Originally called New Durham Gore, because of Mount Major‘s rocky terrain, the town was settled by a group from Roxbury, Massachusetts. The name Roxbury had already been used, so the town was named for the Alton family. The town fronts Alton Bay, the southeastern point of Lake Winnipesaukee, and its 19.3 square miles of inland water area is the largest of any town in New Hampshire.
Tilton is a town on the Winnipesaukee River in Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States. Originally called New Durham Gore, because of Mount Major’s rocky terrain, the town was settled by a group from Roxbury, Massachusetts.The town fronts Alton Bay, on Lake Winnipesaukee, and has19.3 square miles of inland water.
If you are looking for adventure, Tilton has kayaking Winnipesaukee River , historical sights and great taverns for your end of the day eats!