Mt Chocorua is one of the great scenic spots on the way north on rt 16. While the picnic area along the side of the lake is for residents only, the parking area next to the bridge is for visitors. The view of the lake and mountain and pictures on the bridge area some of the best scenery around.
There is access to conservation land at the south end of the lake. Lovely view. Nice short walks if you need a break before entering the chaos of Mt Washington valley. Spots to swim off the rocks. No cookout facilities. Carry In - Carry out. Really well kept. Respect the work volunteers have clearly put in.
Such a beautiful lake! Just visited it yesterday by chance, as my daughter is a photographer and wanted a photo of a sunset over a lake, We were too far from Winnipesaukee, and Lake Chocorua was perfect!