Laconia in the Spring calls to mind the roar of motorcycle engines. It plays host to one of the oldest and largest motorcycle rallies in the world. While motorcycle week is amazing and a huge draw for visitors, there is a lot more to Laconia than just engines and tires. This city is home to one of the best beaches in New Hampshire and has much to offer to everyone.
The Famous Festival
Laconia motorcycle week has been running for over 90 years and attracts motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the world. It has grown to include more types of riders than just those on cruisers and fatboys; you can find the latest in racing machines here, classic motorcycles and even scooters. While seeing all the bikes is great, it is the amazing festival and swap meet that really brings in the crowds. Many people wait to sell their bike until they can get to Laconia so they have access to the greatest amount of informed buyers. There is also a music side to Laconia and endless amounts of food, dancing and playful entertainment that is suitable for all. If you are wanting to go and to ride, it’s best to make sure you make all of your reservations early. If you don’t have a gear rider to go with you, you might want to check out some of the local tours that offer specials that will provide you with one so you don’t have to worry about breaking down on the road.
The Surrounding Area
Don’t forget to explore what is surrounding Laconia. You can download a variety of maps for the area that will show you the best places to walk, bike, hike and where the best beaches are. Weir’s Beach is the most well-known and while there are more water activities to do in the summer, there are plentiful lake front activities available in winter as well. One of the best things about spending time in Laconia is there is such a variety of activities in the area that you don’t have to make a weekend out of doing just one, you can explore a different one each day and then return to enjoy all the town has to offer at night.
Laconia – The Town
Even if motorcycles or mountain biking isn’t your thing, it is an amazing event to see. You can also visit Laconia at other times of the year and find out just how much this city has to offer. Laconia is rich with activities, sports, arts and music. There are open air festivals and fairs that occur throughout the year and it is one of the anchor locations for the spring writing and performing festival for poets that travels throughout the state. There is also a broad variety of choices in what you can do at night, ranging from night clubs to readings, tastings to live music as well. Lodging is plentiful and can accommodate any budget.