Michael Travis

Squam (On Golden Pond)



Squam Lake (The On Golden Pond Lake ) is a lake located in central New HampshireUSA, south of the White Mountains, straddling the borders of GraftonCarroll, and Belknap Counties. The largest town on the lake is Holderness. The lake is located northwest of much larger Lake Winnipesaukee.

It drains via a short natural channel into Little Squam Lake, and then through a dam at the head of the short Squam River into the Pemigewasset at Ashland. Covering 6,791 acres (27.5 km²)[1], Squam is the second-largest lake located entirely in New Hampshire.


Squam Lake was originally called Keeseenunknipee, which meant "the goose lake in the highlands". The white settlers that followed shortened the name to Casumpa, Kusumpy and/or Kesumpe around 1779. In the early 1800s, the lake was given another Abenaki name, Asquam, which means "water". Finally, in the early 1900s, Asquam was shortened to its present version, Squam.

The 1981 film On Golden Pond was filmed on Squam Lake. There are two tour boat outfits on the lake, both based in Holderness, that will show visitors where all the filming locations are situated.




32 Kesumpe Point Road Holderness NH 03245

Holderness, NH32 Kesumpe Point Road


Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 4898012

  • Residential Single Family
  • Square Feet 1,221
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Construction Existing

Year round Squam Lake home in super desirable Cotton Cove! This charming Ranch style lake home has been in the same family for 30 years and is now available! Quiet and peaceful location with stunning sunsets on a flat .65 acre lot with 100 feet of owned waterfrontage. Property also includes a 28x24 detached garage with a huge unfinished space above for storage or bunk room. Lake side yard has plenty of space to spread out which takes you down to the crystal clear water and sandy bottom, great for swimming! Extra long dock to fit all your boats and toys. Home has 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths with two living rooms. Also has a new septic system and newer roof! Bright and open kitchen/dining area looks out over the lake. Step out from the front living room and relax on your deck enjoying everything lake life has to offer. This is a fabulous location with sun all day and close to all Lakes Region amenities, restaurants and shops. Under 2 hours from Boston.

Listed by Rachel Xavier of KW Lakes and Mountains Realty/Meredith

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Federal 30-year interest rate: 5.25% last updated on May 19, 2022
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