My husband and I and our 5 yo daughter are considering a trip to NH in the first 2 weeks of Sept (8/31 to about 9/10, give or take, so spanning before and after Labor Day).
We'd like to center the trip (maybe 5 days) around renting a cabin in the Lakes region, so my daughter can swim and we can actually relax. But will the water (and outside temp) remain warm enough for swimming? Are particular areas of the lake (maybe inner bays) warmer, and if so which towns should we focus on? Also, does the region totally shut down after Labor Day, such that we'll have trouble finding things to do to entertain ourselves? What lake towns will afford fun to a 5 yo without being ticky tacky (is Weirs Beach super tacky? I tend to like quaint, off the beaten path locations but also don't want a bored, complaining kid on our hands - we want her to have fun too!) Any specific kid friendly suggestions for a 5 year old in/around the Lakes?
Other kid friendly suggestions in area in proximity that we could combine in our trip welcome - I think we'll also spend 2-3 days in the White Mountains (very light hiking) and or a couple days in Jackson, N. Conway and maybe a side trip to Storyland.