New Hampshire is full of lakes. When the glaciers receded from the Granite State, they carved the mountains and lakes that now make New Hampshire the envy of the rest of the country. With crisp, clear water that goes for miles and miles, our lakes are simply the best. From the largest in the state to some of the smallest, here are 13 lakes you must visits this summer.
1. Lake Francis
Located in far northern New Hampshire, this lake is actually the start of the Connecticut River.
2. Bow Lake
Bow Lake is large, with deep water, making it a perfect destination for fishermen and boaters.
3. Umbagog Lake
Spanning the border between New Hampshire and Maine, this marshy lake is a popular fishing spot.
4. Lake Winnipesaukee
Covering 71 square miles and containing 258 islands, Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in New Hampshire and the crown jewel of The Lakes Region.
5. Newfound Lake
Newfound Lake is beautiful even on a dreary day.
6. Echo Lake
Located in Echo Lake State Park in Conway, this beautiful lake with a gorgeous view of Cathedral Ledge is a must see.
7. Highland Lake
Located in southwestern New Hampshire Near Keene, Highland lake is a popular spot.
8. Lonesome Lake
This tiny lake tucked into the White Mountains is especially picturesque.
9. Lake Massabesic
This large lake is located right near Manchester, making it easily accessible for many people in New Hampshire.
10. Ossipee Lake
This lake near the Maine border has absolutely breathtaking sunsets.
11. Pawtuckaway Lake
This small lake in the south of the state in Rockingham county is charming and easily accessible through Pawtuckaway State Park, which features a large sandy beach.
12. Squam Lake
This serene lake – a smaller neighbor of Winnipesaukee – is where is the 1981 movie “On Golden Pond,” featuring Katherine Hepburn, Henry Fonda and Jane Fonda was filmed.
13. Lake Wentworth
The people who love this smaller body of water in the Lakes Region will tell you that size does not matter.