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WELCOME to Lake Winnipesaukee vacationer's paradise overlooking breathtaking natural beauty and an abundance of recreational activities.

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If you want to enjoy the lake, what better way then to find a spot to embrace your slice of tranquility. A place that you can dock your boat, or rent a personal watercraft (i.e. jet ski) and begin to explore all the secret treasures this lake has to offer.

Lake Winnipesaukee — "The Beautiful Water in a High Place" lives up to its reputation. This lake of seventy-two square miles contains two hundred and seventy-four habitable islands and is situated in the central portion of New Hampshire. It was discovered by the white men in 1652, when a party of surveyors, seeking the source of the Merrimack River, to mark the northern boundary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, placed that line at the Indian village. Hundreds upon thousands of tourists from all over the world make seasonal visits to this recreational paradise each year with the confidence of relaxing the spirit, for which it was utilized by the Indians hundreds of years ago.

SOME FACTS:

Winnipesaukee is one of the three largest fresh water lakes in the continental U.S. which lies wholly within one state. The general depths of the lake are between 35-90 feet. There are, of course, exceptions with soundings from over 200', southeast of Rattlesnake Island; depths of 155' southeast of Steamboat Island and 100' near Mark Island toward Governor's Island. There are many duplicate names of islands. There are four Loon Islands and three each of the following: Rock Island, Cove Island and Little Pine Island. Devens Island: The area between Cow Island and Little Bear is sometimes referred to as The Hole in the Wall. Forty Islands: Refers to Kinneho, Crescent, Fish and Pop Islands.

FOLKLORE

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Many moons ago on the Northern Shore of this beautiful lake there lived a great chief, Wonaton, renowned for his great courage in war, and for the beauty of his fair daughter, Mineola. She had many suitors, but refused them all. One day, Adiwando, the young chief of a hostile tribe to the South, hearing so much of the fair Mineola, paddled across the lake and fearlessly entered the village of his enemies. Her father happened to be away at the time, and admiring his courage, the rest of the Indians did not harm him. Before long, he and the Indian maid were desperately in love with each other. Wonaton, on his return was angered to find the chief of the enemy in his camp and a suitor for the hand of his daughter, that he immediately raised his tomahawk to kill him. Mineola, rushing in between them pleaded with her father for the life of her lover, and finally succeeded in reconciling them. After the wedding ceremony, the tribe followed halfway across the lake. The sky when they started was overcast and the waters black, but just as they were about to turn and leave them, the sun came out and the waters sparkled around the canoe of Mineola and Adiwando. "This is a good omen," said Wonaton, and "here after these waters shall be called Winnipesaukee, or Smile of the Great Spirit:"