There’s never been a more alluring time than right now to escape tumultuous Boston en route to a quiet, scenic, and uncrowded destination, such as Laconia, NH, the “City on the Lakes.” Not only are millions of Americans rediscovering the revitalizing potency of outdoor recreation, but people are itching to plan their next family-centered adventure. Naturally, The NASWA Resort, one of the top-reviewed New Hampshire lake resorts, has been on many Boston area residents’ minds as of late. Just the thought of splashing, paddling, fishing, and boating in Paugus Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee provides relief during these stressful times.
New Hampshire Lake Resorts: Splash, Relax, and Indulge
As things gradually return to normalcy, thousands of families will begin to plan, purchase, and execute their long-overdue New Hampshire summer vacation to The NASWA Resort. Our particularly enticing stretch of New England’s scenic “Lakes Region” is ideal for families who value the camaraderie obtained at a good, old-fashioned American resort, as well as the sprawling beauty that remains at an arm’s length throughout the entirety of the stay. As one of the top-rated New Hampshire lake resorts near Greater Boston, we’re continuously enhancing the guest experience. Over the years, we’ve added specials to coincide with the area’s most beloved events, such as the Laconia Motorcycle Week and the Peter Makris Memorial Run. Our culinary and mixology teams are also continually crafting new, crowd-pleasing concoctions at the Caribbean-style NazBar & Grill.
Explore the Glory of the Lakes Region
But, of course, the most alluring aspect of a stay at The NASWA Resort is the seemingly countless ways to explore the Lakes Region, including kayaking, hiking, fishing, and bicycling. Our peaceful respite rests along the serene shores of Paugus Bay, a particularly beautiful stretch of Lake Winnipesaukee’s sprawling 44,500 acres. We boast a private beach, complimentary kayaks, paddleboards and dock slips, 45-minute lake tours on the SS NASWA, campfire s’mores, and so many more quintessential summertime activities. Our team offers money-saving vouchers for mini-golf, go-karts, golf ranges, and more! The City on the Lakes, as you can imagine, is surrounded by natural beauty. Thus, the family may also want to explore the region via a mid-day hike, bicycle ride, or backcountry drive.
There’s still plenty of time to learn more about a classic New Hampshire summer vacation to The Naswa Resort. We’re one of the longest-running New Hampshire lake resorts, so we know a thing or two about family fun and hospitality. Help us celebrate our 85th Year in Hospitality! Please give us a call today at 888-55-NASWA (or visit NASWA.com) to book the summertime escape of a lifetime!
The New England region is well-known for its love of hockey, especially pond hockey. It’s a tradition as old as time that has been continued through competitive hockey teams and friendly neighborhood games. You often hear of children learning how to skate before they even learn how to walk—hockey is just in the New Englanders’ blood! The passion and commitment to this sport are evident by the crowds that gather for the annual pond hockey classic year after year. This year’s pond hockey classic will be held on Naswa Resort’s backyard, Lake Winnipesaukee.
Have You Heard About Lake Winnepehockey’s Cup?
Lake Winnipesaukee and surrounding towns love to tell the story of “Winnepehockey’s Cup.” While each lakes region of NH has their version of the Winnepehockey’s Cup story, here is our favorite. Once upon a time, Lake Winnipesaukee shared the same meaning as pond hockey. Our town was most alive in the cold, winter months because native tribes came from near and far for a chance to win the Winnepehockey’s Cup. Eventually, word got out about the great sought after cup and ended up in Europe. Naturally, European wanted to claim this cup as their own, so they traveled to our lakes region in NH.
Our native tribes were not open to sharing the Winnepehockey’s cup, and a battle ensued. Everyone put up their best fight, but no one was destined victory: except for one warrior. He risked his life during a battle and captured back the trophy. This warrior nearly escaped until BOOM! He fell through the ice and lost his life along with the trophy. After this long-established rivalry ended, no one knew about the whereabouts of the Winnepehocky’s Cup. However, a group of archaeologists used their best technology to pinpoint the location of Winnepehockey’s Cup. Today, we’re happy to share that the old-time tradition of the pond hockey classic is here to stay!
Pond Hockey Classic’s Events
While the pond hockey classic’s events differ each year, the overall experience is relatively the same.
The event’s first day begins with a seamless check-in process, followed by a welcome party hosted at the Winnipesaukee Ballroom located at the Church Landing. There’s usually a fundraiser and raffle tickets available for guests’ entertainment. This night ends early compared to other nights because the pond hockey classic’s games begin bright and early the next day.
Day 2 and Day 3
We urge visitors to take advantage of the shuttles that pick up guests from Laconia Harley Davidson, Hart’s Turkey Farm, Prescott Park, and Meredith Town Docks Downtown and bring them all to the tournament. Forget lugging around bags full of snacks; Common Man Concession will happily serve you a tasty treat. After the tournament games end for the day around 4:30 p.m., lace up your dancing shoes and head over to the Bank of NH Pavillion Stage for some live music.
On the pond hockey classic’s last day, players will give the championship games their all. It’s one of the most thrilling games that you’ll ever see. It’s especially enjoyable when you’re so close to the ice that you can hear the players’ friendly exchanging on the ice—it’s a hockey enthusiast’s dream come true. However, as all good things do, the pond hockey classic must come to a close. The award ceremony is conducted nearly minutes after the final game. And when the Winnepehockey’s Cup holder steps foot onto the winners’ turf, the crowd goes wild. Few things can compare to the lakes region of NH and their excitement of pond hockey. It’s not just in their hearts. It’s in their blood.
If you think Lake Winnipesaukee sounds exciting during winter months, wait until summertime. Visitors and locals alike flock to Naswa Resort to enjoy our large private beach, lakefront bar, and countless water toy rentals. When staying at our resort, you’ll receive complimentary boat slips and kayak/paddleboard rentals. Our team is confident that no matter your family’s budget or interests, you’ll find several things to do at Lake Winnipesaukee. We urge our future guests to reserve their room today since summer is our busiest season, and availability fills up quickly! Lake Winnipesaukee hosts several events similar to the pond hockey classic during the summer months. Talk to our friendly staff today by calling 888-556-2792. We’d love to share our favorite summer affairs!