HOLDERNESS — The Lakes Region Tourism Association is proud to announce that Squam Lake was designated as one of the "best lakes" in the OUTSIDE magazine's annual Travel Awards presented March 4. Squam Lake is the second largest lake in New Hampshire, with 6,791 acres. This pristine lake is often referenced as the "Golden Pond" lake made famous by the well-known 1981 movie.
The award-winning OUTSIDE magazine has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness since 1977. Their April issue will feature some 50 top destinations, determined by the OUTSIDE global network of correspondents, who traveled across America and beyond, identifying the best adventures, stunning lakes, gorgeous lodges and hotels, family vacations, secret getaways and foodie hotspots. Their 2014 Travel Awards recognized Squam Lake in the "Best Lakes" category.
Lakes Region Tourism Association member, Rockywold-Deephaven Camp, located on Squam Lake was noted as a top lake destination, providing 60 rustic cottages and all-inclusive meals served family-style in a post-and-beam dining lodge.
OUTSIDE writers also directed travel enthusiasts to try the NH Lakes Region's new Inn-to-Inn bike tour along the 59 mile Northern Trail. The Inn-to-Inn bike tour is an outdoor venue that provides bicyclists a pleasant and safe ride without the hazard of a busy road as well as offers packages for visitors that are inclusive of bike rentals, shuttle services, inns and restaurants and country stores.
Amy Landers, Executive Director of the Lakes Region Tourism Association reports, "It's an honor that our members are receiving some national spotlight! This award recognizes our century-old gem, RDC Resort, as well as our new Inn-to-Inn bike tour, we couldn't be more pleased."