Ossipee Lake

Freedom, New Hampshire
Ossipee Lake, in the northeast corner of the Lakes Region in New Hampshire, is a great place for fishing, boating, and swimming.
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Ossipee Lake, nestled in the northeast corner of the Lakes Region in New Hampshire, is a tranquil and idyllic getaway that beckons those seeking solace and natural beauty. This pristine lake, covering 3,257 acres, is a cherished gem in Carroll County, surrounded by the towns of Effingham, Freedom, Madison, Ossipee, Sandwich, and Tamworth. It is known for offering a serene escape for those who love fishing, boating, swimming, and capturing stunning scenery through their cameras. It is also the seventh-largest lake in the state.

Ossipee Lake has earned a reputation as a haven for vacationers, evident from the numerous condo, cabin, and lake house developments that line its shoreline. Many of these developments include private beaches, adding an element of exclusivity to the lakefront experience.

For those looking to enjoy Ossipee Lake without being part of a private association, Constitution Park is the go-to destination. Located right off NH-25 in Ossipee, this park is easily accessible and offers a range of amenities. Visitors can explore a playground, tennis courts, athletic fields, and a delightful boardwalk leading to the public beach. The beach, situated on the eastern shores of the lake at the channel to Broad Bay, is a highlight of Constitution Park. It features white sand and is a popular spot during the summer, drawing both locals and tourists alike. It’s an excellent place to soak up the sun, swim, or simply take in the picturesque views of Ossipee Lake.

For those seeking a more immersive experience on the lake, renting a boat can be a fantastic option. Lakefront Landing Marina, a local establishment, offers a variety of motorboats for rent, along with kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards. For thrill-seekers, the marina also offers Water Ski and Tube Packages, providing the perfect opportunity for exciting water adventures.

What sets Ossipee Lake apart is its somewhat hidden and less crowded nature. While it may lack an abundance of public beaches and commercialized areas, it compensates with its unspoiled beauty and tranquility. This makes it an ideal destination for those looking to escape the crowds and immerse themselves in the serene and natural charm of the lake.

Ossipee Lake, with its pristine waters and scenic surroundings, offers a quiet retreat for outdoor enthusiasts, photographers, and anyone in search of a peaceful and picturesque destination in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. Whether you’re relaxing on its white sand beach, boating on its calm waters, or simply taking in the unspoiled vistas, Ossipee Lake remains a hidden gem that promises a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of more popular lakes in the region.

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Address: Long Sands Road, Ossipee, New Hampshire
Place GPS Coordinates: 43.791472, -71.137111
Parking GPS Coordinates: 43.791472, -71.137111
Parking Notes: Parking for Lake Ossipee is sadly not very easy. There are no public parking areas on the shores of the lake. Your best bet is to park near Constitution Park and walk the Conservation Boardwalk to the shore. The boardwalk trail is only about .25 miles long.

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