Mount Major

Laconia, New Hampshire

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12 Reviews
4 out of 5
Locate a short hike to a beautiful view on one of the main tourist arteries in the Lakes Region and you’re sure to generate plenty of interest. Within easy driving distance of Meredith, Weirs Beach, and Laconia, this well-trod path to the summit of Mount Major is a convenient family outing with sufficient challenge to give those who climb it the feeling they’ve completed a “real ” hike. From the summit, a unique summertime vista also encompasses two Mount Washingtons, the White Mountain peak on the northern horizon, and the historic steamship that plies the waters of Lake Winnipesaukee. Special attractions: Wide-angle views of Lake Winnipesaukee spread before a backdrop of White Mountain peaks.
Hiking New Hampshire

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Hiking New Hampshire

by Larry Pletcher (Falcon Guides)

Locate a short hike to a beautiful view on one of the main tourist arteries in the Lakes Region and you’re sure to generate plenty of interest. Within easy driving distance of Meredith, Weirs Beach, and Laconia, this well-trod path to the summit of Mount Major is a convenient family outing with sufficient challenge to give those who climb it the feeling they’ve completed a “real ” hike.

From the summit, a unique summertime vista also encompasses two Mount Washingtons, the White Mountain peak on the northern horizon, and the historic steamship that plies the waters of Lake Winnipesaukee. Special attractions: Wide-angle views of Lake Winnipesaukee spread before a backdrop of White Mountain peaks.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Laconia
Distance: 3
Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Local Contacts: Division of Forests and Lands
Local Maps: USGS West Alton quad.
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Major

Recent Trail Reviews

6/20/2011
0

it was a great day and a great hike. beautiful views of lake winnipissaukee and surrounding areas. climbed it with my wife and german shepard.


4/25/2011
1

Great hike! Did it with my 9 yr old son. Took about 3 hours up and back with a 45 min.stop at the top for lunch. Cloudy and cool that day. No visability but great views when it is clear out.


7/26/2010
0

It was a clear day and temp was 77 degrees at the trailhead. I took the blue trail and the only problem I found was that I ran into a number of hikers who turn their dogs loose. The views from the top were beautiful. Unfortunately, this mountain draws a crowd due to its close proximity to the lake.


6/19/2010
0

Mt. Major was actually a little more challenging than we were expecting. Our 8 year-old daughter made it, but we needed every last M&M to get her to the summit. Beautiful views of the lake.


5/13/2010
0

Nice short hike. Well maintained and marked. Decent elevation gain. Some of the best views in NH.



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