About the Area

Learn about the New Hampshire’s Lakes Region and discover why you should be here!






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Things to Do

Something fun for everyone.

Ideal Day

With over 1,300 lakes and ponds across NH and +250 in the Lakes Region, there are endless opportunities for a day on the water.

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Experience New Hampshire’s best area for freshwater fishing throughout all of the Lakes Region.

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Paddle your way across the Lake Region’s most beautiful lakes and ponds. Try paddleboarding too!

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Trek through New England’s finest hiking trails and take a look at the region’s most incredible views

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Pedal through New Hampshire’s state parks, country roads, mountainsides, and more!

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Hit the slopes and catch eyepopping views on an extensive network of trails throughout the Granite State.

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Tour New Hampshire from a different perspective with over 7,000 miles of snowmobile and ATV trails

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Looking for a thrill? Check of out any of the Lakes Region and greater New Hampshire Zip Lining facilities!

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Polish your clubs and hit the driving range and schedule yourself a tee time at one of New Hampshire’s 90 golf courses and resorts

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Calling all history buffs! Go back in time at any of the many exhibits in the Lakes Region and New Hampshire

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Get out of the sun at the theatre and catch a show at your local performing arts center

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Tax free shopping is better shopping! Take advantage of all the deals in NH outlets, antique shops, and more.

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Fun Facts!

Motion pictures that were filmed in the Lakes Region: On Golden Pond (Squam Lake) and What About Bob?

Duncan Lake (114 acres) was once a favorite fishing spot of former President and summer resident Grover Cleveland.

Lake Winnipesaukee is 72 square miles of water, more than 200 miles of shoreline, and has 274 habitable islands.

Living Here

Work and live in one of the Happiest States in the Nation!

The Granite State’s quiet, laid back culture makes a comfortable environment for a low maintenance lifestyle. The state’s famous “Live Free or Die” motto holds true with New Hampshire having the third lowest crime rate in the nation – which has residents feeling comfortable and secure. Enjoy a taste of all four of the New England seasons and the yearly activities that follow. The Lakes Region, in particular, offers unlimited opportunities for recreation located in close proximity to mountain ranges, wooded shorelines, and many inner cities. Experience an exceptional quality of life at work and at home in beautiful New Hampshire!




Most Common Industries

  • Healthcare & Social Assistance
  • Retail Trade
  • Manufacturing
  • Educational Services
  • Accommodation & Food Service
City Population Median Home Cost
Median Income
Laconia 16,075 $184,000 $50,000
Gilford 7,156 $248,100 $56,554
Franklin 6,460 $159,000 $43,000
Tilton/Northfield 3,725 $166,700 $52,000
Meredith 1,749 $209,000 $42,000
Belmont 1,738 $136,500 $60,000
New Hampton 327 $208,300 $89,632
Manchester 111,196 $206,100 $53,391
Concord 43,019 $208,000 $57,566


7 colleges and universities. Over 400 different programs. The choice is yours!

Colleges In the Lakes Region

Lakes Region Community College – 181 graduates (80.1%)
Empire Beauty School- Laconia – 45 graduates (19.99%)
Median In-State Public Tuition
Median Private Tuition

The flagship school, The University of New Hampshire, hosts its main campus just about an hour away in the town of Durham. Students access to some of New England’s finest beaches, hiking trails, and ski resorts give them plenty of opportunity to take a break from the books and enjoy the outdoors during all of the seasons. No matter if you are seeking postsecondary education in a public or private institution, New Hampshire has a place for you!

Largest Universities in NH

  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • University of New Hampshire
  • Dartmouth College