Blog :: 04-2013

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Outdoor Adventure Talks Feature Snakes, Turtles, Rabbits and Bats

NH Wildlife Non Game ProgramConcord NH The New Hampshire Fish and  Game Department's spring series of outdoor adventure talks wraps up with three  sessions exploring Nongame and Endangered Wildlife topics, from turtles and  snakes to rabbits, bats and dragonflies. This year is the 25th anniversary of  the Nongame Program, which has been restoring and protecting native wildlife in  New Hampshire  since 1988.

The talks take place on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. through  May 8, 2013, at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord,   N.H. No pre-registration is  required.  Admission is free. These  programs are a great chance to meet program biologists and hear about the work  they are doing to protect wildlife diversity.

The last three talks in the series are as follows:

April 24, 2013 - Black Racers and Blandings

If turtles and snakes fascinate you, join N.H. Fish and Game  Nongame biologists Mike Marchand, Brendan Clifford and Loren Valliere to learn  about the amazing diversity of reptiles and amphibians in New Hampshire. This is the time of year when  many reptiles and amphibians are emerging from their winter slumber and  traveling to breeding grounds or simply basking in the sun. Hear about current  research being done on Blanding's turtles and black racer snakes, try out  equipment biologists use in the field, and learn what you can do to help  biologists monitor these amazing creatures!

May 1, 2013 - Road to Recovery - New England Cottontails/Karner  blue butterflies   Join N.H. Fish and Game Nongame biologists Heidi Holman and  Brett Ferry to learn about what it takes to ensure rare species remain a part  of New Hampshire's  wildlife landscape. Hear firsthand from biologists involved in current efforts  to restore populations of Karner blue butterflies and New   England cottontails and their habitats.

May 8, 2013 - Mosquito Eaters: Bats and Dragonflies

Did you know that New    Hampshire has eight different species of bats? Learn  which species are most at risk of disappearing forever from our summer skies  because of White Nose Syndrome - and what you can do to help. Also at this  talk, you'll find out what has been discovered through a statewide effort to  document New Hampshire's  diverse dragonflies. N.H. Fish and Game Nongame biologist Emily Preston  Brunkhurst and biologist Pam Hunt of New Hampshire Audubon team up to present a  fascinating look at the bats and dazzling dragonflies many of us have right in  our own backyards.

The  N.H. Fish and Game's Department's Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program works  to protect over 400 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects  and other invertebrates in New Hampshire. Learn more about the Nongame Program,  and events celebrating its 25th anniversary, at http://www.wildnh.com/nongame  Taken from the NH Fish and Game Website

Luxury Adirondack Located on the Water in Wakefield NH

Pine River Pond Real Estate

Sandy Beach - Sunset - Smart Energy Home - Private Setting

Wakefield NH  Best Value in the lakes region is available right now.  Custom built "smart" lakeside property that is immaculate.  Waterfront on two sides of the lot, sandy beach, decks, rope swing, multiple sitting areas, perennials, blueberries, and privacy only begin to describe this property.  A kitchen lovers dream!  Commercial gas range, granite, stainless, and breakfast bar.  Stunning woodwork, screened porch, all new wood floors on second level, pantry, and finished lower level. Central air, generator, irrigation, 3 car garage with room above are only a few features.  This property is truly one of a kind located on crystal clear 590 acre Pine River Pond in low tax Wakefield.  The has 4 bedroom, 3 bathrooms and over 4,400 square feet of living space to enjoy year round.  Ski areas are just a short ride and some of the best snowmobiling in the area. Wakefield is   Listed by Prudential Spencer-Hughes Real Estate. J. Hughes. For additional information on this home call Four Seasons | Sotheby's International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Lake Winnipesaukee Luxury Real Estate, Wolfeboro NH

