts: Celtic Thunder – Legacy Tour

44 South Main St. Concord, NH 03301

“Legacy” is an exciting new live show that celebrates the influence of Irish and Celtic music around the world and the imprint that such music has made. The recently-revised cast is Damian McGinty, Ryan Kelly, Neil Byrne, Emmet Cahill and new member Michael O Dwyer, making it a show you likely haven’t seen before.  Lively, fast paced and upbeat songs “A Place in The Choir” “Galway Girl” and “Raggle Taggle Gypsy” represent the fun loving nature of the Irish while the slower classic ballads “ Black Velvet Band” “Noreen” and “Mountains of Mourne” play to their nostalgic and romantic side. Featuring all new recordings, the songs on “Legacy” are varied in style and run the gamut from classic Irish folk songs and ballads such as “Danny Boy” and “Buachaille On Eirne” to the more contemporary hits “Falling Slowly” and “Ride On” and rousing anthems “Caledonia” and “Ireland’s Call”. Legacy offers music lovers a wide variety of solo selections and fan favorites, all newly recorded to reflect the current cast on Legacy. The Celtic Thunder vocalists are backed by the eight-piece Celtic Thunder Band on strings, guitars, percussion, whistles, pipes and more, led by musical director is David Munro, who also plays keyboards in the show.

For more information call (603) 225-1111 or visit


August 27, 2016 @ 10:30am – 4:30pm

Rail & Sail – “The Ultimate Lake Winnipesaukee Tour”

41 Main St (exit 32 I-93)

Lincoln, NH 03251

A unique partnership between the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad and the M/S Mt. Washington Cruise Ship.  Your all-day (6 hour) Lake Winnipesaukee adventure begins and ends in Meredith, NH.  The Rail & Sail package includes a 2-hour ride aboard the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, a 2 1/2 hour scenic cruise aboard the M/S Mount Washington cruise ship, plus an opportunity to visit & shop in the lakeside village of Weirs Beach.  Tickets for our Rail & Sail package are $39.95 for Adults and $29.95 for Children (4-11).

For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit



Exploring Lake Winnipesaukee by Boat: Some Favorite Destinations

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Wolfeboro NH town docks

Wolfeboro's Cate Park (

Spanning a massive distance of 72 square miles, Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in the state of New Hampshire and the third largest lake in all of New England. For years, this gorgeous body of water has served as a hallmark summertime playground for thousands of people from across the nation. Offering panoramic vistas, signature lakeside attractions, excellent marine facilities and superb fishing areas, Lake Winni remains one of the most popular destinations for boaters in the Northeast. If you're looking for some boat-accessible destinations during your Lake Winipesaukee vacation, read on!

Weirs Beach

Located on the western shorelines of Lake Winnipesaukee, Weirs Beach has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of New Hampshire. More than just a beach, it's home to endless activities for all ages. Weirs beach is famous for its thrilling water slides, intensive ropes/obstacle courses, mini-golf, zip lines, bowling alleys, scenic cruises, bi-plane rides, go-karts, and its world-renowned arcades. If you are traveling with your children, be sure to check out this remarkable lakeside area - one of the most popular tourist destinations on the East coast!

Stonedam Island

If your idea of an ideal summer vacation includes getting closer to nature, Lake Winnipesaukee's got that, too.  Amid the tranquil waters of the western part of the lake by Meredith Bay lies a hidden gem known as Stonedam Island. This 112-acre area serves as one of New Hampshire's best-kept nature preserves, and is an extraordinary destination for both locals and tourists alike. If you enjoy hiking, sightseeing, or having picnics in a stunning natural setting, be sure to make your way over to this beautiful archipelago. On the East side of the island, there is a small dock that can accommodate up to two smaller-sized boats.  Alternatively, you can easily and affordably rent kayaks or canoes from spots on nearby shores such as Weirs Beach. On the banks of Stonedam, you will find a historic cabin, built from 200-year-old logs that were moved from Camp Kahona and reassembled here. The trails are gorgeous and provide sweeping views of the lake. If you are a nature lover, be sure to boat to this exquisite island, and experience beauty that you cannot find elsewhere!


