Mount Major

Laconia, New Hampshire

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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.
Topo Map: Mount Major Topographic Map
Guide Book: Hiking New Hampshire Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

6/20/2011

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

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.

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