ABOUT HIGHLAND LAKE
Visit this small lake for some big trout-fishing action
At only 209 acres and an average depth of 16 feet, Highland Lake is one of the smallest in the Lakes Region family. It’s a quiet, out-of-the-way spot near quiet, out-of-the-way New England towns, but make no mistake: Highland Lake is a must-visit, not only for anglers, but also golfers, hikers, adventurers and more.COME OUT AND PLAY
Get out on the water
Relax on the beach
Get dinner on the line
Take a hike
Play in the snow
Looking for an off-the-beaten-path experience? Here’s what Highland Lake has to offer.
Public areas and things to do
Whether your water vessel has a motor, sail or paddles, you’ll find plenty of room to explore far away from other traffic.
Public Boat Launch
Off Channel Road, across from the East Andover Fire Department.
During the summer months, the Highland Lake Marina rents boats, Jet Skis, battle boats, fishing boats and more.
Head out in the land surrounding this hidden gem to discover unique destinations that are both natural and man-made, including a historic bridge, fire tower and panoramic views.
Trailhead is on Route 123 about two miles north of Stoddard. Look for signs on the right.
Six miles of hiking trails, some with panoramic views, located to the east of Highland Lake.
Stone Arch Bridge
A historic stone bridge built entirely without mortar. Find it on Route 9 just east of Barrett Pond Road.
Considered a warm-water fishery, Highland Lake is home to a variety of species, including black crappie, small and largemouth bass, chain pickerel, white perch, and horned pout.
You’ll find at least six golf clubs within an hour’s drive of Highland Lake, each offering panoramic vistas of scenic New England countryside.
Hooper Golf Course
166 Prospect Hill Road, Walpole
Bretwood Golf Course
365 E. Surry Road, Keene
Crotched Mountain Golf Club
740 2nd New Hampshire Turnpike N, Francestown
Angus Lea Golf Course
126 W. Main Street, Hillsboro
Enjoy the clean, cool waters of the Lakes Region from Highland Lake or one of its neighboring, smaller ponds.
Island Pond Beach
Located in Stoddard, this large beach is next to the boat launch just off Route 123.
Center Pond Beach
Follow Center Pond Road to this quiet, out-of-the-way swimming hole.
THE HIGHLAND LAKE STORY
A long lake that beckons fishermen
Highland Lake is one of the smaller lakes in the region, but it’s always been big on activity. In fact, the lake has been a year-round destination for lovers of both sunshine and snow since before the 1960s. Its long, skinny shape makes it perfect for skiers and even the occasional seaplane.
Anglers flock to Highland Lake for its abundant fish population, including white perch, black crappie, smallmouth and largemouth bass, horned pout and chained pickerel, to name a few.