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Squam Lake profile and information

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.

Squam Lake Information 

Squam Lake has been known by many names. Keeseenunknipee, then shortened to Kesumpe around 1779. In the 1800s, it was renamed to Asquam, and finally Squam. Squam was the 1981 film site for On Golden Pond. Big and Little Squam Lakes are naturally spring-fed and connected by a channel in Holderness. Big Squam is NH second largest lake at 6,791 acres, Little Squam is 408 acres. Towns around the lake include Ashland, Holderness, Sandwich, Center Harbor, and Moultonborough. The lakes have 67 islands. There are no boating restrictions and the water quality is oligotrophic, the best.  The lake has a maximum depth of 98 feet but my advice is get a lake chart to navigate the rocky bottom.  While on the water boating expect to see lots of wooded shoreline and more woods driving around the lake. Most of the turn of the century estates sit back from the water.  The boat launch is located in Holderness along with a few commercial establishments, make sure you visit the Squam Lakes Science Center. In the winter major ski resorts are 40 minutes from Holderness and don’t miss ice harvesting every January. Squam Lake Homes for sale - view of squam lake

You can view available lake listings on our website. 

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

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