Abenaki Tower is a lookout tower (formerly a fire tower) in Melvin Village (part of Tuftonboro), commanding a view of pretty much all of Lake Winnepesaukee. The short hike is always a good stretch when travelling through the area.
Look for the sign on the west side of Rt 109.
All you need to know.
A short, wooded walk brings you to the tower.
The last flight of steps is quite steep.
View from the top: Lake Winnipesaukee
Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough is clearly visible.
Getting there: On the west side of Rt. 109 in Melvin Village (part of Tuftonboro) NH. Parking lot holds 6-8 cars. Note the entrance/exit roads are ONE WAY.
Hours: Open year round
Picnic potential: no tables
Rest rooms: none on site
Coffee/restrooms: Skelly's Market, a few miles north on 109 also has convenient picnic tables on the north side (adjacent to parking lot). Note the picnic tables on the south side are reserved for their ice cream takeout.
More info: See http://www.nhfamilyhikes.com/hikes.php?hike=Abenaki%20Tower