Lake Profiles

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. We will try and have a different lake every Monday

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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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. 

Call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or text 603-566-6608  #nhlakesrealty  

Loon Lake Profile - Freedom NH

Loon Lake Profile - Freedom, 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 

Loon Lake in Freedom NH is 188 acres with an average depth of 24 feet and a maximum depth of 54 feet. The lake is oligotrophic water quality ( best ) with brook trout, rainbows and smallmouth bass. If you are looking for a quiet lake, the whole lake is a no-wake zone. 

The town of Freedom is a low tax town located about 40 minutes south of major ski areas in the Mount Washington Valley. Groceries and restaurants are just a short drive away.  You will also find hiking trails and golf courses close by. 

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Sunset Lake Lake Profile - Located in Alton and Gilmanton NH

Sunset Lake Profile - Alton, Gilmanton, 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 

Sunset Lake ( AKA Places Lake )  is located 10 minutes from Alton Bay. The lake is 253 acres with an average depth of 18 feet and a maximum depth of 78 feet. The water in this oligotrophic lake is crystal clear with a rocky to sandy shoreline. This lake is a hidden gem, homes seldom come on the market and if they do they sell quickly. To access the lake you have a steep ascent from Alton Bay with spectacular views of Winnipesaukee on the way to the lake.  

With no public access, you will not find the lake crowded with boaters and the shoreline is dotted with cottages and a few year-round homes. The scouts have a summer camp in the Gilmanton end of the lake. 

Groceries and restaurants are just a short drive into Alton. The most popular hiking trail in NH is Mount Major is 15 minutes away and Gunstock and Wolfeboro are just a 30-minute drive. You will find all the attractions Winnispeaukee has to offer at your doorstep.  

 

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Wicwas Lake Profile - Meredith NH

Wicwas Lake Profile - Meredith, 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 

Wicwas Lake is 350 acres with an average depth of 13 feet and a maximum depth of 35 feet. This warm water lake has some of the best bass fishing in the state.  The boat launch is located off Chemung Rd and jet skis are not allowed.  There are three private islands with a large section of the southeastern shoreline wooded and marsh with no homes.  Much of the eastern shoreline is in conservation.  With the irregular shape and islands, it is a great lake for kayaking and canoeing.  Homes around the lake vary from the turn of the century cottages to year-round homes.  Wicwas Lake homes for Sale

In 15 minutes you can be in downtown Meredith and in 35 minutes skiing at Loon, Waterville, Cannon or Ragged.  You will find restaurants, hiking trails, golf and attractions minutes in any direction.  

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Little Squam Lake Profile - Located in Holderness and Ashland NH

 

Little Squam  Lake Profile - Holderness - Ashland  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 

Little Squam is 408 acres with a maximum depth of 60 feet.  Ashland and Holderness are the towns surrounding the lake. Both towns have full-service marinas and docks available for sale or rent. 

The shoreline is dotted with commercial interests on Route 3 side with cottages, condos and homes tucked in on the north, south and eastern shoreline. Ashland's town beach is on the south end of the lake. You cross the covered bridge to find the parking and beach. 

When my grandkids come up we hike Rattlesnake Mountain off Rt 113 and then head over to Squam Lakes Science Center where you will find local animals in a natural setting.  

In 15 minutes you can be in downtown Meredith or Plymouth and in 30 minutes skiing at Loon, Waterville, Cannon or Ragged.  You will find restaurants, hiking trails, golf and attractions minutes in any direction.  Boat rentals are available along Rt 3 along with scenic cruise opportunities.  

 

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Pemigewasset - Lake Profile - Meredith, New Hampton  NH 

Pemigewasset - Lake Profile - Meredith, 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 other available lake listings on our website. www.nhlakesrealty.com 

Pemigewasset Lake is a 249-acre water body located minutes off Exit 23 on 93 in the towns of New Hampton and Meredith. This warm water lake has an average depth of 8 feet and a maximum of 29 feet.  There is an Island that is uninhabited called Kelley Island, a great location for blueberry picking late July early August.  

The shoreline is dotted with summer camps and year round homes.  Much of the shoreline is open with loons nesting. In the summer you will find bass fishing in the morning around the lake and the afternoon changes to slow pontoon boat cruises to water sports.  In the winter the surface turns into a village of bob houses and snowmobiling. 

In 10 minutes you can be in downtown Meredith and 30 minutes away the Outlet Stores in Tilton or skiing at Loon, Waterville, Cannon or Ragged.  You will find restaurants, hiking trails, golf and attractions minutes in any direction. Pemi Lake Homes - Profile of Pemigewassette

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Opechee Lake Homes and Information - Laconia NH

Opechee Lake Profile - 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 

Lake Opechee is 449 acres with an average depth of 23 feet and a maximum depth of 61 feet. The water is crystal clear with a warm/cold water classification.  The lake has trout, salmon, and bass. There are no boating restrictions. 

This in-town lake makes it a perfect location to live on the lake with a short commute to work. Shopping, tons of restaurants, services are all minutes from the lake. Gunstock Ski Area is a four-season resort with skiing, cross country skiing in the winter and zip lines and mountain coaster in the summer.  The area golf course almost touches the lake.  Laconia is home to Bike Week in June and Pumpkin Fest in October.  

Around the lake, you will find year-round homes along with condos. One of the benefits is public services from trash collection to public utilities such as sewer and water. 

Call Lady or the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or text 603-566-6608  #nhlakesrealty