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Our New Hampshire campground has a lot to offer, and our blog page is a great first step. Whether you want to learn more about our Camp-Resort or are looking for information that will prepare you for your arrival, our blog provides the best tips and tricks for your stay. Read about exciting news, park updates, camping recipes, and more!
June 20, 2024
Can't-Miss Summer Events of 2024 at Westward Shores
Book a summer camping trip at our New Hampshire campground and enjoy access to our water attractions, daily activities, and fun themed weekends!
June 13, 2024
The Best Glamping Rentals & Luxury Cabins in East Central, NH
Discover the best glamping rentals and luxury cabins in East Central, New Hampshire - your gateway to comfort, style, and adventure!
 
June 6, 2024
Why You Need to Consider a Weekday Camping Trip
Enjoy exclusive weekday camping deals, lower rates, fewer people, and more at our New Hampshire campground.
May 31, 2024
Disconnect to Reconnect: The Magic of Unplugged Camping Trips
Take an unplugged camping trip to reconnect with nature, yourself, and others!
 
May 23, 2024
15 Quick and Easy Make-Ahead Camping Meals
To prepare you for your upcoming camping trip, we put together a list of easy make ahead camping meals for every meal - or just for snacking!
 
May 16, 2024
Your One Stop Guide to 2024 Laconia Motorcycle Week
Mark your calendars for June 8 - 16, 2024 as the 101th annual Laconia Bike Week kicks off! 
May 9, 2024
Tips & Tricks for Successful Group Camping
Group camping is an awesome way to connect and make memories! Here are some tips and tricks to make that experience unforgettable.
May 6, 2024
Access the Best New Hampshire Water Attractions with a Day Pass!
Visit the best family campground in New Hampshire with a day pass and enjoy access to our top-rated water attractions!
May 2, 2024
The Essential Packing Checklist for Cabin Campers
Cabin camping is an excellent way to blend the comforts of home with the excitement of camping. Check out our checklist to find what to pack for cabin camping at our Camp-Resort!
 
April 25, 2024
What to do During a Rainy Day at Westward Shores
Don't let the rain dampen your spirits! Instead, choose some of these fun activities to keep you busy during a rainy day at Westward Shores.
April 18, 2024
6 Add-Ons That Will Enhance Your Camping Trip
From linen rentals to golf cart and pool cabana rentals, add-ons help maximize your vacation at Westward Shores
April 4, 2024
Exciting Events in 2024 to Attend Near Ossipee, NH
Check out these top events in Ossipee, NH throughout 2024 such as Ossipee Valley Fair, Legally Blonde, and Autumn Wreath Making.
March 29, 2024
Everything You Should Know About Family Camping in New Hampshire
With luxury cottage rentals, on-site attractions, and rotating themes, see why Westward Shores is the best family campground in New Hampshire!
March 15, 2024
Can't-Miss Spring Events of 2024 at Westward Shores
Book a spring camping trip at our New Hampshire campground and enjoy lower rates, limited time deals, your favorite attractions, and fun themed weekends!
February 12, 2024
Limited Time Deals - Spring Savings are in Bloom!
Check out ways to save for your spring camping getaway at our New Hampshire campground!  
December 7, 2023
8 Reasons to Gift Experiences this Holiday Season
Discover why gifting experiences is more memorable than traditional, physical gifts with these 8 reasons.
 
December 4, 2023
Discover Winter Camping in New Hampshire at Westward Shores
Winter may be known for snowy nights and crisp mornings, but odds are, there are many benefits to New Hampshire winter camping you may not have thought of.
November 30, 2023
20 Camping Gift Ideas They'll Actually Love
If you have a camping enthusiast on your holiday shopping list, view our curated camping gift guide for inspiration.
 
November 20, 2023
The Best Hiking Trails Near Ossipee, NH
Explore the various hiking trails near Ossipee, NH! Choose from beginner, advanced, or expert trails.
September 25, 2023
2023 Fall Activities Near Ossipee, NH You Need to Know
Book your fall camping trip to Westward Shores Cottages & RV Resort and enjoy a variety of activities near Ossipee.
September 7, 2023
7 Reasons Why You Should Book A Fall Camping Trip
Enjoy lower rates, cooler temperatures, improved sleep, and more when fall camping!
August 23, 2023
6 Exciting Halloween Activities You Won't Want To Miss
Book a stay during one of our 4 Halloween Weekends for trick-or-treating, costume contests, and more.
August 17, 2023
The Best Restaurants, Wineries, & Breweries Near West Ossipee, NH
Book a stay at Westward Shores and give these outstanding restaurants, wineries, and breweries a try!
July 27, 2023
Top Things to Do in Meredith, NH
Explore local restaurants, attractions, and family-friendly activities when you reference these top 10 things to do in Meredith! 
June 29, 2023
How to Plan the Perfect Day Trip to Laconia, NH
Plan a day trip to Laconia, NH with our top 5 things to do in the area.
May 4, 2023
Take An Inside Look At One Of Our Pine Forest Cottages
Our Pine Forest Cottages are one of the best Ossipee Lake cabin rental options and offer plenty of amenities.
 
