Winnipesaukee Towns / Current Waterfront

Living on Lake Winnipesaukee a lifestyle you can expect 

In addition to Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate you will find all current MLS  homes and/or condos on Winnisquam, Waukewan, Wicwas, and Pemigawasett Lake in Meredith, plus the exclusive Grouse Club Community.  Meredith Bay Community, and Southdown Shores that offer great Amenities along with access to Winnipesaukee. On Lake Winnisquam the Waldron Bay Community is a great option with tennis courts, walking trails, docks, and the largest beach on Winnisquam.   

Meredith: Located in the northeast corner of Lake Winnipesaukee,  Meredith is a  picturesque hub of activity. In the summer you can dock at the town docks and shop or dine at the local in town restaurants. Every weekend you will find a change in venue downtown. In water wooden boat shows, crafts fairs or a lovely art exhibit on the shore. Activity doesn’t stop in the winter with pond hockey to major fishing tournaments.  The town is host to golf, hiking, biking, beaches, and marinas.  Major ski resorts are just a short ride.  Current Lakefront:  Meredith Homes   

Laconia: Located on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee and Winnisquam is our major city on the lake. Laconia is home to many of the major attractions on the lake. Weirs Beach Boardwalk,  Laconia Bike Week, Dog Sled Racing, Snowmobiling, Golf, Beaches, Mount Washington Cruise Line, Airplane Tours, Marinas, and the list goes on.  Shopping, Restaurants, and Skiing are all within minutes of downtown.  Current Lakefront:   Laconia Homes    

Gilford: Situated on Lake Winnipesaukee,  Gilford is home to Gunstock Mountain Ski Resort- a four season resort with skiing, cross-country skiing, zip lines, hiking trails, mountain coaster. Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook -a summer concert venue with top performers. Ellacoya State Park is the site of the Iron Man Triathalon Competition and summer sailboat racing series. Shopping and restaurants as well as the major box stores are all a short drive away.  

Governors Island in Gilford, the most exclusive bridged island on the lake, is home to numerous multi-million dollar homes.  A relative we took on a boat tour once commented: “wow, look at all those hotels!”.  Gilford is diverse, shoreline is dotted with homes and cottages also plus well regarded Broadview and Samoset Condo Communities.   Current Lakefront: Gilford  Homes 

Alton:  Located at the southern tip of Lake Winnipesaukee, Alton has the only registered FAA ice landing strip in the country. The town center has a variety of hardware stores, a major grocery store plus restaurants and one of the two chain restaurants found around the lake. One of my favorite hiking trails is Mount Major, my wife and I would race up and down the trail when we lived on Halfmoon Lake, also in Alton. (We were younger then) One of the most pristine smaller lakes in the area, Sunset Lake, is located just to the east of Alton Bay.  Rattlesnake Island also in Alton is one of Winnipesaukee’s largest islands

Back in the early 1900’s the train ran up from Boston and traveled through Alton with summer guests. Along the tracks you would find local stops, a traveler looking for the train would hang out the flag for the train to stop. I sold Camp Fisher in 2017 and they told me the 6 cottages on site would have summer residents from New York City staying for the summer. They said a vegetable truck and meat truck would stop by weekly with groceries.  Ice was taken from the Ice House to keep the food fresh.   Current Lakefront:  Alton Homes    

Wolfeboro:  Located in the southeast corner of the lake, Wolfeboro offers a combination of scenic serenity plus the wide range of activities and attractions that the spectacular Lakes Region of New Hampshire has to offer. You will want to explore the Wolfeboro museums, art galleries, boating excursions, fine dining, fishing, golf, hiking, historic sites, skiing, sleigh rides, snowshoeing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, and theater in  “The Oldest Summer Resort in the United States “.  You can park your boat at the town docks to tour downtown or gas up at one of the marinas. You will always find something to do winter or summer.   

Wolfeboro waterbodies include Winnipesaukee, Crescent Lake, Rust Pond, Mirror Lake and  Lake Wentworth.  Lake Wentworth State Park is a favorite destination for many families. Some of the most expensive and beautiful luxury homes on Winnipesaukee are located in Wolfeboro.  Current Lakefront:  Wolfeboro Homes   

Tuftonboro: Don’t blink as you are driving the shoreline along Rt 109. Not much to see until you get to Melvin Village, a village of Tuftonboro. This summer vacation spot located on Melvin Bay has a marina and many luxury lakeside homes. It is also a popular spot for antique shopping. More shopping and restaurants would be in the neighboring towns of Wolfeboro or Moultonborough. This peaceful town is great for hiking and biking along with all the watersports Lake Winnipesaukee has to offer.  Current Lakefront  Tuftonboro Homes 

Moultonborough is another rural town Located along the shores Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough Neck is a large land mass that forms a peninsula between Center Harbor and Tuftonboro and leads out to Long Island Winnipesaukee’s largest bridged island.  Black Cat Island is another popular bridged island located in Moultonborough.  Moultonborough has more shoreline on Lake Winnipesaukee than any other town which means lots of lakefront/lake-access communities and low property taxes.  The gold coast aka the Kona shoreline with Sunset views is developed with many new Adirondacks and luxury homes.

