HOLDERNESS — Squam Lake is the focus of a "destination" article in the latest issue of New England Boating magazine. The story was written by Ray Carbone, founder and CEO of Carbone Productions, LLC, of Laconia. Photography was supplied by local photographer Karen Bobotas.
The six-page story, named "Squam Song", extols the serene beauty of the lake made famous by the 1981 movie "On Golden Pond".
"Squam is gorgeous in every respect, no matter what the season... But boating on New Hampshire's second largest lake is not for everyone," the story reads. "For one thing, unlike nearby Winnipesaukee, it's not a place for cabin cruisers or cigarette boats." It's one of only three New Hampshire lakes that limits vessels with a "head and a bed", which eliminates spending a night on the water, it says.
The feature mentions bass, salmon and lake trout fishing on the lake as well as popular low-impact activities like enjoying the water on a skiff, kayak or canoe; hiking; and visiting the Squam Lake Natural Science Center and the Loon Center.
Local businesses receive prominent attention including the marinas on Little Squam and eateries like Walter's Basin, the Corner House Inn in Sandwich and the Common Man in Ashland.
Carbone said that the "Squam Song" feature is part of his company's new "Lakes Region Talks" initiative. In the coming months, Carbone Productions will be working with a select group of area businesses and organization to "spread the word" about everything that's great about being in the Lakes Region. The effort is to follow-up to "The Lakes Region of New Hampshire: Four Seasons, Countless Memories," the company's popular photo-essay.
For information about New England Boating or "Lakes Region Talks", call 603/520-6964.