lake winnipesaukee real estate

Sandy Beach - Crib Dock and Southern Exposure for all day sun

Wolfeboro NH ( Oldest Summer Resort in the US ) Gorgeous Lake Winnipesaukee home is set on 1.23 acres in wonderful private setting, 162' of beautiful shoreline with sandy beach and 75' crib dock, grassy backyard, lovely landscaping and great back deck to sit and enjoy the view! The interior of the home offers 5500 square feet of luxurious living space. The first floor features  custom kitchen with cherry cabinets, top-of-the-line appliances & gas fireplace, huge open living room with wet bar, fireplace and access to the deck, spacious 1st floor master suite with double walk-in closets, double sinks, jet tub and separate shower, formal dining room, den and laundry room. Second floor consists of 2 bedroom suites with private baths, a large office with French doors; the private guest quarters consists of a fully applianced kitchen, living room with gas fireplace and 2 bedrooms. Outstanding lake views from most rooms, state-of-the-art security system, plus minutes to downtown. An incredible property offering the best of lakeside living!  While on vacation you can enjoy hiking, golf, plenty of shopping and visit some great restaurants by boat or car. Listed by Maxfield Real Estate. R. Parker. For additional information on this home call Four Seasons | Sotheby's International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Should I Buy a Lakefront Lot? I want to Build My Dream Waterfront Home?

Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate for sale, Alton NH

I would look for an existing cottage you can remove.

We get calls all the time from buyers looking for a lakefront lot to purchase to build their dream lakefront home. I almost feel I should tell you they really almost don't exist. The lot you are picturing when you call is level, has sunsets, a sandy walk in beach, on 1 acre or more with 100 feet of frontage with a open water view of mountains in the background. Maybe if we jump into the $750,000 plus range I might come up with that lot, realty says maybe no! The NH DES has rules in place to make your dream lot almost an impossible dream. Take a quick read at the most asked questions at the Department of Environmental Services. http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wetlands/cspa/categories/faq.htm  If you are lucky enough to find a lot with a sandy beach can you clear the vegetation to enjoy it, or clear trees to see the lake? I was over at Lake Sunapee looking at a level, wooded 2 acre lot with 200 feet of shoreline last week. Sounds good so far, well the shoreline was rocky with a 6 foot drop down to the lake at the water edge, tons of trees to contend with to open up the view and the lot was over $1.5 million. On the other side of the Lake a listing similar in price with a cottage on it had over 200 feet of sandy shoreline, mountain views and sunsets. With the shoreline rules many options that a new home would have on a vacant lot are grandfathered with an existing home on the lot. The view 90% of the time is already there and you can build on the same footprint and go up a level or move the home back to build a larger home. The old timers did not break any rules when they built their dream homes, there were no rules to follow. A couple of cottage listings I just viewed would fit this perfectly. ( Example ) Bow Lake is 1100 acres, the home had a level lot, sandy beach, views, 1.2 acres of land, 1300 square foot cottage for $410,000 or a Seasonal Cottage on Winnisquam for $349,000. These are building lots that I would build on. You have the views and most of rules are grandfathered to make the permitting go smoothly. Most available land lots on the water in this price range are steep sloping lots with impossible shorelines to develop. Why don't you just call us? We have been helping buyers find lake homes in NH for over 15 years. Look at the testimonials on our website. For additional information on lake homes or lots call Four Seasons | Sotheby's International Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com  or visit our website to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com  or www.lakeorskirealestate.com .

Contact us today to find your dream home in New Hampshire or e-mail and we will set you up with a custom e-mail cart designed for you to view the homes you are interested in!!!

We cover all the lakes including real estate on Ossipee, Squam, Sunapee, Winnipesaukee, Wentworth, Great East, Winnisquam, Newfound, Merrymeeting, Bow.

Amphibian and Reptile Volunteers Help Fill Data Gaps, NH 2013

Free Talk on Black Racer Snakes and Blanding's Turtles -  April 24, 2013, in Concord NH

Turtles are in my yard constantly.

Turtles are in my yard constantly.

CONCORD, N.H. - While you're outdoors spending time in  New Hampshire's woods and wetlands this year, keep an eye out for reptiles and  amphibians. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department collects information on  these sightings to help monitor the state's reptile and amphibian populations.

Last year, more than 250 volunteers in the Reptile and Amphibian Reporting  Program, or RAARP, reported 82 frogs, 56 salamanders, 176 turtles and 134  snakes.

Find out more about participating as a RAARP volunteer at  wildnh.com/Wildlife/Nongame/reptiles_amphibians.htm  or call Fish and  Game's Wildlife Division at 603-271-2461 to request a RAARP volunteer  information package.

This year, biologists are asking RAARP volunteers to help  fill in gaps in the data for several seldom-seen reptiles and amphibians,  including the mink frog, Fowler's toad, leopard frogs and several species of  salamanders, frogs, turtles and snakes.

