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Lake Winnipesaukee -Paugus Bay - Laconia NH 

Lake Winnipesaukee -Paugus Bay - Laconia NH 

Lakefront Monday highlights different lakes in New Hampshire. This page is sponsored by Lady of the Lake Realty in Meredith NH. If you want information on a lake e-mail us for lake profile You can view other available lake listings on our website. www.nhlakesrealty.com 

Paugus Bay is 1227 acres. The bay is home to Marinas and Weirs Boulevard home to numerous condo developments. To the north you find the popular Southdown Shores.  As you enter Paugus Bay you go by the ever-popular Weirs Beach and boardwalk. Weirs Beach is home to Laconia Bike Week where we typically see 100,000 plus bikes visit during Fathers Day weekend. The Bay is named after Chief Paugus who fought during Drummers War. 

Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in the New Hampshire, located in Belknap and Carroll County, aka The Lakes Region. Winnipesaukee is 44,500 acres with a maximum depth of 180 feet. There are 264 named islands, Long Island is the largest bridged island and second-largest is 704 acre Bear Island is only accessible by boat.  You can leave your car in the garage for the whole summer, you can shop, get groceries, go to the movies all by boat. Hospitals are located in Laconia, Franklin, Plymouth and Wolfeboro. 

As you cruise 72 miles around the lake you will find all the amenities you can imagine.  Golf courses, hiking trails, marinas, concert venues, theater, boardwalks, ski resorts. Summer activities will include, fishing derbies, scenic trips on the Mt Washington cruise ship. Craft fairs, in-water boat shows modern boats to steam-powered vessels.  Annual seasonal events are Pond Hockey, Bike Week along with bike racing to marathons. Don’t forget snowmobiling and skiing.  Lake winnipesaukee real estate - home on winnipesaukee

Homes are around the lake vary from seasonal cottages, condos to luxury Adirondacks and vintage year-round lake homes. If this lake is of interest contact us for more information. 

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Webster Lake Profile - Franklin, NH

Webster Lake Profile - Franklin, NH

Lakefront Monday highlights different lakes in New Hampshire. This page is sponsored by Lady of the Lake Realty in Meredith NH. If you want information on a lake e-mail us for lake profile You can view other available lake listings on our website. www.nhlakesrealty.com

Webster Lake is 609 acres with an average depth of 18 feet and a maximum depth of 39 feet. The lake is oligotrophic water quality ( best ) with brown trout, rainbows and smallmouth bass. There is a boat launch and beach right on Rte. 11.

Golf, skiing, hiking trails are all close by along with a major grocery store, restaurants in downtown Franklin. If white water kayaking and canoeing are of interest Franklin is a destination for kayak racing to family recreation.  Webster Lake Home - Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate and homes

Homes around the lake include seasonal cottages, contemporary homes to turn of the century estates. For information about Webster Lake homes or any lakefront homes in NH visit our website at www.nhlakesrealty.com  

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Winter activities close to Lake Winnipesaukee and Squam - 2020

Winter in the NH Lakes Region. Activities! 

* Planned events you do not want to miss. 

* New England Pond Hockey Classic - Jan 31st to February 2, 2020 ( Lake Winnipesaukee )

* Meredith Fishing Derby -  February 8-9, 2020 ( Lake Winnipesaukee ) 

* Laconia Sled Dog Races - February 14-15, 2020 

You look across this broad expanse that was once a lake and all you see is ice and snow for miles. Time to get out the skis, skates, snowshoes, sleds and snowmobiles. 

You will find major ski resorts off routes 16, 89, and 93. These resorts offer skiing, cross country skiing and tubing opportunities. Even if you don’t ski you can ride to the top of areas that have gondola’s or trams to enjoy the scenic mountain views from the top. 

If snowmobiling is of interest you can enjoy the trails from our lakes all the way to Canada. If you don’t have a sled you can rent them to give it a try. 

Snowshoeing, cross country skiing and skating are inexpensive and a fun way to get some exercise along with enjoying incredible wooded and mountain views. If you don’t have the equipment and would like to try these activities you can rent them. 

Winter Hiking: Yes you can hike in the winter, experienced well-equipped hikers only. Special equipment and clothing are required.

Ice Climbing: Special Equipment and training are required. Yes, lessons are available to learn.

Some just wanting to view the winter white gold you will find no sales tax at our outlet stores in Tilton and North Conway along with great diners and restaurants off almost every exit. Lake Winnipesaukee homes and condos for sale - Winnipesaukee home

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What Property Owners Should Know About NH's Shoreland Rules

Do you own a lake house or property that abuts a water body in New Hampshire? Are you looking to build a new structure, modify an existing structure, cut trees, excavate, fill and/or install a patio or walkway within 250 feet of that water body? Beware of New Hampshire's Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act.

