Reviews of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region

Reviews of New Hampshire's Lakes Region

We’ve had a great summer in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, and we’re approaching the brilliant fall foliage season. It’s a time to reflect on the wonderful times we experienced during this past season, and what better place to research than look up reviews on various media sites and see what everyone’s saying about the Lakes Region?

Here’s what a few magazines and online reviews  are saying:

New England TodaTravel writes accolades about Squam Lake with its abundant wildlife, scenic islands, bustling harbor, and quiet summertime destination, a nesting site for loons, bald eagles, and great blue herons on New Hampshire’s second-largest lake surrounded by four lively Lakes Region towns.”

Yankee Magazine calls Newfound Lake “the most beautiful lake in New Hampshire” on TripAdvisor®. Reviews of Newfound Lake range from delighted to speechless. “The water is so clean and clear you can not believe it. It’s the best place on earth.”


Yankee Magazine writes, “The cool thing about Winni is that everyone can find his or her place.”


New York Travel mentions Lake Winnipesaukee as a “boaters paradise.”

Boston Magazine describes Lake Winnipesaukee as the “sapphire-blue giant of New Hampshire’s famed Lakes Region.”


Discover Boating named Lake Winnipesaukee, one of the ten best lakes in the USA. The article stated, “What makes this lake noteworthy compared to others is the number of islands-there are a couple hundred of them dotting the landscape, giving the place a vibe similar to that of a coastal town… a sleepy natural gem of a region.”


Insider.com ranked Lake Winnipesaukee the 18th most beautiful lake in the USA, “spanning over 20 miles at the foot of the White Mountains where 275 islands dot its surface.” Crater Lake in Oregon was ranked #2. Can you believe it’s 1,943 feet deep, the deepest in the US?


Skyscanner.com ranked Newfound Lake “the most beautiful lake in the country for swimming with its perfectly rustic setting surrounded by tall trees and towering mountains…this pristine lake is said to be one of the cleanest in the world, fed by eight springs.”


VacationsMadeEasy.com ranked Newfound Lake the 8th clearest lake in the USA. “This gorgeous lake is home to the purest fresh water in the state & is refreshed twice a year by eight underground springs with the largest freshwater swimming beach in New Hampshire.”

Travel+Leisure recently published its 2023 list of America’s best small towns, and the #2 best small town in the USA was Wolfeboro. The magazine told readers, “Looking for a relaxing lakeside getaway? Well, look no further than Wolfeboro, NH.”

Travel+Leisure named Meredith, New Hampshire as one of the best small towns on the East Coast from Florida to Maine.


Country Living recently published a list of the best small lake towns in America, where Wolfeboro was ranked #5 and Laconia #19.

Kiplinger picked Laconia, New Hampshire, as one of the top  12 great small towns for retirement in the USA. 

Workman Publishing rated Lake Winnipesaukee as one of the six most beautiful lakes in the US. “Rural villages, rustic summer colonies, elaborate ‘cottages’ and family-friendly motels dot the shores. You can boat to hidden coves and around the many islands that dot the shimmering waters en route to various lakeside towns.”

TripAdvisor® This site gives Lake Winnipesaukee the highest review. “This is a spectacular lake that is a must-see if you’re in New Hampshire — a huge lake with several towns bordering it, with each town a bit different than the next” 5 stars. A visitor from Texas wrote, “Paradise begins here. Beauty is only the beginning of this little bit of heaven here on earth, wonderful people, wonderful places to visit. If you haven’t already seen it yet and been here, you must” 5 stars. Another writes, “This lake is one of my favorites in the US. It’s no wonder Jimmy Fallon summers in the area and names one of his daughters, Winnie, after the lake.” TripAdvisor® has 123 amazing reviews of Lake Winnipesaukee.

Yelp shows a 4.9 rating for Lake Winnipesaukee. One user writes, “Whatever I write about this, however vividly I describe this place, will not do any justice.”

Google lists Lake Winnipesaukee “as one of the prettiest lakes in the US,” with 368 reviews at a 4.8-star rating. 

TripAdvisor® gives Squam Lake 51 reviews with 4.5 stars. Many of the reviews commented: “gorgeous,” “ Scintillating place to visit in Fall,” “heavenly,” “a voyage of discovery,” and “a beautiful part of the country”

So there you have it great reviews and interesting with positive comments about the Lakes Region. It’s so special to call a place as beautiful as the Lakes Region home. 

This article was written by Frank Roche. Frank is president of Roche Realty Group with offices in Meredith and Laconia, NH, and can be reached at (603) 279-7046.  Please feel free to visit www.rocherealty.com to learn more about the Lakes Region and its real estate market

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