Waterfront and beach access real estate is the specialty of this region. Choose a stately luxury home of Lake Winnipesaukee or perhaps a secluded cabin on Lake Winnisquam. New Hampshire’s Lakes region includes the towns of Gilford, Center Harbor, Moultonboro, Tuftonboro, Meredith, Wolfeboro, Alton, New Durham and more.
273 Golden Ponds visitors love to be “on.” Lake Winnipesaukee, 72 sq. miles, is the most popular and largest lake in the state, featuring vacation destinations such as Weirs Beach and Wolfeboro, and attractions including the MS Mount Washington. Squam Lake, the original “Golden Pond” is home to nesting loons. This mid-state region borders Maine on the east.
Highlights: Daniel Webster, statesman and orator, was born in Franklin. (Webster wrote the oft-quoted tribute to the Old Man of the Mountain: “Up in the Mountains of New Hampshire, God Almighty has hung out a sign to show that there He makes men.”
Below are some links to helpful web sites in this region.
- Lake Winnipesaukee Home Page – site includes links to lots of Winnipesaukee area attractions and activities as well as daily water temperature updates.
- Squam Lake Chamber of Commerce
- Greater Laconia – Weirs Beach Chamber of Commerce
- Belknap County Demographics
- Common Man Inn & Spa, Plymouth
- Inn and Spa at Mill Falls, Meredith (4 different inns)
- Lake Opechee Inn & Spa, Lakeport
- The Wolfeboro Inn, Wolfeboro
- Margate on Winnipesaukee, Laconia
- The Manor on Golden Pond, Holderness
State Wide Web Sites
- Official State of New Hampshire Web site
- New Hampshire Tourism
- State School Information
- The Union Leader – NH’s Statewide Newspaper>
- NH.com – web portal for finding out what’s going in New Hampshire.
- NewHampshire.com – full of NH information.
- DirectoryNH.com – Surfing past the clutter. Comprehensive directory of New Hampshire resources.