Newfound Lake
Newfound Lake
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Chocolatetown
Hershey, Pennsylvania23 contributions
We visited friends in New Hampshire and had the opportunity to see the lakes of New Hampshire along with a visit to the White Mountains. We particularly like Newfound Lake located just outside of Bristol, NH which is the cleanest lake we have ever experienced. You can see your toes in 5 feet of water and the scenery is just spectacular. Most of the lake is privately owned property so that the lake stays clean throughout the year with a minimum of boat traffic and only one access public beach that is part of a state park. We are told that the lake is spring fed and turns over about twice a year even though in some areas of the lake it is 192 feet deep.
The White Mountains is also spectacular and the best mountain scenery outside of Colorado. We visited the historic Mt Washington Hotel which is a historic site in that it was at this hotel almost 100 years ago that the US dollar was selected as the reference currency against which all other currencies are related to. The hotel is situated in the mountains and has a grandeur about it that is old world. At one time it was the place where President's, Stateman and hollywood actors entertained there guests from abroad.
Written November 29, 2005
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Violin-Mel
Bonn90 contributions
Family
This lake is THE hidden gem of the New Hampshire lake region....no tourists, crystal clear water and pure
serenity! We went in through Wellington State Park, and it was just chillin' after that.
Don't miss this lake if you are anywhere close by......it is a hidden treasure!!!
Written August 21, 2017
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Kim K
Holden, MA232 contributions
Friends
Beautiful lake for tubing, fishing or pulling up to where the locals anchor their boats and you can get out and stand on the sand bar, float on a raft and just enjoy. There was no cost for taking our boat in. If you are using the beach area only there was a fee. On one end of the lake you can also dock and walk across the street to a small seafood and ice cream restaurant. Very clean water and not busy like some of the much bigger lakes.
Written August 14, 2017
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Kyle M
Londonderry, NH258 contributions
Family
The cleanest and most tranquil lake in New England. Though it is not as marketed as other lakes, that's what makes it so special. With almost no commotion, lots of beachfront and clean, deep water, there is no rival body of water.
Written November 9, 2016
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John S
Pelham, NH78 contributions
Family
I must confess I never new Newfound Lake was a short jaunt off I-93, but I had seen a TV chronicle feature and thought I have to go check this place out. My son I and I drove there this past weekend and were surprised that for a post holiday weekend there were a few community marketplaces, one even had a charity ice cream event. Of course we stopped and chatted with the vendors and what a friendly crowd of locals with great artisan wares of multiple offerings. The drive around part of the lake was awesome, this is a place that I will come to next summer to enjoy pristine beaches and crystal clear water. Wish I had brought along my camera as there were so many neat views to record and share.
Written September 12, 2016
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Kevin N
Boston4 contributions
100% the cleanest water I have ever encountered in my life. Beautiful scenery that takes you back in time. I have made it there every summer for the past 35 years and will continue to do so for the next 35.
Written August 26, 2009
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Nancy N
Hudson, NH426 contributions
We lived in this area for six years so know it well. The Lake is so clean and wonderful for boating. Nice swimming off the boat too, which we did often. It's definitely the quiet side of Rt93 and that's fine. If you like honky tonk then this is not for you. But if you love nature in all it's pristine wilderness then give this area a try. And be sure to stop at the Inn on Newfound Lake for dinner Wednesdays through Sundays. Even better, stay overnight.
Written June 7, 2015
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Recon71
Leesburg, FL201 contributions
Friends
My wife and I go boating on Newfound a few times each summer. As stated by others, it is exceptionally clean. It is a large lake and very deep but it doesn’t receive the traffic that Lake Winnipesaukee does.

We put in at Wellington Beach State Park and for boaters, entry is free. If you intend to use the state park or beach, there is a nominal fee.

The only drawback (for a boater) is that on weekends during the summer, if you’re not there early, like before 9:30AM, you’ll likely have to wait to get in the water. They will not allow a boater to put in unless there is a place to park. This prevents boaters from parking illegally out of desperation.

Once in the water, a boater can anchor off Wellington Beach where the water is only a couple of feet deep and frolic in the clear water and sandy bottom.

Fishing is supposed to be excellent on Newfound but it is big water and takes time to “learn” it. It is generally a cold-water species destination, containing trout, lake trout and land-locked salmon. Early spring is the time for surface fishing; summer requires a downrigger.

There is a fine, casual restaurant at the southern end of the lake where one can beach his boat.
Written August 16, 2014
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Vagoda
Concord, NH211 contributions
Family
one of 2 cleanest lakes in USA. 182 feet deep and spring fed turning over every 6 months. Great for boating fun and swimming. perfect size. Other folks on lake are KIND! You don't run into jamokes like some of the bigger lakes.....see Lake Winnepeasakea.
Written July 28, 2014
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NycIzo
nyc3 contributions
Family
There are way too many jet skis and motor boats. Water is murky.
kayaking at Audobon center was magnificent
Written September 3, 2013
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