Who We Are
THE GILFORD ISLANDS ASSOCIATION
The village of Gilford sits on the edge of beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire. In addition to the village, the town area also encompasses some eighteen islands in the lake that are accessible only by boat. The islands are dotted with many homes and cottages. During the summer months these islands are inhabited by people from all over the country.
Island living offers a unique and valued experience to its residents as well as unique challenges and issues. While the Gilford Islands offer a mix of island living experiences, our members are tied together by a common love for “The Lake” and a legacy of caring for the environment and our neighbors. Many camps have been passed down from one generation to the next.
The Gilford Islands Association was founded in 1991 by a group of Gilford Island residents who wanted to have a stronger voice on issues affecting their island life and the quality of the environment around them.
The Association keeps watch on State and local pending legislation, provides educational programs of interest to islanders, meets with town Selectmen, participates on the Glendale Committee and works with and supports other non profit environmental organizations that are working to improve our quality of life on the lake. We assist the Lake Winnipesaukee Association with water testing for specific sites throughout the summer months and pay for some lab testing of water samples. We also provide opportunities for meeting and socializing with other islanders.