Outdoor Adventure Talk: Black Racers and Blandings Turtles The public has a chance to hear firsthand about the  amazing diversity of reptiles and amphibians in New Hampshire at a free talk  set for Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 7 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game  Department (11 Hazen Drive) in Concord. N.H. Fish and Game Nongame biologists  Mike Marchand, Brendan Clifford and Loren Valliere will discuss current  research being done on Blanding's turtles and black racer snakes. Participants  will be able to try out equipment that biologists use in the field and learn  how they can help researchers.

Reporting Wildlife Sightings "With the 2012 reports, the RAARP program has almost  hit the 10,000 mark for reptile and amphibian records collected since the  program began in 1992," said wildlife biologist Michael Marchand of Fish  and Game's Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program.  Several years ago, the RAARP program was combined  with the NH Wildlife Sightings web reporting system, which allows additional  wildlife species such as certain birds and mammals to be reported.

Reptiles and Amphibians - An Early Focus of the Nongame Program RAARP was one of the earliest initiatives of the Nongame  Program, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year (1988-2013).  Working with nonprofits and universities, volunteers and conservation  specialists, the Nongame program has become a leader for a statewide coalition  of partners dedicated to conserving wildlife and habitat, guided by the state's  Wildlife Action Plan.

When the Nongame Program was established in 1988,  surprisingly little information existed about the distribution of frogs,  snakes, salamanders and turtles in New Hampshire. The Nongame Program worked  with Dr. Jim Taylor at the University of New Hampshire to enlist volunteers to  send in reports on amphibians and reptiles and published his book, Reptiles and  Amphibians of New Hampshire. The Reptile and Amphibian Reporting Program  (RAARP) was formally established in 1992, and volunteers soon had documented  hundreds of new sightings.

"The RAARP program has been a very useful tool for  gathering species information in New Hampshire," said Marchand. "Every  year we learn more about these fascinating creatures and where they  occur."

The N.H. Fish and Game's Department's website has  extensive information on reptiles and amphibians of NH, including photos of all  native species, which have been very popular with the public. Visit wildnh.com/Wildlife/Nongame/reptiles_amphibians.htm

The N.H. Fish and Game's Department's Nongame and  Endangered Wildlife Program works to protect over 400 species of mammals,  birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects and other invertebrates in New  Hampshire. Learn more about the Nongame Program, and events celebrating its  25th anniversary, at wildnh.com/nongame

Taken from the NH Fish and Game Website.

Buying Lakefront Real Estate in New Hampshire? What Lake?

 

Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate

Washington Cruising to Center Harbor

 

The decision has been made in your family to buy a vacation lake home and New Hampshire with its proximity to the mountains for skiing, snowmobiling, plenty of golf courses, tax free shopping,  great restaurants, plus 4 seasons of activities all within 2 hours of Boston Ma. or Hartford Ct. puts New Hampshire at the top of your list.   Where??  The go to lakes everyone knows about are Lake Sunapee with Mount Sunapee in the back drop, Squam Lake or as referred to "On Golden Pond" after the movie and lastly Lake Winnipesaukee with 42,000 acres an endless opportunities to explore the ports and 200 plus islands. What about Newfound or Merrymeeting both glacial lake with the best water quality in the state?  Go back to step one, you want a lake home! Unless you absolutely have to be on Sunapee, Squam or Winnipesaukee call us?  We have information on the 200 other lakes in the area, with 25 years combined experience we have the answers on lake size, quality and even the types of fish you will catch.Do you know anything about the following lakes? Did you know they even existed?  We do!! Call and ask why one of these lakes might be the perfect match for your family, it could be your budget or if you are looking something special,  a sandy walk-in beach, sunsets, one acre of land, 200 feet of shoreline, close to ski areas and a private quiet setting under $750,000.  We know where these homes are located and have visited all the lakes below and can recommend a lake that meets your family needs.  From a log home or seasonal cottage to a Luxury Adirondack on Lake Wentworth.

