Avoid parking headaches by biking to four fine public beaches in the Granite State’s lake country. From the village it’s 4 miles to Brewster Beach and 6 to Carry Beach on Lake Winnipesaukee. Then hit the Cotton Valley Trail, which leads 4 miles to Albee Beach and 10 to Wentworth State Park, both on Lake Wentworth. Get directions and rental bikes at The Nordic Skier.
New England Traveler
Planning a New England day trip, weekend getaway, or longer adventure? Explore our curated New England travel directory, featuring picks from the editors of Yankee Magazine (the New England experts since 1935) for the best things to do in each state, plus where to shop, eat, and stay.