Lake Winnipesaukee Seasonal Activities | Pickering House Inn

Favorite Seasonal Activities Around Lake Winnipesaukee



Spring brings a gradual thaw that culminates in the official Lake Winnipesaukee “ice out” declaration. This is a quiet time of year in the Lakes Region as the snow melts, flowers gradually unfurl and the water begins to warm up.

Favorite Activities for Spring 2021:

  • Maple sugaring
  • Antiquing
  • Lake Winnipesaukee “Ice Out”  Contest
  • Early-season hiking or late-season snowshoeing


Summer brings a bustle of activity to Wolfeboro as summer residents return and visitors flock to enjoy the lakes and mountains. Wolfeboro’s old-fashioned 4th of July parade (including our favorite – the Lawn Chair Brigade) is a particular highlight.

Favorite Activities:

  • Boating, fishing, kayaking, waterskiing, swimming and other water sports
  • Hiking and biking
  • Barn dinners at The Barn at Pickering House
  • Farmer’s markets



Warm days and cool nights bring a blaze of color to the trees by mid-October. Fall is still high season in the Lakes Region as visitors flock to the area to enjoy the scenery.

5 Favorite Activities:

  • Apple picking
  • Moulton’s Farm for cider donuts and other treats
  • Hiking Mt. Major to get a bird’s eye view of the trees
  • Tours, tasting and shopping at Tamworth Distilling & Mercantile
  • Biking the Cotton Valley Rail Trail


While some people use winter as a time to hunker down with a good book and a pot of soup, many Wolfeboro residents and visitors get outdoors and embrace the season with a wide range of sports. Wolfeboro has fabulous cross-country ski trails and our downhill facility is the oldest small ski area in the country!

Favorite Activities Winter 2020/21:

  • Cross country skiing and snowshoeing
  • Downhill skiing
  • Ice fishing, ice boating and ice skating
  • Snowmobiling

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