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Facts and History for Lake Winnipesaukee NH

Facts and History of  Lake Winnipesaukee NH

Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in New Hampshire, covering 93 square miles and containing 275 islands. It is located in the central part of New Hampshire and is a  tourist destination for its beautiful scenery, boating, fishing, and hiking.

The lake was first inhabited by Native Americans, who called it "Winnipesaukee," which means "beautiful water in a high place." The first European to see the lake was Samuel de Champlain in 1603. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the lake was used by the fur trade.

In the 19th century, Lake Winnipesaukee became a summer resort destination. Hotels, cottages, and other businesses were built along the shores of the lake. The lake was also a destination for steamboats, which provided transportation and recreation for visitors. 

In the 20th century, Lake Winnipesaukee continued to be a popular tourist destination. The railroad started bringing visitors from the  Boston and New York area  You could find railroad stations running along the eastern shore of the lake. In addition to the railroad terminals, there were platforms with flags where you could flag down the train for a ride back home. The lake was also a popular destination for fishing and abd water sports such as waterskiing,  

Today, Lake Winnipesaukee is still a popular tourist destination. The lake is home to a variety of businesses, including hotels, restaurants, and shops. The lake is also a popular destination for fishing, boating, and hiking.

Here are some interesting facts about Lake Winnipesaukee:

  • The lake is home to 275 islands, the largest of which is Bear Island.
  • The lake is fed by 25 rivers and streams and drains into the Winnipesaukee River.
  • The lake is home to a variety of fish, including salmon, trout, and bass.
  • The lake is a  tourist destination plus a wonderful location to live and retire.
  • The Lakes Region is home to a variety of businesses, including hotels, restaurants, and shops.

Lady of the Lake Realty can help you with selecting a lake/home meeting your lifestyle. We have comprehensive knowledge of Winnipesaukee and the surrounding 250 lakes.  Yes, we can also sell your lake house for you to a new family looking to build new memories.

Call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-603-566-2386, e-mail at or visit our websites to view lake homes in New Hampshire at  to begin your search

Contact Carl Sack or Paula Hinckley   #nhlakesrealty 888-737-5550 

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