April 24, 2023
Your Weekend Itinerary at Westward Shores
From attractions, to activities, to food options - discover how you can spend your stay with everything that our New Hampshire campground has to offer.
 
April 11, 2023
5 Useful Tips For Camping With Pets
Behold the ultimate guide to camping with your pet. Choose from a variety of pet-friendly RV sites or cabins when you stay at Westward Shores!
April 6, 2023
Basic Camping Etiquette You Need To Know
Basic camping etiquette includes respecting quiet hours, no outside firewood, following speed limits, and more.
 
March 30, 2023
First Time Campers - 7 Things You Need To Know
Whether it’s your first time camping at Westward Shores, or your first time camping in general, there are many things you should know to help you prepare for your upcoming camping trip.
 
March 23, 2023
Can't-Miss Spring Events of 2023 at Westward Shores
Book a stay during one of our spring camping weekends for lower rates, limited time deals, and themed weekends!
 
March 16, 2023
4 Reasons Why You Will Love Spring Camping
The first day of spring is right around the corner - soon you’ll be stepping outside into blooming flowers and days filled with sunshine! What better way to celebrate the beginning of the season than by booking a spring camping trip to Westward Shores?!
March 9, 2023
Benefits of Booking a Camping Experience vs. a Hotel
Enjoy lower rates, included attractions, making new friends, and more when you choose a camping experience over a hotel stay!
 
February 16, 2023
Benefits of Working at Westward Shores
From competitive pay and discounted vacations, Westward Shores offers the best hospitality jobs in the camping industry!
February 1, 2023
Your Romantic Weekend Getaway Itinerary at Westward Shores
Escape to Westward Shores for a romantic weekend getaway! Plus, explore the surrounding areas of Moultonborough, North Woodstock, and even Maine!
January 26, 2023
Exciting Events in 2023 to Attend Near Ossipee, NH
Discover the top events in Ossipee for 2023 - including festivals, Motorcycle Week, and musicals.
January 19, 2023
Why You Need to Book Your 2023 Camping Trip Early
The 2023 season is here - book your stay at our top-rated New Hampshire campground for the best perks!
January 5, 2023
Discover What's New for 2023 at Westward Shores
We have lots of exciting improvements planned here at Westward Shores! Read our blog to find out everything that's new at our top-rated New Hampshire campground.
December 7, 2022
8 Reasons To Gift Experiences This Holiday Season
It's time to ditch the physical, traditional gifts and give an experience they'll remember forever. Keep reading to discover the amazing benefits of experience gifts!
October 6, 2022
15+ Fall Camping Recipes To Try This Season
15+ fall camping meal ideas the whole family will love! Choose from a variety of fall camping recipes that will keep you warm and cozy.
July 11, 2022
The Ultimate Guide to Renting A Cottage Along Ossipee Lake
Learn why Westward Shores is the best option for cottage camping along Ossipee Lake – choose from 15 different cottage types for the best vacation ever.
June 21, 2022
Easy and Delicious Camping Recipes for Summer
Check out these 20 easy camping recipes for your summer camping trip in the great outdoors!
June 20, 2022
Why You Need To Book A Lakefront Cabin This Summer At Westward Shores
Book a lakefront cottage rental along Ossipee Lake at Westward Shores Cottages & RV Resort and enjoy access to private beaches, water rentals, and more!
June 1, 2022
10 Health Benefits of Camping in the Great Outdoors
Camping in the great outdoors provides a variety of health benefits to your body and mind. Reduce stress, improve sleep, promote your overall mood, and more.
May 25, 2022
Exciting Family-Friendly Attractions Near Ossipee Lake, NH
Ossipee Lake, New Hampshire offers a variety of attractions perfect for all ages. Plan your day trip to Ossipee Lake with our top 5 recommendations!
May 20, 2022
Best RV Camping In Ossipee, NH - Westward Shores Cottages & RV Resort
Find the perfect RV site at Westward Shores Cottages & RV Resort! 15+ attractions, themed events, and on-site facilities are included in your stay when RV camping.