Mark Island on Lake Winnipesaukee
Mark Island is located in Gilford, New Hampshire on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. The island is 102 acres in size. Mark Island is one of over approx. 274 islands on Lake Winnipesaukee, which spans approx. 22.9 miles with a width of approx. 7.5 miles at its widest point. The Lake includes approx. 288 miles of shoreline with approx.. 72 sq. mi. of water area. The maximum water depth is approx. 187 feet deep with an average depth of 62 feet with approx. 625 billion gallons of water. It’s the 6th largest natural lake completely inside the U.S. borders.
Mark Island is located a short distance from the Gilford mainland in Glendale. Gilford has a series of town docks available for island resident’s use with certain time restrictions. It also has an abundance of parking. You simply have to have a Gilford town sticker to show that you paid your taxes in Gilford. The town dock also has a nice restaurant at the water’s edge called The Lion’s Den which is accessible by boat. It is located right at the launching ramp. Mark Island is protected on the easterly side by Mink Island where a wide channel no-wake zone goes between the two islands. On the western side of the island it enjoys protection from Timber Island. There are a number of fine seasonal island cottages that have been constructed on Mark Island over the years.
There are walking trails through the island and the island enjoys close proximity to the various towns on Lake Winnipesaukee because of its strategic central location. The topography of the island is flat and gentle. Island residents enjoy boating to many outstanding lakeside restaurants in the towns of Meredith, Gilford, Laconia, Alton, Wolfeboro, and Center Harbor. Island real estate is priced considerably lower than its counterpart on the mainland for waterfront properties. Many islanders love the privacy and tranquility of island living and the quality of shorefront with its pristine waters.