The Shoreland Protection Act recognizes shorelands of the state are among its most valuable and fragile natural resources, that protecting shorelands is essential to maintain the quality of public waters, that a natural woodland buffer and limiting the amount of impervious surface near the shoreline is necessary to protect the quality of public waters, that public waters are held in trust by the state, and that the state has an interest in protecting those waters. The Shoreland Protection Act was enacted to ensure that coordinated and planned development occurs along the state's shorelines.

The act, with its extensive administrative rules, regulates any development, including work on existing structures, within 250 feet of a public waters like lakes, ponds and artificial impoundments greater than 10 acres in size, coastal waters, and certain rivers and streams that flow all year round.

If you seek to renovate, develop, excavate, or introduce fill to a property subject to the jurisdiction of the Shoreland Protection Act, you must first obtain a permit from the state Department of Environmental Services. As an initial matter, any new permanent structure that supports, shelters or encloses persons, animals or goods or property that is central to the fundamental use of the property, such as a home, must be set back at least 50 feet from the waterline; any accessory structure, such as a walkway, patio, shed, gazebo, or restraining wall, must be set back at least 20 feet.

Any construction that requires tree clearing or brush removal must also comply with strict requirements, namely, natural ground cover must generally remain intact within 50 feet of the waterline, including rocks and stumps and their root systems, except for a 6-foot wide walkway to a dock, beach or water body. A minimal amount of trees in this area may be removed based upon a sapling point score and certain shrubs and trees can be trimmed and pruned to a minimum height of three feet for the purpose of providing a view or access to the shoreline. Between 50 to 150 feet of the waterline, 25% of this area must be maintained as natural woodland, in other words, must remain in an unaltered state or improved with additional vegetation.

In addition, the Shoreland Protection Act regulates the amount of impervious surfaces that can be constructed within 250 of the waterline. Impervious surfaces are those that are modified surfaces that cannot effectively absorb or infiltrate water, such as, roofs, decks, patios, paved or gravel driveways, parking areas, and walkways. If your planned construction alters the impervious area by more than 20% of your lot, you must develop a stormwater management plan or construct a stormwater management system designed by a licensed engineer, depending on the amount of new impervious area.

To obtain a permit from the DES, you must establish that you meet all of the requirements of DES rules, subject to a few exceptions for non-conforming lots and non-confirming structures. If the DES denies your application, you have the right to request mediation or appeal such a decision to DES's Wetlands Council. In addition, if your neighbor has been issued a permit by the DES to construct within the SWQPA and you believe the DES erred in granting such a permit, you also have the right to mediate the Shoreland Protection Act or file an appeal. Appeals before the Wetland Council are akin to trials in the court system. Having adequate legal representation is key to a successful appeal at the Wetland Council.

Lastly, doing work without a permit, or failing to comply with the requirements of your Shoreland Protection Act permit, the State or the municipality in which you live could find you in violation and issue you an enforcement order to cease and desist, pay a fine, require you to restore the property to its original condition, and/or seek an injunction in the courts. If you are issued such a notice of a violation or an enforcement order, having adequate counsel to defend your rights is of paramount importance.

Homeowners that have property abutting public waters should also be aware of the Fill and Dredge in Wetland Act. To the extent your construction or alteration of your property involves impacts to a wetland, including constructing permanent or seasonal docks, you must also comply the all of the Department's rules promulgated under the wetland statute.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.

Article by Adam M. Dumville  Published in the Portsmouth Herald (12/29/2019) NH Lake Homes - Lake Winnipesaukee

McLane Middleton, Professional Association 

Search for homes on Lake Winnipesaukee, Squam Lake, Winnisquam, Ossipee, Newfound, and Sunapee with emphasis on affordable to luxury lakefront property. Our lake experts cover the NH Lakes Region.  www.nhlakesrealty.com 

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Description of the Major NH Lakes / Quick Real Estate Buyers Reference 

Description of the Major NH Lakes / Quick Real Estate Buyers Reference 

Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in NH. You will find peaceful coves, open water, sailboat racing and fast cigarette boats. The shoreline is dotted with hundreds of large contemporary homes.  Noble Adirondacks are neighbors to rustic seasonal cottages. Activities and attractions are concentrated in the Gilford, Laconia and Wolfeboro areas.  You can live and shop by boat all summer. 

Lake Winnisquam is just over 4000 acres and approximately 10 miles long. The southern end of the lake is dotted with modest homes and seasonal cottages. As you head past the sandbar to the north the lake widens and you will find a mix of luxury homes on the eastern shoreline and year-round homes to seasonal properties on the western shore. The northern end of the lake leads into a no-wake zone and a perfect place to relax. The same attractions found in the Winnipesaukee area are easily accessible from Winnisquam.

