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A tranquil lake in New Hampshire where the movie "On Golden Pond"...

A tranquil lake in New Hampshire where the movie "On Golden Pond" was filmed.

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Bowman Island Camping

For the second year we rented the group campsite on Bowman Island with two other families for 5 days and 4 nights. This vacation is by far my kids favorite. The 6 kids ranged in... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Myriah B
Epsom, New Hampshire
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Epsom, New Hampshire
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

For the second year we rented the group campsite on Bowman Island with two other families for 5 days and 4 nights. This vacation is by far my kids favorite. The 6 kids ranged in age from 7-13. Very simple campsites with nice tent platforms. There is a dock for your boat, and a pit toilet. The toilet is the... More 

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Greenport, New York
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Reviewed 19 November 2015

I came home deciding I want a cabin on a lake for a retirement home. It gives you a feeling of peace as you take your time and venture around area.

Thank Carol C
Wading River, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This was a last minute booking, so we had to take what was available. We stayed in the Holderness room, which happened to be pretty small. There was no place to sit other than the bed and no hooks to hang you jackets on when you came back from a hike. The room was extremely hot, so I had the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

Stunning, iconic lake. Very relaxing, and during our visit (September) the Loons were out in force. Very laid back, but several boat services, couple of stores and few hotels and vacation rentals.

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Tampa, Florida
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34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

A trip around Squam Lake in a pontoon boat on a beautiful fall day is definitely the way to go. Our guide was knowledgeable with a great sense of humor. Be on the lookout for loons, eagles, and other wildlife. If you are a big On Golden Pond, you will only get a glimpse of the location due to the... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

Beautiful. Excellent hiking, clear clean lake. Lot's of different activities to do around lake. One of my favorite places in New Hampshire.

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Colleyville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Absolutely gorgeous environment, although pretty busy July 4th weekend. Lots to do, hiking, boat rentals, biking, fishing and so much more. The drive up is nature at it's best.

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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Reviewed 5 October 2014

Very peaceful and beautiful area of NH, we visited to see the foliage and it was perfect. Nice town and friendly people. Found our first of the 5 covered bridges there also. We were there on a perfectly beautiful fall day and that also helped.

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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2014

If you do nothing else in the Great North Woods of New Hampshire,go on the pontoon ride for the most relaxing and informative time of your vacation. It is a fascinating 90 minute ride around Squam lake with a guide to tell you everything about the area.He often stops to let passengers take pictures of the loons and the American... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2014

The mountain ridge that borders Squam Lake on the north is called the Squam Range and is actually several distinct peaks with very similar elevations at the summit. There is a trail that runs the entire ridge from Holderness to the Dinsmore Road near Center Sandwich. There are also some trails that run directly from route 113 to a summit.... More 

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