Suissevale and  Balmoral are large waterfront communities with beaches and amenities on Moultonborough Bay. The communities of Far Echo, Harbourside, Jonathan’s Landing are located in Moultonborough.  

Lake Kanasatka, a 358 lake, is located just across the Center Harbor line. Red Hill, elevation 2,029 ft. is my favorite Northern Winni hike which rises to the fire tower and Mount Shaw, the highest point in the town.   With an elevation of 2,990 ft. the site offers stunning views of Squam and Winnipesaukee. 

Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate and Squam Lake homes are available within the town’s borders. A historic landmark, Castle in the Clouds, is a famous stone mansion built in 1913 as a summer estate.  Its gorgeous views, hiking trails and restaurant offer a scenic getaway.  Current Lakefront:   Moultonborough  Homes     

Center Harbor: At the northern point of the lake you will find the winter berth for the Mount Washington Cruise Ship. It has shoreline on both Squam Lake and Lake Winnipesaukee. At the water, you will find the town docks and a beach. Local groceries can be found at Heaths along with some of the best-baked goods and deserts around.  There are also restaurants, specialty stores, and a liquor store. Golf courses are close by.  The hiking trails provide views of Squam and Winnipesaukee.  My favorite restaurant is in town Canoe. Stop by.  Current Homes:  Center Harbor Homes      

NH does not have a sales or income tax and retirement income is not taxed and ask us about low property tax towns!  

Lake Winnipesaukee abounds in activities, events, and attractions for every season. Don't forget to enter the annual ice-out contest!

  • Biking and Hiking - trails and opportunities are plentiful in the area.
  • Boating – Lake Winnipesaukee is a boater's paradise! Leave your home dock and day trip to any of the picturesque town harbors on the lake – dock your boat and shop, dine, or take in a waterfront park craft show. Numerous marinas and public boat launches are located around the lake.
  • Cruises – several cruise boats are available from the lake's various harbors. Don't miss an opportunity to take a cruise on the MS Mount Washington, the lake's largest cruise boat, and a tradition with visitors and locals alike.
  • Fishing - Lake Winnipesaukee offers some of the best salmon, lake trout, and smallmouth bass fishing in New Hampshire. Winter brings ice fishing.
  • Golf - Several courses are available in the area and throughout the Lakes Region.
  • Islands - Lake Winnipesaukee has 253 islands, five of which are connected to the mainland by bridges: Black Cat Island, Governor's Island, Long Island, Oak Island, and Worcester Island.
  • Museums – several museums are located around the lake and in neighboring areas.
  • Skiing – Ski resorts are located 10 – 45 minutes away.
  • Snowmobiling and Ice Sailing - get out on the water even when it's frozen! Snowmobile from your home to one of the many wonderful restaurants around the lake.

Notable Local Town Profiles

Homes, Condos and Luxury Estates on Lake Winnipesaukee can be found throughout Gilford, Meredith, Wolfeboro, Tuftonboro, Moultonborough, Center Harbor, and Alton.

  • Alton is largest of the lake's towns and is the southern tip of the lake. Alton is also referred to as Alton Bay.
  • Center Harbor is a small town loaded with picturesque historic homes, but don’t blink or you miss the town.
  • Gilford is home to Gunstock Ski Resort, the Meadow Brook Concert Venue, and Governor's Island.
  • Laconia is the 'city on the lake' and home to the famous Annual Laconia Bike Week, Dog Sled Racing, and Weirs Beach.
  • Meredith is on the northeast part of the lake. It is home to the Winni Fishing Derby, many boutique shops, restaurants and an abundance of fine lodging.
  • Moultonborough is home to miles of shoreline with a vast amount of lakefront homes – from cottages to luxury homes - available. A local favorite hiking trail is the Red Hill trail or a visit to Castle in Clouds where you can enjoy lunch on the famed castle's property overlooking the lake.
  • Tuftonboro is home to Melvin Village - again don’t blink or you will miss this quiet lake town.
  • Wolfeboro finds renown as the 'oldest summer resort' in the United States. This is your quintessential quaint and picturesque lakefront New England town with wonderful shops, restaurants, and a waterfront gazebo park, plus events happening non-stop.
142 144 Hopewell Road, Alton, NH 03809

Price$17,800,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4489119

  • Residential Single Family
  • Listing Agent Name Kristin Claire
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 26
  • Bedrooms 12

New Price below assessment! Longview is aptly named for its views down the length of Lake Winnipesaukee. This world class property nicely sited at the tip of Clay Point in Alton, is comprised of three lots totaling 19.11+/- acres with 1,594 feet of water frontage. Built between 2000-2004, the property includes two magnificent homes totaling over 63,000 square feet of elegant living spaces, a 7,655-square-foot reproduction post and beam entertainment barn, and a charming tea house with lake views. Extremely private, the property is accessed through a gated entrance with a long drive through nearly six acres of manicured lawns and lush landscaping. Outside features include two stone boathouses, multiple docks, a stone amphitheater and cottage at the waters edge, an infinity pool with grotto, tennis court and grass helicopter pad. Located close to Laconia Airport w/ private jet service, as well as Manchester/Boston Regional Airport. Property can also be purchased individually.