Ashuelot - Ayers - Balch - Belleau - Bow - Conway - Crescent - Crystal - Deering -  Franklin Pierce -  Goose Pond - Great East Lake - Halfmoon - Highland - Hills Pond - Island Pond - Kezar - Jenness Pond - Kolelemook - Kanasatka - Loon - Lovell - Manning - Mascoma - Massasecum - Merrymeeting - Mirror - Newfound - Northwood - Opechee - Mountain View - Mendums Pond - Otter Pond - Pemigewasset - Pine River Pond - Pleasant - Province - Sawyer - Shaws Pond - Shellcamp -  Stinson - Silver - Squam - Suncook - Sunrise - Sunset - Swains - Waukewan - Webster - Wentworth - Wicwas - Winnipesaukee - Winnisquam - Winona - motor boat restricted lakes - Connor - Duncan - Eastman - Hermit - Lower Beach - March - Pea Porridge - Rand - Spectacle - Wakondah - White Oak

Why not e-mail or call us so we can help you find a waterfront home for your family so you can build cherished memories.

 NH has an  inventory of over 439 lakefront homes available. The best homes always sell first so watch for the new listing we send out. If you are not on our new listings e-mail list what are you waiting for call or e-mail Paula or Carl to tell us what you are looking for.

For additional information on lake homes call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com  or visit our website to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com  or www.lakeorskirealestate.com .

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Designated Trout and Fly-Fishing-Only Ponds Open Saturday, April 27, 2013

CONCORD, N.H. -- Fishing in New Hampshire's designated  trout ponds and fly-fishing-only ponds opens on the fourth Saturday in April --  this year's opening day is April 27, 2013. Fishing is allowed through October  15. These waters are managed specifically for trout and offer anglers the  chance to experience exciting fishing in some of the Granite State's most  scenic surroundings.

Anglers should note that the date for the trout pond  opening is stated incorrectly in the 2013 N.H. Freshwater Fishing Digest. The  correct date is listed in the online version of the Digest at  fishnh.com/pubs/fishing.html. Fishing on these ponds opens Saturday,  April 27, 2013.

"These trout ponds are often the best waters in a  given area for a variety of reasons," said New Hampshire Fish and Game  Department Fisheries Biologist Don Miller. "Excellent habitat, low species  competition and the fact that these ponds are closed to ice-fishing allow these  waters to be managed for the trout fishing enthusiast."

Ponds managed for trout may be stocked with one or more  species, including brook, rainbow and/or brown trout, with age classes ranging  from yearlings (8-12 inches), 2-year olds (12-15 inches), and 3+ year olds  (measured in pounds!).

"Trout are prized by anglers because they can be a  challenge to catch, and fishing for them is one of the traditional rites of  spring," Miller said.  "Whether  your passion is a multi-colored brook trout, a leaping rainbow or the  determined fight of a brown, there's a New Hampshire trout pond within  reasonable driving distance for you."

With our "normal" winter this year, anglers may find  their favorite north-country ponds still covered with ice.  High-elevation remote ponds from the central  White Mountain region north are likely to be partially ice-covered this  year.  Fortunately, anglers can find open  water along the shorelines to allow some limited fishing until the ice clears  in a few days.

Hot Hole Pond and Clough Pond in Loudon, French Pond in  Henniker, Mount William Pond in Weare, Dublin Lake in Dublin, and Barbadoes  Pond in Madbury are a few of the generously stocked early season hotspots where  opening day trout are taken.  It gets no  better than this for taking the youngsters along with a simple garden hackle  under a bobber, or floating PowerBait fished just off the bottom.

There are many popular ponds located from the Lakes  Region north to Pittsburg.  They include  Echo Lake in Franconia, Russell Pond in Woodstock, Conner Pond and Duncan Lake  in Ossipee, White Lake in Tamworth, Perch Pond in Campton, Saltmarsh Pond in  Gilford, Spectacle Pond in Groton, Back Lake in Pittsburg,  and Little Diamond Pond in Stewartstown.

Anglers looking for a true wilderness experience will  enjoy visiting one of the nearly 50 remote trout ponds that Fish and Game  annually stocks with fingerling brook trout via helicopter. These are listed at  fishnh.com/Fishing/trout_remote.htm. Flat Mountain Pond in Sandwich,  Cole Pond in Enfield (fly fishing only), Butterfield Pond in Wilmot, Peaked  Hill Pond in Thornton, Black Pond and Lonesome Lake in Lincoln are just a  sampling of these delightful ponds, where fingerling brook trout often grow to 8-10 inches by their  second growing season, and it's not unusual to pull in brookies 15 inches or  longer. Trophy, remote-pond brook trout (three or more years old, some in  excess of 17-18 inches) can be caught in these backcountry waters.

