It’s our 14th year honoring the memory of The NASWA’s patriarch, Peter Makris, WWII veteran, and avid motorcyclist. This is the official kick-off event for Laconia Bike Week! Over the last 13 years, the Peter Makris Memorial Run has raised over $435,000 for the Laconia Fire Department Life Saving Fund and Water Rescue Teams, as well as the Easter, Seals NH “Veterans Count” program. We hope you will join us for the best and most memorable day of Motorcycle Week! Register on the Peter Makris Memorial page of our website.
As we prepare to turn another page on the calendar, we can’t help but fantasize about summer. Children and adults alike eagerly wait for bottomless ice-cream, days spent in swimsuits, and the sweet sound of boats roaring around New Hampshire’s lakes. However, many guests choose to vacation with Naswa Resort, because there are endless things to do at Lake Winnipesaukee, right here in our backyard! Whether you’re planning a summer family vacation, romantic getaway, or a friends’ reunion, Naswa Resort offers the best Lake Winnipesaukee lodging for you.
New Hampshire Summer Vacation Cottage
The Naswa Resort boasts 18 unique cottages, each more beautiful than the next, for you to enjoy on vacation. Our one-room cottage comfortably sleeps four guests on two full-sized beds. The two-bedroom cottages are large enough to sleep six guests, which is ideal when you have a large family or are traveling with several friends. These cottages also come with convenient amenities, such as a full kitchen and daily trash/towel service. Be sure to watch the fiery sunrise/sunset over Lake Winnipesaukee from the comfort of your screened-in porch.
Our largest Lake Winnipesaukee lodging option is called the Paugus Suite. It features three bedrooms (one king-sized bed and two queen-sized beds) sleeper sofa in the living room, a full kitchen, and a balcony overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. Paugus Suite also includes a flat-screen TV, phone, and air conditioning. If you’re traveling New Hampshire with several people, talk to our Naswa Resort team about securing your stay in our world-class unit.
When trusting The Naswa Resort with your Lake Winnipesaukee lodging experience, your New Hampshire summer vacation will be perfect. Not only will you enjoy countless things to do on Lake Winnipesaukee, such as complimentary kayaks/paddleboards, dock space, Camp Naz children’s program, and boat tours, but also proximity to the area’s hottest upcoming events. While there are infinite Lake Winnipesaukee lodging options, we’re confident that Naswa Resort is the place for you. To learn more information about our summer specials, visit our website or give us a call at 888-556-2792.
A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work, as many people say. As for our team at The Naswa Resort, we’d have to agree! Lake Winnipesaukee fishing is always a great idea. The 21-mile long lake boasts a wide variety of fish, including rainbow trout, salmon, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, yellow perch, and more. If you’re looking to reel in a good time, read the Naswa Resort staff’s guide on how to have a thrilling Lake Winnipesaukee fishing affair.
Lake Winnipesaukee Ice Out Season
Many Naswa guests find luck catching smallmouth bass during May and June since they typically spawn near the start of June. Start by trolling near the rocky hump or island, and your odds of catching a lunker will soar through the roof! The Naswa Resort suggests you use lures such as gold-tinted Long-A Bombers, deep-diving crankbaits, quarter-ounce Buddies, suspending Rogues, and perhaps jig-and-pigs. The smallmouth bass won’t be able to resist! However, we’ve also found great success in fishing the drop-off regions while using spider jigs, grubs, Carolina-rigged lizards, and six-inch Senko worms. The heavy tackle will make way down to the strike zone.
After you’ve found the jackpot of fishing holes, sign up for the Winni Derby. This family-friendly event is recognized as the largest landlocked salmon and lake trout tournament in the northeast. Every year, thousands of guests vacation in Lake Winnipesaukee towns for a chance to win an assortment of prizes. Daily prizes along with best overall in categories such as Adult Salmon, Lake Trout, and Junior Salmon have a fair chance at winning an award! However, you must familiarize yourself with the rules to secure your seat in the tournament.
While The Naswa Resort can’t guarantee a winning fish, we can promise you a winning rate and a fun NASWA Fishing Pool Event. When traveling with a fellow fisher, consider renting our AquaVista Beachfront Beachfront room. For just $139 per night, you and one other adult can lodge just steps away from the beach. This way, you’ll never be too far away from the action! With a 3 night reservation, you also get to enter The NASWA Fishing Pool. A fun way to win some cool prizes. Awards are given not old for the biggest fish, but also for the prettiest, ugliest and more. Contact our front desk for further information on Winni Derby’s room rates.
Lake Winnipesaukee Ice Fishing
Ice fishing on Lake Winnipesaukee is a great way to take in the winter scenery while enjoying peace and quiet. Some years, Lake Winnipesaukee freezes as early as Christmas. While other years, it freezes well after New Year’s Eve. The ice conditions vary from year to year, so it’s crucial to check the Lake Winnipesaukee ice forecast before your fishing trip. During New Hampshire’s winter months, you’ll likely encounter Lake Winnipesaukee fish such as trout, pickerel, white/yellow perch, and black crappie. Visitors love ice fishing on Lake Winnipesaukee because it’s the best time to catch massive lake trout. Some nights you can even catch up cusk weighing over 10 pounds! Many visitors experience such successful Lake Winnipesaukee ice fishing that they return for the annual Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby.
