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.

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

      EPIC Music Camp   (6/18-22 & 25-29)
      New West Guitar Group   (6/21)
      Sweeney Todd   (6/21-7/7)
      Barbershop is Back   (6/22)
      Food Truck Festival   (6/22)
      Rhiannon Giddens   (6/22)
      'Fore the Kids' Golf Classic   (6/23)
      2XU WM Triathlon   (6/23)
      New England Brewfest   (6/23)
      Arts Festival   (6/23-24)
      Barnyard Incident   (6/24)
      Memorial Golf Tournament   (6/24)
      Gail Archer, Organist   (6/24)
      Beaudin & Buddington   (6/27)
      The Producers   (6/28 - 7/7)
      Youth Ensemble   (6/28)
      SitS: Matthew Odell   (6/29)
      Asleep at the Wheel   (6/30)
      Grassfed Boys   (7/1)
      Myra Flynn   (7/1)
      Firecracker Express   (7/4)
      The Little Red Wagon   (7/5)
      Keep The Change   (7/5)
      Putnam County Spelling Bee   (7/5-14)
      Devon Gilfillian   (7/6)
      GoldenOak   (7/6)
      Triathlon & Duathlon   (7/7)
      Wooden Ships   (7/7)
      Bella's Bartok   (7/8)
      Crunchy Western Boys Duo   (7/8)
      Water Ski Camp   (7/9-11)
      The Little Mermaid   (7/10 - 8/6)
      Jackson & Young   (7/11)
      The Foreigner   (7/11-30)
      The Letters  (7/12-15)
      We Have Always Lived...   (7/12-21)
      Gentri: The Gentlemen Trio   (7/13)
      SitS: Bernard Rose & Anna Lim   (7/13)
      REEL Outdoors: Mountain   (7/13)
      37th Annual Prouty   (7/13-14)
      Singers & Swingers   (7/13-15)
      Curtains   (7/13-15 & 19-21)
      Day Out With Thomas   (7/13-15)
      The Taming   (7/13-22)
      Natalie Gelman   (7/14)
      Always... Patsy Cline   (7/14 - 8/30)
      Garden Tour & Tea   (7/15)
      Parker Hill Road   (7/15)
      Ume   (7/15)
      NH Fiddle Ensemble  (7/17)
      Lakeview Chamber Players   (7/18)
      Fugitive Pieces   (7/19)
      Beauty & the Beast   (7/19 - 8/4)
      Torme Sings Torme   (7/20)
      Tom Papa   (7/20)
      Day Out With Thomas   (7/20-22)
      Albannach   (7/22)
      Bob Amos...   (7/22)
      Benefit Golf Tournament   (7/22)
      Chicago   (7/23 - 8/31)
      Chanticleer   (7/24)
      Griff O'Brien   (7/25)
      Annual Fundraiser   (7/26)
      Dearly Beloveds  (7/26-29)
      Laughing Stock   (7/26 - 8/4)
      Sounds in the Sanctuary   (7/27)
      Dustbowl Revival   (7/28)
      ADAAWE   (7/29)
      Back Shed String Band   (7/29)
      Our Town   (7/31 - 8/29)
      Ingrid Husemoller,   (8/1)

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