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FROM "WHERE TO IN THE LAKES REGION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE," 1949

 

The township of Moultonboro sits astride the northern end of Lake Winnipesaukee and thrusts it's long neck — Moultonboro — down into the lake, giving it a fifty-mile shore line of unsurpassed beauty on that body of water alone. With its frontage of fifteen miles of Squam Lake, and that of Lake Kanasatka, Berry Pond and ten smaller ponds, Moultonboro offers a longer shore line than any other town in the state.

Red Hill, the Ossipee Range and the Sandwich Range rise high above the surrounding country, affording slope and a beautifully varied terrain. For those interested in hiking and exploring, these mountains offer many interesting trails, best known of which is the mountain ridge drive along the crests of Mount Roberts and Farway Mountain. The view of Lake Winnipesaukee and the White Mountains from the Fire Warden's tower atop Red Hill is a sight not to be missed when in the vicinity.

Most famous of the many fishing areas in Moultonboro is Green's Basin on Winnipesaukee, a scant two miles from the center of the town. Hunting, on Moultonboro Neck, as well as in the surrounding mountains, is a must to the many sportsmen who have learned of this area.

The Tobey Estate, formerly built and expanded by the famous Tom Plant, is one of the show places in the area. The home, known as "The Castle," has many unique features and the estate is entirely surrounded by a stone wall many miles in length.

The fourteen summer camps for boys and girls which are located in Moultonboro indicate the perfection of its natural advantages for summer vacations.

The Bald Peak Colony, with an 18-hole golf course, adds distinction to this locality.

The weekly dances and entertainments held in Moultonboro throughout the summer are a friendly offering of the townspeople to visitors.

Hunting, fishing, snowshoeing and skiing opportunities abound in the vicinity of the town. Year around accommodations for those sportsmen interested are available, in better than average style.

Boating liveries are maintained on the lakes and ponds of Moultonboro and public swimming facilities are available.

Located at the head of Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonboro is on route 25 on the northern side of the Lake and on route 109 on the eastern edge, the center of Moultonboro being at the junction of the two routes.

 


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