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Plan a Fall Vacation to New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee

Plan a Fall Vacation to New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee

Fall Vacation to Wolfeboro, New HampshireNo one can argue that New England is by far the most beautiful region in the country to see the autumn leaves. Miles upon miles of gorgeous seasonal hues in orange, red, and yellow line the winding roads on the way to Lake Winnipesaukee. Whether you drive up for the season or if you fly in and make your way from the airport, you are guaranteed to experience the beauty of autumn when you plan a fall vacation to New Hampshire. While most of the recreational water sports occur in the summer months, boat rentals on Lake Winnipesaukee are still quite popular, providing visitors with opportunities for fishing, exploring, sight-seeing, and enjoying the rich scenery that surrounds this vast body of water.

Top Things to See and Do in Wolfeboro

Apart from fishing and exploring the lake, lots of folks come up to Wolfeboro to experience all of the great adventures waiting for them alongside the world-famous Lake Winnipesaukee. New Hampshire boat rentals can be used to get you from town to town, taking in all of the seasonal festivals, enjoying local restaurants, and exploring museums. The Wright Museum of WWII and the New Hampshire Boat Museum are popular points of interest for visitors and locals alike. However, if you enjoy hiking, walking around and exploring, the Cotton Valley Trail, Allen Albee Beach, and Wentworth State Park should also make your list. As you walk around the town of Wolfeboro, make sure to stop by the NH Hole in the Wall. We have all of the fishing tackle, live bait, games, and sporting equipment that you could ever need to enjoy your time in New Hampshire.

Other points of interest include:

  • The Clark House Museum
  • The Lone Wolfe Brewing Company
  • The Libby Museum
  • Cate Park
  • Front Bay Park
  • Lake Winnipesaukee islands

With dozens of local restaurants featuring fare that ranges from classic New England to pizza, seafood, Italian, Asian, and classic American cafe style, you’ll never run out of options during your visit to Wolfeboro. We also have coffee, ice cream, and pastry shops for you to try – and don’t miss out on the famous fudge shop on Railroad Street. Enjoy the tastes of the season with all of the pumpkin spice, maple, caramel, and apple that you can handle when you plan a fall vacation to New Hampshire.

Fall Fishing Adventures in New Hampshire

This part of the state is known as the Lakes Region and for a good reason. It includes Lake Winnipesaukee, as well as Winnisquam Lake, Squam Lake, and Newfound Lake. The region encompasses Belknap County, the southern portion of Carroll County, the eastern portion of Grafton County, and the northern portions of Strafford and Merrimack Counties. There are lots of state parks, lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, and tourist destinations to explore. However, above all else, fishing remains one of the biggest draws to this area. Recreational water sports are also popular and combine well with boat rentals on Lake Winnipesaukee at the NH Hole in the Wall. We also rent recreational sports equipment and have fishing tackle rentals for those spur of the moment fishing trips.

While the trout and salmon fishing season ends on September 30th for lake trout and salmon waters like Lake Winnipesaukee, there are plenty of other fun and exciting species to catch in the fall. There is no closed season for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass in New Hampshire; however, between January 1 and March 31, bass can only be taken by ice fishing. This rule also applies to all other species available in Lake Winnipesaukee (outside of trout and landlocked salmon varieties), so check with the NH Hole in the Wall when you arrive to see what is biting out on the lake. Use our New Hampshire boat rentals to get out to where the fish are located during the fall season to maximize your catch rate.

Stop by the NH Hole in the Wall to get live bait, including:

  • minnows
  • smelt
  • tip up and cut bait suckers
  • Canadian crawlers
  • dillies
  • mealworms
  • spike

Make Your Reservations Early

While the summer season is by far the busiest season of the year at Lake Winnipesaukee and the surrounding towns, the Lakes Region is popular all year-round, providing a variety of opportunities for recreational water sports, fishing, hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, and boating. When you plan your fall vacation to New Hampshire, make sure to secure lodging, licensing, and boat rentals on Lake Winnipesaukee ahead of time. We have a wide selection of New Hampshire boat rentals, but they do go fast. If you think you might want to get out on the water during your visit, be sure to make your reservations before you arrive. Contact the NH Hole in the Wall by calling 603-569-HOLE (4653) or stop by our location on North Main Street in Wolfeboro.

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