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December 16, 2013

Waldron Bay FAQs

Are you thinking of moving to New Hampshire? Perhaps you're looking for a secluded private development that has thirteen gorgeous lakefront homes on the west shore of the gorgeous Lake Winnisquam and forty-five or so other wooded lots to settle your family and create a legacy of memories. Waldron Bay, located in the Lakes Region of central New Hampshire, should be on your short list - your very short list.

WB Google Map300.jpgWhere is Waldron Bay?

Waldron Bay is located in the town of Meredith, NH.

How many total lots are in Waldron Bay?

It's sort of confusing if you look at the plat map. You might think about 60 lots, but a few years back several of the lots were combined into one lot. Suffice it to say there's fifty-five plus lots.

How big is Lake Winnisquam?

Lake Winnisquam is the third largest lake in New Hampshire with 7.2 square miles of surface area.

Does Waldron Bay have boat slips?

Yes. There are deeded boat slips owned by lot owners. Sometimes you can buy one or it may come with an existing home for sale.

Are obnoxious loud cigarette boats allowed on Lake Winnisquam?

Yes. But the good news is Lake Winnisquam is not really big enough to satisfy the need for speed of these giant watercraft. You'll find these boats all over the big lake, Lake Winnipesaukee. Fortunately Waldron Bay is at the north tip of Lake Winnisquam and most boaters who live at the south end of the lake don't come up to this part of the lake.

Does Waldron Bay have a homeowners association?

Yes. It's officially called the Waldron Bay Lot Owners Association.

Do the residents and lot owners have to pay dues?

Yes. There are monthly dues in Waldron Bay that help cover the costs to maintain the private roads, clubhouse, maintenance of roads, grounds and clubhouse, professional management, etc. For the period of time from 2008 - 2013, the dues have risen from approximately $70 a month to $107 a month.

Is there a private beach at Waldron Bay?

Yes, it's nearly 300 feet long and open to residents and their guests.

Are there other recreation amenities at Waldron Bay?

Yes. There's a fenced tennis court and basketball hoop. A large inflatable swimming platform and float was added in 2012.

meredith weather.pngWhat's the weather like in Waldron Bay?

The warmest month is July and the coldest month is January. Each month you can count on precipitation, but from November to March, it could be white in the form of snow. Look at the graph to the right for details. Graph is courtesy of

Is shopping convenient to Waldron Bay?

Yes. The closest retail center is downtown Meredith, NH. A large grocery store, hardware store, auto parts, health foods, retail stores of all types, etc. are just about twelve minutes away. A large outlet shopping center and the major big box retailers can be found south of Waldron Bay in Tilton, NH at exit 20 off Interstate 93.

Can you operate a business out of your home in Waldron Bay?

Yes, but there are restrictions. Be sure to read the bylaws carefully.

Can you rent your home to others if you don't live there full time?

Yes, you can rent your home in Waldron Bay.

Who plows the snow off the roadways in Waldron Bay?

A private contractor takes care of keeping the roads clear of snow. The roads in Waldron Bay are not public so they're not maintained by the town of Meredith.

Is there woodland area at Waldron Bay?

Yes. Waldron Bay is unique in that it has over 200 acres of common land that's wooded. This land is in five unattached parcels and allows for hiking and exploring.

Are lot owners and residents allowed to cut down trees in the woodland area for firewood or improving the views from their homes?

No. The bylaws of the association forbid the cutting of trees.

Posted by Tim Carter at December 16, 2013 2:44 PM

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