Squam Lake is NH's second largest lake with just over 6700 acres.  Unlike Winnipesaukee, Squam is much less developed, with vintage lake homes more popular.  The decor is simple, but quality is evident.  There are less electronics and you will feel like you have stepped back in time when you tour the area. You are not going to find any box stores or even a Dunkin’ Donut shop around the lake. Yes, you will find new lakefront retreats but as you cruise the shoreline most of the homes are set back into the woods and are not visible from the water.  It is not unusual to find large tracts of shorefront land as privacy is a premium attraction to Squam Lake owners. You almost feel like you are one of the first settlers to see the wooded shoreline when boating around the lake 

Newfound Lake is also just over 4000 acres. This lake has pristine water quality and clarity. Clear and deep!  To the south you find small-town living in Bristol, as you head north you find rural Alexandria, Bridgewater and Hebron. The lake is dotted with cottages, condos and luxury homes along with rustic turn of the century estates.  A major ski resort is just a short drive and Plymouth a college town is just north of the lake.  

Sunapee Lake is over 4000 acres.  You will find many turn of the century estates along the shoreline along with condos and luxury Adirondacks. The lake is very popular for boaters and has a Star Class sailing fleet.  A major ski resort, Mt. Sunapee, is minutes from the lake.  Towns around the lake include Newbury, Sunapee, and New London- a trendy college town. There is a  Dunkin’ Donuts but other than that most stores are local merchants. 

Ossipee Lake is over 3000 acres. This lake has some of the best views of all the NH lakes.  Views around the lake take in Mount Washington and Mt. Chocorua. The lake consists of 4 bays and the main lake, they all connect.  Homes around the lake vary from seasonal cottages, condos to contemporary homes. If you are looking for a sandy beach home, this could be your go to lake.  You will find numerous attractions including major ski resorts and golf minutes from the lake. 

Lake Wentworth is also over 3000 acres. This lake is located in trendy Wolfeboro the Oldest Summer Resort in the US. This lake is similar to Squam. Around the lake you find vintage cottages, beautiful homes and condos. The wooded shoreline gives you the feel you are one of the first visitors to the lake.  Golf, skiing and attractions are all a short drive away.  Boat House on Squam Lake

This blog focuses on the larger NH waterbodies but you might be surprised to hear that we have over 200 lakes and ponds in the Central NH area of all price points and we sell on all of them!  If your interest is a home on one of our larger water bodies that’s great but if you are looking for a quieter, smaller lake we are well versed in all NH lakes in our area.    Contact us and we can assist you in your search. www.nhlakesrealty.com

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NH Real Estate -Active - Active With Contract - Pending - Confused

Active - Active With Contract - Pending - Confused? 

NH Lake Homes for Sale  - Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate 

Question:  I keep seeing some listings online that say Active with Contract or Pending.  What does this mean?  Is it available or not?

When you are searching for a home online you may notice some homes say “Active” while others say “Active with Contract” or “Pending”. What is the difference?

Active – Home is actively available on the market and does not currently have a contract on it. The seller in this case may have received offers but they have not been accepted.  Don’t linger go see a listing that is active before it goes active with contract or pending. 

Active with Contract  – There is an accepted contract on the property and that may have contingencies. The contingencies may include financing or inspections. With a short summer lake home selling season sellers may want to continue showing their home in case one of the contingencies falls through and the buyer is forced to back out. A buyer if interested in a home that is active with contract may want to put in a back-up offer in hopes they can move into the #1 position if the home becomes available.  

Pending – This means the home is under contract and the seller is not currently seeking to continue marketing the home. Most contingencies have been removed once a listing goes pending. 

New Hampshire has hundreds of quality lakes to choose from. Many focus on real estate on our larger lake such as Winnipesaukee. Many others would prefer to own a home on one of the quieter lakes such as Waukewan or Merrymeeting.  Contact us and we can assist you in your search. www.nhlakesrealty.com

 

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Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate - Popular Communities around the Winnipesaukee

Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate - Popular Communities around the Lake 

Winnipesaukee is over 44,000 acres of motor boating and sailing excitement to total relaxation. One way to enhance your leisure time is purchasing a home in one of the many communities around the lake.  www.nhlakesrealty.com 

The most popular communities include a few gated lake neighborhoods. Bald Peak is located in Tuftonboro has a great golf course and a variety of luxury homes.  Meredith Bay one of the newest trendy developments located just north of Weirs Beach. Grouse Point in Meredith offers homes and condos with an exclusive fitness center. Most of the homes in these developments have spectacular views of the lake.  Southdown has a lot to offer at multiple price points. With 19 villages some offering pools or tennis courts. Southdown has a sandy beach, boat docks, tennis courts, basketball, volley and very popular rack boat storage.  Long Bay is part of Southdown. Long Bay is single-family homes with 2 beautiful beaches, tennis courts and pool. Kayak storage is offered at the water's edge at all the communities and a golf cart is a must for transportation around the manicured gated grounds.  

