Tours are given Monday through Saturday at 10am and after 2pm (Sundays by appointment only). Please call our New Hampshire office to schedule a visit (603) 569-1337. Tours take about an hour and a half, and are a great way to get a sense of Birchmont in action.
(June - August)
693 Governor John Wentworth Hwy
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
Phone (603) 569 1337
Fax (603) 569 5813
(Sept. - May)
37 Mineola Avenue
Roslyn, NY 11576
Phone (516) 621 5035
Fax: (516) 621 0489
From the New York Area.
(Drive time approximately 5 ½ hours)
1. I.95N towards New Haven.
2. Bear Left onto I.91 North towards Hartford (Exit 48).
3. Take I.84 to the Massachusetts Turnpike, I.90 (Eastbound).
4. Go one exit on I.90 to Auburn I.290, towards Worcester.
5. At the end of I.290, bear left onto I.495 north (Exit26B)
6. I.495 North to I.95 North.
7. Take I.95 to New Hampshire (Exit 4); approximately 5 miles past the toll booth, bear left onto the Spaulding Turnpike.
8. After approximately 30-40 minutes, you will make a left turn onto Route 109 at second traffic light. (Mobil “On the Run” gas & convenience store on right)
9. Continue on Route 109 for approximately 6 miles. Camp will be on your left.
From the Boston Area.
(Drive time approximately 1.1½ hours)
1. Take I.95 to New Hampshire (Exit 4); approximately 5 miles past the toll booth, bear left onto the Spaulding Turnpike.
2. After approximately 30-40 minutes, you will make a left turn onto Route 109 at second traffic light. (Mobil “On the Run” gas & convenience store on right)
3. Continue on Route 109 for approximately 6 miles. Camp will be on your left.
From Portland, Maine.
(Drive time approximately 1 hour)
1. Take Maine Turnpike south to Exit 32, turn right towards Sanford, ME, Follow ME.111W (Same road will change to ME.4AS/US.202W)
2. Turn Right onto ME.224W
3. Turn Left onto Bridge Street
4. Turn Right onto Route 109N into New Hampshire.
5. Turn Left onto Route 109 (Poor People’s Pub)
6. Continue on Route 109. Cross over Route 16 at light (Mobil Station on your left) and continue 6 miles to camp. Camp will be on your left.
Our RESORT Town
When selecting a summer camp for your children, you are also choosing a location you will be visiting for many years to come. Whether you are at Birchmont for your initial tour or returning annually you are sure to enjoy the lake front town of Wolfeboro, just 6 miles from camp. Known as “The Oldest Summer Resort in America,” this Lake Winnipesaukee hamlet has plenty to do before or after your visit. So for a fabulous, fun weekend, combine your trip to Birchmont with an overnight stay in town.
Wolfeboro Going's On
We feel fortunate that this quintessential New England town is close enough for our parents, families and staff to enjoy. For a day of play, rent a boat or jetski on gorgeous Lake Winnipesaukee. Ride the Mount Washington Ferry, the Winnie Belle, or tour on the wooden boat classic, the Millie B. Satisfy your appetite with lunch at Garwoods, The Downtown Grille & Cafe overlooking the lake; try Mis en Place for fine dining and Wolfetrap for great seafood on the lake. The kids will love the homemade candy shoppe, Yum Yum bakery and Klickety Klak Railroad model trains museum. Be sure to visit our Libby and Boat museums as well. Tumbledown Farm is just a mile down the road is a great visit for both children and adults. The longest zip-line in America is located a half-hour away at Mt. Gunstock’s Adventure Park. Castle In The Clouds boasts an accessible waterfall, and breathtaking 360 degree mountain views. Easy lake side shopping for unusual items can be found at Black’s, NH Craft’s League, Butternuts, Kalled Gallery, and the Architectural Attic. At the end of town is one of the most beautiful shady country roads for a stroll or drive. Sewall Rd. formerly housed residents such as Mitt Romney, Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon and the Marriott Family. Walking the Sewall Rd. loop over to Carry Beach for a swim provides a glimpse of the most picturesque lake homes in the area, each one different, all with lovely views of the water.
