What to do and see in Tilton, United States: The Best Places and Tips

November 20, 2017 Velvet Mowry

Tilton is a town on the Winnipesaukee River in Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 3,567 at the 2010 census. It includes the village of Lochmere. Tilton is home to the Tilton School, a private preparatory school.
Restaurants in Tilton

1. Canterbury Shaker Village

288 Shaker Rd, Canterbury, NH 03224-2728 +1 603-783-9511
Excellent
67%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 221 reviews

Canterbury Shaker Village

Canterbury Shaker Village, Inc., is an internationally-known non-profit museum founded in 1969 to preserve the heritage of the Canterbury Shakers. Designated as a National Historic Landmark for its architectural integrity and significance, the Village has 25 restored original Shaker buildings, 4 reconstructed Shaker buildings, and 694 acres of forests, fields, gardens, nature trails, and mill ponds under permanent conservation easement. Canterbury Shaker Village is dedicated to preserving the 200-year legacy of the Canterbury Shakers and to providing a place for learning, reflection, and renewal of the human spirit.

Reviewed By Lleeder - Ipswich, United Kingdom

Visited on a very wet day, not terribly busy but think that added to the atmosphere. It was peaceful and calm. All the guides and other staff were very knowledgeable about Shakers and the site in general. Choice of four hot soups for lunch, very welcome on such a wet day.

2. Tanger Outlets Tilton

120 Laconia Rd, Tilton, NH 03276-5234 +1 603-286-7880
Excellent
44%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 289 reviews

Tanger Outlets Tilton

Find great savings on merchandise from your favorite designer and name-brands direct from the manufacturer at stores like: Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Gap, Coach, J.Crew, Talbots, Banana Republic, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, Old Navy and many more. Before you travel, check out the Tanger Outlet website to find the latest Coupons & Sales Offers for Tanger Outlets in Tilton. Or, when you arrive at the outlets, make your first stop Shopper Services to learn about the benefits of joining TangerClub (Tanger Club information is also available online). In Shopper Services you can purchase a coupon book full of great savings or if you are already a TangerClub member pick up a coupon book for free! Think Outlets, Think Tanger.

Reviewed By Bden99 - Manchester, New Hampshire

This outlet center has your basic line of stores. There is not really much different than the standard outlets. They do have enough stores to make it worth the stop if you are in the area.

3. Tarbin Gardens

321 Salisbury Rd, Franklin, NH 03235-2503 +1 603-934-3518
Excellent
61%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Tarbin Gardens

Reviewed By 615retiredteacher - Rollinsford, New Hampshire

We visited these well designed gardens on a cloudy day. As the day progressed, it became a rainy day. Who cared? We enjoyed strolling the grounds of the many different gardens as well as seeing the various animals in the Barnyard. The owner was great at answering questions as he worked to maintain the grounds. Thankfully there was a covered area where we could have our tea and scones. The desserts were delicious and it so calming drinking tea as we watched the necessary rain.

4. Memorial Arch of Tilton

Memorial St, Northfield, NH 03276
Excellent
38%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 18 reviews

Memorial Arch of Tilton

Reviewed By slarson127 - Dover, New Hampshire

The Memorial Arch is 50 ft high and is massive, constructed of NH gray granite. Beneath the Arch is a pink granite sarcophagus surmounted by a starving lion. Charles Tilton ordered both to be constructed for , well, himself. It is directly opposite the small Winnepesaukee River from his hilltop mansard mansion now part of Tilton School.
For reasons unknown, when he died he was buried in an obscure graveyard and not in his magnificent tomb. Charles Tilton left 6 now 3 statues and an island in the middle of the river for the rest of us to enjoy. The views from the park on the top of the hill are magnificent.It is definitely a place for a picnic on a summer day. My thanks to the wealthy, eccentric Charles Tilton. We remember you but perhaps not for the reasons you hoped.

5. Belmont Firearms & Range

140 Laconia Rd, Belmont, NH 03220-3263 +1 603-524-8678
Excellent
76%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Belmont Firearms & Range

Reviewed By Laura-Lellobeetle - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

If you are vacationing in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire and enjoy shooting sports, you'll want to check out Belmont Firearms & Range. This is a clean well kept indoor range run by a firearms dealer who sells new, used and consignments of all kinds. Looking around the shop, it appears he is well stocked in rifles, semi-auto pistols and revolvers. The owner, Bob, helped us get set-up with our gun of choice for rental (Walther PK .380 & Glock 22 in .40 S&W). Bob was very straight-forward and patient. We are experienced shooters and he seems like he really has good communication skills which help with inexperienced shooters. We went on a Tuesday and had a really great time. In looking at his website, it appears he has all types of fun special event possibilities like birthday bachelorette/bachelor parties, retirement or graduation celebrations. The site also says Wednesday and Sundays are Ladies Nights with 50% off range time. This was a great 1-2 hour activity in a nice, clean setting - even the bathrooms are large and very clean. Also, renting allows you to test out something you've never tried before and perhaps want to put on your firearm wish-list. He also has accessories and I had my eye on a Maxpedition sling-back bag until my husband put the kibosh on it. Maybe next time I'm in New Hampshire, because I'm definitely going back to this range. Thanks to Bob for a great activity - perfect for a rainy day in the lakes region.

6. Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

1122 Route 106 N, Loudon, NH 03307-1207 +1 855-227-8789
Excellent
89%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 178 reviews

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Reviewed By Emily C

I bought this driving experience as a gift for my fiancé s a birthday gift and had no regrets!
We attended the event held at New Hampshire Speedway, which was easy to find! There was staff all over the property directing us where to go!
The instructor Ken was informative and humorous! He was cracking jokes while also stressing the importance of safety.
When it can time to actually get in the car, everything went so smoothly! He quickly got his helmet and fire suit, then was matched to a car that suited my fiancé's size.
I watched from the bleachers, while my fiancé sped off. My fiancé was BEAMING after his laps and said how he received great direction from the spotters and people who were getting him ready!



My only complaint was the picture purchasing. We had spent extra on extra laps and the video, so we were disappointed that we had to spend so much for a picture of him with his car. I understand that we were also paying for the plaque it came on, but we would've been happy with just the picture itself.


Overall great experience!!

7. Northern Rail Trail of New Hampshire

Lebanon, NH
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 52 reviews

Northern Rail Trail of New Hampshire

Reviewed By Charles S - Baltimore, Maryland

We have ridden all but a small segment of the Northern Rail Trail, from the northern edge of Concord, NH through Franklin, Andover, Potter's Place, Danbury, Grafton and on to Lebanon. It is a wonderful example of how to turn old rail lines into a lovely place. A few notes for you:

* The scenery is lovely throughout. Our favorite sections are from Lebanon up to and along Lake Mascoma, the path along the Merrimack River south of Franklin, and the Lake Webster to Potter's Place segment.
* Since you are riding along the main commerce corridor of 150 years ago, look for interesting historical bits. The area near Franklin once hummed with mills, and there is the foundation of a railroad turntable. At Potter's Place, you pass the grave of Richard Potter, noted showman, ventriloquist and entertainer who died in 1835. Just south of the Concord county line in Penacook is the Hannah Duston Massacare Site Statue. (This is sited where it happened, on the banks of the Merrimack. It is also the first statue to a woman erected in the United States, whatever your opinion of her actions.)
* There are at least two volunteer-run historical museums along the route, at Potter's Place (open 10-3 Saturdays and 12:30 to 3 on Sundays) and a Daniel Webster house south of Franklin (open Sundays, I think 10-3).
* The trail is generally packed gravel and has been kept in good shape. Room for two riders nearly the whole way. Even on summer weekends, it is not heavily traveled. Sometimes the foliage creeps in (it isn't easy to keep it trimmed) and you need to watch for patches of poison ivy, particularly along the Merrimack River portion.
* You pass by towns regularly where you can refill a water bottle, purchase something or find a toilet, but these are not available on the trail. The Danbury Country Store and Grafton Store are particularly welcoming.
* The trail has relatively flat or gentle grades along most of its path (not often you can say that in New Hampshire!) The steepest sections are traveling out of Lebanon up to Lake Mascoma (but you get to cross a rushing stream over seven bridges), and the climb through Franklin up to Lake Webster.

Happy riding!

8. Black Bear Vineyard

289 New Rd, Salisbury, NH 03268-5418 +1 603-648-2811
Excellent
93%
Good
7%
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5 based on 28 reviews

Black Bear Vineyard

Reviewed By Melissa L

Beautiful scenery, as well as very kind and family run! Overall, a wonderful experience. Had never been to a vineyard before. Tried all the wines. Each with a distinct taste. All were wonderful! And the best part is... they are all local! I recommend taking some time and stopping by this cute little vineyard! So friendly and welcoming!

9. New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Loudon, NH +1 603-783-4744
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 147 reviews

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Known for hosting the Winston Cup stock-car races and Motorcycle Week.

Reviewed By bradwhipple - Sugar Hill, New Hampshire

I have been privileged to work as a Security Specialist at an amazing one mile oval racetrack, about 20 miles east of Concord, the state capitol. Several events are scheduled each year , providing entertainment for many people from NH, MA,ME,VT and surrounding states. Opportunities exist to meet your favorite NASCAR driver, take photos of their cars and crews before watching them compete. From the bleachers or VIP seating and even from the best vantage point -The Ledges- between turns three and four Concessions offer food, beverage and souvenirs.In two weeks I will again securely cover my area of assignment.

10. Brookside Pizza ll & The Tap Sports Bar

930 Laconia Rd, Belmont, NH 03220-4234 +1 603-267-6968
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Brookside Pizza ll & The Tap Sports Bar

Reviewed By DaleMc1951 - Palm Bay, Florida

I have eaten in more than one of these places and the food is always really good. If you are having their pizza or there sandwiches they are incredible and their meals are exceptional like Mama makes at home. Stop by on your way home and pick up something to take home. You will not be disappointed.

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