Driving along Lake Winnipesaukee

The center of Lake Winnipesaukee had yet to freeze over when we went by in January.

The center of Lake Winnipesaukee had yet to freeze over when we went by in January.

North of Alton Bay, there is a scenic pull off below a great granite cliff to view the expanse of the lake. A vast blue pool of open water still dominated the heart of the lake, surrounded by the ever increasing ice sheets as winter weather drags on.

Our usual drive would take us further along the shoreline, as we went through Weirs Beach, a splendid little summer tourist spot that is asleep in the depths of winter. And then on to Meredith, Center Harbor where the MV Mount Washington slumbers away, waiting for summer tourists to return. Then back down to Wolfeboro, providing a good drive around the greatest of New Hampshire’s lakes.

This time, we had opted for a different route, setting the GPS to Lincoln, NH. So we turned west outside of Meredith, to find our way to Interstate 93 and Franconia Notch.

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