Winter Harbor, Lake Winnipesaukee

Winter Harbor, Lake Winnipesaukee

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire 03894

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About this Location

Winter Harbor is a bay on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire's largest lake. It is located between Wolfeboro Neck and Tuftonboro Neck and has two branches that form a Y-shape. Winter Harbor has views of the Belknap Mountains and the islands on the lake. Some of the islands include Rattlesnake Island, Cow Island, and Little Bear Island. Winter Harbor is home to many resort communities and vacation rentals.

About Lake Winnipesaukee

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Lake Winnipesaukee is the third-largest lake in New England, covering 69 square miles and having more than 250 islands. The lake was formed by glaciers that reversed its flow from southeast to west. Lake Winnipesaukee is a popular tourist destination, especially in summer, when people enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, and relaxing on its beaches. The lake is surrounded by eight small towns, each with its own charm and attractions. Some of the towns are:

  • Alton, the largest town by area in the Lakes Region, where you can hike to Mount Major for stunning views of the lake.
  • Gilford, home to Gunstock Mountain Resort, where you can ski in winter and zip-line in summer, and Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook, a popular concert venue.
  • Laconia, the main commercial city on the lake, where you can visit Weirs Beach, the largest public beach on Winnipesaukee, and play at Funspot Arcade, the world's largest arcade.
  • Meredith, a picturesque town with upscale restaurants, wine tasting, and shops. You can also take a cruise on the M/V Sophie C, the oldest floating post office in the United States.
  • Wolfeboro, the oldest summer resort in America, where you can explore the downtown area with its historic buildings, museums, and galleries.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

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Last updated November 15, 2023