This is a beautifully detailed, laser engraved and precision cut topographical Map of Squam Lake in Grafton, Carroll and Belknap counties, New Hampshire with the following interesting stats carved into it:
- Originally called Keeseenunknipe which meant “The goose lake in the Highlands”
- In the early 19th century, the lake was given another Abenaki name, Asquam which means “water”. Finally, in the early in 20th century, Asquam was shortened to its present version Squam.
- The 1981 film “On Golden Pond” was filmed on Lake Squam.
- Max. Length: 7 Miles
- Max Width: 4.6 Miles
- 6,791 Surface Acres
- 30 Named Islands
Interesting factoid: Squam Lake is located in the Lakes Region of central New Hampshire, south of the White Mountains, straddling the borders of Grafton, Carroll, and Belknap counties. The largest town center on the lake is Holderness. The lake is located northwest of much larger Lake Winnipesaukee.
It drains via a short natural channel into Little Squam Lake, and then through a dam at the head of the short Squam River into the Pemigewasset at Ashland. Covering 6,791 acres Squam is the second-largest lake located entirely in New Hampshire. Originally called Keeseenunknipee, which meant "the goose lake in the highlands". The white settlers that followed shortened the name to "Casumpa", "Kusumpy" and/or "Kesumpe" around 1779. In the early 19th century, it was given another Abenaki name, Asquam, which means "water". Finally, in the early 20th century, Asquam was shortened to its present version, Squam.
The 1981 film On Golden Pond was filmed in the town of Center Harbor on Squam Lake. There is one tour boat service offered by the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, based in Holderness, that will show visitors where all the filming locations are situated, as well as items of natural significance.
The lake is classified as a cold- and warm water fishery, with observed species including rainbow trout, landlocked salmon, lake trout, lake whitefish, smallmouth and largemouth bass, chain pickerel, horned pout, and white perch. (Not all of this information made it onto the map, we just love to read up on the lakes we design).
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