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flowersExperience Squam Lake

Squam Lake is known as one of the most peaceful and pristine in the country. The fog rises from the water early in the morning, loons fill the air with their haunting call.
 - Conde Nast Magazine

No visit to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire is complete without an opportunity to explore Squam Lake, the lake featured in the movie, On Golden Pond.

Ways to experience Squam Lake:


Manor Activities

Reminiscent of its English heritage, the Manor’s fourteen-acre estate includes a host of recreational activities—tennis on our clay court, croquet, badminton, and an over-sized heated swimming pool and pool cabana on top of Shepherd’s Hill overlooking Squam Lake where you can also relax over lunch.

Exploring Squam Lake is a must to experience one of the most pristine lakes in New Hampshire. Guests who visits Squam Lake enjoy a boat tour, hosted by the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, to see Purgatory Rock and hear the call of the loons. Guests have found a pleasing solitude kayaking on Squam in the early morning when the mist floats over the lake and lends a mystical light to the scene Kayak to one of the many islands where you can enjoy an afternoon of swimming and sunbathing with a picnic lunch from The Manor’s kitchen. If fishing with one of our fellow fishing guides is your sport, you’ll love the tranquility of this well-protected lake. At dusk you may hear the loon’s haunting cry, a distinctive sound that is well-remembered long after your Manor stay.

You may choose to simply relax on one of those clear summer or fall days in an Adirondack chair overlooking the lake and mountains. There are also wonderful areas in the Manor and fireplaces on chilly days where you can unwind with a good book or challenge your partner to a game of chess or backgammon.


Foliage Season

The leaves change from summer green to reds, yellows, oranges and golds and New Hampshire bursts into brilliant color.  Pumpkins and corn stalks dot the landscape and everyone carries a camera to record this spectacular season.


biking in NHSummer Time


If golf is on the docket do play a round at the Owl's Nest Golf Course in Campton. It is listed as one of the 100 Must Play Golf Courses in New England and the views alone are worth the trip. Another premier and challenging golf course is Canterbury Woods Country Club.


winter skiing in NHWinter Time

If you are looking for New Hampshire hotels near ski areas , come to the Manor in winter and enjoy the proximity of five ski areas—all within a half-hour of the Inn. Cannon Ski Resort, Waterville Valley Ski Resort, Loon Mountain Resort, and Gunstock Mountain , and Tenny Mountain Ski resorts to name a few.



Spring Time

As the days grow longer and the sun rises higher, the true harbingers of spring appear, usually in late February. These are the metal buckets hanging on the sugar maples collecting gallons of sap that will be boiled down into maple syrup in over 50 “sugar houses” throughout New Hampshire. Visit the many Sugar houses that dot the landscape.