Not that we’re denying the due of those who decide to hit the beach during the summer, but, frankly, what else do you do?
Laying around in the sun for eight hours a day might sound like a fantastic way to spend a summer vacation, but then what? Gorge yourself on fried seafood? Take in a movie? How much minigolf can you really handle?
Consider me to be on the fence when it comes to the debate of whether the seaside or mountains pose a better summertime destination. What the beach lacks in activity, it is abundant in the mountains, providing the perfect mix of rest, relaxation, adrenaline and family-friendly attractions one hopes to find during the summer months.
So, in some ways, it’s easy to consider the New Hampshire Lakes Region the Cape Cod of the North, a popular summertime destination for either a long weekend or an extended stay. There are some 250 lakes and ponds to enjoy, all in addition to a multitude of outdoor activity, numerous attractions, summer dining and lodging in a host of stressfree atmospheres, and the ability to read the same book you would by the ocean at a quiet, sandy beach along one of the many interior shorelines.