Gilford is a town in Belknap County, New Hampshire. Situated on Lake Winnipesaukee, Gilford is home to Governors Island, Ellacoya State Beach, Belknap Mountain State Forest, Gunstock Mountain Ski Resort, and Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook, a seasonal outdoor concert venue. Lake Winnipesaukee and the surrounding lakes area communities, offer vacationers an opportunity to ski some of the finest powder in New England, snow mobile across endless miles of maintained trails, camp at some of the most beautiful wilderness settings, and boat out our many pristine lakes. Enjoy nature camping or find a lodge, chalet, condo, or house rental. There really is no better place to spend time with family and friends. Right now, which ever the season outside our window, there are countless adventures awaiting your arrival. Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in the State of New Hampshire and one of the largest lakes in the United States that lies within the boundaries of a single state. Surrounded by three mountain ranges, the wooded shoreline and crystal clear water of this spring-fed lake make it a popular year round NH Lakes Region destination, a place to rest and relax in beautiful surroundings. Viewing the lake from nearby Mt Major offers one of the best vantage points to seeing a great portion of this spectacular lake. Summer in the Lakes Region is simply a refreshing time of year. The boats, sports cars, water skiing, diving, kayaking and unique country Inns and shops make this time of year great for your vacation getaway. And if that's not enough, nothing compares to breath taking beauty than Winter at Lake Winnipesaukee! As you step out onto the ice, frosty breath in the air, adorned with your favorite winter apparel, you can witness the Fly-In onto the lake. One of the most exciting events in winter for the whole family. The runway is cleared on the ice and the planes land from all over the area. The frozen tundra is dotted with bob houses as far as the eye can see. There is ice skating, ice fishing, dog sled racing, snow mobiles and ice boats that fly with the wind. What ever your interests, Lake Winnipesaukee will captivate you.