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Summer is finally here, which means it’s time to get out on the water and have some fun. Recreational water sports are very popular in New Hampshire, and when combined with our Lake Winnipesaukee boat rentals, it gets even better. In addition to swimming, fishing, and boating on Lake Winnipesaukee, people come from all throughout the region, across the country, and around the globe just to experience summer fun and excitement on our scenic and pristine waters. Whether you are into canoe and kayak rentals for an afternoon of exploration or if you want something a lot faster so you can partake in other sports, the NH Hole in the Wall has everything you need to make some amazing memories with family and friends.
Water Skiing and Wakeboarding
Outside of cruising the 72 square miles of surface space on Lake Winnipesaukee in a power boat, water skiing and wakeboarding are two of the most popular recreational water sports in the area. You don’t even need to rent a large boat; a small ski boat will work on these calm waters. Weekends can get a bit busy, especially on holidays or during the height of tourist season, but the water on this large lake isn’t usually too rough for even novices to give it a try. There are lots of little coves that provide shelter from boat traffic, but with a lake that is nine and-a-half miles wide and 28 miles long, it is possible to find a spot that works for you.
Types of water skiing popular on Lake Winnipesaukee include:
- recreational two-ski water skiing
- slalom one-ski water skiing
- barefoot skiing
People-Powered Boats and Boards
Our canoe and kayak rentals are quite popular with people of all ages. Rowboats are also a much sought after type of Lake Winnipesaukee boat rentals with visitors and locals alike. These people-powered boats allow you to get a good look at the 240 miles of shoreline, 365 islands, explore all of the cities and towns in the local area. When you start at Wolfeboro, which is the oldest summer resort town in the United States, there is much to see and do on a single day trip. However, it is highly recommended to get multi-day rentals so you can really explore the rest of the lake. You might even see some wild animals, which can include otters, beavers, muskrats, mink, moose, deer, black bear, coyotes, and bobcats. Just make sure to keep a safe distance!
A Paddle Board and a Kayak? – Stop by the NH Hole in the Wall in Wolfeboro to check out our Kypads, which are a paddle board and a kayak all in one! Excellent fun for families, friends, men, women, and kids. Pick from two different sizes, 7-foot, 6-inches and 9-foot, 6-inches in colors that include lime green, yellow, pink, and blue. Our kypads are GoPro Camera accessible, allowing you to record your adventures while out exploring the lake!
Tubing Fun for Everyone
Another popular type of recreational water sports that is used in conjunction with boating on Lake Winnipesaukee is tubing. It is very easy to master, and you don’t even need to have good balance. You can sit down or lie down on the tube and just hold on as the boat pulls you on the water. A rope is connected to the tube, so all you need to do is just hold onto the handles of the tube. Our Lake Winnipesaukee boat rentals can go fast or slow, allowing you to go at your own pace and make it age-appropriate for everyone in your party. If you are new to tubing, make sure to get some expert advice and ensure that your boat operator knows how to get you through the turns without wiping out.
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
If just swimming isn’t enough fun for you, consider getting canoe and kayak rentals to get you to dive sites out on the lake. You can even take an Open Water SCUBA Diving Certification Course during your visit or brush up on your skills with more advanced courses. Snorkeling is something that just about anyone can do. You can do it along the shoreline, out in open water, and find a whole new way to see everything that Lake Winnipesaukee has to offer. There’s lots of fish, crustaceans, rocks, underwater foliage, and more to see. Snorkeling can be done at the various dive sites, as well as around the islands. It can be a family-friendly way to spend the day creating memories right here in New Hampshire.
Make Plans in Advance
The best way to ensure that you will have all of the gear, equipment and Lake Winnipesaukee boat rentals that you need for your visit, contact the NH Hole in the Wall in advance to make reservations or purchases ahead of your trip. We have a lot of recreational water sports equipment and safety gear for boating on Lake Winnipesaukee. We also have a wide range of row boat, paddle board, canoe, and kayak rentals for you to try while you are visiting the local area. Give us a call at 1-603-569-HOLE (4653) or use our website to reach out to one of our team members.