Weekend Away | Guide to Meredith, New Hampshire

If you’re looking for the perfect weekend getaway, look no further. Just about 3.5 hours from any point in New England, is Meredith New Hampshire. Located on the outskirts of the White Mountains, Meredith offers a wide variety of attractions year round for the entire family! From great overnight accommodations, to local farm to table dining, spas, shops and wineries, discover this quintessential New England town through the eyes of New England Weekender!


DINING


Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant, Meredith NH (Year Round)

Family owned an operated since 1954, Hart’s specializes in providing friends, new and old, from near and far with a unique dining experience based off of locally raised and sourced ingredients. Their motto? “Everyday is Thanksgiving at Hart’s!” If you’re a fan of cranberry sauce, turkey, and hearty staples like mashed potatoes and gravy, go here! http://hartsturkeyfarm.com/

Moulton Farm, Meredith NH – Farm Harvest Dinner (Seasonal)

A handful of times through out the summer & fall season, Moulton Farm offers what they call a “farm to fork” community style dinner. Take a tour of the farm via tractor and wagon, and then enjoy a multi-course meal made by Chef Jonathan – the menu rotates to reflect seasonal vegetables, yet some of the plates you might enjoy could include, orange blossom tomato soup, crab cakes, braised beef short ribs, roasted beets, carrots and brussels sprouts! Tickets must be purchased in advance. Keep an eye on their facebook page or website for more information on their next event! | https://www.moultonfarm.com


WINE-ING


Hermit Woods Winery, Meredith NH ( Year Round )

At Hermit Woods, “Old world character meets new world fruit—each of their award-winning and handcrafted wines are made from a unique combination of locally sourced fruit, honey, and flowers, in some cases wild-foraged.” Their deli features Cheese and Charcuterie

Slates, New Hampshire and Vermont meats and cheeses including prosciutto, pancetta, soppressata, brie, cheddars, mascarpone, blue cheese, lavash brewfest crackers, rosemary crackers, balsamic fig chutney, sour cherry and spiced wine spread, and more.

Weekender Favorite: 2016 Petit Blue – an award winning blend bursting with fresh blueberry aromas and flavors. Over an entire pound of wild low-bush blueberries are in every bottle! Comparable to a pinot noir, we brought a bottle with us to the Moulton Farm Dinner and it was a hit with everyone at our table! http://hermitwoods.com/


STAY


Lake Opechee Inn & Spa, Laconia NH

Just 10 minutes south of Meredith, NH is Lake Opechee Inn & Spa. A pet friendly resort with waterfront views of Lake Winnesquam! Each room has upscale comforts and charming decor. In each room, you can expect to find a whirlpool tub, balcony and gas fireplace. The inn also offers a complementary continental breakfast, a beautiful soaking pool, full service day spa and restaurant, O Steaks and Seafood. Pet friendly rooms are available upon request, and you can expect to be greeted by one of the inn-keepers golden retrievers! For more information about Lake Opechee Inn & Spa, read the Weekenders article here. | http://www.opecheeinn.com/

The Nutmeg Inn, Meredith NH

Located just 5 minutes away from downtown Meredith and beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee, the Nutmeg Inn’s provenance dates back to 1763 as the Eliphalet Rawlings Homestead. On the quiet, seven acre property, you will be transported back to a simpler time while surrounded by all the comforts of modern life. Perfect for a couples get-a-way, you and your sweetheart can enjoy a roaring fire in

the Great Room, old movies from an extensive collection in the West Parlor, and a game of billiards on our antique pool table in our Billiard Room. Rooms starting at $135 | https://www.nutmeginn-nh.com/


EDUCATIONAL


Wright Museum of World War II (Seasonal)

Located just 20 minutes from Meredith in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, is the Wright Museum. A non-profit educational institution dedicated to recognizing and honoring the contributions and enduring legacy of WWII-era Americans. The museum is open daily from May 1st to October 31st.

| http://wrightmuseum.org/index.html Photo: Wright Museum

Prescott Farm Environmental Center

Outdoor Natural Playscape (Year Round)

Prescott Farm is a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental education and preservation. Providing year round environmental education programs for all ages! Unplug, relax, and connect with nature! Prescott Farm is designated as an official NH Wildlife Viewing area with 160 acres of conservation lands open to the public year-round. Visitors can play in our natural Playscape, learn about native plant and wildlife species, and explore at their own pace in our heritage gardens and along more than three miles of woodland, pond and field trails with views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the Belknap Mountains. | http://prescottfarm.org/about/

Photo: Prescott Farm


UNIQUE ATTRACTIONS


U.S Sophie C Mail Boat (Seasonal)

Take a cruise on the oldest floating post office in the U.S! Located at the Wiers Beach Pier, each season the Sophie C brings mail to the residents and summer camps of the 5 islands that dot Lake Winnipesaukee. The boat which dates back to 1892 has become a staple within the community, and an attraction for visitors near and far. The total length of the trip is 2 hours, and visitors can purchase ice cream while listing to the history of the Mail Boat. For more information or to get tickets: http://www.cruisenh.com/sophie.php

THE PIER at Weirs Beach (Seasonal)

WINNIPESAUKI SCENIC RAILROAD

HALF MOON AMUSEMENT ARCADE


RELAX & RENEW


Meredith Whole Living Center

Stop in for a yoga class, or get an hour massage. Looking for a unique spa experience? Why not try a float, in one of the center’s zero gravity pools. Filled with 10 inches of water and 1,000 pounds of epsom salt, this unique experience allows you to float effortlessly, creating a feeling of total consciousness. Other services include energy work and healing sessions, skincare and facials as well as waxing services. For more information visit Meredith Whole Living Center’s Website. http://www.meredithwholeliving.com/

Tranquility Springs Spa (located at Lake Opechee Inn)

From Manicures, to Pedicures, facials and body treatments and massage therapy, the Tranquility Springs Spa is designed to provide complete relaxation and offers seven treatment rooms along with men and ladies’ locker rooms equipped with infrared healing saunas, and a comfortable robe lounge complete with refreshment center and fireplace. Choose from individual services, or enjoy one of the many packages the spa offers, from Couples Massage, to services for the Expecting Mother, to luxury spa packages and more!


What are you waiting for? Book your visit to Meredith, NH this weekend!


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