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Squam Lake, New Hampshire

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Little Squam Lake is a 408acre water body located in Grafton County in the Lakes Region of central New Hampshire, United States, in the towns of Holderness and Ashland. The lake connects upstream via a short channel to Squam Lake in Holderness. The two lakes are maintained at a common water level by a dam located one mile downstream from the outlet of Little Squam Lake, on the Squam River, a tributary of the Pemigewasset River.
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  • We were spending a day touring quaint historic towns - Tamworth, Sandwich, & then we wanted to see Squam Lake, where the movie "On Golden Pond" was filmed. It is indeed hauntingly beautiful, & our onl...  more »
  • This is a hidden gem. People who have homes here make them invisible so you get the feeling that you are on a pristine lake. Lots of gorgeous trees and fantastic landscape. Actually some people bought...  more »
  • Lovely, serene setting. Truly, On Golden Pond! Beautiful area and very tranquil. Birds and wildlife around. Lots of sounds never heard in the city. Very relaxing place to stop and unwind!  more »
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  • You'll be hard pressed to find a more beautiful spot than what Squam lake has to offer. Due to it's shear size, you're afforded incredible views of the white Mountains just to the North, and the boat traffic is much lighter here than at Winnipesaukee or Squam. Part of that is definitely due to how dangerous this lake is to run if you don't know it!! Boulder likes are everywhere, you do not want to run a boat on this lake without a map that shows where all of the marker buoys are. Know your markers, and keep it slow when within 150' of other boats!!!
  • Absolutely beautiful and very peaceful. I love all the mountains surrounding it.
  • Hiked the Squam Lake Five Fingers trail. Beautiful beaches on a fairly easy hike.
  • Beautiful and serene, a very calm lake to drive around in a boat,...a lovely counter to Winnipesaukee.
  • Beautiful area
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