Holderness, NH: A Complete Community Profile of Holderness, NH.

NH Community Profiles: Holderness, NH                                              


Holderness, NH

Just north of Meredith but conveniently a few miles off I-93, Holderness is a waterfront community on the Squam Lakes. It is a very appealing, dignified and likeable town.

Holderness established itself as an agricultural community, and was a boom town of sorts, as the flat iron industry increased in the region. The arrival of the railroad increased the prosperity, however social unrest developed as the mill areas were denied street lights and sidewalks, amenities enjoyed in most other areas in town.

You can't mention Holderness without talking about the film, On Golden Pond, which was filmed in the area. Other connections with the entertainment industry include filmmaker George Butler (Pumping Iron, and Roving Mars), and children's author and Newberry Award winner Joan Winsor Blos.

The Squam Lakes Natural Science Center on Science Road has been educating in New Hampshire since the mid-1960s, and has worked to produce programming with New Hampshire Public television since 1980. Since the 1970s, they have had a mobile unit to reach out to area school and community groups. They offer a stimulating series of lectures and programs for children and adults.

Dining includes the Squam Lake Inn Café, 28 Shepard Hill Road, which offers fresh ingredients, served at available outdoor seating. Walter's Basin Pub (Basshole Pub) on Route 3 offers tavern style food and atmosphere, with a view, of course. The Van Horn Dining Room at The Manor on Golden Pond, 31 Manor Drive, is elegant and romantic.

Lodging in Holderness:
  • Boulders Motel & Cottages
  • Cottage Place on Squam Lake
  • Cotton Cove Cottages
  • Inn on Golden Pond
  • The Manor on Golden Pond
  • Squam Lake Inn
  • White Oak Motel & Cottages
  • Yankee Trail Motel
  • Great waterfront scenery and a distant view of the White Mountains make Holderness a great destination.


    Scheduled Events

      Seussical   (9/6-15)
      2001 Space Odyssey   (9/7)
      Muster in the Mountains   (9/7-9)
      Wingzilla   (9/8)
      Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino   (9/9)
      Things [Mom] Taught Me   (9/13-23)
      Reach the Beach   (9/14-15)
      WM Storytelling Festival   (9/14-16)
      Metallak Race   (9/15)
      Mandeville & Richards   (9/15)
      Cohase Film Slam   (9/16)
      Tricycle Grand Prix  (9/16)
      Rodney Crowell   (9/21)
      NH Highland Games   (9/21-23)
      Don Who   (9/22)
      Harvest Celebration   (9/22)
      Health & Wellness Fair   (9/22)
      Jeep Invasion  (9/22)
      Lakes Region Tri Festival   (9/22-23)
      Pat Metheny   (9/26)
      Driving Miss Daisy   (9/27 - 10/6)
      Neko Case   (9/27)
      Shot of JD   (9/28)
      Dixville Half Marathon   (9/29)
      New Hampshire Marathon   (9/29)
      Matthew Odell   (9/30)
      Lincoln Fall Craft Festival   (10/6&7)
      Sparrow Blue & Crowes Pasture   (10/6)
      Oktoberfest  (10/6-7)
      White Mountain Oktoberfest   (10/6-7)
      Fall Foliage Celebration   (10/6-8)
      Sandwich Fair   (10/6-8)
      Paddle the Border   (10/7)
      Lincoln Fall Craft Festival   (10/7-9)
      Shadow Play   (10/10)
      Killer Joe   (10/11-21)
      Greg Brown   (10/12)
      Camping & RV Show   (10/12-14)
      Riverfire & Horrorfest   (10/13)
      Jay Stollman Band   (10/19)
      Murder Dinner Train   (10/19-20)
      Pumpkin Patch Express   (10/19-21)
      All Things Pumpkin   (10/20)
      Ethan Setiawan Band   (10/20)
      Bettye LaVette   (10/26)
      Murder Dinner Train   (10/26-27)
      Pumpkin Patch Express   (10/26-28)
      Berlin Jazz   (10/27)

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      Alpine Adventures
      Clark's Trading Post
      Cog Railway
      Conway Scenic Railroad
      Fort Jefferson Fun Park
      Jericho Mountain ATV Park
      Kancamagus Highway
      Littleton Riverwalk
      Lost River Gorge
      Mountain Meadow Funplex
      Mt. Washington Auto Road
      Polar Caves
      Santa's Village
      Vertical Ventures
      Whale's Tail Water Park
      Woodstock Inn & Brewery


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      Local Movie Theaters
      Local Performance Theaters
      Moose Tours


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