New Hampshire’s largest lakes are located in the central portion of the state and are seaplane friendly. Some worth mentioning are Lake Winnipesaukee, known as “the big lake”, Winnisquam and Ossipee. Numerous other lakes are located throughout the state and are open with varying degrees of restrictions.
Lake Winnipesaukee has a seaplane history that dates back to the 1920’s and 1930’s. At that time there was a commercial operator who flew out of Weirs Beach on the western shore of the lake. They provided scenic rides to the public, airmail service to the lakes region and other areas of New England. In later years, seaplane rides were also offered from Meredith Bay. It offered the seaplane experience to all visitors to the area.
Today, “Lake Region Seaplane Services”, a commercial operator, has continued seaplane operations on the big lake. They operate out of Paugus Bay providing rides and additional services throughout the lakes region and beyond.
The fall is one of the most beautiful times to visit New Hampshire. The combination of the fall foliage, warm days and cool nights provide some of the best seaplane flying of the year. One can also find plenty of accommodations ranging from B&B’s to lake front hotels. Plan your visit today and enjoy all the adventures and opportunities New Hampshire provides.