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Lake WinnipesaukeeSituated between Lake Winnipesaukee and the White Mountains, this charming lakeside town is a pristine destination that provides an exciting range of outdoor activities, dining options, and mesmerizing scenic views. It has a small town feel that gives you the best of both worlds – a calm and peaceful living experience while still being close to all the essentials.

Rich History

Gilford's history dates back to the mid-1700s. The town has a rich heritage that is deeply rooted in agriculture, tourism, and the outdoors. If you’re interested in history, the Gilford Public Library offers a robust catalog of historical documents, books, and other resources. The local community also hosts various events and outdoor festivals throughout the year to celebrate the town’s illustrious past.

Lake Winnipesaukee

The town of Gilford is situated at the southern end of Lake Winnipesaukee, which boasts 72 square miles of crystal clear water. The lake's unique shape creates various inlets and coves that make it perfect for boating, fishing, and watersports. If you're an avid boater, you'll love Gilford, as there are many marinas and docking options in the area. Lake Winnipesaukee is also home to many islands that are fun to explore during the warmer months.

Outdoor Recreation

Gilford is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. From hiking, biking, and skiing to snowmobiling, watersports, and fishing, you’ll find it all easily accessible. The town is home to trails and nature reserves that provide plenty of opportunities to explore the rugged terrain of the White Mountains.

The Gunstock Mountain Resort offers year round adventure activities such as alpine skiing, tubing, hiking, mountain biking, and ziplining. Gilford is also home to many beautiful parks, including the Ellacoya State Park. In the winter, be sure to check out the Pats Peak Ski Area, which is about an hour’s drive from Gilford.

Gilford Real Estate 

There are many single family homes and waterfront properties, as well as some condos in the area. Start your home search below and be sure to contact Maxfield Real Estate if you have questions about buying a home in Gilford.

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