A home on Deering Lake offers a wide variety of four-season recreational activities.

Summer Recreation

  • Recreation on Deering Lake includes everything you would expect on a popular lake.
    • Boating
    • Water Skiing
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Hiking
    • Relaxing
  • See “Introduction to Deering Lake”
  • The Area and Region provide more options.
    • Hiking
    • Mountain Climbing
    • Biking
    • Sight-seeing
    • Golfing
    • Camping
    • Tourist Attractions

Winter Recreation

Downhill Skiing

Pats Peak (Henniker NH)

Crotched Mountain (Francestown NH)

Mount Sunapee (Newbury NH)

The White Mountains NH

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Ice Fishing


  • This section of the state snowmobile trail map shows the Deering Lake area.
  • One trail goes through Deering Lake.
    • On the south it comes from Francestown onto the lake near the dam.
    • On the north it goes through private property, then follows a power line toward Hillsboro.
  • Use of this trail requires that all of the lake be fully frozen.