If you go: Meredith, N.H.

Where to stay

Church Landing

281 Daniel Webster Highway



A four-floor, 57-room Adirondack-style lodge, all with great lake views and fireplaces, free Wi-Fi. Rates from $239.

The Tuckernuck Inn

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25 Red Gate Lane


A few minutes’ walk from the lake, the B&B is also close to the Mill Falls Marketplace and the area’s restaurants and stores. Rates from $139.

Where to eat

Kara’s Cafe and Cakery


48 Main St.


Hot spot for breakfast and lunch, with outdoor porch dining in good weather and couches and chairs by a fireplace inside, with free Internet. Breakfast items from $2.50, lunch from $5.95.

Hart’s Restaurant

233 Daniel Webster Highway



Longtime family-run eatery, popular with locals and tourists, serving turkey in every conceivable way — including tempura — and specials like the Friday night buffet, adults $16, children $8.

What to do

Interlakes Community


1 Laker Lane


A planned lineup of summer children’s shows that include “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” “The Velveteen Rabbit,” and “Really Rose.” Tickets $8-$30.

Shep Brown’s Boat Basin

31 Lovejoy Sands Road


Rent a 2012 Boston Whaler for $225 a day, or for a bigger group, a 12-person pontoon boat for $395.