Laconia Travel Guide

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Laconia Things to Do

  • Funspot

    Stop in and see what all the fuss is about. Funspot is a huge entertainment complex located on Route 3 in Weirs Beach, NH. Here you'll find hundreds of videogames including over 200 classic (pre-1987) video & pinball machines. This is the home of the premier classic game contest, drawing players from as far away as Israel each year. It also houses...

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  • Bike Week

    just once in your life, you should go to a bike week. Laconia holds one every July, and bikers from around the World attend. Always a good time even if you don't ride. Spend a week here and you will find out what I have known for years, bikers are some of the best people you will ever meet.

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  • The MS Mount Washington

    This cruise boat on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee (which is home to 365 islands) offers day, night and dinner cruises with entertainment from spring to fall. It's moderately expensive ($14 & up), yet worth the price if you're in the area. It launches from multiple points and drops off as well. It's base is at Weirs Beach, an interesting section of...

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Laconia Restaurants

  • It's not just about coffee...!

    Awakenings is a pleasant little corner cafe with a single computer for internet access, wi-fi for those enabled, and a very cozy atmosphere. Big black leather chairs in a sunny interior and a wall and tree enclosed, bricked-in patio are available for relaxing. The drinks are great, from mocha lattes to chai or espresso, all with a bewildering...

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  • You have got to go here!

    It's a real diner, with absolutely delicious real diner food. The prices will almost stun you, they are so low. Cheeseburger and Fries or Onion rings, and I also like the Shepherd's pie.

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  • Patrick's Pub in Gilford

    Patrick's is an irish-style pub with a bar and eatery. They have events many nights, such as comedians and DJs. The specials run from roast lamb to prime rib. The food is great and there is a large menu. The ambience is lively with big-screen televisions quietly providing sports and the clinking of glasses at the wrap-around bar. The staff is...

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Laconia Transportation

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    by Scooter2 Written Oct 4, 2002

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    take exit 20 off route 93 in tilton
    laconia is to the north on route 3 8-10 miles
    manchester airport is an hour south which is preferable to traveling twice as far to logan and boston traffic
    definitely get a map or see an online map before you go thru here
    the urban renewal in the center of town is totally confusing if you havent seen it before

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Laconia What to Pack

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    by LisaAnnDow Written Nov 30, 2003

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    Photo Equipment: Make sure you bring your camera along, there are tons of fantastic views in and around Laconia.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bathing Suit and Beach Stuff is a must in the Lakes Region.
    Bring along those hiking boots, camping gear, fishing rod, skii's, snowboard or what ever your outdoor activity tastes lean towards. Here in New Hampshire if not in Laconia itself nearby we have it all.

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Laconia Off The Beaten Path

  • The Oldest Unaltered Textile Mill In The...

    From the state's description - "Constructed in 1832, the Belknap Mill is the oldest unaltered brick textile mill in the U.S. Once a hosiery mill, it houses an intact hydraulic power plant and a bell cast by George Holbrook, apprentice to Paul Revere. The Busiel Mill, built in 1853 as a hosiery mill, was later used for the manufacture of clocks,...

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  • Visit A Beautiful Public Library

    Laconia public library was finished in 1903 in the Romanesque style of architecture. This style emphasizes weight and mass through rock-faced masonry, heavy arches, and broad roofs. The beautiful building looks like some kind of gothic manor or castle. The interior contains hardwood floors and rails, beautiful decor and paintings, and a museum on...

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  • Ahern State Park

    A scenic stop hidden right within the city limits of Laconia.This state park brings you down to the waters of Lake Winnisqaum.Make sure to enjoy the woods for there are plenty of paths within.This state park is completely free, though the gates close daily at 6pm.It is located right off of Parade Road on the same side of the street and right near...

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Laconia Sports & Outdoors

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    by shohman Written Jan 8, 2005

    One day, I'll write of my infamous first day skiing, where I somehow ended up tied up like a rodeo calf in the net seperating the hill from the woods. That said, there are mountains all over NH to ski on. Give it a try, you won't break your leg, I promise.

    Equipment: All ski area offer rentals.

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Laconia Favorites

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    by Scooter2 Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Favorite thing: take a dinner cruise aboard the MV Mount Washington during LACONIA BIKE WEEK......the WORLDS OLDEST MOTORCYCLE RACE AND RALLY ~~~

    Fondest memory: 3 beautiful lakes are part of Laconia , LAKE OPEECHEE is totally in laconia , as is Paugus Bay , which connects LAKE OPEECHEE with LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE.
    LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE and LAKE WINNISQUAM also reach into other towns.
    the mountains in the distance help make this a great place to live.

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