Rattle Snake - Squam Lake - breath taking views NH photos

By
Managing Real Estate Broker with Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., NHRE# 02863

There is an extremely easy hike over looking Squam Lake...many would say it's a walk that is slightly up hill. That being the case it's well worth the trip for anyone of any age...and the view is spectacular at the top of Rattle Snake "mountain". Note: the out cropping of granite ledge that allows the view is a sheer drop on the lake side so if you do bring little ones keep a sharp eye on them...and establish some ground rules before you arrive at the summit.  Take Route 113 in Holderness , you go by some magnificent horse farms and lake homes on this short stretch of road. Look for the Rockywold - Deephaven camp entrance on your right and go another 100 yards to the trail head parking lot. The trail is wonderfully maintained and a good pair of sneakers will do you just fine...for this easy stroll. When you reach the top you'll see the Dedication sign...set up to remind the public you carry out what you brought in and that the families who owned this land have shared it with you in hopes you'll be inspired today. With out further fan-fair...enjoy this view of the lake that inspired the making of the Movie "Golden Pond" and many artist to paint from this vista.

                     Rockywold -Deephaven cove below.

      Looking due south into the sun...Big Squam - Church Island (booked for weddings) fore-ground

      Watch for several big drop-offs it's a long way down...from many of the best viewing points.

 

   Off to the east in the distance you can see Lake Winnipesaukee...10 miles away and clear sky's today.

                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                             Hey Take a Hike...today!!

 

 

 

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Comments (14)

William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Steve...Breathtaking does not describe the view.  Only to see it through you eyes.

Oct 13, 2010 09:55 AM
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Bill...These views are great I took 65 photos and tried to pick just a few...here is another shot thanks.

Oct 13, 2010 10:04 AM
Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain - Cottonwood, CA

Steve,

 

Thanks for adding the pleasant memory of "On Golden Pond".

I've been trying to walk more lately so it doesn't feel like it's-uphill-both-ways.

Steve

Oct 13, 2010 10:41 AM
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Simply spectacular Steve. Any one of those photos could easily be a postcard or a picture worthy of framing.

Oct 13, 2010 11:42 AM
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Thanks...Craig, A great subject makes the shots easy to capture...this was a little Canon auto focus pocket camera.

Oct 13, 2010 12:13 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Steve my two boys enjoy hiking, and I bet they would love to do this hike.  I am going to pass this along to them.

Oct 13, 2010 02:33 PM
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

So glad you enjoyed the time off with your wife...a thanks for sharing these spectacular photos of you corner of the universe! 

Oct 13, 2010 10:22 PM
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Laura.  I always enjoy her company on these hikes...off to a Realtors board meeting today, glad I got in the hike yesterday.

Oct 14, 2010 12:02 AM
Joan Mirantz
Homequest Real Estate - Concord, NH
Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire

I never get used to that view...last time I was up there was about 17 years ago! WOW time flys!!

Oct 14, 2010 11:30 AM
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Joan...It's time for a trip up north...with a bonus hike.

Oct 14, 2010 12:33 PM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I've been told to take a hike before...

Oct 15, 2010 12:38 PM
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Alan...you haven't heard the last suggestion to take a hike!?

Oct 15, 2010 12:44 PM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

yea... i'm sure it's not the last time I'll hear it.

Oct 16, 2010 03:06 AM
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Alan...So have I - I don't take it personally, I go enjoy the outdoors and share the photos from the paths less taken.

Oct 16, 2010 03:27 AM