During the colder months of the year, the Lakes Region features a variety of snowy carnivals with many winter activities in NH. The best part about staying with Bayside Rentals is that you can choose the area with the winter carnival event you’d like to attend, so you won’t have to venture far for a good time!

The Lakes Region, NH, is a great place to visit each season of the year, and outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the winter activities featured at each carnival. Whether you’d like to learn how cooking outdoors in the winter, roast marshmallows by a bonfire, watch snowmobile races, or spend a day ice skating—you’ll have options! Keep reading to learn more about the winter activities in NH that will have you coming back each year. 

1. Moultonborough Area

Just a short drive from Moultonborough, NH, is the annual Ice Harvest & Winter Carnival at Country Doctor Museum and Farm. When you’re looking for fun things to do in NH with your family, this event will be great for all ages. Some winter activities include kid-friendly games, outdoor cooking demonstrations, snowman-building, ice harvesting, winter scavenger hunt, among many other options! 

2. Concord Area

If you’re lodging around Concord on the first Saturday of February, head to White Park for the annual Winter Carnival to have a good time outdoors. There’s everything from face painting to an ice-skating race, as well as a bonfire and sledding hill. Get outside, enjoy music, and have a wonderful day out at the park with your family, and the best part about this winter carnival is that it’s free! 

3. Wolfeboro Area

Nothing says winter carnival like the torchlight parade at the Wolfeboro Winter Wonderland event, which happens during the last weekend in February. Most of the winter activities take place outdoors at the Abenaski Ski area, with some winter festivities in The Great Hall. Spend your family outing indulging in carnival festivities, a delicious pancake breakfast, a skating party, bonfires, as well as watching ski and snowboard races. 

4. Alton Bay Area

The Winter Carnival: Winter Dreaming at Alton Bay features plenty of food, horse-drawn carriage rides, yoga (yes, on the ice), snowmobile races, and many other winter activities in NH. Be sure to dress warmly for the annual carnival draws in hundreds for a fun day on the ice, and it’s dog-friendly too! 


Helpful Tip: The annual dates and times are subject to change each passing year. Please click on the individual links to learn more about the specific details of each event! 

Enjoy a Year-Round Vacation Spot

When you find fun activities to do during the winter months, the season becomes something to look forward to each year. Bayside Rentals welcomes guests each of the four seasons as there are always fun things to do in NH, whether it’s the middle of summer and you’re out on the lake or are enjoying the wintertime events around the Lakes Region. Plan your upcoming winter escapes by giving us a call at 1-866-990-6796 or visit us on our website.