Lakes of the Clouds Is One Of New Hampshire's Only Alpine Lakes, And It’s Worth A Stop
Among the number of natural attractions we have the privilege of visiting, one of the many we love about New Hampshire is Lakes of the Clouds in Sargent’s Purchase. Even if the weather is cold and snowy or warm and sunny, there are so many ways to get outside and have fun here. We especially appreciate that some attractions in the state are extra-special because they’re unique and hard to find. This alpine lake in New Hampshire is a great example and, while it isn’t the easiest hike to reach it, it’s worth every step.
Another one of the New Hampshire hikes, the Lakes of the Clouds 4.4-mile trail, is also considered challenging, so if you take it, be sure you’re ready for the journey. Have you taken any of these hikes near Lake of the Clouds New Hampshire? Please let us know in the comments below.
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Beautiful Lakes In New Hampshire
What are the most beautiful lakes in New Hampshire?
Enjoy this list of 11 New Hampshire lakes with a magical aura about them.
- Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge (Jefferson) Tucked away beneath the mountains north of the Presidential Range, is a gorgeous space known to some as one of the crown jewels of New Hampshire’s landscape. For starters, the wetlands, ponds, and richly wooded forests of this refuge are not only pretty, but they have a larger cause supporting a variety of significant ecological features. Enjoy hiking and the breathtaking views here.
- Lake Winnipesaukee (Laconia) At 72 square miles, this is the largest lake in New Hampshire. You won't believe its picturesque location in the foothills of the White Mountains. This summer destination offers a wooded shoreline, beaches, spring-fed water for the ultimate swimming and fishing experiences, charming villages, and fun events.
- Umbagog Lake (Errol) In addition to a beach area for swimming, this state park is home to a 27-site campground with electric and water hook-ups available, 33 remote campsites, 2 cabins, and 4 remote cabins accessible only by boat. You'll also enjoy the best fishing here, canoe, and kayak rentals. We love the abundance of sweet wildlife that graciously shows up for photos.
- Squam Lake (Holderness) Once you visit this wonder, you'll see why it was used as a filming spot for the 1981 blockbuster "On Golden Pond." Located northwest of Lake Winnipesaukee, just south of the White Mountains, tours are available from the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. And bring your reference books and binoculars, as this is also a popular bird hangout, providing a nesting place for great blue herons and majestic bald eagles.