History

Laconia, New Hampshire and the surrounding area are rich in history and fascinating stories from hundreds of years ago. Here you can learn more about Laconia from historical information to present day facts and figures.

Did you know that….
  • Laconia is the 9th largest city in New Hampshire?
  • There are three main areas of Laconia…downtown Laconia, Lakeport, and The Weirs?
  • The Weirs was named by colonists for fishing weirs?
  • Laconia was settled in 1761 when it was called Meredith Bridge?
  • Laconia has been the county seat of Belknap County since 1840?
  • Laconia is known as the “City on the Lakes”?
Find more information here:
City of Laconia, NH http://www.cityoflaconianh.org/
Laconia Historical and Museum Society http://www.laconiahistorical.org/
Lake Winnipesaukee Museum http://www.lwhs.us/
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Customer Testimonials

A Great place in a lovely setting

Stayed at Birch Knoll as a three night stopover on our tour of New England. We arrived in the evening after phoning in the morning to confirm availability to be greeted by the owner who ‘was wondering where the brits were’. He was very friendly and had lived in the UK some time ago so we immediately felt at home. Our room was on the first floor of the main block of rooms, it was clean, tidy and really quite big. It also had a fabulous view of the lake and surrounding countryside. The motel gives guests access to a small mooring and a little patch of beach on the lake where we sat and watched the sun go down on our first night, really beautiful and very peaceful. Access to shops and restaurants is good with plenty of choice available, also a lot of lovely treks and scenic drives in the area. If i ever get the chance to go back I’d stay here without a doubt.

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