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Squam Lake: Lakefront property buyers Guide New Hampshire

 Holderness, Sandwich, Ashland, Center Harbor, Moultonborough are surrounding towns.
Squam Lake is the second largest lake in New Hampshire  with a total area of over 6,700 acres. The 1981 film On Golden Pond  was filmed on Squam Lake and the Squam Lake Science Center is located in Holderness.  I have fond memories of the Squam Lake Science Center. Every year our family  would hike up Rattlesnake Mountain in Sandwich and then head over to the Squam Lake Science Center .  Salmon Fishing rocks on this lake ( big salmon ).   Unlike most of the lakes, Squam Lake is not home to a shoreline packed with cottages. You will find open shorelines with large family estates and an occasional Moose walking the shoreline.   A State Boat Ramp is located in Holderness next to the Science Center with easy access to Big Squam Lake and Little Squam.


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

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


Ashland, at the southern end Little Squam ( 408 acres ) , Little Squam lake feeds directly into big Squam. At the southern end of the lake you pass under a covered bridge to the Squam River and Marina.  Ashland has a small downtown area with restaurants, groceries and a hardware store.

Holderness is located with access to  Big Squam Lake and Little Squam Lake, Little Squam is the place to be in the winter months, they plow a air strip to land your plane and plow a path around the entire lake for skating.  Holderness has a small downtown with a restaurant, marina offering boat sales, rentals and fuel plus a great sandwich shop.

Sandwich is one of the largest towns in Carroll County. Along with having miles of shoreline you have an active artist community in the center of town and is home to the Sandwich Fair.  Historic buildings and plenty of open space.

Center Harbor, quiet New England town, the village area is located on the shores of Winnipesaukee.

Moultonborough, my favorite hiking trails are the Red Hills up to the fire tower or Castle in the Clouds where you can enjoy lunch at the famed castle.  The center of town is located off Route 25.

There are over 30 islands within the boundaries on Squam Lake. Many are owned by the association and visitors are welcome.

Squam Lake Real Estate prices range $450,000 for a seasonal 1 bedroom cottage to country estates built in the 1920's priced to $8 million. Most homes are priced in the $2.5 to $4.5 million dollar range.  Homes on this lake offer privacy with lots up to 25 acres and shorelines may reach 1000 or more feet. Much of the shoreline is rocky with a sandy bottom and the lake is surround by mountains for spectacular views and sunsets.

If you are looking for a turn of the century large lake experience ( seldom do you see a jet skis  ) Squam Lake should be your first choice. The typical home is a rustic Adirondack or country farm house. Call and we can keep you up to date with new listings on Squam. squam lake real estate

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