Mink Island on Lake Winnipesaukee
Mink Island is located in Gilford, New Hampshire on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. Mink Island is 26 acres in size and 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.
Mink Island is sheltered on the westerly side by Mark Island providing protection from the prevailing winds. A large wide open no-wake channel between the islands provides boating access. A number of island cottages have been constructed over the years, as well as some vintage lake cottages from early years. Geographically the island is located close to the center of Lake Winnipesaukee. 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, located right at the launching ramp. Additionally, 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.
-Information obtained from multiple sources.