Destination guide

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.

Things to do

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.


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.


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.

Natural features

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.

Where to stay around Newfound Lake?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,160 vacation rentals near Newfound Lake. From 633 Houses to 271 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Newfound Lake for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Newfound Lake?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Newfound Lake. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • New England: 38,317 vacation rentals
  • White Mountains: 2,438 vacation rentals
  • Meredith: 1,139 vacation rentals
  • Laconia: 833 vacation rentals
  • Moultonborough: 814 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Newfound Lake! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Newfound Lake?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Newfound Lake:

  • Meredith: 1,139 rentals
  • Laconia: 833 rentals
  • Moultonborough: 814 rentals
  • Waterville Valley: 717 rentals
  • Holderness: 641 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Newfound Lake?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Newfound Lake. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ragged Mountain Ski Resort: 335 rentals
  • Winnipesaukee Playhouse: 1,178 rentals
  • Wellington State Park: 743 rentals
  • Squam Lakes Natural Science Center: 1,103 rentals
  • Plymouth State University: 956 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Newfound Lake listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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