While historians do not really know how this lake got its name, Newfound Lake is perhaps the most beautiful lake in New Hampshire.
It is located in Grafton County in the northwest corner of the Lakes Region in central New Hampshire. It is the third largest in the state at 4,451 acres. Eight underground springs supply fresh water twice a year to the lake and some of its major tributaries include the Cockermouth River and Fowler River.
Newfound Lake is extremely beautiful and clean, offering visitors a chance to enjoy the lake and the scenery around them. With some of the purest and fresh water in the state of New Hampshire, Newfound Lake is a favorite for locals as well as visitors. Many fun activities can be experienced on the lake and surrounding areas, including sailing, fishing, hiking, camping, boating, and even picnicking. There are many rental cottages on the banks of the lake and other areas close by for those wanting to stay a while in comfort. There are surrounding parks such as Wellington State Park that also give visitors something to experience and several area restaurants for dining.
Newfound Lake had humble beginnings and while it went unnamed for many years, it is now known for its purity, the beautiful views, and a plethora of things to enjoy. The years have gone where many steamboats glided across the water, but remains are two lighthouses that give even more character to the lake.