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Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire

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Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in the U.S. state of New Hampshire, located in the Lakes Region. It is approximately 21mi long (northwest-southeast) and from 1to wide (northeast-southwest), covering 69sqmi—71sqmi when Paugus Bay is included—with a maximum depth of. The center area of the lake is called The Broads.The lake contains at least 258 islands, half of which are less than a quarter-acre in size, and is indented by several peninsulas, yielding a total shoreline of approximately 288mi. The driving distance around the lake is. It is above sea level. Winnipesaukee is the third-largest lake in New England after Lake Champlain and Moosehead Lake.Outflow is regulated by the Lakeport Dam in Lakeport, New Hampshire, on the Winnipesaukee River.HistoryLake Winnipesaukee has been a popular tourist destination for more than a century, particularly among residents seeking a safe haven from the summer heat of Boston and New York City. The Native American name Winnipesaukee means either "smile of the Great Spirit" or "beautiful water in a high place". At the outlet of the lake, the Winnipesaukee Indians, a subtribe of the Pennacook, lived and fished at a village called Acquadocton. Today, the site is called The Weirs, named for the weirs colonists discovered when first exploring the region.
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  • Lake Winnipesaukee is a fantastic lake to visit any time of the year. There are many places to go in the summer, as well as in the winter. My family goes up all the time and are always finding new thi...  more »
  • Did some boating, camping, hiking. Entire area is beautiful. Lake is big and so clear. Didn't fish but saw many bass while swimming. 
  • Lake Winnipesaukee is located in the southeast of New Hamphire. In the directory was described that was one of the most beautiful lakes, especially during the indian summer. We stayed in Lisbon and have a day set aside to get to the more to go. We are all the way around it. Many holiday homes and recreational places. We are nice to see. But a highlight? No! We had better in the White Mountains.
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