Other Things To Do
• Bumper Boats at the Daytona Fun Park
• Batting cages at the Daytona Fun Park
• Climbing walls at the Logs of Fun
• Ropes courses: Skytrail Adventure at the Daytona Fun Park; the Monkey Trunks ropes course at Funspot; and in Gilford, the Aerial Treetop Adventure at Gunstock.
• Bowling at the Funspot
• Zipline Tours, Segway Tours, and Scenic Lift Rides at Gunstock
• Children’s activities at the Meredith Children’s Museum. Each room of the “Zeum” has a different theme with exhibits to stimulate imaginative play.
• In addition to the two arcades at the Half Moon, there are also arcades at the Winnipesaukee Pier, Logs of Fun, and the Funspot, for a total of FIVE arcades in Weirs Beach! They are all GREAT places to have fun on a rainy day!
• Escape rooms are another great activity on a rainy day. In Gilford, you can escape from the Escape Hour House. In Laconia, escape from the Escape Room Experience. In Meredith, escape from Crack the Code.
The Winnipesaukee Muskrats (formerly known as the Laconia Muskrats, from 2010-2015) of the New England Collegiate Baseball League had their inaugural season in 2010 at Laconia’s Robbie Mills field and are still going strong. Of course, Laconia has always had a great baseball team!
HISTORY OF BALLOONING (and other things to do) AT WEIRS BEACH
Ballooning has a long history at Weirs Beach, as can be seen in the postcards and photos below. Ballooning started as early as 1890, or before. The 1890 program for the annual NHVA reunion included the following schedule: On Wednesday, August 27, 1890, at 4pm: “…Prof. Ned Hathaway, the famous aeronaut, will make a balloon ascension of 2000 feet, from the Association grounds, and descend from that height with a parachute. Prof. Hathaway has made over 300 ascensions, and some thirty descents with parachute. July 16th he made a successful ascent and descent from Weirs.” On Friday, August 29, 1890, at 2pm: “…a balloon ascension and descent with with parachute by Miss Nellie Wheeler. She has made over 200 ascents and has the reputation of being a successful aeronaut.”
• Parasailing high over Lake Winnipesaukee
• FlyBoarding in Weirs Bay. Invented in 2011, the FlyBoard channels the thrust from a PWC (Personal Water Craft) through a hose to the FlyBoard operator, where the propulsion can be controlled and directed, allowing the participant to reach heights of up to 40′ over the water.
• Jumping 30′ into a giant airbag at a Weirs Beach parking lot
• Pitching cage at the Winnipesaukee Pier
• Rollerskating. See the stickers below.