Guidebook for Barnstead

Frank And Laura
Frank And Laura
Guidebook for Barnstead

Food Scene

Great atmosphere and food! Always crowded
32 locals recommend
Ellacoya Barn & Grille
2667 Lake Shore Rd
32 locals recommend
Great atmosphere and food! Always crowded
Lovely Italian food in the capital
Angelina's Ristorante Italiano
11 Depot St
Lovely Italian food in the capital
Eat festive Mexican food in an old jail cell
Margaritas Mexican Restaurant
1 Bicentennial Square
Eat festive Mexican food in an old jail cell
Yummy vegan food in Concord
Willows Plant-Based Eatery
55 S Main St
Yummy vegan food in Concord
Good family pizza joint in Wolfeboro
16 locals recommend
Nolans Brick Oven Bistro
39 North Main Street
16 locals recommend
Good family pizza joint in Wolfeboro
Excellent food and service
13 locals recommend
Wolfetrap Grill & Rawbar
19 Bay Street
13 locals recommend
Excellent food and service

Everything Else

Best supermarket around -- about 20 minutes away
Hannaford Supermarket
80 Wolfeboro Highway
Best supermarket around -- about 20 minutes away
Fabulous fresh, homegrown veggies and fruit and amazing pies!
Duane Family Farm
122 Suncook Valley Rd
Fabulous fresh, homegrown veggies and fruit and amazing pies!
The capital of New Hampshire - a small lovely main street with unique shops. Also - visit the capital building - the gift store has pictures of many presidents and presidential candidates. You might even see the governor walking around.
15 locals recommend
Concord
15 locals recommend
The capital of New Hampshire - a small lovely main street with unique shops. Also - visit the capital building - the gift store has pictures of many presidents and presidential candidates. You might even see the governor walking around.
Vigorous, fabulous yoga in an old theatre on Main Street
At Om Yoga
40 N Main St
Vigorous, fabulous yoga in an old theatre on Main Street
Hot Air Balloon Festival - August 5-7
Pittsfield
Hot Air Balloon Festival - August 5-7
One of the best and most popular hikes in the area. It can get crowded on weekends. The view from the top of Lake Winnipesaukee and the presidential mountain range is spectacular.
73 locals recommend
Mount Major
73 locals recommend
One of the best and most popular hikes in the area. It can get crowded on weekends. The view from the top of Lake Winnipesaukee and the presidential mountain range is spectacular.
Awesome fun day activities for the whole family! They have a super fast zipline and a Treetops Adventure Climbing course with five different levels.
40 locals recommend
Gunstock Mountain
40 locals recommend
Awesome fun day activities for the whole family! They have a super fast zipline and a Treetops Adventure Climbing course with five different levels.
Another great hike with fewer hikers. You may be the only ones on the trail.
Piper Mountain
Another great hike with fewer hikers. You may be the only ones on the trail.
Ritzy-ish town on Lake Winnipesaukee with many restaurants and cute shops.
49 locals recommend
Wolfeboro
49 locals recommend
Ritzy-ish town on Lake Winnipesaukee with many restaurants and cute shops.
Concert venue -with lawn seating. This is a fabulous place to see a show.
28 locals recommend
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
72 Meadowbrook Lane
28 locals recommend
Concert venue -with lawn seating. This is a fabulous place to see a show.
Take a boat to see all of Lake Winnipesaukee- the night cruises are beautiful, especially if there's a full moon
48 locals recommend
Mount Washington Cruises
211 Lakeside Avenue
48 locals recommend
Take a boat to see all of Lake Winnipesaukee- the night cruises are beautiful, especially if there's a full moon
We love this small city. It's about an hour from the house, but well worth the ride. There are lots of unique shops and fabulous restaurants. You can take a cruise on the harbor and see the city from the water.
126 locals recommend
Portsmouth
126 locals recommend
We love this small city. It's about an hour from the house, but well worth the ride. There are lots of unique shops and fabulous restaurants. You can take a cruise on the harbor and see the city from the water.
The tip of the big lake - Our favorite ice cream shop is there - Jay's Bayside, which also has miniature golf. The ice cream cones are gigantic! Get a small for under $2 and you probably will be completely satisfied.
7 locals recommend
Alton Bay
7 locals recommend
The tip of the big lake - Our favorite ice cream shop is there - Jay's Bayside, which also has miniature golf. The ice cream cones are gigantic! Get a small for under $2 and you probably will be completely satisfied.
The highest peak in the northeast is pretty impressive and only two hours from our house. You can hike, drive, or take the train to the top.
Mt Washington State Park
The highest peak in the northeast is pretty impressive and only two hours from our house. You can hike, drive, or take the train to the top.

Shopping

To rent paddle boards
Irwin Marine of Alton Bay
396 Main St
To rent paddle boards
Lovely little Bohemian clothing store in Wolfeboro with decent prices
Made On Earth
33 North Main Street
Lovely little Bohemian clothing store in Wolfeboro with decent prices

Sightseeing

From their website: Canterbury Shaker Village offers visitors a variety of entertaining, educational and engaging experiences in one of the most picturesque settings in northern New England. Guided and self-guided tours, accessible historic buildings, family activities, exhibits, educational programs, special events, unique shopping, exceptional dining and breathtaking grounds offer you more than you can do in a day.
11 locals recommend
Canterbury Shaker Village
288 Shaker Road
11 locals recommend
From their website: Canterbury Shaker Village offers visitors a variety of entertaining, educational and engaging experiences in one of the most picturesque settings in northern New England. Guided and self-guided tours, accessible historic buildings, family activities, exhibits, educational programs, special events, unique shopping, exceptional dining and breathtaking grounds offer you more than you can do in a day.

Parks & Nature

Moderate 45 minute hike to the top takes you to STUNNING views of Squam Lake, one of the most expensive lakes to live on in New Hampshire
15 locals recommend
Rattlesnake Mountain
15 locals recommend
Moderate 45 minute hike to the top takes you to STUNNING views of Squam Lake, one of the most expensive lakes to live on in New Hampshire
Only 15 minutes from the house - take rt 28 south to rt 126 and make a left. Drive a few miles. The small access to the trailhead will be on your right. It's a steep mile up and then a mile and half across the summit for views of Bow Lake. Be aware of bears on this mountain :). Most likely you will be the only ones on the trail. There are wild blueberries bushes on top of the mountain.
Parker Mountain
Only 15 minutes from the house - take rt 28 south to rt 126 and make a left. Drive a few miles. The small access to the trailhead will be on your right. It's a steep mile up and then a mile and half across the summit for views of Bow Lake. Be aware of bears on this mountain :). Most likely you will be the only ones on the trail. There are wild blueberries bushes on top of the mountain.