Archery Pond in Allenstown (with a wheelchair-accessible  casting platform) and Stonehouse Pond in Barrington are two popular  fly-fishing-only ponds that will be ice-free and well stocked for the opener.  If you travel over to Antrim and fish Willard Pond, you will be treated to  forested, undeveloped shorelines and the "triple treat" of fly-fishing: brook,  rainbow and tiger trout.

Further north, some excellent fly-fishing-only ponds  include Upper Hall Pond in Sandwich, Sky Pond in New Hampton and Profile Lake  in Franconia (check the N.H. Freshwater Fishing Digest for special regulations) on  these waters. In addition, White Pond in Ossipee and Coon Brook Bog in  Pittsburg offer excellent opportunities to "match the hatch"  throughout spring and early summer.

For a list of trout ponds and fly-fishing-only ponds in  New Hampshire, as well as a description of special rules that apply to certain  ponds, consult the 2013 New Hampshire Freshwater Fishing Digest, available  online at fishnh.com/pubs/fishing.html or from any Fish and Game  license agent when you buy your license

Taken from the NH Fish and Game Website

Scholarships Available for "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" Fall Workshop

May 8, 2013 Deadline

CONCORD, N.H. -- Women interested in applying for  scholarships to defray the cost of attending New Hampshire's Becoming an  Outdoors-Woman (BOW) fall weekend workshop must apply before May 8, 2013, to be  considered for financial assistance.

To apply for a BOW scholarship, go to nhbow.com  and print out the BOW scholarship application. Mail it in, along with the $35  scholarship application fee (refundable if you do not receive a scholarship),  before the May 8 deadline. Scholarship applicants will be notified by May 24,  2013, of the status of their application.

Please note that being awarded a scholarship does not  guarantee a place in the fall BOW program. Those who are offered a fall BOW  scholarship must also submit the regular fall BOW registration form (available  at nhbow.com on May 30) as soon as possible after the form is posted  on May 30. Registration for fall BOW is conducted on a first-come, first-served  basis.  Space is limited and the program  fills up fast.  If the program is full  when your registration is received, you will not get in.

Among the BOW scholarships being offered this year is a  special mother-daughter scholarship. Both mother and daughter must apply; the  daughter must be age 18 or older.

New Hampshire's fall Becoming an Outdoors-Woman weekend  will take place September 6-8, 2013, at Rockywold/Deephaven Camps on Squam Lake  in Holderness, N.H.  Participants select  four sessions from more than 30 different outdoor skills workshops, including  archery, fishing and fly-fishing, camping, field dressing game, hiking,  kayaking, rifle, shotgun, nature photography, outdoor survival, campfire  cooking, mountain biking, map and compass, and more.

A brochure about the 2013 fall BOW weekend can be viewed  at nhbow.com.  Regular  registration forms for fall BOW will be available on May 30, 2013.  Registration forms will be accepted by  regular mail only (no walk-ins) beginning June 3, 2013. The 2013 fall BOW  weekend costs $335, which includes lodging, all meals and instruction.

New Hampshire's Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program  is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department  (wildnh.com) and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation  (nhwf.org

Taken from the NH Fish and Game Website

Beginning Fly-Fishing Class Offered in Hancock, N.H. 2013

CONCORD, N.H. -- An upcoming workshop offers a chance to  learn about the popular sport of fly-fishing.   The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's "Let's Go Fishing" Program  is teaming up with the Harris Center for Conservation Education to host a  course called "Fly-Fishing A-Z." The two-day class will be held on  Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 19, 2013,  from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Harris Center in Hancock, N.H. There is no  charge for the class.

Registration opens on Monday, April 15, 2013. To sign up,  you must print out and return a registration form, which is available on the  Fish and Game website at  fishnh.com/Fishing/lets_go_fishing_class_schedule.htm  Registration forms can also be obtained by  calling Lisa Collins at (603) 271-3212 or emailing aquatic-ed@wildlife.nh.gov.

Registration forms must be received by May 3, 2013, to  reserve your spot in the workshop.  You  will be notified via e-mail (or snail mail if no e-mail address is given) if  you are registered or have been placed on the waiting list.  The class is open to anyone age 13 and over, however  those 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Class space is limited, and registration is  on a first-come, first-served basis.

