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Things to Do

If you get tired of hiking or relaxing by the house, there are innumerable local activities to keep you occupied. In the winter, downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, hiking, snowmobiling and hunting await. In the summer, sailing, mountain biking, canoeing, hiking, kayaking, tennis, golf, photography, square dancing, live theater, hunting, and myriad other pastimes are within easy reach.

A few miles east of the house you will hit Route 16, which heads south into Ossippee, then east to Freedom, or north to Conway.

The nearby town of Tamworth (population 2,510) dates back to 1766, and features the lovely Cook Library, Remick’s Store, the Other Store, and the Barnstormer’s Theater, which boasts that it is “the oldest professional summer theatre in the country.” The Tamworth Town Hall hosts historic square dancing and contra dancing on the second floor on Saturday nights.

Travel west and you’ll hit Moultonborough in about 15 minutes and Meredith in 25 minutes. Both towns lie on Lake Winnipesauke, a huge lake with countless islands, inlets, bays and beaches. The entire region around Squam Lake is also full of hikes, water sports, and mountains with breathtaking views.

And More

Finding things to do is not the problem; making a choice is what’s hard. The whole area features swimming, boating, sailing, water-skiing, windsurfing, jet-skiing, rafting, hiking, biking, golfing, horseshoes, miniature golf, amusement parks, fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, shopping, restaurants, live theater, cinemas, museums, sightseeing, along with attractions like Castle in the Clouds, Fun Spot, Polar Caves, and Story Land.

Ski areas are plentiful and close. You can stay at our house and drive to a multitude of resorts within easy driving distance, yet remain out of congested tourist areas.