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Squam Lake New Hampshire Real Estate, Waterfront and Waterfront Access Properties

Squam Lake is one of the most beautiful and serene lakes in the country. The 2nd largest lake in New Hampshire was the filming site of the 1981 Academy Award Winning movie On Golden Pond. There are numerous coves and islands around Squam Lake and it is the perfect place for paddleboarding. Browse Squam Lake waterfront and waterfront access listings below.

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The Squam Lakes are known as some of the most peaceful and pristine in the country. The fog rises from the water early in the morning, loons fill the air with their haunting call.

- Conde Nast Magazine

Squam Lakes, located 40 miles north of Concord, are natural, spring-fed bodies of water consisting of a small and large lake connected by a channel. The Squam Lakes are not only rich in natural beauty but history as well. Squam Lakes’ earliest inhabitants were from the Abenaki Nation of the Algonquin Federation of Indians.

Originally, they referred to Squam as Keeseenunknipee, which meant “the goose lake in the highlands”. The white settlers that followed shortened the name to Casumpa, Kusumpy and/or Kesumpe around 1779. In the early 1800’s, the lake was given another Abenaki name, Asquam, which means water. Finally, in the early 1900’s, Asquam was shortened to its present version, Squam.

Though the lakes’ name has seen many changes, the Squam Lakes area has seen relatively few. Despite being located only a couple of hours from major metropolitan areas, Squam has managed to maintain its pristine and undeveloped landscape.

The lack of transportation to the Squam Lakes at the turn of the century helped the area to stay relatively undeveloped. With the railroad stopping in Ashland, commercial activity remained limited directly around the lakes. Today, the interstate highway brings visitors into Ashland, where the center of commerce exists for the Squam Lakes area. Holding onto the history of the area, many camps on the lakes date back a century and discretely line the lush shoreline. Families have been coming for vacations for generations and many make the lakes their year round residence upon retirement.

While the islands on the lakes are part of its unique landscape, the coves are quiet and a perfect haven for nesting loons and other wildlife.

Squam Lakes’ magnificence is matched only by the warmth and charm of the communities that surround it. The people who call Squam home year-round or once a year, are drawn to Squam Lakes not only for its physical beauty but because it is a unique community committed to protecting a special place. The unique blend of small town values and distinct cultural opportunities make this an exceptional place to visit or live.

The unspoiled beauty of Squam Lakes is what continues to bring visitors here today. Once they are here, the region hosts a variety of activities for all seasons including hiking, camping, swimming, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, golf, tennis, and mountain biking.

On the lake, natural and stocked fish include trout, bass, and salmon. For the less sports minded, there are a variety of wonderful restaurants and interesting shops in the area for visitors to experience. Whether your preference is a quaint inn, waterfront cottage, campground or cozy motel, the Squam Lakes area boasts a variety of unique lodging opportunities.

Most of New Hampshire's major attractions are less than an hour away making the Squam Lakes area an ideal location for day trips. The Squam Lakes region is home to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, which features four self-guided trails including the Gephart Trail with native New Hampshire wildlife in natural woodland enclosures. If you want to get onto the Squam Lakes and you don’t have your own vessel, tour boat companies offer guided tours of the lakes. Scenes from On Golden Pond including the location of the famous backflip by Jane Fonda into the lake or Audrey Hepburn running into the marina, are recognizable sites on the tours. In the spring, the annual ritual of tapping maple trees and boiling the sap into dark maple syrup abounds, while the fall sees Squam Lakes wrapped in the incredible colors of the New England foliage.

It is not by accident that the Squam Lakes area is in pristine condition, but due to the unique efforts of dedicated organizations and individuals, who believe that preserving the watershed is essential for the public’s enjoyment of this beautiful area. The natural beauty of the Squam Lakes area continues to bring visitors back year after year.

Squam Lake (SKWAWM), irregularly shaped lake, central N.H., in Carroll, Gradton, and Belknap cos., 14 mi/23 km NNW of Laconia; c.7 mi/11.3 km long. In resort area; Squam Brook drains SW through Little Squam L. into Pemigewasset R. Town of Holderness at W end. Location of the movie On Golden Pond. Also known as Asquam L.

