A Day Trip to Weirs Beach, NH

Submitted a year ago
Created by
Mitzi Cunningham

Lake Winnipesaukee is one of New Hampshire's shining jewels! Boasting 262 islands, 72 square miles and numerous quaint small towns along its shores, the lake promises a fun day for everyone. One of the most popular beaches in New Hampshire, Weirs Beach, sits along the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. It's been a favorite family destination for over 50 years.

Gorgeous views of Lake Winnipesaukee

On a recent visit, we were able to walk along the boardwalk adjacent to the beach. We stopped in to browse and purchase souvenirs in several shops along the boardwalk. There were several places to enjoy bumper boats, arcade games and other family-friendly activities. After we collected our purchases, we headed to the Half Moon Pizza Stand for a slice of pizza. The kids enjoyed people watching while we ate our lunch. Once we had our fill of pizza, we headed into a souvenir shop to load up on salt water taffy for our upcoming boat ride.

The Doris E.

With taffy in hand, we headed to the dock to board to the Doris E. cruise ship. The hour long cruise took us around part of the lake. The captain informed us of Lake Winnipesaukee facts throughout the cruise and provided information about each island we passed. The kids were entertained by the information, the sights and the taffy was a big hit. I found the length of the Doris E. cruise perfect for younger kids. Weirs Beach offers longer cruise rides on other ships, as well as train excursions. We would love to go on one of the train rides in the fall.

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Weirs Beach had plenty of space to sprawl out and enjoy a sunny afternoon swimming and playing in the sand. Kids gleefully ran and splashed about. The views were unbeatable and we found the entire experience at Weirs Beach to be memorable and worthy of a return visit.

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