Laurel Lake is located in the town of Fitzwilliam in what is commonly known as the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire. Fitzwilliam sits just to the north of the MA/NH state line and is most readily accessible via Routes 12 and 119.
Laurel Lake is a clear spring-fed lake covering about 155 acres and has a maximum depth of about 49 feet. The lake contains rainbow and brown trout, small and large mouth bass, as well as perch and a variety of other pan fish. The lake water quality rates among the best in the state. The Laurel Lake Association continually monitors the water quality and updates its members on trends and concerns.
Laurel Lake is home to both seasonal and year-round residents. It is also home to Camp Fleur de Lis - a well-known young women's camp established in 1929. Mount Monadnock - one of the most climbed mountains in the US - is visible from the lake and is just a short drive to the north. Also, the lake is an easy bike ride to the Cheshire Branch Rail Trail that runs from the Massachusetts State Line to Keene, NH and beyond.
The lake is serviced by a public boat ramp (limited street-side parking only) located at its southern end. The Lake Association partners with NH Lakes to provide a Lake Host program at the ramp. Visiting boaters should make sure that their boats are "cleaned, drained, and dry" so we can keep Laurel Lake free from milfoil and other invasive aquatic species.
Rules governing activities at the lake have been developed by the Lake Association to ensure the safety and well-being of all lake residents and guests. For a complete list of Laurel Lake boating and recreation rules read more here.
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