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Here are the 20 lakes we have listed within USA > New England > New Hampshire - compared by Longest Shorelines.

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Lake Name Shoreline length in miles Lake Description
Lake Winnipesaukee
(New Hampshire, USA)
240 Lake Winnipesaukee Pictures By far the largest lake in the state, Lake Winnipesaukee covers an incredible 44,586 New Hampshire acres. The lake is the third largest lake in all of New England, trailing Lake Champlain and Moosehead Lake. Lake Winnipesaukee lures tourists and residents to its shores year-round. Five dams control ...
Squam Lake
(New Hampshire, USA)
61 Squam Lake Pictures Also known as: Big Squam Lake, Little Squam Lake
Big Squam Lake,the second-largest lake located entirely in New Hampshire, covers almost 6,800 acres in the state's Lakes Region. Dotted with historic houses, stunning foliage, and incredible views, Big Squam Lake attracts visitors from miles around. The lake gained notoriety in 1981 as the filming location ...
Umbagog Lake
(Maine, USA / New Hampshire, USA)
50 Umbagog Lake Pictures Also known as: Rangeley Lakes
Umbagog Lake straddles about 11 miles of the Maine-New Hampshire border. This 7,850-acre lake lies partly in the Rangeley Lakes region of western Maine and partly in the Great North Woods region of northern New Hampshire. Umbagog, pronounced um-BAY-gog, is said to derive from the Abenaki (Native ...
Lake Sunapee
(New Hampshire, USA)
30 Lake Sunapee Pictures Also known as: Sunapee Lake
Lake Sunapee has been a popular vacation destination since the heyday of passenger railroads and steamships. The lake's clear waters and beautiful scenery hold many attractions, and for those who love outdoor activities, there are endless opportunities for enjoyment. Lake Sunapee's 4,000-acre ...
Winnisquam Lake
(New Hampshire, USA)
28 Winnisquam Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Winnisqam
Covering 4,238 acres, Winnisquam Lake is New Hampshire's fourth-largest lake located entirely within the state's borders. Located in New Hampshire's "Lakes Region" with the small city of Laconia on its east shore, Lake Winnesquam greets an eclectic mix of residents and visitors to it's environs to enjoy ...
Newfound Lake
(New Hampshire, USA)
22 Newfound Lake Pictures Comfortably situated in New Hampshire's famous Lakes Region, Newfound Lake is the third-largest lake located entirely within the state's boundaries. It stretches 6 miles long and 2.5 miles wide, covering an impressive 4,451 acres. Newfound Lake is known in the area as a beautiful, clean lake perfect ...
Lake Wentworth
(New Hampshire, USA)
20 Lake Wentworth Pictures Lake Wentworth Message Forums One of the prettiest lakes in New Hampshire's Lakes Region is Lake Wentworth. All too often overlooked as tourists flock to nearby Lake Winnipesaukee, 3100-acre Lake Wentworth is no minor pond; it is one of the reasons the Town of Wolfeboro has long held the title, "The Oldest Summer Resort in America." ...
Great East Lake
(Maine, USA / New Hampshire, USA)
12 Great East Lake Pictures Great East Lake is a paradise for anyone who enjoys a relaxing time. With over 1700 acres of water and 12 miles of shoreline, Great East Lake is known for its natural beauty and abundance of wildlife. Regarded for its cleanliness, Great East Lake supports a large ecosystem of waterfowl, otters, turtles, ...
Merrymeeting Lake
(New Hampshire, USA)
11 Merrymeeting Lake Message Forums Beautiful Merrymeeting Lake in the town of New Durham, New Hampshire was formed by an impoundment on the Merrymeeting River in 1923. At normal water level, the lake covers 1,233 acres and has a maximum depth of 120 feet. Although most of the land around the lake has been developed, a town beach and ...
Ossipee Lake
(New Hampshire, USA)
10 Ossipee Lake Pictures Ossipee Lake Message Forums Ossipee Lake covers an impressive 3,245 acres in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, making it the sixth-largest lake contained entirely within the state. Ossipee Lake is located in Carroll County, bordered by the towns of Ossipee, Freedom and Effingham. Known as a true four-season natural playground, ...
