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

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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.

Longhaul Farm on Route 113 is an organic farm that sells produce. 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
  • St. Peter's on the Mount Bed and Breakfast
  • White Oak Motel & Cottages
  • Yankee Trail Motel
  • Great waterfront scenery and a distant view of the White Mountains make Holderness a great destination.


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      Miss Berlin-Gorham Competition   (11/4)
      Over There   (11/11)
      Osprey Tracking Lecture   (11/20)
      Journey to the North Pole   (Mixed Dates)
      Santa Express Trains   (Mixed Dates)
      Traditionally Yours   (11/24-30)
      Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour   (11/25-12/17)
      Santa's First Visit   (11/25)
      Xmas Tree Lighting Ceremony  (11/26)
      Homestead Christmas   (12/2)
      Nutcracker Ballet   (12/2)
      Holiday Concert & Cookie Swap   (12/3)

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