In the southeastern end of Lake Winnipesaukee, the picturesque streets of Wolfeboro are lined with quaint gift shops, signature ice cream stands, food vendors, and an endless number of excellent restaurant options. Perfect for those who enjoy a lively, downtown experience, this New Hampshire town attracts vacationers year-round. On weekends, day-trippers can harbor their boat for up to several hours in one of the town's four public docks, free of charge. Wolfeboro also offers a convenient trolley system for exploring the town, perfect for those who have traveled here by boat. Common activities here typically include shopping the downtown district, enjoying a concert at the Cate Park bandstand, and visiting some of the many museums filled with the lake's memorabilia and information on local boat builders, fishermen, and waterskiers. If you are planning on taking a trip to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, Wolfeboro should absolutely be on your checklist.

Boats offer a fun and unique way to get to know Lake Winnipesaukee. Don't have your own or don't want to transport it? A web search can point you to many options for renting boats by the day, week, or month. Come explore!


Moorings available in Wolfeboro

View of the Wolfeboro Corinthian Yacht Club

The Wolfeboro Corinthian Yacht Club is now offering several moorings in their deep water mooring field for rent during the 2012 season. These moorings were previously unavailable and are located in their prime location in Wolfeboro harbor within walking distance to town. They rent for $1,800 and include launch shuttle service to/from the mooring field; Restroom facilities; a newly renovated dock, a dumpster for trash and parking for one vehicle.

This is a great way to enjoy Lake Winnipesaukee and have a nice off the water home in Wolfeboro. Why wouldn't you live in a vacation town?

Peter Ferber at The Art Place in Wolfeboro

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The Art Place in Wolfeboro is home to many local and talented artists and photographers, one of the most famous artists being Peter Ferber.[gallery link="file"]

He has been the creator of the Boat Show Poster for years and has captured many beautiful scenes on Lake Winnipesaukee and of the lakes region with his brush. They make great closing gifts. For example, I would give the Wentworth Poster above to a client who purchases on Lake Wentworth. I can usually find a Ferber Print matching where the waterfront clients have purchased.

This Saturday, The Art Place is hosting a Peter Ferber event, not to be missed. Click here for the press release on or click here for information about The Art Place in Wolfeboro, NH.

Andrew's Marine to the rescue again

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Andrew's Marine Service in Minge Cove in Alton Bay saves the day again. Many thanks to Andrew for coming to Keniston Island and fixing my boat, again. If you need a great mechanic and / or a place to service and store your boat, don't hesitate to call Andrew.

For more information check out my preferred partners page on

Preferrer Partner

or contact him directly at:

Andrew's Marine Service, LLC 16 Minge Cove Road Alton Bay, New Hampshire  03810

Phone: 603-875-0654 Fax: 603-875-0789 Email:

Winnipesaukee Speed Limit debate in Concord

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I am sure the debate was heated. The thing that is great about Lake Winnipesaukee is the fact that it is the "Big Lake". It is where people come to have fun. There are rules in place to keep people safe. There are also many other lakes in the Lakes Region that would be great for water skiing, Kayaking, etc. Winnipesaukee is great for boating.

By GEOFF CUNNINGHAM Jr. Article Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 CONCORD -- The battle over a bill proposing a speed limit on Lake Winnipesaukee continued on Monday with everyone from island-dwelling barge operators to weekend speed boat enthusiasts weighing in on an issue that has lake users divided.

Approximately 200 people -- many from the Lakes Region -- gathered in Representative's Hall at the Statehouse for a Senate Transportation Committee hearing on House Bill 847.

The bill is proposing a 45 mph daytime and 25 mph nighttime speed limit on the Big Lake.

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Lake Winnipesaukee Speed Limit Update

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Hot button topic, the Lake Winnipesaukee Speed Limit is being debated today.

Boating speed limit debate continues Monday


Article Date: Saturday, April 19, 2008 A bill proposing a boating speed limit on Lake Winnipesaukee will be heard before the Senate Transportation and Interstate Cooperation Committee on Monday in what is expected to be another round of heated debate.

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Speed Limit Passes House

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There is hot debate on the Lake Winnipesaukee speed limit. The house has passed a two year speed limit. We already have laws that protect the safety of poeple on Lake Winnipesaukee. You can not come within 150 feet of other boaters, whether you are doing 20 or 120 is does not matter. Enforce existing laws, don't create new ones.

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 Lynch says boat speeds not the worst problem on the lakes

Article Date: Thursday, January 31, 2008

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) _ (New Hampshire) Governor John Lynch says he's not sure he'd sign a plan to set overall boat speed limits on Lake Winnipesaukee

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