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

NH Community Profiles: Wolfeboro, NH                                              


Wolfeboro, NH

A charming town with affluence, beautiful lakes, and the nearby backdrop of the White Mountains, Wolfeboro makes an enjoyable travel destination, as well as a delightful respite on your journey. The town sits on the eastern shore of Lake Winnipesauke. on Route 16, and is about half-way between the White Mountains and the New Hampshire seacoast.

New Hampshire Governor Benning Wentworth gave the town's land as a reward to four young heroes in the French and Indian War. They named the town Wolfe Borough --in honor of English General James Wolfe, who had been victorious at Quebec in 1759..

The Wright Museum pays tribute to World War II, with an amazing collection of working weapons and vehicles, as well as a "time tunnel" that allows visitors to pass through time to see recreations of life in wartime. The museum is located 77 Center Street, off Route 28 near downtown. The museum is housed in the former Diamond Lumber yard (you may remember their kitchen matches and the familiar red, white and blue box). "The museum is unique," says Michelle Landry, Collections Manager for the Wright Museum. "We show the military history, but we also capture life on the home front. We have recreations of a 1940s living room, a wartime gas station, and a soda fountain. I think it gives a different viewpoint than other museums."

The New Hampshire Boat Museum is located at 399 Center Street, about two miles south of the intersection of routes 16 and 28. For those who love boats, this is a perfect destination. If you appreciate the gleaming mahogany of a Chris-Craft boat, you will love this place. The museum features exhibits related to paddle boats, steam ships, tour boats and racers.

The Brewster Academy is a private college prep boarding school that overlooks the lake. Notable alumni include actor Topher Grace of "That 70s Show" and novelist James Kirkwood, Jr., author of Good Times Bad Times.

Recreation abounds with cross-country skiing, skating and ice fishing in the winter. Summer activities include boating swimming and canoeing. Carrie Beach provides a small number of grills for barbeques and Albee Beach is surrounded by many hiking trails. The Cotton Valley Rail Trail zigzags along Crescent Lake and Lake Wentworth, and is a short cut used by locals regularly. Ample parking is available on Railroad Avenue, just west of the intersection of State Routes 109 and 28.

Dining includes Mise En Place at 96 Lehner Street, which epitomizes casual gourmet food. Wolfe's Tavern is a pub and grill that serves steaks and chops as well as innovative dishes. The Restaurant at 12 Main Street is an upscale family-style restaurant with charm, a varied menu and homemade touches.

With its upscale charm and interesting activities, Wolfeboro makes for interesting day's adventure. "We are a lively town, with lovely trails by the lake and lots to do," says Michelle Landry. "Wolfeboro is a quintessential New England town, with great architecture and a lot of historical things to do."


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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