This central part of New Hampshire is known for its many lakes and pretty lakeside towns that surround them. There are 273 lakes and ponds in the Lakes Region, with one lake dominating them all: Lake Winnipesaukee, which stretches 72 miles across. Other larger lakes in the area include Squam (remembered as the setting for the movie “On Golden Pond”, Waukewan, Winnisquam, Wentworth, Newfound, and more than 250 other various bodies of water.
There is so much water around here, in some places there is a different lake on either side of the road. It was years before I knew the names of all the bodies of water I passed by, just in the general Wolfeboro area.
While summer may be the season that comes to mind here because of the skyrocketing tourist population, the other seasons are just as beautiful – if not more so: the hillsides wrapped in spring green, the blazing colors of fall, and the thick blanket of snow in winter. Here are a few photos of the beautiful lakes of the Lakes Region. Enjoy!