Many of the boathouses on this lake are quite old but well worth visiting!

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Some of these boathouses are actually the size of a small house. You could easily live in some of them.

A great way to spend a morning or afternoon is with the New Hampshire Boat Museum touring fascinating Lake Winnipesaukee boathouses in Meredith and Gilford during the 11th Annual Boathouse Tour on Thursday, Aug. 10. Tickets are still available, but are selling fast for the 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. tours.

There are three types of tickets available for purchase. For those wishing to ride in an elegant vintage wooden boat driven by the boat’s experienced owner, tickets are $150 per person. For those wishing to ride in a variety of fun antique cars, tickets are $75 per person. And for those wishing to drive their own car, tickets are $40 per person. Members of the New Hampshire Boat Museum receive a 10 percent discount on these prices.

The New Hampshire Boat Museum is open to the public for the 2017 season and will remain open daily through Monday, Oct. 9. The Museum is a not-for-profit institution that focuses on the social history of life on New Hampshire’s lakes and the state’s important fresh water boating traditions. It is located at 399 Center Street, Wolfeboro Falls, 2 miles from downtown Wolfeboro in the former Allen “A” Resort dance hall.