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Ossipee shares its name with the Ossipee Mountains, once a range of ancient volcanoes, which border on the West. Ossipee was founded in 1785. Ossipee includes Center Ossipee, Ossipee Corner, West Ossipee, Moultonville and Water Village.

Ossipee is made of many small villages scattered among the hills. Shops filled with unusual crafts and antiques dot the country roads. Good fishing abounds on Ossipee Lake and the rivers and streams that flow into it. The adventurous can hike into the Ossipee Mountains and there are opportunities galore for swimming, boating, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

Take a moment to visit The Ossipee Historical Society Museum, enjoy the "walking tour" of the Historic Center of Ossipee Village and celebrate Ossipee Old Home Week during July 4th week held annually.

Per USA Today Article

Ossipee Lake (, the sixth-largest lake in the state, is eight miles north of town. The lake has an undeveloped shore line and is surrounded by two natural areas: Heath Pond Bog Natural Area and Ossipee Lake Natural Area. These sites have a variety of rare plants and endangered species on view. Visitors can go birdwatching, hike the paths, go boating and swimming on the lake and enjoy stargazing away from light pollution.

Travelers can take a walking tour of the historic sites important to Ossipee. The Ossipee Historical Society ( offers a map complete with historical references and town history. The tour includes sites such as the town meetinghouse, dating to the early 1800s; Poland Bridge and Poland Mills grist and saw mills; the village schoolhouse; Brown's Tavern, dating from the late 1700s; infrastructure and remnants of service by the Portsmouth, Great Falls and Conway Railroad; and examples of Victorian and Greek revival architecture.

Per this helpful link -

  • Whittier Bridge, Ossipee: 132 feet, 7 inches (1870’s) Bearcamp River, west of N.H. 16 at Ossipee Village. Paddleford truss, added arch, built by Jacob Berry. In 1958 steel telltales were erected to protect upper bracing in the bridge.

  • Duncan Lake – Ossipee town beach

For more information, please visit the town website at:

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