Ossipee Lake Real Estate, Surrounding towns include Effingham, Freedom and Ossipee. ( 3091 acres )
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Ossipee Lake is the sixth largest lake in NH and is surrounded by the towns of Ossipee, Freedom and Effingham it has an extensive network of bays and channels that comprise one of northern New Hampshire’s most popular lakes. Ossipee has three distinctive natural areas, one is the State-owned Ossipee Lake Natural Area, also known as Long Sands. This area is comprised of 400 acres with an extensive undeveloped shoreline on the southern part of the big lake, it is New Hampshire’s finest remaining example of a coastal lake plain shore, nurturing an array of rare plant species including Fine Grass-Leaved Goldenrod, Hairy Hudsonia, and Sand Cherry. In 1977 the federal government designated state-owned Heath Pond Bog Natural Area as a National Natural Landmark. The bog is colorful for three seasons of the year and is especially vibrant in the spring. It contains multiple species of rare orchids. An fun place for bird-watching, it is also home to beavers, fishers and porcupines. Pines barrens used to exist in the Manchester, Nashua and Concord areas but have all but disappeared. The Ossipee Pine Barrens continues to be a functional system and owes much of its existence to New Hampshire’s unique colonial and land-use history. In colonial days they were used for the masts of ships, route 16 was once know as Mast Road.