The Gilford Islands


 A short history

 In the early settlement of Gilford, the Gilford Islands were generally ignored except for the logging of mast pines used in the ship building industry.  Later farmers would clear the islands to pasture their sheep, cows and pigs during the summer months.  In the 1850’s the railroad arrived in Gilford and with it came tourists who were looking for peace and tranquility.  By the early 1900’s camps were appearing on the islands as people happily enjoyed the beauty of their natural surroundings.* Today many families enjoy island living and a whole cottage industry exists to support island life.

 The Islands*


Birch          Mark    
Camp Mink
Crescent (Duds) Pig
Diamond Pop
Eagle Rock
Fish Round
Jolly Steamboat
Kinneho Timber  
Little Camp Welch

  * Although Governor's Island is in Gilford, it is bridged and has more in common with the mainland. 

 *The Gunstock Parish, A History of Gilford New Hampshire, by Adair D. Mulligan, Phoenix Publishing, 1995


News & Events MAR 8th

41 Members Attend Spring Luncheon

On March 02, 2019, members enjoyed lunch with fellow islanders at the Lyon's Den in Gilford and heard about the state of Winnipesaukee's water quality.  The talk was presented by Pat Tarpey, Executive Director of the Lake Winnipesaukee Association.   
The slides from the presentation cam be seen by clickimg here:
State of Winnipesaukee's Water Quality

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