This town was first granted in 1759 to four young men of Portsmouth, and named Wolfeboro in honor of General James Wolfe, who had been victorious at Quebec in 1759. In 1763, 2,300 acres were added to the 60 acres reserved for the governor. Governor John Wentworth established an estate on the site, known as Kingswood. This was the first summer country estate in northern New England.
Located on the eastern shore of Lake Winnipesaukee, Wolfeboro is a beautiful vacation town. “The Jewel of Lake Winnipesaukee” Wolfeboro is nestled on the eastern shore of the lake and surrounded by the beauty of forests and mountains.
Take a stroll through town for Ice cream, enjoy lunch over looking the bay and brouse our wonderful shops for those special gifts! Take a ride on the M/S Mount Washington as she stops in at the surrounding Harbors and sounds her arrival horn! Diving, swimming, kayaking, boating and the list is endless.
Wolfeboro is a quaint New England community with a rich heritage. Winter Carnival held here yearly during winter months with horse drawn sleigh rides! Year round fun for the whole family. “The Oldest Summer Resort In America.” Come visit the Lakes Region!
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