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Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate

Some brief information about the towns around Lake Winnipesaukee plus a few major attractions you don't want to miss.

 

Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate

Lake Winnipesaukee Map

 

Lake Winnipesaukee is a glacial lake with a maximum depth of 215 feet and 42,000 acres of summer and winter fun.  The lake has some  of the best salmon, lake trout and smallmouth bass fishing in New Hampshire.  While visiting make sure you take a cruise on the MS Mount Washington, enter the ice out contest or visit the museums around the lake. Boat launches are located around the lake along with plenty of golf courses, biking and hiking.

  • Alton, the largest of the towns at the southern tip of the lake.  Alton is also referred to as Alton Bay.
  • Gilford, home to Gunstock Ski  Resort, Meadow Brook Concert Venue, Governors Island .
  • Laconia,  is our city on the lake and home to Bike Week and Weirs Beach.
  • Meredith, is in the northeast part of the lake, home to  the Winni Fishing Derby, Pond Hockey, In Water Boat shows, boutique shops and fine lodging.
  • Center Harbor, small town loaded with historic homes, but  don't blink or you miss the town.My favorite restaurant Canoe is lakeside right on Route 25..
  • Moultonborough, is home to miles of shoreline with a vast amount of lakefront cottages to luxury homes available. My favorite hiking trail is the Red Hill or Castle in Clouds where you can enjoy lunch at the famed castle.
  • Tuftonboro, is home to Melvin Village again don't blink or you will miss this quiet lake town.
  • Wolfeboro, the oldest summer resort in the United States.  This is your quaint  New England town with wonderful shops and restaurants on the Main St plus events happening none stop.
  • Islands, Lake Winnipesaukee has 253  islands, five islands are connected to the mainland by bridges, Black Cat, Governors, Long Island, Oak Island, and Worcester Island

Towns around  Lake Winnipesaukee, Gilford, Meredith, Wolfeboro, Tuftonboro, Moultonborough, Center Harbor, Alton

Homes around the lake range in price drastically.  A 2 bedroom seasonal cottage costs range from $425,000 to $500,000.  Year round homes run from the mid $500,000 range up. If you are looking for a luxury estate prices range up to the $10,000,000 mark.   Call us, we can find a home that fits your family. For additional information on Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate 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 Paula Hinckley or Carl Sack today.

Newfound Real Estate, Towns around the lake  include Bristol, Bridgewater, Hebron NH

Newfound Lake Real Estate Newfound Lake  is a glacial lake with a maximum depth of 181 feet and 4,400 acres.  In the summer you swim, dive,  boat, fish  and sail on this crystal clear glacial lake. Wellington State Park is on the eastern shore of the lake, it has a great beach and one of the best boat launches in the lakes region.  The lake is host to bike and road races in the summer and  fall.  Golfing and skiing are close by at Ragged Mountain Resort and just to the north Loon and Waterville Valley Ski Resorts. Other winter activities include ice fishing, ice sail boating and one of the best snowmobiling areas in NH.  Newfound Lake is surrounded by mountains and you will find hiking trails everywhere. Just a short ride to the north and you are in the college town of Plymouth. Here you will find an array of shopping, restaurants and cultural activities along with some great college football, basketball and hockey.

Bristol, located on the southern end of the lake, this quaint small  town has some great family restaurants plus boutique shops.  The shoreline is level and sandy.

Alexandria, is home to Wellington State Park.  Don't blink as you are driving around the lake because you  will miss the town, just a short section of the town borders the lake.  If you own a home in Alexandria inquire about the discounted season passes for Wellington State Park.

Hebron, located in the northern end of the lake with historic buildings and a wonderful town festival every year. When you read about a beautiful New England town with the church and town hall visit Hebron.  Best town beach in the lakes region. Low Taxes.

Bridgewater,  located on the eastern shore of Newfound Lake  has the gorgeous sunsets over the expansive lake view and the mountain back drop.  This is a safe, friendly rural community also with low taxes.

New Hampshire has one of the lowest crime rates and highest education rating in the US and has no sales or income tax.  Bridgewater and Hebron also have some of the lowest property taxes in the state.

You will find several condo developments around the lake. Units are prices from $175,000 to $850,000. Lakefront homes range $400,000 to $1.5 million.  Homes sell quickly on the spectacular lake. For additional information on Newfound Lake homes 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 Paula Hinckley or Carl Sack

Bow Lake Real Estate for Sale in NH

Bow Lakefront Property  Buyers Guide

Bow Lake Real Estate Bow Lake is located in the southern tier of NH  located in Rockingham and Strafford Counties. The lake is 1160 acres and has 7 named islands, Bennett Island, Loon Island, Long Island, Beech Island,  Pine Island,  Rye Island and York Island. Bennett Island has a nesting Bald Eagle that has been coming back year after year and several resident Loon families on the lake.  If you are looking for a deep water oligotrophic lake in the mid section of the state this is it.  Bow Lake is an easy commute to Concord, Manchester or Portsmouth for those lakefront buyers who want it all. Gunstock Ski Area is about 45 minutes away and you will find plenty of Golf and Hiking trails minutes from the lake.  Towns around the lake include Strafford and Northwood.

