Lake Winnipesaukee New Hampshire Hotel

Fireside Inn & Suites Lake Winnipesaukee - 17 Harris Shore Road - Gilford, New Hampshire 03249 - 603-293-7526 - Check Availability

Scenic Drives

New Hampshire Scenic Drives Kancamagus Highway

The highlight of a visit to the Fireside Inn & Suites is a drive around Lake Winnipesaukee.  The trip can range from 65 miles to over 100 miles and can take a few hours or a full day, depending on how many interesting and scenic side trips you explore.
Trip around Lake Winnipesaukee (see Google map)

Fireside Inn & Suites to Alton – Rte. 11 South – about 16 miles. Alton to Wolfeboro – Rte. 28 – about 12 miles Wolfeboro to Moultonborough – Rte. 109A to 109 – about 20 miles Moultonborough to Center Harbor – Rte. 25 – about 5 miles Center Harbor to Meredith – Rte. 25 – about 10 miles Meredith to Weirs Beach – Rte. 3 – about 5 miles
Weirs Beach to Fireside Inn & Suites
– Rte. 11-B – about 4 miles

Other scenic drives:

Route 109  From Center Sandwich to Wolfeboro – 23 Miles
Route 140  From Alton to Belmont – 25 Miles
Route 113  From Holderness to Silver Lake – 30 Miles
Route 11  From The Fireside Inn & Suites to Alton Bay – 12 Miles
Lakes Region Association Lakes Region Tour – 97 miles
Scenic drives from
Scenic drives from New Hampshire Department of Travel and Tourism
The Mount Washington Auto Road – about 70 miles from A Fireside Inn & Suites

Kancamagus Highway
It’s worth the trip from the Fireside Inn & Suites.  A 34-mile paved road through the heart of the White Mountains. The Kancamagus Highway climbs from Lincoln, elevation 811 feet, to an altitude of 2,855 feet in its first 10 miles. Then it slowly descends the remaining 18 miles through a variety of outstanding scenery. The two-lane highway is paved and has numerous turnouts, and traffic can be heavy depending upon the season.  There are beautiful views of mountains and tall cliffs. The  New Hampshire Scenic Drives Kancamagus HighwayKancamagus Highway is considered one of the best highways in the United States from which to view fall foliage.

The total distance from the Fireside Inn & Suites across the Kancamagus Highway and back to the resort is about 130 miles but due to the wildly beautiful scenery and the extremely interesting attractions along the way, you should plan on a whole day.

Drive from The Fireside Inn & Suites to Conway, NH to the eastern end of the Kancamagus Highway (about 45 miles).

To return to The Fireside Inn & Suites from the western end of the highway, take 93 to Exit 23 then back to Fireside Inn & Suites (about 83 miles).