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NH Lakes Region Lakes

New Hampshire’s Lakes Region is the ideal spot for those who love being immersed in a beautiful setting with seemingly endless opportunities for recreation and relaxation. Whether you choose to vacation here or plan to make it your year-round home, there’s a place in the Lakes Region for you.

If you’re new to the area and not sure which of our 273 bodies of water may be right for you, read on. We’ve put together some information about some of the Lakes Region’s popular lakes and ponds. Dip your toes in the water here, then click through to see homes and property for sale on the lakes that catch your eye.

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Lake Winnipesaukee
Lake Wentworth
Ossipee Lake
Winnisquam Lake
Crescent Lake

Great East Lake
Half Moon Lake
Locke Lake
Lovell Lake
Merrymeeting Lake
 
Newfound Lake
Kingswood Lake
Pine River Pond
Squam Lake
Upper/Lower Suncook Lake
 

 

Lake Winnipesaukee

The largest lake in New Hampshire, features 244 islands and 240 miles of shoreline. Covering an area of 72 square miles, Lake Winnipesaukee dominates the Lakes Region and provides lots of opportunity for recreation - and waterfront home ownership!

Towns: Meredith, Center Harbor, Moultonborough, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro, Alton, Alton Bay, Gilford, Laconia, Weirs Beach
Size: 72 sq. mi.; 278 mi. of shoreline. Approx. 21 mi. long; approx. 9 mi. wide
Depth: 180 ft. (max.); 43 ft. (avg.)
Coldwater Species: Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Landlocked Salmon, Lake Trout, Whitefish
Warmwater Species: Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout, White Perch, Northern Pike, Walleye, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Yellow Perch

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Winnisquam Lake

New Hampshire’s 4th largest lake, features 5 islands. Is split into Big and Little Winnisquam, with the two parts separated by a bridge. Excellent boating due to the lake’s length; many species of fish.

Towns: Sanbornton, Belmont, Laconia, Tilton, Meredith
Size: 6.6 sq. mi.; 10.5 mi. long; 1.5 mi. at widest point
Depth: 150 ft. (max.)
Coldwater Species: Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Landlocked Salmon, Lake Trout, Whitefish
Warmwater Species: Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout, White Perch, Northern Pike, Walleye, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Yellow Perch

More info and Winnisquam Lake real estate listings

Lake Wentworth

New Hampshire’s 7th largest lake, features 18 islands and 15 miles of shoreline. Lake Wentworth is entirely contained within Wolfeboro, a town that also sits on the eastern side of Lake Winnipesaukee and is known as “America’s oldest summer resort.”

Towns: Wolfeboro
Size: 4.9 sq. mi.; 3.9 mi. long; 2.2 mi.wide
Depth: 89 ft. (max.)
Coldwater Species: Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Landlocked Salmon, Lake Trout, Whitefish
Warmwater Species: Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout, White Perch, Northern Pike, Walleye, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Yellow Perch

More info and Lake Wentworth real estate listings

Squam Lake

New Hampshire’s 2nd largest lake, Big Squam features 28 islands and 61 miles of shoreline. Northwest of Lake Winnipesaukee, known for its wildlife and famous for being featured in the film On Golden Pond.

Towns: Holderness, Center Harbor, Sandwich, Moultonborough
Size: 6 mi. long; 4 mi. wide
Depth: Squam: 98 ft (max.)
Coldwater Species:
Warmwater Species:

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Ossipee Lake

New Hampshire’s 6th largest lake. Located in the northeast corner of the Lakes Region, mid-way between Wolfeboro and the White Mountains.

Towns: Ossipee, Freedom
Size: 5.1 sq mi; 3.5 mi. long; 2.3 mi. wide
Depth: 61 ft. (max.)
Coldwater Species: Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Landlocked Salmon, Lake Trout, Whitefish
Warmwater Species: Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout, White Perch, Northern Pike, Walleye, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Yellow Perch

More info and Ossipee Lake real estate listings

Newfound Lake

New Hampshire’s 3rd largest lake, featuring 5 islands and 22 miles of shoreline. Located on the western end of the Lakes Region. Home to 22 species of fish and the New Hampshire state park system’s largest public freshwater beach.

Towns: Alexandria, Bristol, Bridgewater, Hebron
Size: 6 mi. long; 2.4 mi. wide
Depth: 183 ft. (max.)
Coldwater Species: Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Landlocked Salmon, Lake Trout, Whitefish
Warmwater Species: Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout, White Perch, Northern Pike, Walleye, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Yellow Perch

More info and Newfound Lake real estate listings

 

If you’d like more information, please contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Spencer-Hughes Real Estate. Our agents are also local residents, and we’re happy to share our knowledge of and our love for New Hampshire's Lakes Region!

 

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