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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 Algonguin 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 back flip 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 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
52,54,76 Red Hill Farm, Center Harbor, NH 03226

Price$700,000The price has recently decreased

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4506827

  • Residential Single Family
  • Bedrooms 9
  • Bathroom 12
  • Stories 2.5
  • New Construction Existing

Come to the lakes and the mountains - into a serene countryside and create an estate property for generations to enjoy! The former site of the Belknap College and the Red Hill Inn, this remarkable Center Harbor landmark, rich in history, is ready for a new vision and a new life! The mansion is set high on Overlook Hill with breathtaking views of the Sandwich range and White Mountains in the distance. Squam Lake & Winnipesaukee are just minutes away, as are the vibrant Lakes Region town centers of Meredith and Center Harbor. Set on 6.93 acres with more land available, the main home has 11,000+ sf on 3 levels with 18+ rooms including 9 bedrooms, 12 baths, 6 fireplaces, patios and sun porches. There's a 2 room stone cottage with a bath; and another one story building. There's so much potential here! The hand painted murals, done when the home was used as a "Showcase" still adorn many of the interior walls. These buildings have been left vacant for a number of years, but have been saved from further deterioration. They are being sold in "as is" condition with no warranties. Bring your ideas and create your home in the country. Just 2 hours from Boston but light years away from the city! This property is one-of-a-kind!

Listed by Mary-Ann Schmidt and Steven Schmidt of KW Lakes and Mountains Realty/Meredith

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

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271 Harvard Camp Rd, Moultonborough, NH 03254

Price$2,400,000The price has recently decreased

Est. Mortgage: $/month

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MLS Number 4500580

  • Residential Single Family
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 2
  • Area Rural
  • Stories 1

Discover the unspoiled beauty of Squam Lake. Located on highly sought after Harvard Point, this property has 6.30+/- acres and 300 feet of frontage on Squam. North West exposure provides expansive views of the entire Squam mountain range and beautiful sunsets. The 1952 camp has 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 2 fireplaces and has a grandfathered footprint. The bunkhouse has 4 rooms and 1 half bath.

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

Wolfeboro Office
22 South Main St.
Wolfeboro NH, 03894
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92/110 Singing Eagle Road, Moultonborough, NH 03254

Price$8,900,000The price has recently decreased

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MLS Number 4499007

  • Residential Single Family
  • Bedrooms 9
  • Bathroom 5
  • Stories 2
  • New Construction Existing

Moultonborough, NH Legacy properties like this don't become available often. This is one that your grandchildren will still be in awe that you were the one who had the foresight to acquire it. The promontory on which the main residence is located offers almost a full 180 degree view of the surrounding Bean Cove and the entire property enjoys the view up the lengths of Moultonborough Bay and to the distant Squam Range, of which a two mile ridgeline is visible. They are two homes located on these 14 private acres: Four season, 5 bedroom lake lodge with a Great Room with a massive stone hearth and a fireplace beneath a cathedral ceiling. Custom built in 2014 is the Ravens Roost, four season, 4 bedroom single-family residence that is fully separate from the main lodge. To complete this one of a kind property is the 3 bay boathouse, which can accommodate all the modern boats and has its own rec room. And don't forget your own island! This property is all you would expect and more!

Listed by Dana Armstrong of Peabody and Smith Realty/Holderness

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

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224 Dane Road, Center Harbor, NH 03226

Price$1,695,000The price has recently decreased

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MLS Number 4445037

  • Residential Single Family
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathroom 7
  • Stories 2
  • New Construction Existing

"The Jewel of Center Harbor" As you enter the gates of Hearthstone & drive up the paved circular drive you are captured by the beauty of this stunning red brick Colonial in front of you. As you look around you see beautiful orchards & fields on one side & the most impressive carriage house on the other. You will be amazed at how comforting & peaceful this estate feels. As you enter the house you will be instantly taken back by the spectacular view of Squam Lake & surrounding mountain ranges. The house is immaculate & lovingly restored throughout & so much charm. This is such a rare find. Take a look and see for yourself how wonderful this property truly is. Launch your boat right down the road on Squam or Winnipesaukee.

Listed by Jacalyn Dussault and Joseph Dussault of Dussault Real Estate

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

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