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Monthly Archive for January, 2018

Lake Winnipesaukee Ice Fishing Derby

With Lake Winnipesaukee frozen over, ice fishing enthusiasts from all over are flocking to New Hampshire’s Big Lake for a chance to catch their share of lake trout. When all the boats are stored for the season, there is still plenty of opportunity to throw a line in and enjoy a refreshing beer or beverage. Ice fishing offers the perfect activity to enjoy all of the beautiful scenery in the heart of winter on Lake Winnipesaukee. You certainly don’t need to wait until summer to get your fish on.

Aside from the peace and relaxation that comes with ice fishing, the sport includes plenty of opportunities for social interaction. So, bring out the friends and family, spark up a charcoal grill and enjoy cooking lunch on the lake with a hot cocoa or cold beer in hand.

Another added benefit of this winter sport is how much cheaper it is to ice fish. With the surface frozen over, you don’t need a boat to get out into the middle of the lake. With no boat, comes no cost for fuel or repairs, just take your equipment and head on out.

If ice fishing is your thing and you’re interested in earning more than just a fish then you’re in luck, because it’s Fishing Derby time in the Lakes Region! So, join us at the Center Harbor Inn located right on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, just down the road from the derby site in Meredith, NH. The Derby is taking place on February 10 – 11, 2018. With over $50,000 in prizes this is an event you won’t want to miss. The Center Harbor Inn is offering a fantastic promotion on rooms during the event which includes 15% off accommodations of two or more nights. For more information on the package check it out here.

Besides being directly on the Lake, the Center Harbor Inn offers a delicious and locally sourced continental breakfast, a four-season outdoor hot tub with heated walkways to unwind in after a day on the ice, a relaxing sauna and a fitness center. Don’t miss out on this year’s Fishing Derby and stay in style at the Center Harbor Inn!

New England Pond Hockey Classic Lodging

As winter fast approaches and the water freezes over, pond hockey players from all over New England will gather for the return of the 9th Annual New England Pond Hockey Classic taking place February 2 – 4, 2018. Taking over the nearby town of Meredith, the tournament brings tourists from all over the country to experience winter in the Lakes Region. Although the area is known as a summer lakeside destination, we are proud to be able to show off a side that not many people get to experience. The Center Harbor Inn is a great option for New England Pond Hockey Classic lodging.

Just five minutes down the road from the tournament site in Meredith, NH we offer a great Pond Hockey Package as well as group rates so the whole team can stay together. The Pond Hockey Package includes 10% off your choice of accommodations for two or more nights. Amenities at the Inn include continental breakfast to fuel up before a busy day of skating on the ice. Breakfast selections offer locally roasted coffee and locally sourced bagels, as well as fruit cups, hard boiled eggs, homemade granola, yogurt, cereal, and energy balls.

Aside from the great continental breakfast, a favorite amongst guests is the four-season outdoor hot tub with heated walkways and views that overlook beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. After a long day on the ice, the hot tub is a great way to warm up and continue to enjoy winter by the lake while relaxing those sore muscles.

Heading to the area and aren’t familiar with the town of Meredith? Check out our previous blog on Things to Do in Meredith NH for a list of restaurants, activities, and shopping options.