Gilford is in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Gilford, New Hampshire is a small town making up 53.8 sq miles. Surround the town is Laconia and Alton. Gilford is apart of the Belknap County in New Hampshire. According to the 2010 census, 7,126 residents live in Gilford, NH. Gilford in made up of both main land and islands such as Governors Islands, Timber Island and Mark Island situated on Lake Winnipesauke, New Hampshire’s largest lake.
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By Motor Vehicle Most visitors will enter Gilford via highway 93. They will take the Tilton exit and stay on route 11A until it becomes Lake Shore Rd. Lake Shore Rd is the main road in Gilford, NH.
By Boat All travel on Lake Winnipesauke, which takes up the entirety of the coastline, can be done via boat as there are many public docks offering access to land.
By Air Travel It is possible to enter Gilford via the Laconia Airport, just a few miles outside the town.
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To get around Gilford New Hampshire, most travel will be done by motor vehicle. There are trails are available for dirt bikes, ATVs and some motorcycles, but they do not extent to all reaches of the town. It is also possible for citizens and visitors to travel by foot, as some locations are close together.
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On route 11A, there are two or three locations where travelers are notified of a scenic view. In these areas, parking is available and there is an opportunity to see Lake Winnipesaukee and the surrounding landscape. Visitors often use these opportunities for taking photographs.
Visitors may also have views of Belknap Mountain throughout Gilford which is located in Belknap County and is approximately 2382 ft in height.
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Visitors can set up RVs, tents, or stay in the hotel available in this campground. Families who started the campground and have either been passed down their residential properties through generations or have bought/sold along with their owner’s share of the park. Visitors can explore the grounds, use their beaches and playground as well as attend events at the campground pavilion.
This state park is located on the southwest shore of Lake Winnipesaukee. Camping and RV sites are available and there is a long strip of beach available for visitors. Pets are not allowed at this location and there is an admission fee.
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Rates range from $77 dollars during the off-season to $150 during the in-season. 
Rates range from $90 dollars to $180 dollars. Discounts are available during the off-season. 
Rates range from $105 dollars to $180. 
Rates range from $80 dollars during the off-season to $1400 for a three-bedroom cottage during the in-season. 
Rates vary from $160 dollars to $240 dollars. Amenities include free continental breakfast and indoor and outdoor pools and indoor whirlpool spa.
Rates range from $79 dollars during the off-season to $320 during the in-season. Amenities include indoor and outdoor pools and beach front property. 
 Get out
To leave Gilford, New Hampshire, head west on route 11 to hit interstate highway 93 in Tilton. To leave the town and head towards Alton, head east on 11A. Visitors may also leave via the Laconia Airport Authority at 65 Aviation Dr, in Gilford, NH. Visitors also have the option to leave Gilford via boat to another town with access to Lake Winnipesauke.