Steele Hill Resort’s Observation Tower

Steele Hill Resort’s Observation Tower

The Lakes Region of New Hampshire boasts beautiful lake and mountain views. Our three Path Resorts locations are all centrally located, offering easy access to the most popular local hiking trails providing some of the best views in the state. However, the shortest hike presenting the greatest view of the region is a hidden treasure at our Steele Hill Resort property.

Steele Hill Resorts provides a variety of amenities for guests of all ages to enjoy, but one amenity that must be included in each trip to the resort is a visit to the onsite observation tower. Located in Steele Hill’s West Amenities Building, the viewing tower is a perfect opportunity to snap some photos of the beautiful panoramic views of Lake Winnisquam, Lake Winnipesaukee, and all the surrounding mountain peaks from mountain ranges including the Belknap Mountains, White Mountains and Kearsarge.

The tower’s recent renovation included completely residing the exterior and the adjoining curtain walls of the amenities building, detailing and painting the cupola, replacing the old insulation with new, energy efficient material, reconstructing all of the windows, installing an air conditioner on the top floor and providing two benches to relax and enjoy the beautiful views. Perhaps the most eye catching addition is the creation, construction and installation of three unique panoramic photos identifying the visible mountain peaks from multiple ranges within the viewscape.

Guests of the resort no longer have to guess which mountains they are looking at while enjoying the view from the highest point on property. Included in the photos are the identified mountains and their summit’s elevation, Steele Hill’s sister properties The Summit Resort and The Center Harbor Inn and other prominent geographic features including the lakes and their acreage.

The observation tower at Steele Hill has been a popular proposal location as the unprecedented, 360-degree view sets the perfect romantic tone and backdrop for such a significant moment. Whether you are viewing snow-covered mountains, magnificent sunrises and sunsets or the brilliant New England foliage, the view from the tower is extraordinary throughout all four seasons. Be sure to add visiting the observation tower to your trip itinerary for your next vacation to Steele Hill Resort.

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