Newfound Lake, NH, USA

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Newfound Lake, NH, USA

Newfound Lake vacation rentals

Take a dip in the world's cleanest lake

Fed by 8 underground springs, Newfound Lake in the popular Lakes Region of New Hampshire is widely known to be the cleanest in the state. Some even contend it's the cleanest lake in the world, and after one look at the crystal clear waters, most visitors believe it. Surrounded by the picturesque New Hampshire mountains, the lake's forested shores are dotted with waterfront cabins and quintessential New England towns. In a state famous for its lakes, a Newfound Lake vacation rental puts you on the doorstep of some of the best boating and fishing the area has to offer.

A different kind of fish for every mile of coastline

Newfound Lake offers 22 miles of pristine coastline. Coincidentally, there are also 22 varieties of fish in its waters, restocked every year, meaning that your dinner table should never be empty. If fishing's not really your thing, boat, kayak, and canoe rentals are on hand to help you see the waters up close. There are at least a dozen top-notch hiking trails in the area where you can explore the wilderness. For a relaxing day, enjoy a picnic with the birds at Paradise Point, or learn about the lake on one of the ecotours offered in the warm months.

Lakefront living is for the birds

Wildlife is everywhere at Newfound Lake. On the lake's northern shores, Newfound Audubon Center is home to three separate wildlife sanctuaries, including Ash Cottage at Hebron Marsh Sanctuary, the Bear Mountain Sanctuary, and Paradise Point Nature Center, where you'll find countless species of migratory birds (bring your binoculars). Wellington State Park on the western shore is home to the largest freshwater swimming beach in New Hampshire's state park system. You can also find two lighthouses on the lake -- Reed Lighthouse, dating from 1932, and Bridgewater's Newfound Lighthouse.

Experience New England's 4 seasons in all their glory

No matter what your favorite season is, there's a Newfound Lake vacation rental for you. Summer is the best time to get up close and personal with the lake, with high temperatures in the 70s and 80s from June through August, though the waters stay cool (it's a glacial lake, after all). Winters are the real deal, with temps from December to March well below freezing and plenty of snow stretching all the way from November to April. Like the rest of New England, fall is prime leaf peeping season, with the fiery displays typically reaching their peak in October.

Water so clear you can see to the bottom

The glacial waters of Newfound Lake are so clean, you'll have to see it to believe it. Perhaps that's why 22 different species of fish thrive here. Forests dominate the landscape, including on the few small islands in the western and southern parts of the lake. Further afield you'll find the scenic mountains that New Hampshire is known for. The lake's rocky shores are home to plenty of wildlife, including several species of migratory birds. Newfound Lake is one of an estimated 273 lakes and ponds in the Lake Region, which includes famous Lake Winnipesaukee.