The Lake Winnipesaukee day cruise was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
My sister-in-law Noreen, my brother-in-law Don, my husband Errol, and I got aboard the M/S Mount Washington ship at Weirs Beach, New Hampshire on a recent past Saturday.
Arriving at Weirs Beach
After finding a handicap parking spot, we went to the ticket counter to get the tickets that we’d ordered online. We inquired about the cost of parking, and who to pay. We were then informed that in the state of New Hampshire, a person possessing handicap license plates can park wherever they want, for however long they want, at no charge! Well all right New Hampshire! It was still early, (we are always early and never, ever late), so we decided to get something to eat and drink before the cruise. On the way to a tavern, Noreen spotted some lobsters. We felt that a picture was a must!
Aboard the ship
We had a light lunch, and a drink, and then it was time to board the ship at 12:30 p.m. Upon boarding, we went up to the third deck. We were hoping for great views, and that’s what we got! Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in New Hampshire, and is located at the foothills of Mount Washington in Lakes Region. It is spring fed, and surrounded by mountain ranges. It contains over 300 islands, and covers 44,000 acres of the clearest, bluest, water you’ve ever seen. Over a loud speaker, a crew member points out interesting landmarks. They also had many stories to tell about the lake, and it’s inhabitants.
After the cruise
It was a lot of fun being out in the fresh air, on a beautiful, warm summer day, with great friends. The cruise lasted 2.5 hours. We then spent a couple more hours wandering around Weirs Beach, after returning to the dock. There are assorted arcades, eateries, and shops to explore there.
The Lake Winnipesaukee day cruise definitely belongs in my “Things I Love” list!