The New England town of Gilford is located on the southern shore of Lake Winnipesaukee. The community is known as the “Recreation Center of New Hampshire”. The parks and recreation department provides quality year round programs and activities for all ages. Large marinas in the area include Silver Sands and Mountain View Yacht Club.
Gunstock Mountain Resort is a four season resort located in the Belknap Mountain range offering beautiful views of Lake Winnipesaukee. Winter enthusiasts enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. The resort also has a mountain coaster, camping facilities, and miles of hiking and biking trails.
On the beautiful shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford lies the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, a 9,0000 seat amphitheater. This seasonal outdoor venue was named one of USA Today‘s 10 Best Concert Venues in the country.
Ellacoya State Park is on the southwest shore of Lake Winnipesaukee providing a sandy beach and lovely views of Sandwich and the Ossipee Mountains. Residents and visitors enjoy swimming, picnicking, and camping in the park.
Governor’s Island is also located in the town of Gilford. Learn more about Governor’s Island.
The town of Gilford boasts an abundance of natural beauty and recreation, as well as an excellent school system, making this a popular area for visitors, seasonal residents, and year round residents.