Alton is a town in Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States. It's best known for its excellent location, close to the stunning Alton Bay State Forest and Mount Major State Forest. It also lies close to the epic Lake Winnipesaukee, which covers 69 square miles.
If you want to learn about natural history, head to the Libby Museum, which is located in nearby Wolfeboro. The museum was founded by Dr. Henry Libby in 1912 and it was the first museum in the state dedicated solely to its natural history. You can also visit the nearby New Hampshire Farm Museum in Milton, which is presented as a historic farmhouse and you can find out more about agriculture in the area.
When it's time to relax in natural surroundings head to one of the area's stunning forests, such as Alton Bay State Forest or Mount Major State Forest, which are both home to hiking and biking trails, picnic spots and camping options.
If you're looking to cool off after a long day, go to the beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee, where you can go fishing, boating, kayaking or swimming.
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The best time to visit Alton, New Hampshire, is in the summer months of June, July, and August when you can enjoy the nearby forests and lakes.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Alton. The hottest month in Alton is June, when temperatures peak at 94 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to -11 ˚F. The wettest month in Alton is February with 6.95 inches of rain, while the driest month is August with 0.89 inches of rain.
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