New Hampshire September 24, 2017
This Family Camp Is Perfectly New Hampshire And You’ll Want To Visit
Do you think back fondly to childhood days of summer camp and wish that you could once again stay in a cabin, dine in a lodge, and spend your days swimming, hiking, and canoeing? You’re in luck – there’s a place right here in New Hampshire that will let you enjoy all of that charm in a truly gorgeous setting.
The Appalachian Mountain Club owns and runs Three Mile Island Camp, on a 43 acre island near the northern end of Lake Winnipesaukee. The camp has been in operation since 1900 and some families have been coming back for generations.
A ferry brings visitors to the island, where they stay in cozy cabins for either one or two weeks in the summer, or come for one of several fall weekends.
Three delicious meals are shared each day with all of the other campers, meaning that you and your family can make all sorts of new friends.
Aside from some nature talks, there isn't formal children's programming (and kids under the age of four are not allowed), but there's plenty for all of the older members of the family to do to entertain themselves.
You can swim, laze about on the docks (there's one at each cabin), spend the day reading in an Adirondack chair, or hike around the island.
The camp also provides kayaks, paddleboards, and small saiboats. Some campers also go off-island for day hiking excursions in the White Mountains.
On a rainy day, relax and play games in the rec hall with new friends, or retreat to your cabin with a good book.
Of course, the real magic of camping in the middle of Winnipesaukee is the peace, quiet, and beautiful views. Campers are asked to restrict use of phones and other devices to their cabins, so it's a great opportunity to unplug, relax, and watch some exquisite sunsets.
To learn more about Three Mile Island Camp and plan ahead for next summer, check out the camp’s