Other communities I would recommend are Governors Island, Broadview, Samoset, Patrician Shores, Far Echo, Jonathans Landing, Lands End, Balmoral, Crosswinds and Suissivale.  All these communities have boating opportunities and great beaches.  Winnipesaukee Condos and homes for sale - condo picture

Each community has different rules for property maintenance and some will shovel right to your door in the winter months so you can get to the ski slopes or out on the snowmobile trails. 

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Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate - Profile of Lake Winnipesaukee

Lake Winnipesaukee Profile - Alton - Center Harbor - Gilford - Meredith - Moultonborough - Tuftonboro - Wolfeboro -  NH 

Lakefront Monday highlights different lakes in New Hampshire. This page is sponsored by Lady of the Lake Realty in Meredith NH. If you want information on a lake e-mail us for lake profile You can view other available lake listings on our website. www.nhlakesrealty.com 

Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in the New Hampshire, located in Belknap and Carroll County, aka The Lakes Region. Winnipesaukee is 44,500 acres with a maximum depth of 180 feet. There are 264 named islands, Long Island is the largest bridged island and second largest is 704 acre Bear Island is only accessible by boat.  You can leave your car in the garage for the whole summer, you can shop, get groceries, go to the movies all by boat. Hospitals are located in Laconia, Franklin, Plymouth and Wolfeboro. 

As you cruise 72 miles around the lake you will find all the amenities you can imagine.  Golf courses, hiking trails, marinas, concert venues, theater, boardwalks, ski resorts. Summer activities will include, fishing derbies, scenic trips on the Mt Washington cruise ship. Craft fairs, in water boat shows, modern boats to steam powered vessels.  Annual seasonal events are Pond Hockey, Bike Week along with bike racing to marathons. Don’t forget snowmobiling.  Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate - Winnipesaukee Home

Homes around the lake vary from seasonal cottages, condos, luxury Adirondacks to vintage year round lake homes. If this lake is of interest contact us for more information. 

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Lake Winona Profile - Center Harbor - New Hampton NH - NH Lake homes for sale

Lake Winona Profile - Center Harbor, New Hampton, NH 

Lakefront Monday highlights different lakes in New Hampshire. This page is sponsored by Lady of the Lake Realty in Meredith NH. If you want information on a lake e-mail us for lake profile You can view available lake listings on our website. www.nhlakesrealty.com 

Lake Winona has a maximum depth of 47 feet and an average depth of 17 feet.  The water is crystal clear with a mesotrophic rating.  The lake is well known for rainbow trout fishing in the summer and winter ice fishing. Motorboating is allowed but no jet skis. Kayaking is very popular, you can kayak from Winona to Waukewan thru the snake river. 

The lake is just a short drive from Exit 23, Ashland or Meredith. Shopping, attractions and restaurant are all minutes away. 

Hiking trails are located minutes from the lake and golf and ski areas are just a short ride away.  NH Lake Homes for Sale - lake winona

Homes are around the lake vary from seasonal cottages, to year-round homes. If this lake is of interest contact us for more information. 

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Stinson Lake Profile - Rumney NH

Stinson Lake Profile - Rumney, NH 

Lakefront Monday highlights different lakes in New Hampshire. This page is sponsored by Lady of the Lake Realty in Meredith NH. If you want information on a lake e-mail us for lake profile You can view other available lake listings on our website. www.nhlakesrealty.com 

Stinson Lake is located in the White Mountain National Forest. With an elevation of 1332 feet, this glacial lake is 342 acres with a maximum depth of 77 feet and an average depth of 35 feet.  The water is crystal clear with an oligotrophic rating ( best ).  The lake offer brook trout, rainbows and lake trout fishing. 

Stinson is the only lake in the White Mountain Nation Forest that allows motor boating. Hiking trails are located minutes from the lake and golf and ski areas are just a short ride away.  Stinson Lake Road from Plymouth is open year-round and there is a seasonal road coming from Exit 28 on 93. 

The lake is remote but only 10 minutes to shopping, restaurants and attractions in Plymouth and Campton. Plymouth is a college town offering trendy shops to box stores. I have lived in NH my whole life. The grandkids visited last weekend, we took them to Squam Lakes Science Center in Holderness and my first visit to the Polar Caves in Rumney, fun times.  Winter activities include some of the best snowmobiling in the area along with ice skating and cross country skiing. NH Lake homes for sale on Stinson Lake

Homes are around the lake vary from seasonal cottages, condos to year-round luxury homes. If this lake is of interest contact us for more information. 

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