Lake Winnipesaukee

Lake Winnipesaukee

Lake Winnipesaukee

Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in New Hampshire covering about 46,080 acres and is 180 feet at the deepest point. There is a total of eight towns surrounding Lake Winnipesaukee: Alton, Meredith, Wolfeboro, Gilford, Laconia, Tuftonboro, Center Harbor & Moultonborough.  244 islands are scattered around Lake Winnipesaukee with the following connecting to the mainland:

  • Governors (Gilford, NH)
  • Black cat (Moultonborough, NH)
  • Long (Moultonborough, NH)
  • Oak (Meredith, NH)
  • Plummer (Laconia, NH)
  • Worcester (Wolfeboro, NH)

With a total of 24 public boat launches you have got easy access to the lake but, make sure you check the lake regulations on the marine patrol website. If you enjoy fishing on the lake, you will find about 12 different species Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, Lake Trout, Small/Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, Yellow/White Perch, Cusk, Hornpout, Smelt, Bluegill, & Whitefish. Lake Winnipesaukee is a popular destination for many ice fishers with an annual ice fishing derby hosted by the Meredith Rotary Club. Get together with local divers and discover dive sites including an old steamer located in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Take a ride on the Mount Washington for a scenic cruise or a dinner on Lake Winnipesaukee.

There are 9 hiking trails spread across the area with the longest being the Cotton Valley Trial, a 12-mile scenic hike with views of Crescent Lake & Lake Wentworth in Wolfeboro. Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford offers 227 skiable areas and 48 trails as well as an Adventure Park in the summer months. Stay involved year-round with 9 major events as well town specific events.

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Lake Winnipesaukee Towns

Alton & Alton Bay 







Center Harbor


About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Car is needed
Parks and playgrounds
Lots of wildlife
Kids play outside
Great nightlife
Walking / Hiking trails
Weirs Beach
Gunstock Mountain Resort
Fun Spot Arcade
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