How to Pack for a Lake Vacation

33 items from local shops to bring on your next weekend trip



Casual doesn’t have to mean boring. Relax on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee (or a lake of your choice) while looking stylish, and fill your bag with a few useful items for soothing sun-drenched skin or for hydrating on a short hike. See the list below for information on the items pictured here.



Get Dressed

1. Paige overalls, $278, Bliss

2. Tribal blue flannel, $89, Dressers Unlimited

3. Farmstead pink + green flannel, $36, Pickwick’s Mercantile

4. Woolrich “Adventure” T-shirt, $25, Dressers Unlimited

5. 7 For All Mankind jean shorts, $158, Bliss

For Your Feet

6. L.L. Bean hiking boots, $35, Mother & Child

7. Little River Sock Mill socks, $16, Bliss

8. Minnetonka white beaded moccasins, $44.95, Hayward’s Trading Post

9. Socksmith owl socks, $10, Pickwick’s Mercantile

Accessories

10. Joy Susan red moose scarf, $15, Dressers Unlimited

11. Colombian beaded rainbow necklace, $80, Mother & Child

12. Arrowhead necklace, $29, Pretty Little Things

13. Beaded bracelets, $4 each, Dressers Unlimited

14. NH state necklace, $88, Bliss

15. Piper & Plum sunglasses, $26, Smitten

Be Prepared

16. Will backpack, $195, Pickwick’s Mercantile

17. Maine Bar, $3.75, Mother & Child

18. Night sky guide, $8.95, Mother & Child

19. Designer matches, $5, Dressers Unlimited

20. Emergency rain poncho, $3, Dressers Unlimited

21. Overindulgence survival kit, $40, Pickwick’s Mercantile

22. Corckcicle canteen, $52, Pickwick’s Mercantile

On the Beach & Water

23. Duke Cannon lip balm, $5, Pickwick’s Mercantile

24. Gramp Lyford’s Country Salve, $10, Dressers Unlimited

25. Bathing suit, $32, Pretty Little Things

26. Woolrich towel, $50, Dressers Unlimited

27. Handmade African tote, $59, Dressers Unlimited

Invite Your Friends

28. Bamboo gel pen, $13.95, Mother & Child

29. Greeting card, $3, Mother & Child

For Nights & Rainy Days

30. Onyx & Green notebook, $11.95, Mother & Child

31. “Log Cabin Grub” cookbook, $12.99, Pickwick’s Mercantile

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