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Wolfeboro is proud to call itself "the oldest summer resort in America," because in 1763 Governor John Wentworth built here the first summer house in the United States.



Wolfeboro NH, at the southeastern end of Lake Winnipesaukee 29 miles (47 km) by winding roads east of Laconia (map), is among the prettiest and most interesting towns on Lake Winnipesaukee, pretty enough to attract famous visitors such as President Nicholas Sarkozy of France (August 2007), as well as former Massachusetts governor and US presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who owns a Wolfeboro summer home.

A reason for Wolfebro's beauty is that it was never industrialized in the 19th century, thus escaping the post-industrial decline that hit such textile-producing towns as Laconia.

It has escaped the honky-tonk commercialism that has taken over some other lake towns, like Weirs Beach, perhaps because of its "inconvenient" position at the southeastern tip of the lake.

So today Wolfeboro is a fine, almost typical, New England town with the requisite historical society, white-steepled churches, gracious old houses, and some fine views of the lake.

There is less hustle and bustle in Wolfeboro than in some other lake towns, less to "see and do," but that makes it all the better for those who really want to relax.

While you're here, visit the Libby Museum and Castle in the Clouds mountaintop estate. More...

The m/v Mount Washington stops here to pick up and discharge passengers for its tours of the lake, and a good number of the hotels, inns and resorts in town have their own stretches of beach.

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What to See & Do in Wolfeboro

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Weirs Beach

About Lake Winnipesaukee

Winnipesaukee Transportation

The White Mountains

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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

Wolfeboro: "The oldest summer resort in America."

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