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Video of 168-170 Forest Rd } Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

By Fred Light
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What was it like to grow up on the Lake? We were all lucky to have the chance. Camp Sheridan was purchased first, along with the guest house, Camp Gemloch. The property used to be a summer grazing ground and watering for the cows from a farm up the road.

At the time of our finding the place in 1955, the owners no longer had the cows. Then we added the third building, Loves Lodge, by building it in 1960. So the complete owned lake frontage is now 235 of sand beach with an oversize docking system.

There is also a building lot, fronting on Forest Road, a short way from the Town of Wolfeboros Carry Beach.

At times during the summer we would host gatherings of our church families, sometimes numbering up to 45 people for the weekend. There is town water which can be hooked up at the street; capability of the land (3.9 acres) has been studied for updating the septic loading.

But in the day, Camp Sheridan could (and did) sleep up to 18 people, with all of us kids fighting for the 2 bunks on the porch! And that porch is still used as the prime eating area, with built-in dining shelves - just pull up a rocker and enjoy the view.

Today, there is value in grandfathered usewith the sleeping house already established, and the fixed and floating docks which can slip comfortably up to 3 good-sized boats. The lakeside deck area also has been approved for repair and maintenance by the wetlands commission, so that what you see can remain.

There are 2 Gazebo-type small outbuildings at the waters edgeagain today, very difficult to permit. The cottages have a good rental history, but I think the best use is for a large extended family creating terrific memories. Badminton, swings, pick-up softball, hide and seek!

The southern exposure allows for pretty much all day sunning, and after about 4:30 in the afternoon, the sun swings around to the west, allowing some shade on the hottest days.

The Motor Vessel Mt. Washington passes by out front; sometimes the Winnipesaukee Belle cruises into the bay on the evening tour.

We could usually count on the calm waters in the bay to provide the forum for our various waterskiing events (slalom, shoe skiis and trick skiis). Today it is safe haven when the Broads have 5-6 waves; our boats ride easily in their slips. Easy launch from the beach for kayaking, canoesand paddleboats.

Loons sing to us at night and are comfortable with the other waterfowl seen often swimming along with their babies in calm waters: Mallard, Merganzer, mi