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
252 College Road Center Harbor NH 03226

Price$4,750,000The price has recently decreased

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4759343

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Square Feet 3,800

A truly magnificent property on Squam Lake! The gorgeous year-round house plus 3-bay garage with apartment above were built between 1988 and 1990 and are surrounded by spectacular stone walls done by the King Brothers plus lovely landscaping. There is a spacious open patio facing the lake, along with a very inviting screened porch. A pathway leads down to a natural sandy beach and beyond is the one-bay boathouse large enough for a good sized motor boat and storage for kayaks, plus a dock. The property abuts conservation land on all sides, with the NEFF walking trails just across the fence. In addition is an all-weather tennis court. The interior of the house has beautiful cherry woodwork cabinets, plus Douglas Fir beams and floors, and the detail work is exquisite. There are three bedrooms in the main part of the house, the master being on the first floor. Over the garage is a wonderful separate apartment with an additional 3 bedrooms and a family room. In all one can easily sleep 13! This is a special property in every way!! In addition to the privacy of the location, it is a 10 minute drive to Meredith or Center Harbor for shopping. Sellers would prefer not to close on this property until the end of September.

Listed by Lisa Wardlaw of Lamprey & Lamprey Realtors

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22 South Main St.
Wolfeboro NH, 03894
Office: (603) 569-6060

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30 Fairway Heights Road Center Harbor NH 03226

Price$524,900The price has recently decreased

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4750359

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Square Feet 2,670

PRICE JUST REDUCED! Exceptional contemporary home with spectacular mountain views & sunsets; directly overlooks the 1st hole on the Waukewan Golf Course. Looking West toward the Sandwich Mountain Range, completely private at the end of a cul-de-sac with a beautifully landscaped lot loaded with perennials, berry bushes, grape vines and two large vegetable or flower gardens ready for your personal touch. Sellers have completed many upgrades by the finest craftsmen in the region including extensive cherry paneling on the main floor. Many other upgrades focus on being energy and environmentally friendly including a modern solar pane array, all new Mitsubishi heat pumps and air conditioning, top of the line water softening system and window shades in most rooms of the home. There is a new chicken coop with aviary, a garden shed, an outdoor wood boiler, a wrap around deck all wired for a hot tub. This property is minutes to downtown Meredith with restaurants, shopping, movie theater and attractions. Close to several town beaches on Lake Winnipesaukee, Lake Waukewan and Squam Lake and of course Golf is just outside the back door.

Listed by Ellen Mulligan of Coldwell Banker RB/Center Harbor

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Wolfeboro Office
22 South Main St.
Wolfeboro NH, 03894
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34 Keyser Road Center Harbor NH 03226

Price$349,999The price has recently decreased

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MLS Number 4769442

  • Residential Single Family
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Square Feet 1,400

Lovely Ranch style home with an open floor plan on over 5 acres in Center Harbor. Secluded location on a private lot, yet close to downtown Meredith and Center Harbor. This home offers three bedrooms and two full baths all on one level, yet there is also a full, unfinished walk out basement allowing room for expansion! Newer stainless steel appliances, new carpet throughout, freshly painted with neutral colors. A cozy Farmers Porch out front and a private deck out back overlooking the yard and wooded, private setting. Both the front porch and back deck have trex decking, and the home has vinyl siding for maintenance free living! A Gas Fireplace will warm you on those chilly evenings. There is also an attached, heated 2 car garage and underground utilities. Extra parking space for your Camper, RV, Boat, or Snowmobile. Just minutes to hiking trails and a short ride to enjoy all the activities on Lake Winnipesaukee or Squam. Lovely home in a great location! Ready for a quick Close. Don't miss this one!

Listed by Trish Conley and Lisa Hurley of Coldwell Banker RB/Center Harbor

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Wolfeboro Office
22 South Main St.
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