Parking and Traffic Concerns
We suggest being at our Weirs Beach ticket office (or other port docks) at least 15 to 30 minutes prior to departure time. We can not “hold the ship” for latecomers. Traffic getting into the Lakes Region can be slow, especially on weekends and even more so on holidays. Please allow ample time to reach us and park your car. Tickets must be picked up at our ticket office on the pier at Weirs Beach or on the ship in other ports.
There are benches and lots of opportunity to sit and enloy the view or walk along the lakeshore while you wait for the ship to arrive in port.
Read about the Weirs Beach reconstruction project. Weirs Beach Project
The metered parking at Weirs Beach is administered by the city of Laconia. The parking regulations and signs on the boardwalk are quite confusing. Mount Washington Cruises has no authority over the meters, but our ticket agents will be happy to answer questions. For any of our cruises, the two hour meters located at the north end of the boardwalk (on both sides) do not give you enough time. You will need to park at a five hour meter, or in the Tower Street parking lot (fees apply at certain times).
For those passengers taking a 10am cruise, getting off in Wolfeboro and returning on the 1:45pm cruise, you will have to park in the Tower Street lot, as even the five hour meters will not give you enough time.
For your convenience, we've provided driving directions to each of our ports of call below.
From I-93 take Exit 23, Rte. 104 East towards Meredith and continue for 8 miles. At the end of the road turn right on to Rte. 3 South and follow for 3.5 miles until you see the sign for Weirs Beach on your left. Turn left at the sign. The Mount Washington ticket office is located in the middle of the boardwalk at the "Railroad Station". Address: 211 Lakeside Avenue.
Weirs Beach ticket office GPS co-ordinates: N43° 36.445' - W71° 27.549'
Take Rte. I-95 North to the Portsmouth Traffic Circle. Go North on Spaulding Turnpike/ Rte. 16 and take Exit 15 (Lake Winnipesaukee) to Rte. 11 West. At the Alton Traffic Circle, take Rte. 28 North to the center of Wolfeboro. Our dock is located next to the town docks near Cate Park.
Wolfeboro docks GPS co-ordinates: N43° 35.041' - W71° 12.742'
From I-93 take Exit 23, Rte. 104 East towards Meredith and continue for 8 miles. At the end of the road turn left onto Rte. 3 North. Proceed down the hill until you see the lake on your right. The M/S Mount Washington dock is next to the Town Docks Restaurant.
Meredith docks GPS co-ordinates: N43° 39.198' - W71° 29.521'
Take Rte. I-95 North to the Portsmouth Traffic Circle. Go North on Spaulding Turnpike/ Rte. 16 and take Exit 15 (Lake Winnipesaukee) to Rte. 11 West. Stay on Rte. 11 through the Alton Traffic Circle and follow to Alton Bay. Our dock is located next to the Alton Bay information booth.
From I-93 take Exit 23, Rte. 104 East towards Meredith and continue for 8 miles. At the end of the road turn left onto Rte. 3 North to the next traffic light by the intersection of routes 3 & 25. Turn right onto Rte. 25 North and follow until you get to Center Harbor (approximately 5 miles). Before the traffic light in Center Harbor, turn right onto Lake Street. You will find us next to the red building near the town beach.
Center Harbor docks GPS co-ordinates: N43° 42.292' - W71°27.362'