Our family is spending the next week in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Of course travel wouldn’t be any fun without a bit of educational fun, right?
Here are some things I found to do in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire that will be both fun and reinforce learning for the kids and me. I’d say it also makes a great lineup for summer vacation.
6 Educational Activities to do in New Hampshire Lakes Region
- Canterbury Shaker Village – Religion and History – Take a tour of one of the few Shaker villages in the USA and learn where they came from, what they believed, and how they lived.
- American Police Motorcycle Museum – History and Science – They say police and racers introduced the beauty of driving motorcycles to our roadways. Learn some “outside the books” history and study how these machines work.
- Belknap Mill (Hosiery Museum and Power House Museum) – History – The oldest hosiery mill in New England, a trip to this mill will not only give us the opportunity to look at how industry changed the region, but also a hands-on look at how hydro-power and hydro-electric power changed through the years.
- Lake Winnipesaukee Museum – History, Geography, and Science – We won’t be able to visit this time but I think it’s a must-see if you are visiting in the summer. It’s a fun way to learn about the region’s history – steamboats, vacationing, the lakes, and more.
- The Loon Center – Science – Our whole family loves learning about birds and loons are one of those elusive birds we don’t know much about. This will be a great opportunity to learn about loons and the work the center is doing to protect them.
- Mt. Washington Cog Railway – Geography and Science – This railway looks like a unique way to get to the top of Mt. Washington. Okay, it looks just a bit scary too! It definitely looks like a fun adventure and way to explore geography as you can see so much as you head up the mountain. I am also interested in the Mount Washington Observatory’s Weather Museum.
There is so much to see and do in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire that it was hard to narrow it down. However, I know we are also going to need to do some book work and explore the outdoors while we are in town.
Have you been to the Lakes Region in New Hampshire? What do you recommend we see?