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Squam Lake

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A tranquil lake in New Hampshire where the movie "On Golden Pond" was filmed.
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534 US Route 3, Holderness, NH, NH 03245
+1 603-968-7336
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

Love the quiet. This is my happy place 💕. Visit moon island and don’t miss the outdoor chapel on church island.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank vickie h
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Can't say enough about Squam lake. It is so peaceful, there some power boats and sail boats but we are amateur kayakers and felt perfectly safe. We rented from the Squam Lakes Association for a affordable hourly price. There are a few little islands to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Vivian E
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We experienced Squam lake via Moon Island, where we camped for two nights. I highly recommend campsite #2 as its got its own shallow shoreline, the best sunset views, and is well separated from the other two campsites. The water was clear and the perfect...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Abby G
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We took a lake cruise. This lake is beautiful. It's clean and clear. We saw a few loons, one mom with her twins. There is a lot of activity on the lake. Everybody was respectable and friendly. On Golden pond was filmed here.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank pieLansing
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful peaceful lake with sightings of Loon ducks. Boats to rent cruises to take what could be more relaxing! 🙂

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Watfordonians
Reviewed August 6, 2018

i loved spending the day at squam lake, everyone enjoyed the calmness of the lake the views of the mountains were really something to see, they had boat rides you could take around the lake. or like we did just hiked around the beautiful lake...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank diane r
Reviewed July 19, 2018

The 90 minute lake cruise is why we came here; we live an hour away, but wanted to check this out, especially after watching again, On Golden Pond. The cruise is an education as to the history of this wonderful location where people have summer...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank EBK0318
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

We launched at a small beach and parking area on Metcalf Rd north east of Holderness. Very quiet serene part of the lake. Great for kayaking or canoeing. We saw an eagle and a family of loons. Two and a half hours and never had...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank davidjamesa
Reviewed November 11, 2017

We were spending a day touring quaint historic towns - Tamworth, Sandwich, & then we wanted to see Squam Lake, where the movie "On Golden Pond" was filmed. It is indeed hauntingly beautiful, & our only regret is that we didn't actually find a place...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Mary K
Reviewed November 2, 2017

This is a hidden gem. People who have homes here make them invisible so you get the feeling that you are on a pristine lake. Lots of gorgeous trees and fantastic landscape. Actually some people bought the views around the lake so the hills could...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank NewportNic
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August 21, 2018|
Response from davidjamesa | Reviewed this property |
Stayed in Lincoln and there’s lots to do there and within 30 minutes.