On Golden Pond

Also Known As: Squam Lake located in the Lakes Region of central New Hampshire. Squam Lake was originally called Keeseenunknipee, which meant “the goose lake in the highlands”. In the early 19th century, the lake was given an 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. Squam Lake is a nesting site for common loons and is a good place to see them in breeding plumage during the summer months. Bald eagles and great blue herons are also known to nest on the lake.

Me, I come for the loons, and I have yet to be disappointed…

One thought on “On Golden Pond

  1. Loons are an amazing bird. We live in lakes country and I think there are loons all summer on every lake big enough for them to take off from before they hit the tree line. Great pictures!


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