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Ossipee

There’s something for everyone in the town of Ossipee. There are endless directions to explore, some leading as high as the peaks of the Ossipee Mountains, others taking you deep into natural playgrounds such as forests, river banks, hidden beaches, and so much more. As of the 2015 Census, nearly 4,300 people reside here, and we can hardly blame them. The town of Ossipee mixes idyllic, New England charm with modern comforts and culture. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll be left with a grin as wide as Ossipee Lake.

Ossipee is home to a pristine network of natural paradises. Ossipee Lake extends 3.5 miles from north to south, and is abundant with coves, islands and beaches to explore. With many marinas and public boat launches, summer fun on the lake is a yearly tradition we hold near and dear. Launch your vessel at one of the many full service marinas, connecting you to all the lake has to offer, and be on your way. Memories can be made on the lake year round. As temperatures drop and boat shoes make way for snow boots, the frozen lake becomes a playground for snowmobiling, ice fishing, and many other winter sports (be sure to exercise good judgement when recreating on frozen lakes, and be mindful of ice conditions). Whatever your adventure, Ossipee is happy to serve as host. Outdoor recreational shops will supply you with the gear for an exciting day connecting with nature. Those looking to enjoy a relaxing day outdoors may also want to pay a visit to our local golf course, which boasts 18 scenic holes, and even a practice hole for honing your skills. Downtown, local restaurants serve something for every appetite and budget. Enjoy unique entrees and appetizers which will leave your mouth watering. Whether you’re looking for a casual bite or distinguished dining, you’ll find it in Ossipee.

No matter how long you plan on staying, Ossipee has a place for you. Whether listening to the fire crackle by your campsite, or preparing to settle down and start the next chapter of your life here with us, you will feel at home the moment you see our town.

In the summer, watch a parade and enjoy the best fireworks display for miles around! Visit www.ossipeeoldhomeweek.com for a complete schedule.

For more information, visit www.ossipee.org    

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Police Department
539-2011
Fire Departments:
 
• West Ossipee
539-6906
• Ossipee Corners
539-2407
• Center Ossipee
539-4401
Town Clerk
593-2008
Tax Collector
539-2008
Selectmen
539-4181
Elementary School
539-4589
Middle School
569-3689
High School
569-2055
Library
539-6390
Zoning Officer
539-4181
Website

 

Town of Ossipee
Rick Morgan, Chair
55 Main Street, PO Box 67
Center Ossipee, NH 03814

Ossipee

Encompassing the villages of Center Ossipee, Granite, Ossipee Corners, Water Village, and West Ossipee, is abundant with natural and historic points of interest. Home to the county seat for Carroll County, it shares its name with the Ossipee Mountains, once a range of ancient volcanoes, which border it on the west. The town is a geologist's dream, with portions of the volcanic "ring dike" from the Ossipee Mountains still visible.

Ossipee was incorporated in 1785 after an active pre-Revolutionary War history of skirmishes between Native Americans and British settlers. Captain John Lovewell built a fort near Ossipee Lake in the early 1700's using the foundation of a former fort which the English built in 1650 to assist the Ossipee Indians in their war against the Mohawks.

Today, Ossipee is a growing, thriving town made up of charming villages scattered throughout the hills. Shops filled with unusual crafts and antiques dot the country roads. Locals, summer residents, and guests enjoy all of Ossipee's natural resources - fishing on Ossipee Lake , kayaking down the Bearcamp River , swimming at the town beach on Duncan Lake, hiking in the mountains, or visiting with friends and family at summer concerts at town hall. Snowmobiling is another popular sport in the area. Trails crisscross town and continue to all other parts of the state. Ossipee is the home of the first snowmobile. The original snowmobile will be available to ride at the Ossipee Youth Fishing Derby on Ossipee Lake every February (next on February 15, 2015).

In 2005, the town became a Main Street community. The Main Street Program is busy year-round, with the goal of revitalizing the downtown area of Center Ossipee Village . The group hosts a variety of events and activities designed to raise funds for projects and bring people to the village. In 2007, Plan NH made recommendations for the design of the park and surrounding streets; the park property was graded, and repairs were made to the building. Take a moment to visit the Ossipee Historical Society Museum , or enjoy a "walking tour" of historic Center Ossipee. In the summer, watch a parade and enjoy the best fireworks display for miles around! Visit www.ossipeeoldhomeweek.com for a complete schedule.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Police Department
539-2011

Fire Departments

West Ossipee FD
539-6906

Ossipee Corners FD
539-2407

Center Ossipee FD
539-4401

Town Clerk
593-2008

Tax Collector
593-2008

Selectmen
539-4181

Elementary School
539-4589

Middle School
569-3689

High School
569-2055

Library
539-6390

Zoning Officer
539-4181

Website 
www.ossipee.org

 

Town of Ossipee
Rick Morgan, Chair
55 Main Street, PO Box 67
Center Ossipee, NH 03814

Local Weather for West Ossipee, NH 

Today  (02/23/2018)
Partly Cloudy with Light Wintry Mix

Hi: 35°F

Lo: 31°F

21°F
Prediction: Partly Cloudy with Light Wintry Mix
Saturday  (02/24/2018)
Partly Cloudy

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Lo: 26°F

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