Homes when available on Bow Lake range in price from $380,000 for a seasonal cottage to the $900,000 range for a year round luxury home.  Be careful when you are looking at Bow Lake property online, some of the homes appear on the lake but are in back ponds that may or may not be connected to the main lake.  Call us for help. For information Bow Lake  homes 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 Paula Hinckley or Carl Sack today

Merrymeeting  Real Estate, New Durham NH

 

Merrymeeting Lake Real Estate

Glacial Lake just over 1200 acres in New Durham NH

 

Merrymeeting Lake has  luxury lakefront homes to seasonal cottages along the shoreline of this pristine glacial lake.  The lake is wholly located in the rural town of New Durham.   Much of the land  is still forests and fields.  New Durham offer many outdoor recreational activities such as snowmobiling, hiking, mountain bike riding, fishing, sailing and boating. The New Hampshire Fish and Game also has a fish hatchery in town, call them for a tour or just stop by to see what's happening.  Merrymeeting Lake is a 1233 acre glacial lake with a maximum depth of 120 feet.  The lake owners claims that the water clarity is superior to Newfound Lake, but the statistics show it to be a close second.  My favorite family restaurant is located in town, Johnson's Dairy Bar, when there I order the strawberry cheesecake ice cream. For additional information on Merrymeeting Lake  homes 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 all lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

Contact Paula Hinckley or Carl Sack today.

 

Ossipee Lakefront property  buyers Guide, Freedom and Ossipee, NH

Ossipee Lake includes: Broad Bay, Leavitt Bay, Berry and Danforth Bays

 

ossipee Lake Cottage for sale in Holderness

Mountain Views from this Camp on Ossipee

 

Ossipee Lake includes  the main lake and 4 bays plus channels. All the bays and channels connect to the main  lake.   Ossipee 3249 acres -  Broad Bay  464 acres -  Leavitt Bay 176 acres - Berry Bay 145 acres and Danforth Bay - 123 acres.

Towns include Ossipee and Freedom. Of all the lakes in NH I would rate the views and sunsets on Ossipee at the top, there is nothing more spectacular than sunsets over Mount Chocorua  and Mount Washington.  In addition to hiking, biking, golf you are 40 minutes to some of the best skiing in NH in the North Conway area or Mount Washington Valley.

Ossipee, located on the  western side of the lake was incorporated in 1794. Visit the towns website and sign up for a walking tour of the historic districts.  In the summer you can be at the golf course in the morning and out water skiing or on a pleasure cruise around the lake in the afternoon. Visit the Ossipee Pine Barrens Forest . Pine barrens are a globally rare forest type, and one of the state's most endangered landscapes. Hike or bike through this wonderful area.  Ossipee is also where the snowmobile was invented.

Freedom, located on the eastern side of the lake offers wonderful sunsets and vast sandy beaches.  The shoreline is extensive encompassing all of the bays and the main lake.  The Ossipee Pine Barrens Forest is partially located in Freedom.  The historic rural town has plenty of open space.

Restaurants - Shopping - Golf - Skiing - Hiking - Snowmobile Trails - Ice Climbing are all close by. Travel time to Boston is less than 2 hours.

New Hampshire has a low crime rate, exceptional schools, no state sales or income tax and the town of Freedom has a low tax rate. Prices on the lake range from $350,000 for a seasonal cottage on one of the bays to the $1.25 million for a home on the main lake with views of Mount Washington.

 

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 lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

Winnisquam Lakefront property buyers Guide

Winnisquam Real Estate, Towns around the lake include: Meredith, Sanbornton, Laconia, Belmont, Tilton, NH

Lake Winnisquam  is 4200 acres with a maximum depth of 151 feet. The lake  is located minutes to Gunstock Ski Area a year round resort.  Boat launches are located in the southern end of the lake along with marinas. There is  plenty of golf courses, biking and hiking around the lake. The lake is located just off Exits 20 and 23 on Interstate 93 for an easy commute from the Boston area.

Laconia,  is on the south end of the lake and home to Bike Week.  The Laconia shoreline on Lake Winnisquam offers open water views and miles of sandy beaches, sunsets  and lovely estates on and off the water.

Belmont, is also located  at the southern end of the lake. Belmont is a great location to find an affordable camp.  Most of the shoreline is sandy and offers wonderful sunsets. Just minutes off Exit 20.

Tilton, located in the southwestern side of the lake also is a great location to find an affordable cottage or a condo.

Sanbornton, located on the western shoreline offers beautiful sunrises and wide open water views. This sleepy town does not even have a street light.

Meredith,  is in the northern end of the lake,  this area is often referred to as the loon sanctuary and a no wake zone for boating.   The very north is a very quiet area only dotted with homes and the you also have on the western shore the Waldron Bay Community of upscale homes on and off the water.

Homes on Winnisquam range from the $400,000 in the Tilton, Belmont area up to $1.3 million for homes in Laconia, Meredith or Sanbornton.

Golf - Outlet Stores - Groceries - Hiking - Ski Resort are all close by. Winter activities include sled dog racing and the snowmobile trails go from lake to the mountains.

Call us and we can keep you up to date on new listings on Lake Winnisquam or other quality lakes in NH

 

For additional information on Winnisquam lake homes 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 other lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

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Squam Lake Buyers Information

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

For additional information on Lake homes call 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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