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If your trip to Silver Lake is all locked in but your itinerary is a little on the empty side, we can give you a helping hand.
Stop by Chocorua Lake. It's one sight you'll find on many travelers' must-do lists. Madison Boulder and Silver Lake Railroad are also not far away and worth a pit stop.
Silver Lake is amazing, there's no doubt about that — but there's loads more to see and do just outside its borders. Thornton is just 22 miles away. Travelers who visit typically have Waterville Valley Resort at the top of their itineraries.
Below you'll find our top suggestions to bag the best price on a car rental:
Rent some wheels and enjoy Silver Lake at your own pace. Want to soak up some nearby natural areas? Opt for a full-size car. This vehicle is ideal for those after outdoor adventures. Just want to get comfortably from A to B and traveling lightly? If you're not planning on driving far, a zippy mini is a great option.
You're spoiled for choice when it comes to rental cars in Silver Lake. From SUVs with space to spare to zippy compacts that make parking a cinch, you'll find it all here. Choosing your ride depends on how much you want to spend and what activities you plan on doing. There are some road trips that are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas other adventures don't need more than four wheels and a gas pedal.
When driving somewhere you've never been before, you should have a good grasp of the local traffic rules. Here's what you need to know to hop behind the wheel in Silver Lake with confidence:
In Silver Lake, you'll have to stick to the right-hand side. When exploring someplace new, it's always a wise idea to opt for an automatic car. That way, you can focus on the road ahead and not stress about gear changes.
You'll discover lots of places to park your ride in Silver Lake. Even right in the thick of things, there's usually a space just where you need it.
In the city of Silver Lake, speed limits range from 20 mi/h to 70 mi/h. Residential zones have a default speed limit of 35 mi/h unless marked otherwise.
In most cases, your car rental company will charge the fined amount to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may provide your contact information to local authorities so they can send a fine to you directly.
It is against the law to use your cell phone while driving in Silver Lake, and you may even be hit with a fine for just holding a phone if you're in control of a vehicle. That said, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as your attention stays on the road.
In Silver Lake, it is a punishable offence to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) in excess of 0.08%. If you're planning to have a few drinks with dinner, it's a good idea to leave your rental car behind.
Yes, drivers may turn on a red light in Silver Lake. Firstly though, you have to bring the car to a total stop. Proceed only when you know the lane you are turning into is clear.
Seat belts are compulsory in Carroll County. That being said, the rules may vary for some vehicles, like those operated by public transportation systems.