ARTS & CULTURE

There is so much to do in this wonderful area, from skiing to hiking to paddle boarding, to shopping and attending a county fair. But we’d not be a bit surprised if you chose to stay in and relax by the fireplace or in one of our private or common areas. If you want to explore our surroundings, here are some ideas to get you started.


MUSIC

Rochester Opera House, Rochester | This magnificent theatre with stunning architectural details celebrated its 110 year anniversary in 2018 and presents an eclectic program including Jazz, Rock & Roll, Country, Musical Theatre and tribute bands. (12.6 mi)

Great Waters Music Festival, Wolfeboro | A summer festival spreading across several venues. (16.7 mi)

Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford | A 9,000-seat amphitheater on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, New Hampshire. (20.9 mi)

musician playing guitar

Prescott Park Festival, Portsmouth | With its appealing calendar of concerts and movies, definitely one of New England’s most popular summer events (since 1974!) . Located in the pretty park right at the edge of the Piscataqua River. (33.8 mi)

The Music Hall, Portsmouth | The historic 900-seat Liberty theater (the oldest in New Hampshire) presents world-class live performances of music, theater, and dance interspersed with films. (33.8 mi) 

Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach | During its extended season from April to November the venue – now entering into its third century! – attracts some of the top names in live music and comedy. (46.1 mi)

Heritage

View of historic Canterbury Shaker Village

Wright Museum of World War II, Wolfeboro | Its nationally-recognized collection contains 14,000 objects, memorabilia, fully operational vehicles and an engaging “Time Tunnel”. (16.8 mi) 

New Hampshire Boat Museum, Wolfeboro | A variety of boats are on display, but visitors can also experience the thrill of riding in a vintage boat, boat building classes, lectures as well as the annual New England Vintage Boat and Car Auction. (18.3 mi)

Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury | Take a look back into the ways of a traditional Shaker society in this well-preserved 200 year-old village, now designated as a National Historic Landmark. Guided tour recommended. (22.8 mi)

USS Albacore Museum, Portsmouth | In this self-guided visit, you are allowed inside the research submarine to visit the periscope, the control room, the engineering spaces, bunkrooms, and hear stories recorded by its very crewmembers (33.4 mi)

Discover Portsmouth Tours | Led by Portsmouth Historical Society guides, these tours are the perfect way to make sure you don’t miss any landmark in this gem of a downtown. Advance booking is recommended. (33.7 mi)

Castle in the Clouds, Moultonborough | A trip to this mansion reveals more than a fascinating architecture and marvelous lake views: a meal in the Carriage House Restaurant, an art gallery, a gift shop, horseback riding, picnic in the meadow, and the 28-mile network of trails. (34 mi)

Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth | A 2-hour visit is recommended to take in this 10-acre living history museum, including historic buildings, interactive exhibits, and the beautiful gardens. (34.2 mi) 

Fort Foster, Kittery (ME) | The historic fort – active between 1901 and 1946 – is located in a beautiful park that offers sandy beaches, a trail system, picnic areas and postcard views of the harbor. Dogs must be leashed. (41.3 mi)

Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Tamworth | Past and present blend in this rural historic site which tells the rich history of two country doctors, their village homestead and service to the community. Check out their very active calendars for events. (43 mi) 

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