Lake Winnipesaukee –
The third largest body of water in New England, Lake Winnipesaukee is New Hampshire’s largest and most famous lake. Located in the foothills of the White Mountains, this spring fed lake provides crystal clear water and has been a tourist destination for over a century.
Spend the day driving around the lake exploring what the surrounding towns and villages have to offer including shops, beaches, public parks and docks. Or experience the lake first hand by boat, on your own, or hop on the historic M/S Mount Washington for a scenic cruise day or night. One of the best salmon and lake trout fishing waters in New England; “Lake Winni” provides enjoyment for all generations.
Area: 44,586 acres
Maximum depth: 168 feet
Fish: Salmon, lake trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, pickerel, yellow perch, hornpout, cusk, smelt, whitefish
Known for its pristine waters and peaceful setting, both Big and Little Squam Lake are naturally spring-fed and connected by a channel. The film site for the 1981 movie “On Golden Pond”, Squam Lake is dotted with 67 islands and its community boosts a commitment to protecting the lake and its surrounding land.
Area: 6,791 acres
Maximum depth: 98 feet
Area: 408 acres
Maximum depth: 84 feet
Fish: Salmon, lake trout, smallmouth bass, pickerel, white perch, yellow perch, hornpout, whitefish, cusk, smelt
New Hampshire’s gorgeous Lake Winnisquam touches many towns including Laconia, Belmont, and Meredith. With its 28 miles of shoreline and connection to Lakes Region towns, it provides ample space for lakeside properties, boating and fishing. Its state park follows the shoreline and offers 128 acres of paths and hiking trails and a sandy beach.
Area: 4,264 acres
Maximum depth: 154 feet
Fish: Salmon, lake trout, large mouth bass, smallmouth bass, pickerel, yellow perch, white perch, hornpout, smelt
Lake Waukewan is located in the towns of Meredith, New Hampton, and at its northern most point, Center Harbor. Perfect for anyone looking for a smaller lake with access to boating and fishing with beaches scattered along the shorelines. Its waters flow through Mills Falls Marketplace and into Lake Winnipesaukee.
Area: 928 acres
Maximum Depth: 56 Feet
Fish: Bass, rainbow trout, perch, pickerel
Formerly known as Red Hill Pond, named after the hills behind its northern shores, Lake Kanasatka is located in Moultonborough. The lake is fed through snowmelt from surrounding hills, natural springs, and Wakondah Pond and eventually flows into Lake Winnipesaukee.
Area: 375 acres
Maximum Depth: 40 feet
Fish: Large and smallmouth bass, pickerel, white and yellow perch
Lake Winona provides a location that is both quiet and private. Surround towns include New Hampton and Center Harbor. During summer months, enjoy fishing, waterskiing, sailing, or kayaking. The lake is “Ski craft” prohibited (under 13 ft or capable of going over 20 mph).
Area: 148 Acres
Maximum Depth: 47 feet
Fish: Rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, salmon, bass
Named for the mirror-image views of the surrounding hillsides, Mirror lake is tucked between surrounding towns, Wolfeboro and Mirror Lake Village in Tuftonboro. Only a stones throw away from Winnipesaukee, enjoy privacy and a quiet setting.
Area: 377 acres
Maximum Depth: 43 feet
Fish: largemouth bass, yellow perch, brown bullhead, chain pickerel
Located in the central lakes region of NH, Newfound Lake is surrounded by Bristol, Alexandria, Hebron and Bridgewater, NH. Fed by 8 natural springs, Newfound Lake boasts pristine water conditions. Wellington State Park, located on the southern end of the lake, is home to the largest swimming beach in the New Hampshire State Parks.
Area: 4,451 acres
Maximum Depth: 183 feet
Fish: Trout, Bass, Perch