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A Message From The Manager

Oh, Autumn! There are just so many reasons to love the season—where to even begin? The seasons change so swiftly. One day we are in the riches of Summer and without pause we find ourselves in the graces of Autumn. As I sit and contemplate writing this Autumn Blog, I find myself so very lost for the words to express its beauty. So, in this season, I choose to go directly to the great poets and writers of our times. To those who have taken their souls clearly into the subject matter of Autumn, where they have so eloquently expressed into words, what I can only see in my mind’s eye:

“And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep, and autumn was awakened.” Raquel Franco

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all.” Stanley Horowitz

“Dancing of the autumn leaves on a surface of a lake is a dream we see when we are awake.” Mehmet Murat Ildan

“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.” Oscar Wilde

“A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye.” Unknown

Come and experience Autumn in the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire! Witness the magical kaleidoscope of colors firsthand atop several local mountain peaks or from a cruise along the magnificent Lake of the Winnipesaukee in one of our kayaks, paddle boards, or pedal boats right from the shores of our own sandy beach.

Fill your senses with the aromas of leaves baking in the last of summer’s sun. Sip your favorite wine by the open fire and take in the mountain backdrop where the foliage seems to wrap around the lake from every direction. Take a soak and relax in our lakeside outdoor hot tub as the sun begins to trail away. Retire in the comfort of your own king or queen size bed for a great night’s sleep and in the morning join us for breakfast before you get ready to enjoy another amazing fall day.

Add to your experience by taking advantage of one of our Special Autumn Packages. Make your reservations early so that you do not miss out on this hopeful of seasons.

“I hope I can be the autumn leaf, who looked at the sky and lived. And when it was time to leave, gracefully it knew life was a gift.” Dodinsky

We are so looking forward to your visit with us.
Denis Longchamps
General Manager

New Hampshire Fall Festivals

If you love everything pumpkin spice, scarves, and fall, you’ve come to the right place. There is no better way to see fall foliage than in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Luckily with a stay at the Center Harbor Inn, you will be centrally located to all of the fun fall fun happenings in the area.

Sandwich Fair:

Located just down the road from the Center Harbor Inn, the Sandwich Fair will take place October 6-8, 2018. The fair is centered around the state’s agricultural roots, and each day you can attend competitions and demonstrations of a variety of animals. Special events include parades, a dog show, and an Oxen pull. On October 6th, admission will be free from 4pm-9pm for an opening night ride preview where you can pay $20 to go on all the rides. Admission all other days is $10 for adults, $3 for children 8-12, and children under 7 enter free. So, whether you go for the food, animals, special events, or the games and rides, you can’t go wrong with the Sandwich fair. Make sure you check out their website here for information on ticket sales and a schedule of events.

Pumpkin Festival:

The NH Pumpkin Festival, previously located in Keene, NH, has moved to Laconia and this will be its second year at this the new location. This The Pumpkin Festival has been a great addition to the Lakes Region and we could not be more excited for its return. Taking place on October 12th from 4-8pm and October 13th from 12-8pm admission is free to all. You can drop off your carved pumpkin or carve one out at the carving station, or just stroll the streets admiring all of the designs. For those 21+ there will be a beer garden, and plenty of amusement and kiddie rides for everyone. On the Saturday of the event, there will be live music playing all day long. There will also be a 200’ zip line attraction and horse drawn hay rides around the downtown area. Make sure you stick around later in the night for the Pumpkin Dump Derby. Check out their website here for more information on events.

Beans and Greens Corn Maze:

For Fall festivities, look no further than Beans and Greens located in Gilford, NH. They have been offering the Lakes Region some of the best corn mazes for over 15 years. Designed to last for about an hour, this one is for all ages. The corn maze is typically ready for visitors during mid-September and is open every day of the week, and Friday & Saturday night by reservations. The night maze is fun as they add a haunted element and is only for those brave enough to enter. While you are there you will want to check out the farm stand for a local taste of the freshest New Hampshire eats. The corn maze and farm stand stay open through Halloween Weekend. Make sure to check out their website here for more information.