Ice Fishing Derby
The famous ice fishing tournament attracts fishers from around the world for a chance to win big prizes. Yes, it is frigid this time of the year; however, many anglers find the cold and potential frostbite well worth the chance of their catch being hung on the wall of fame. This family-friendly event takes place at Meredith Bay, which nearly turns into a small town during the ice fishing tournament. Several vendors and ice shanties form a rainbow of colors around the tournament’s grounds. This annual affair is a must-see experience for fishing enthusiasts.
Bait and Tackle Shops Near Me
Swing by one of the many bait and tackle shops in Lake Winnipesaukee to purchase your ticket to the ice fishing derby. Traditionally, AJ’s Bait and Tackle, Winnisquam Trading Post, Alton Circle Grocery, and Skelly’s Market, all sell tickets for the event. But these shops are also here to satisfy your summertime Lake Winnipesaukee fishing needs. Stop by for lure recommendations, a refresher on NH fishing regulations, or to purchase your New Hampshire fishing license. Word of advice, AJ’s Bait and Tackle also sell NH fishing license online.
Now that you’re ready to have an unforgettable Lake Winnipesaukee fishing experience, it’s time to book your stay at Naswa Resort. Our team looks forward to meeting you during the Lake Winnipesaukee ice out season, so we can be the first to hear about your biggest fish yet! Call us today at 888-556-2792 to kick off your vacation planning.
A Holiday Gift Certificate: The Perfect Gift for Everyone
While some people enjoy spending days on end in the mall, checking out every furry sweater, smelling every candle, and testing every shade of red lipstick, this process isn’t for everyone. Luckily, many people find a holiday gift certificate to be just as enjoyable. When you give your loved one a holiday gift certificate to NASWA Resort, they’re able to plan a vacation based on their availability! It serves the same excitement as a surprise vacation without the stress of adjusting their preexisting plans. With countless things to do on Lake Winnipesaukee, our holiday gift certificate is the perfect gift for your entire family! Our three-day special starts on November 30th through Dec 2nd offers a 15 percent bonus card with the purchase of a holiday gift certificate. The special continues through December 18th which provides a 10 percent bonus card.
Spread Some Christmas Cheer with the Gift of “NazGear”
If your loved one has already visited and fallen in love with Lake Winnipesaukee, check out our on-site NazShop! Our Resort’s store has a wide variety of merchandise, also known as NazGear, to give this holiday season. Some of our new items include festive baseball hats, vintage style t-shirts, tropic orange beach towels, large beverage tumblers, and festive magnets. Our NazGear pairs wonderfully with our special holiday gift certificates. You can tuck away the certificate inside our sorbet-lettered, navy blue baseball hat, and it will surprise your loved one with two gifts in one. Plus, our bright hats look great when dressed with your favorite vibrant bathing suits. Tag us in your photos next summer when you’re enjoying the lake on one of the area’s most enjoyable Lake Winnipesaukee boat rentals! You know what they say, “the best days are spent on a boat,” especially on Lake Winnipesaukee.
The Best of the Best Lake Winnipesaukee Resorts: The NASWA Resort
No matter how you picture taking a family vacation, Lake Winnipesaukee is so massive that there are countless activities to keep everyone happy all vacation long. Your family will be even more pleased when you’re staying at one of the best Lake Winnipesaukee resorts around, such as The NASWA Resort. Our weekly cottages include amenities such as 15 percent off dinner for houseguests, a complimentary mimosa with your purchased breakfast, and children 12-years-old and under eat free when accompanied by an adult in the Blue Bistro for breakfast and dinner.
This holiday gift certificate will give you a Christmas on the beach during our open season! It’s a dream come true. You’ll quickly learn that no matter what gift you were hoping to find, a vacation at Lake Winnipesaukee will satisfy your every need. Gifted vacations at Lake Winnipesaukee truly embrace the magic of Christmas. To learn more about Lake Winnipesaukee Christmas gift exchange ideas, talk to our friendly NASWA Resort crew at 603-366-4341.
Sunday Sept 1 DJ Terry 4pm
Monday Sep 2 Mica Groove Train 4pm
Saturday Sept 7 Jodi Cunningham 4pm
Sunday Sept 8 Bob Pratte Band 3pm
Friday Sept 13 Bob Pratte Band 6pm
Saturday Sept 14 Blues On Tap 4pm
Friday Sept 20 Bob Pratte Band 6pm
Saturday Sept 21 On 2 Duo 3pm
Saturday Sept 28 Johnny Friday 3pm
Saturday Oct 5 Mystical Magic 3pm
Sunday Oct 13 Dancing Madly Backwards 3pm