Designed primarily for first-time fly-anglers, the  workshop will cover the basics of equipment, fly casting, stream ecology, knot  tying, safety and how to find those "hot spots" along New Hampshire's  rivers and lakes.  The highlight of the  two days will be Sunday, when the class will pull on waders and head out to a  local fishing hole to put their newly learned skills to the test!  Participants should bring their own or  borrowed equipment if possible.  Rods are  available for use; when you register, please let Fish and Game know if you will  need to borrowSport Fish Restoration Program their equipment.

Over the past ten years, the Fish and Game Department's  "Let's Go Fishing" program has taught thousands of children and adults to be  safe, ethical and successful anglers. The program is federally funded through  the Sport Fish Restoration Program.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department works to  conserve, manage and protect the state's fish and wildlife and their habitats,  as well as providing the public with opportunities to use and appreciate these  resources.

Taken from the NH Fish and Game Website .

Choosing a Lakefront home in NH l What to look for in a lakefront property

 

Time to build memories with a lake home of your own!

Time to build memories with a lake home of your own!

 

Maple Sugaring season has just past and signs of spring are upon us.  Every year the lakefront real estate market takes some twists and turns and this year is no different.  The Lakes Region including Sunapee and Mount Washington Valley has 429 homes available right now.  Prices range from $174,000 to $13,000,000.  Typically the most active early buyers are those looking for a home priced under $800,000 and there are a ton of buyers looking in this price range. They have a variety of homes to look at on the 200 plus lakes in the area.  Most of the quality homes in this price range are on smaller lakes, those lakes with 1000 acres or less.  Pricing for a nice home on Sunapee, Squam, Winnipesaukee starts at $1,000,000 plus. Surprisingly homes in the $1,000,000 price range on these 3 lakes are typically seasonal camps but the location on the lake may be what you are looking for. If you really want a nice home you need to jump up over $1,500,000 to $2,000,000 price point.

In choosing a lake home step back.  I was with a buyer last week and they insisted they needed to be on a 4000 acre lake. I inquired why and they really did not have an answer.  If you have family coming up to enjoy the lake with you they are going to want to be out in the water. Look for a home with a sandy beach, or sandy bottom swimming or with older swimmers you can swim off the dock. What is your family situation?  Boating, if you're going to get out on the lake to enjoy waterskiing and tubing not everyone can be in the boat to enjoy watching the fun. You may want a camp where you can sit on shore and watch all the fun from the comfort of your deck chair. Dad and Mom did you see me?? So choose a location that meets your families expectations. Quiet waterfront with no noise or the fun and activities that children bring? So if your goal is to enjoy the lake with family and friends a 100 acre lake with a sandy beach and view of the lake is all you may need.

Let's change the scenario. You are a retired couple entertaining friends or using the home as a business retreat.  Yes you want to take a dip in the lake but off the dock works just fine, are you really going to water ski? What you might want is taking boating adventures, heading out on the lake for a mid day ice cream or dinner cruised to one of the local ports. The only lakes to support this activity are the larger lakes. Squam and Sunapee have limited shopping and restaurant access, Winnipesaukee is endless with Meredith, Gilford, Alton, Wolfeboro, Center Harbor, Tuftonboro, and Moultonborough access ports.

So what do you really need in a lake home?  My list starts with a ( sandy beach or sandy bottom or dock swimming ) ( docking and possible mooring for your boat ) ( view or extended open water view is great - add mountain view - add sunset ) ( level yard - room to park 4-5 cars ) ( crystal clear water )  ( privacy or community )  ( other variables, access to ski areas - snowmobile trails - fishing, warm water or cold water - distance to shop - distance to social activities )  Take the list above and highlight what is important to you and call us to find a home.  This home may be on 150 acre Lake Winona or 3000 acre Lake Wentworth.

As you noted above we really don't talk much about the house.  Buy the lake and the location on the lake! You can change the home but not the lake.  If your heart is set on gorgeous sunsets don't settle for a cove location on a large lake in the shade, that sunset location is out there maybe on a 250 acre lake.

For additional information on lake homes in NH call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com   or visit our website to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com  

Contact us today to find your dream home in New Hampshire!!