To Do In The Area

We are so fortunate, here in the Newfound Lake area, to have an incredible wealth of resources and activities within minutes of Six Chimneys and A Dream. No matter what your tastes and preferences are, we are perfectly situated for guests to take advantage of all the Lakes Region and White Mountains have to offer.

Area offerings include everything from hiking to antiquing, kayaking or canoeing, outlet shopping, horseback riding, golfing, concert and theater going, exploring natural wonders, bird watching, biking, swimming, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, watching NASCAR races, boating tours ... and, of course, fabulous dining opportunities. 

Please use our links below to plan your visit, or ask us to help you arrange your itinerary.  It’s out pleasure to ensure that you get the most out of your visit to Six Chimneys & A Dream and the Newfound Lake area. 

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Within 10 minutes:

Paradise Point Audubon SanctuaryWWW.NHAUDUBON.ORG/locations/centers/newfound
Walking trails, nature center, kayak and canoe rentals, and nearby the marsh, Bear Mountain, and Ash Cottage store.

Tenney Mountain

Tenney Mountain offers downhill skiing and a tubing and terrain park in winter and zip-line tours along with other special programs in the summer.

The Spa at the Common Man Inn
Need a truly relaxing, pampering time away?  Check out their services.

Rhino Bike Works
For bike rentals and supplies.

Polar Caves Park
Glacial caves to explore and a maple sugar shack for sweets.

West Shore Marine

Motor Boat rentals on Newfound Lake.

The Mill Ice Cream Café & Fudge Factory

Homemade creamy ice cream and fudge—mmm, delicious.

Wellington State Park
Relax on the shores of Newfound Lake or explore walking trails.

Sculptured Rocks Geologic Site
Natural rock formations through which the Cockermouth River weaves.

Plymouth State University’s Silver Center for the Arts
Cultural offerings through the university.

Convenient, well-stocked quilt shop owned by a former Keepsake employee.

Pemi-Baker River Adventures
Rent kayaks, canoes or tubes for a trip down the Baker and Pemigewasset rivers.


The Japanese Steakhouse and Tavern

Pasquaney Restaurant and Wild Hare Tavern  

Cu Na Mara, now Kathleen's Cottage

Cheerful Garden (Chinese)

George’s Seafood and BBQue

Thai Smile

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Within 20 minutes:

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
Boat tours, interactive animal presentations, and walking trails will entertain the family.  Good for a rainy day, too.

Experience Squam
Private boat excursions on Squam Lake, aka  “Golden Pond.”

Rocky Ridge Ranch
Trail rides, pony rides, wagon rides, sleigh rides, and ice skating.  

Owl’s Nest Golf Club

Highland Links Golf Club


Homestead Restaurant

Italian Farmhouse  

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Within 30 minutes:

Franconia Notch State Park

Don’t miss the beauty of this park and its attractions.


Keepsake Quilting

The mecca for all quilters.

Tanger Outlets in Tilton
Visit your favorite shops for bargains.

Waukewan Golf Club

Ragged Mountain Resort

Golfing in summer and skiing in winter.

Papermill Theatre

Musical theatre for everyone and special shows for children.

Hobo Railroad
Take the family for a ride on the train in the White Mtns.

Clark’s Trading Post
Bear show, circus, train ride, and museums.

Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center

All kinds of big name concerts.

Whale’s Tale Water Park
Wave pool, waterslides, and tube slides.

Pemi Valley Excursions

Horseback rides, wagon rides, and moose tours.


Arcade and games.

M/S Mount Washington Cruises
Day and evening cruises, including dinner and dance cruises.

The Flume Gorge

A highlight of Franconia Notch State Park, not to be missed. 



Café Lafayette Dinner Train
A relaxing train ride along the Pemigewasset River and a sumptuous dinner feast.

Corner House Inn

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Within 45 minutes:

Cobble Mountain Stables

Horseback trail rides at Gunstock.

Gunstock Mountain Resort
Downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and tubing.

Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves
Fun, fun, fun.  Explore the caves and scramble around the boulders with the family.

NH International Speedway

For all the race fans out there.

Loon Mountain

Horseback riding, mountain biking, gondola rides, and, of course, skiing.

Highland Mountain Bike Park
Mountain bike park, including rentals.

Canterbury Shaker Village

Tours, demonstrations, and learning opportunities.

Ruggles Mine
See amazing sights from caves, canyons, and overlooks.

Castle in the Clouds
See the castle, hike, and attend informative lectures or classes.

The Loon Center

Walk the trails along Lake Winnipesaukee and learn about loons and their habitat in the center.

Cardigan Mountain State Park
Hiking and great views to be had.