The town of Wolfeboro is a popular tourist destination located near Lake Winnipesaukee in Carroll County. Wolfeboro’s appeal comes from its scenic beauty, small town charm, and rich history. The friendly, relaxing atmosphere and accessibility to Huggins Hospital has contributed to a growing retirement community which attracts new residents from all over the country. The town was incorporated in 1770 and named in honor of General James Wolfe who came out victorious during the Battle of Quebec. New England’s first summer estate was built by Governor John Wentworth on Smith Pond which was later renamed Lake Wentworth. The area’s beauty made Wolfeboro a popular tourist spot once the railroads were built. The town became busy due to new visitors and residents. Today, Wolfeboro has a population of 6,246 residents living within the town’s 48 sq. miles of land. The majority of working residents employed within the community. The town’s largest businesses include the School District and Huggins Hospital. Wolfeboro was originally known as a farming community but today tourism is the town’s dominant industry. Wolfeboro is full of 4 season recreational activities and year round cultural events that appeal to those of all ages. Skiing and sledding can be enjoyed at Abenaki Ski Area which also transforms into bike paths and hiking trails during the Summer. Being home to Lake Wentworth and near Lake Winnipesaukee, there are many opportunities for boating, fishing and swimming. The town also have many parks and beaches that are perfect for group outings. Driving distance to Select Cities: Manchester, NH 51 miles; Concord, NH 40 miles; Boston, MA 102 miles; Portsmouth, NH 65 miles.
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