Hey guys, new to the group as of a couple months ago. I will be going to Laconia with my wife (we are coming from Ohio) and some family who are riding (we are meeting them in Mass). This is the first for me and there little lady. We are coming there the 7th, 8th, and 9th. Any wisdom would be great. We are mid 40's and don't do the party thing anymore, we enjoy life...not wait to come to and then for the hang over to end.
Ok, let me focus on area rides. Being from Ohio (I was just in Cleveland and Toledo last week) I would think the sea coast would be number one.
South out of Weirs, to Rt 11 into Rochester, Rt 16 to 95S. 101 East into Hampton Beach. Right on Brown Ave, Right onto Ashworth, then tight left onto Ocean Blvd. Stay on that, for 15 mostly awesome miles. At rotary, go onto Rt 1B. Get into Portsmouth. Cross over on Memorial Bridge Rt 1 into Maine, at rotary, get on Rt 103, to York. At end, right onto 1A towards York Beach. (Maybe stop at Nubble light) At end in York Beach downtown, slight right and then left up the hill on Main Street. A semi fork, will come up, take the right side onto Shore Road. Follow that until it gets to Rt 1.
At this point, stops or no stops, you have been going awhile. Choice A - to continue north to Bentley's in Arundel on Rt 1. Or, B - work your way back to Laconia.
Bentley's is abour 20 minutes north at this point. Way back on Campground Rd, to Limerick, to Rt111/202 to Rochester, then Rt 11 2.5 hours
B - by taking Berwick Road into North Berwick - then choices of quicker 9/Rt16/Rt11 (1 hour), or North on 4 into Sanford, 109 to Wolfboro, Rt28 to Rt 11 (1:45)
Also great trip is going north of Laconia. Rt 3 to North Woodstock, Lunch at North Woodstock Inn, then east across Rt 112 Kancamungus, then south on Rt 16, back across top of lake on Rt 25 To Rt 3
If you have time, after North Woodstock, continue north on Rt 3 thru to Rt 302, right to go by Bretton Woods, Mt Washington Hotel, another "notch" and back south on Rt 16.
Or if more time, go over the top by stating on rt 3, and going right on Rt 2, then to Rt 16 which will bring you by the MT Washington Auto road.