what to do in... Summer!

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View of Squam Lake from Mt. Fayal looking east to Red Hill Kids having fun at the Cottage Place beach in a paddle boat Kayaks on beach waiting for a mid-day paddle A guest’s 'catch of the day' Sunset on Little Squam Lake


Summer is the most popular time to enjoy all the Lakes Region and White Mountains have to offer. For things to do and places to see check out our inclusive list on the Activities & Attractions page. Listed below are activities best enjoyed during summer.

Swimming & Sunbathing

The Cottage Place beach


The Cottage Place rents kayaks and a paddle boat for a nominal fee

Riveredge Marina

Squam Boat Livery Inc

Holderness Harbor


Squam Lake fishing


West Rattlesnake

Squam Range


White Mountain Country Club
- 10 minutes

Owl’s Nest - 20 minutes

Lochmere - 30 minutes

Horseback riding

Rocky Ridge Ranch