Sunset Lake and Hills Pond -Alton, NH- Alton Shores Association

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Polka Dot Properties, LLC #050969
Alton Shores is a community of seasonal and year round residents that have come to appreciate the beauty of the New Hampshire countryside. Located in the shadow of Alton Mountain, they share waterfront views and hillside vistas that celebrate the Lakes Region tradition. Situated between the towns of Gilmanton Iron Works and Alton Bay, there is convenient access to Lake Winnipesaukee, Mount Major, and miles of great summer and winter outdoor recreation.

Members of the Alton Shores Association have access to association owned beaches on Sunset Lake and Hill's Pond. Seasonal water is provided to members and the association maintains many of the roads. They are an organization that relies on volunteerism and camaraderie, to the benefit of our community. There is an annual meeting where members have an opportunity to become involved in the association. There is an annual work party that involves one day of clean up followed by a dinner party. Summer family activities such as group hikes or association wide cookouts are encouraged. Most of all, Alton Shores is a place to relax and enjoy life.

As for practical matters, there is ‘911' emergency service access in the community. In winter, the town plows the main road through the association.  The area's lakes and ponds offer swimming, fishing, boating and an opportunity to appreciate nature. Nesting loons attest to the purity of the water and moose and bear sightings verify the well being of the ecosystem in this region.

Finally, the people make Alton Shores a community. Whether at one of the beaches with the kids, in kayaks just after dawn, on mountain trails for the day or just on the back porch with neighbors, people make it great. There are many life-long friendships that began here during summer vacation. People seem more at ease among the camps and homes, the lakes and hills, the warm summer afternoons and frosty winter nights. Some say that they leave their worries on the other side of the mountain as they approach Alton Shores. Others claim that there's something about the clean air that comforts and relaxes them.

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Posted by

Monique Currie | ABR, ASP, GRI


Polka Dot Properties


Comments (13)


i am looking to buy a home in alton shore on a private rd. but i am in need of documentation on who plows the raods?

Aug 11, 2016 05:16 AM

Do you already have a house under agreement? If so, the owner should be able to tell you.

Aug 11, 2016 05:47 AM

I have put a deposit on a home, the seller is unsure because I think it was an investment property and did not live there, at least not in the winter, but not exactly sure. The sellers realtor is not sure either. My loan cannot be processed until we can find out this info and or contact Info for a association director.I can't seem to find anything online, can you help?

Aug 11, 2016 06:22 AM

All those private roads are all plowed by different people. There is no way of me knowing who does it. Who is your agent? That is their job to get you all the info you need in order to close. I guess you could always knock on the neighbors doors and ask them. Not sure what to tell you sorry!

Aug 11, 2016 06:29 AM

Also interested in a property in Alton Shores. Can someone tell me how much the association fees are?

Dec 23, 2016 10:01 AM
Julia M Dixon

Is there anywhere on Hills Pond my dog is allowed to enter the water?

Aug 10, 2017 11:30 AM
Monique Currie

I do not know the answer regarding dogs. My suggestion would be to contact someone through their website which is listed in the article.

Aug 10, 2017 11:43 AM

Hello Monique,I am thinking on purchasing a home near Sunset Lake. Would you know if this lake has public access for swimming/boating/fishing etc?Thanks! Andre

Oct 01, 2017 03:22 PM
Monique Currie

Hi Andre! Thank you for reaching out to me with your question. I do not believe there are any public accesses on Sunset Lake or Hills Pond. The only access available is for association members.

Oct 01, 2017 05:44 PM
Stephen Carleton

I am a new owner on Beaver Dam rd. with a dock on Hills Pond. How can I get my pontoon boat on the lake.
Thanks Steve

Apr 03, 2018 03:52 PM
Monique Currie

I believe the launch is on Alton Shores Road.

Apr 03, 2018 04:46 PM
Stephen Carleton

Hi I live on Beaver Dam rd with 2 docks on hills pond and I have a new pontoon boat being delivered on 5/10 I noticed the gate is locked. Does anyone no how I can get the gate opened when it arrives.

Thank you.

Apr 30, 2018 04:53 PM
Kevin Murphy

Hi Stephen, I also live om Beaver Dam Rd and am looking for the same info. Let me know what you find out Kevin Murphy 413-478-9505

May 16, 2018 12:24 PM