Winnipesaukee is a BIG lake (approximately the same surface area as Cayuga Lake) located just south of the White Mountains in NH. It's a little over an hour from Manchester when the traffic is cooperating.
We (Tina, Brian, and I) spent 4th of July weekend at Chris's condo on Long Island (not the famous one), which stick out into the middle of the lake...
The kayaking part...
- It's not long and skinny, so you never know what's just around the corner!
- Island hopping!!
- More motor boats... more chop (hence the 6am launch)
- Beautiful mountains on every horizon
Around 8am I met up with a loon family (two adults and two chicks). Here's a picture & movie of them!
Date: Saturday, July 3rd, 2010
Distance: 15 miles
Duration: 4.5 hours, including breaks
It was a little under 2 miles to the peak (2,030 ft). The views from the fire tower at the top were incredible. We had a 360 degree view of both lakes, the Whites, and a number of other mountain ranges nearby.