Get Exploring!

Westward Shores is a vacation destination all by itself, it also makes a great home-base for those looking to explore the surrounding area! If you still need something to do after the beach, paddle boards, Bear Camp Waterpark, activities, events, live music, and everything else, check out our handy little travel guide! We’ve put together a map of some fun things to do within an hour or two from the park! If you’d like to learn more about the destinations, check out the virtual tours below or head over to our “Nearby Attractions” page.

Arethusa Falls

Arethusa Falls is great for a family hike. Located in Crawford Notch State Park, this 1.5 mile walk will bring you to one of the tallest waterfalls in New Hampshire. Who doesn’t like a good waterfall?

Mount Major

Perfect for a half-day hike! Mount Major’s elevation of 1,785ft, offers extraordinary views of Lake Winnipesaukee, the largest lake in the state of New Hampshire.

Diana’s Baths

These beautiful cascading waterfalls are fed from Big Attitash Mountain. Head out here with the family to enjoy the serenity of the brook and it’s many falls and pools.


Enjoy your own “once upon a time” at Storyland! Featuring rides, shows, dining, and many different attractions, it is sure to enchant anyone who enjoys a little magic!

MT Washington cruises

Cruise lake Winnipesaukee in comfort and style. Experience the best views in all of New Hampshire when you take a tour on the M/S Mount Washington. Daytime, eventing, and sunset and dinner cruises available. Covering 72 square miles, surrounded by mountains, filled with 300 islands,  Lake Winnipesaukee is sure to inspire you.