Lee's Candy Kitchen, Mill Falls Marketplace

Rainy Day Activities: 5 Fun Ways to Spend a Drizzly Day in Meredith

Most of us cross our fingers and our toes for blue skies and sunshine during a vacation, but no amount of wishing can clear rain clouds from your smartphone’s weather app. If the skies demand you stay indoors for a day or two during your visit, let these rainy day activities convince you that a day near the lake is just as enjoyable as a day on it.

5 Rainy Day Activities to Brighten Your Stay

Go Shopping at the Mill Falls Marketplace

There’s nothing a little rainy day retail therapy can’t fix. Spend an afternoon poking around the Mill Falls Marketplace, open seven days a week and home to 11 unique shops (and even a 40-foot waterfall just outside the door!). From clothing and accessories to rustic decor and furniture, you never know what goodies you’ll return home with. Be sure to pause and treat yourself to over 30 flavor options at Ben & Jerry’s or sample over 1,000 types of fudge and candies at Lee’s Candy Kitchen. For a more filling food stop, you can’t go wrong with a bite from The Waterfall Café or Giuseppe’s Pizzeria & Ristoranté.

Crack the Code in an Escape Room

If the rain’s stopping you from stretching your legs on a hike, exercise your mind instead at Crack the Code. This unique escape room experience lands your group in the midst of puzzles whose themes have ranged from “Blackbeard’s Escape” to “Cold War.” Groups have 60 minutes to escape their scenario using their best clue-gatherin’, puzzle-solvin’ skills — will your team be able to beat the clock?

Take a Tour of Hermit Woods Winery

If it rains (or shines), Hermit Woods Winery pours their handcrafted wines. Select six different wines for an $8 wine tasting (your glass doubles as a souvenir!) and search for notes of locally-sourced fruit, honey, and flowers. To learn all about the wonderful world of winemaking, opt for a 30-minute wine cellar tour on Saturdays or Sundays (by appointment).

Catch a Show at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse

Leave cloudy skies behind and enter an entrancing world set on stage at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse. Meredith’s cozy theatre features a lineup of professional and community-based productions ranging from classics like The Rocky Horror Picture Show to a cappella performances. Check the full season schedule to see who’s gracing the stage during your stay.

Set a Date with Cascade Spa

Although a drizzly day puts a damper on an outdoor itinerary, you can’t deny how relaxing raindrops on the windowpane sounds. Follow that feeling to Cascade Spa, a full-service day spa located in Church Landing. With an array of soothing services at your fingertips, you can indulge in everything from manicures and pedicures to bamboo massages and reiki.  

Believe it or not, these rainy day activities are just a drop in the bucket. Stay at Mill Falls on the Lake to discover even more ways to make the most of your Meredith, N.H. vacation — rain or shine!

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