Lake Winnipesaukee Towns with Waterfront Real Estate

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. Waterfront homes for sale in Meredith NH 

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. Waterfront homes for sale in Laconia NH

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. Waterfront homes for sale in Gilford NH

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 1900s 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. Alton NH waterfront real estate

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 in 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. Waterfront homes for sale in Wolfeboro NH

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. Tuftonboro NH waterfront real estate

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. Waterfront homes for sale in Moultonborough NH     

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 Heath's 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. Waterfront homes for sale in Center Harbor NH

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.
144 SPRINGFIELD POINT Road Wolfeboro NH 03894

Wolfeboro, NH144 SPRINGFIELD POINT Road

Price$19,500,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4838313

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Bathroom 11
  • Square Feet 17,771

Considered NH's premier waterfront estate, “Lakeside Manor” is the epitome of luxury, comfort and craftsmanship. Custom designed for a lifetime of enjoyment, the home, boat house, barn and docks were perfectly set along 841 feet of crystal clear Lake Winnipesaukee shoreline. The home enjoys absolute privacy, spectacular views and ideal southwest exposure. Featuring approx 17,245 square feet of exquisitely finished living space, the home offers 37 rooms with elevator access to all four levels. There are 8 bedrooms and 11 baths, including a main level owner's suite, a 2-bed guest wing with its' own private entrance and lift, 4 additional luxe bedroom suites and a custom built 8-bed bunk room for the kids! The 4-story curved staircase is a show piece, as is the commercial kitchen and 30' natural stone fireplace in the great room. Additional amenities include an executive office, summer kitchen, sunroom, spa, sauna, gym, 15-seat theater, 900+ bottle wine and tasting room, bar, game room, craft room, a heated 6-car garage and a 36x50 barn that allows for RV or equip storage. The waterfront offers a one-of-a-kind, 3,082 SF, 3-bay boat house w/mahogany interior, beach and 4 additional dock slips. The current owner has just wrapped a complete upgrade of all automation, security and AV systems in the home. If you could imagine a home built with seemingly unlimited resources, to make it a source of pride and respite like no other in the world, “Lakeside Manor” is just such a place.

Listed by Jamieson Duston of Bean Group / Portsmouth

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20 Wyman Drive Wolfeboro NH 03894

Wolfeboro, NH20 Wyman Drive

Price$10,000,000

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MLS Number 4823985

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Bathroom 8
  • Square Feet 14,458

Enjoy southwest exposure including 430' of frontage on 6+ acres at this Lake Winnipesaukee custom-built contemporary chef-d'oeuvre. An impressive architectural gem appointed with 7 en-suite bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, an entertainer's dream kitchen, a 30' two sided granite fireplace, a sound proof media room, gym equipped with Kaiser Functional Training Equipment, spa and sauna as well as a sun drenched great room. This stunning property was purposely built to blend in with its surroundings and will provide you with total privacy. The outdoor living space is equally as striking including several lake side decks, a hot tub, as well as a 2 slip boathouse and dock. This is the modern alternative on Lake Winnipesaukee that you have been hoping to find.

Listed by Adam Dow of Keller Williams Lakes & Mountains Realty

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296 Edgewater Drive Gilford NH 03249

Gilford, NH296 Edgewater Drive

Price$9,500,000

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MLS Number 4788574

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathroom 10
  • Square Feet 20,504

A remarkable home on a sensational Lake Winnipesaukee lot with sandy beach and an enormous, covered dock for multiple 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 on prestigious Governor's Island!

Listed by Susan Bradley of Coldwell Banker Realty Gilford NH

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105 Hauser Estates Road Moultonborough NH 03254

MLS Number 4839134

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 4
  • Square Feet 4,129

"The Gold Coast" at 105 Hauser Estates - Sun and Two Hundred Feet of Sandy Waterfront!! This exquisite property features a mix of the original 1960 waterfront cottage with a recently updated addition, all with great views, located on a level lot with all day sun! The home has a very large combined living/dining/kitchen area with all glass and multiple walkouts to a great deck, which beckons you to the beach. There are three Bedrooms on the main first-floor living area, plus room for possibly two more in the new section. There is a spacious two-car attached garage. This waterfront property is pretty close too one of a kind, boasting a level 1.6 acres, 200 feet of sandy beach all facing west and a great year-round home. Come and treat yourself to bountiful and gorgeous sunsets every single night. You are minutes by car or boat to Moultonborough, Center Harbor or Meredith for shopping, dining and every amenity you could possibly need.

Listed by Randall Parker of Maxfield Real Estate/Wolfeboro

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270 Edgewater Drive Gilford NH 03249

Gilford, NH270 Edgewater Drive

Price$3,895,000

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MLS Number 4808281

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 6
  • Square Feet 6,132

This landmark home on Governors Island is truly one of a kind. You will step inside and say, "WOW!" Built with style, care and precision, this Queen Ann Victorian style home will impress the most discerning buyer. The design, the attention to detail, the care with which it has been maintained is impressive. The coffered ceilings, walls of cherry, raised panels, hardwood flooring are all are simply beautiful! The floor plan was designed for easy living. A spacious master suite, oversized Great Room, private den, beautifully appointed kitchen with breakfast room plus dining area are all on the main level. Patio doors open to sweeping decks and verandas for enjoying views and the tasteful perennial gardens and manicured lawn. Second level has en-suite bedrooms. Lower level has a dance room, billiards room, office, an impressive wine room for the serious collector and a fabulous Family Room with wet bar. There's garage space for four vehicles. Step outside and be impressed with the stone patios, sandy beach and canopied docking. Its simply amazing! Enjoy the amenities of Governor's Island with the impressive new clubhouse, pickle ball courts, tennis courts, volleyball court and basketball court. At children's playground with appeal to the youngsters.

Listed by Susan Bradley of Coldwell Banker Realty Gilford NH

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