For more adventure combine your trip to Birchmont with a visit to the NH wharf town of Portsmouth filled with great restaurants, boat cruises and historic Strawberry Banke with seaside gardens and a Children’s museum. Or hit the White Mountains, a scenic 45 minute drive north up the Kancamagus Hwy., one of the top ten scenic byways in the country. Take a short, easy hike by Rocky Gorge or Cathedral Ledge or enjoy swimming at Lower Falls, suitable for all ages. If outlet shopping is your thing, visit North Conway at the foot of the White Mountains and Kittery, just outside Portsmouth. The rugged seacoast of Maine is only 45 minutes away at Ogunquit Beach or Kennebunkport. Taste the “real thing” with fresh from the ocean “lobsta” eaten on the deck of the oceanside artist beach colony of Perkin’s Cove.
South - 40 Minutes
Enjoy the historic and happening seacoast town of Portsmouth. Home and garden tours, children’s’ museum, park concerts, wharf area, boat cruises, Isle of Shoal tours, top restaurants, 1 hour closer to home. Continuing south along the NH coast is Kittery, Maine, famous for its outlets and Kittery Trading Post, an old fort. Stop at Chauncey’s Lobster Creek, for outdoor, casual dining on an ocean inlet.
North - 40 Minutes
TO THE MOUNTAINS
Take route 112, better known as the Kancamagus Highway, rated one of the top 10 scenic highways in the US. Hike Boulder Loop and then go onto the Lower Falls, nature’s rockslide and famous swimming hole. Spend an afternoon at White Lake, stopping off at Cathedral Ledge, and Diana’s Bath. There are hikes suitable for small children who want to get their feet wet, literally. Onto the Darby Field Inn for a lovely dinner with mountain views and outdoor deck for drinks and bird watching. Binoculars provided for children. All the outlet shopping you can imagine, set in nearby Conway, a classic New England village open till 9pm.
West - 40 Minutes 'round the lake
Take a day trip to “Castle in the Clouds” mountaintop estate and tour.
East - 45 Minutes
SEACOAST OF MAINE (Marginal Way)
Enjoy the beautiful resort town of Ogunquit, Maine and scenic cliff walk to Perkins Cove artist colony. Miles of unspoiled beach. Lunch on the deck of Barnacle Billy’s for the best steamers, lobster and chowder, while watching the lobstermen of Maine pull into the harbor. Kite flying and crabbing for the kids. Cocktails or lobster boat tour on the Fineskind. Wondrous dinners at Arrows or Hurricane, both have acclaimed chefs with unbeatable atmosphere.
Crescent Lake Inn and Suites
The Inn on Main
The Governor’s Inn
Lake Wentworth Inn
Hilton Garden Inn
Sheraton Harbor Hotel
Wentworth by the Sea
Winter Harbor, NH
Piping Rock Resort Motel & Cottages
Cape Elizabeth, ME
Black Point Inn
Cape Arundel Inn
Hidden Pond Cottages
White Barn Inn
FOOD & FUN
Bayside Grill & Tavern
Downtown Grille & Café
Gov. Wolfe’s Tavern
Mis en Place
Nolan's Brick Oven Bistro
Yum Yum Shoppe
Seven Suns Crepes & Coffee
Towards Conway, NH
1785 House (also a B&B)
Darby Field Inn
Castle in the Clouds
Black Trumpet Bistro
Jumpin’ Jays Fish Café
Popovers (outdoor casual)
MC Perkins Cove
Ridgewood Country Club
Mount Washington Ferry
188 THE MOUNT
Winnipesaukee Kayak Co.
Fun Spot Arcade
Go Karts, Mini Golf 603-366-5461
Chambers of Commerce
North Conway, NH