Summer has arrived in the NH Lakes Region, attracting locals and tourists alike seeking days spent by the tranquil lakeside and surrounded by blissful small-town charm. Our water wonderland is a great setting for family vacations, filled with something for everyone. Lake Winnipesaukee is the center of all the action, as the largest lake in the whole state, and no one can place you closer than Bayside Rentals

Locally owned and operated, our passionate Bayside Rentals team has provided excellent customer service to travelers, residents, and homeowners alike for years. We pride ourselves in having the largest inventory of vacation rentals in the Lakes Region area. You and yours will be more than comfortable and near all the best towns to explore. A fantastic way to explore the NH Lakes Region is embarking on a self-guided ice cream tour! Keep reading for our local recommendations—

Here’s the Scoop on the Best NH Lakes Region Ice Cream Spots

Our office is located in the lovely Lake Winnipesaukee town of Meredith, NH, overlooking the scenic waters. You are always welcome to drop in during your stay and say “Hello!” We think it’s only appropriate to start the NH ice cream tour in our “hometown,” so let’s get started:


Ben & Jerry’s– grab a scoop in a sprinkle waffle cone and enjoy it along Meredith Bay

Flurries at Surfside Burger Bar– folks love lining up at the nifty ordering window

Town Docks– their homemade ice cream is always served in generous portions

Weirs Beach

Kellerhaus– customize every scoop with their expansive toppings smorgasbord 


Happy Cow– they’ve got the perfect scoops for your furry friends (oh, and humans, too!)

Jordan’s Ice Cream– we love their banana splits, topped with syrupy fruits and nuts

Liliuokalani’s– come by car or boat for the area’s top-rated ice cream shop 


Sawyer’s Dairy Bar– home to some wicked good ice cream, made in house for over 73 years


Red Hill Dari– come as you are to this small drive-in, also home to some tasty lobster rolls

So many NH ice cream shops, so little time! That’s okay—it means you and yours will just have to come back every summer. After touring and trying the best scoops around the Lakes Region, relax in a comfortable Bayside Rentals vacation home, from small lakeside cabins to spacious family complexes. Book your home away from home by calling us at (866) 990-6796!