Lake Waukewan
(New Hampshire, USA)
8 Lake Waukewan Message Forums Lake Waukewan is set within the heart of New Hampshire's Lakes Region, where its sparkling 928 acres lure visitors seeking to escape to a small town atmosphere. The lake bustles with activity throughout the year, as visitors and locals compete in fishing derbies during the summer months and ice sailing ...
Bow Lake
(New Hampshire, USA)
7 Bow Lake Pictures Bow Lake Message Forums Also known as: Bow Lake
New Hampshire's Bow Lake is located about 30 miles south of better-known Lake Winnipesaukee in the state's Lakes Region. Bow Lake has its own special set of charms that endears it to residents and visitors alike. A part of colonial New Hampshire history, the lake gradually came into being when a series ...
Silver Lake
(New Hampshire, USA)
7 Silver Lake Pictures Silver Lake Message Forums Silver Lake is located in eastern New Hampshire's Lakes tourism region, just south of the White Mountain National Forest. The lake spans almost 1,000 acres with seven miles of shoreline. Nestled in Carroll County, Silver Lake has an average depth of 47 feet and a maximum depth of 164 feet. Inflow into ...
Franklin Pierce Lake
(New Hampshire, USA)
7 Franklin Pierce Lake Pictures Franklin Pierce Lake Message Forums Also known as: Jackman Reservoir
Franklin Pierce Lake in New Hampshire's Monadnock Region is a relatively unknown gem. Also known as Jackman Reservoir, the 520-acre lake sits on the outskirts of historic Hillsborough and is close enough to draw visitors from the surrounding states -- if they find out about it! Formed by damming ...
Lovell Lake
(New Hampshire, USA)
7 Lovell Lake Message Forums Surrounded by a plenitude of forest pine, fir, elm, beech, and oak trees, this clear water lake is located in beautiful New Hampshire. Occupying the Lakes Region in the state's southeastern corner, Lovell Lake is one of many bodies of water in the region offering retreat during New England's glorious ...
Lake Wicwas
(New Hampshire, USA)
6 Lake Wicwas Message Forums Also known as: Wickwas Lake
With dozens of beautiful vistas to photograph, Lake Wicwas is nestled among three protected wildlife areas in central New Hampshire. The lake's surface area extends out over 328 acres, where shallow marshes blend into the landscape's mountainous background. Lake Wicwas, which is also known as Wickwas ...
Province Lake
(Maine, USA / New Hampshire, USA)
5 Province Lake Pictures Province Lake Message Forums A quick swish and the golf club slices through the air sending the ball down the green along Province Lake. The lake, covering almost a thousand acres, is in the Lakes region of New Hampshire and extends into the Lakes and Mountains region of Maine. People have been coming to play golf on the lake's ...
Baxter Lake
(New Hampshire, USA)
4 Baxter Lake Pictures Baxter Lake Message Forums One of the best-kept secrets of New Hampshire's Lakes region is Baxter Lake. This 302-acre lake offers excellent swimming, boating and fishing to those residents and their guests lucky enough to find it. Located on the town line between Rochester and Farmington, Baxter Lake has homes and cottages along ...
Lake Winona
(New Hampshire, USA)
3 Lake Winona Message Forums If there's one lake in central New Hampshire whose origin is mired in historical heartache, it's Lake Winona. This private 148-acre freshwater lake, once inhabited by Native Americans, now houses a small number of residents and visitors who come to enjoy the state's Lakes Tourism Region. Like many of ...
Swanzey Lake
(New Hampshire, USA)
2 Swanzey Lake Pictures Swanzey Lake Message Forums One of the unsung gems of New Hampshire's Monadnock region, little Swanzey Lake is well-loved by those lucky enough to live along its shoreline. The lake was created from a natural, spring-fed pool by damming the outlet of Swanzey Pond in the late 1700s. A succession of small mills utilized its water ...
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