Listed by Kristin Claire of LandVest, Inc./New Hampshire

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296 Edgewater Drive, Gilford, NH 03249

Price$9,500,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4485453

  • Residential Single Family
  • Listing Agent Name Susan Bradley
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathroom 10
  • Construction Existing

A remarkable home on a sensational lot with sandy beach and an enormous, covered dock for three boats. Enjoy picturesque sunsets and added outdoor living space from the sweeping, enclosed, stone patio with fireplace. This home was architecturally designed and custom built with unmatched detail and quality. Sophisticated, state of the art systems are easily monitored and controlled by your personal computer. The theater has custom seating and sound. The billiards room with curved walls and fireplace area is a gentleman's dream. The private gym rivals the finest health club. The Master Suite is luxurious and spacious, and the Great Room overlooks the manicured lawn and gardens toward picturesque lake and mountain views. The walkout lower level includes a summer kitchen, family room, game room and spa. With a carriage home and nine garages, this is the Ultimate Lake Home!

Listed by Susan Bradley of Coldwell Banker RB/Laconia Court St.

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78/107 Portage Pass, Moultonborough, NH 03254

Price$9,500,000

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MLS Number 4604271

  • Residential Single Family
  • Listing Agent Name Kristin Claire
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bedrooms 5

Nestled into Bean Cove, in Moultonborough with 24.94+/- acres and 500' of frontage on the southeastern shores of Squam Lake, this property has all of the elements of the classic great camp; unspoiled scenery, privacy and a rugged design that celebrates nature and a remarkable heritage of regional craft and building tradition. Completed in 2006, the house is built of stone and hand-peeled pine and includes 5 bedroom suites, 7 stone fireplaces, a large screened porch with doors that open to the central living space, Great Room, a second floor game room and a lower level gym and theater. Sandy shoreline features include a large, walk-in beach, new 1-bay boathouse and a one room cottage with fireplace and deck built over the lake. Abuts conserved land.

Listed by Kristin Claire of LandVest, Inc./New Hampshire

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142 Hopewell Road, Alton, NH 03809

Price$8,900,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4489264

  • Residential Single Family
  • Listing Agent Name Kristin Claire
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 10
  • Bedrooms 5

This exquisite waterfront estate on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton is an incredible combination of location, site quality and amenities including waterfront features that simply could not be reproduced today. Located on the eastern shore of Clay point, the property features 861 feet of lakefront and 7.08+/- acres of beautifully designed and manicured grounds. A private gated entrance leads to the main residence built in 2003, providing 24,833 square feet of sumptuous living space including four bedroom suites, nine baths, eight fireplaces and a one-bedroom apartment over the garage. Living room, music room, dining room, kitchen and family room all face lakeside with views and entry to stone terraces. A comfortable library leads an infinity pool and grotto. A beautiful 7,655-square-foot post and beam entertainment barn was added in 2004. A lakeside stone amphitheater, studio, multiple docks and stone boathouse round out the property. Also offered in conjunction with 144 Hopewell Rd.

Listed by Kristin Claire of LandVest, Inc./New Hampshire

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144 Hopewell Road, Alton, NH 03809

Price$8,900,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4489261

  • Residential Single Family
  • Listing Agent Name Kristin Claire
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 16
  • Bedrooms 7

Located on the tip of Clay point with 733 feet of premium shoreline, this stunning 12.03+/- acre estate in Alton offers outstanding lake and mountain views combined with luxurious living space to create the ultimate private retreat, just six miles from Wolfeboro. The gated entry and long winding drive leads through perfectly manicured, grounds to the main residence built in 2003. With over 38,000 square feet of understated elegance and comfort, this stunning home features exquisite formal spaces including a grand two-story ballroom with balcony, marbled foyer as well as formal dining and living rooms. Additional highlights include a pub, billiards room, library, casual kitchen and family room, master bedroom suite, four en-suite bedrooms, and a fully finished lower level on the lake side with gym, theater, kitchen, dining and living room. A Tea House with lake views and three-bay stone boat house are included. The property is also offered in conjunction with 142 Hopewell Rd.

Listed by Kristin Claire of LandVest, Inc./New Hampshire

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