Eastman Lake, also known as Eastman Pond, is a beautiful 335-acre body of water located in the towns of Enfield, Grantham, and Springfield, New Hampshire. Many Eastman Lake homes are owned by members of the Eastman Community Association, a planned residential and recreational community that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Privately owned, developed lots include 987 single family homes on Eastman Lake and 336 condos on Eastman Lake. An additional 119 lots on Eastman Lake remain undeveloped and 331 are owned by the Eastman Community Association.
Like other New Hampshire water bodies, Eastman Lake is owned by the state of New Hampshire and offers public access via the Eastman Lake West boat launch, among others. Because Eastman Lake has a 10 mph speed limit, it’s a favorite place for many to kayak, canoe, paddleboard, and swim. Eastman Lake is not a particularly deep lake - only 30 feet at its deepest - and is smaller, being considered a “Great Pond”. Eastman Lakes stretches two miles long and is a half a mile wide.
Eastman Lake is a recreational paradise, and draws people year round. Eastman North Beach is popular for swimming and the lake is surrounded by multiple ridges and mountains, creating abundant hiking opportunities. The Lake Trail and Whitetail Ridge are favorites. Residents and visitors alike also enjoy fishing, picnicking, golf at Eastman Golf Links, and tennis. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are popular in the winter and the Eastman Cross Country Center does a wonderful job maintaining over 36 km of groomed XC trails.
Waterfront homes on Eastman Lake dot the shore, but never make it feel crowded. The lake features an ideal mix of restaurants and shops, including multiple rental shops, within walking distance or a short drive to most. Vacation homes on Eastman Lake are popular though many choose to buy Eastman Lake real estate as their primary residence given the tight-knit community feel, lifestyle, and location Eastman Lake offers. As a bonus, Eastman Lake draws in a variety of wildlife, from moose and bear to eagles and loons. Though Eastman Lake is small, you could spend years exploring everything it has to offer without doing the same thing twice.
- Acres: 335
- Length: 2 miles
- Max Depth: 30’
- Largemouth bass
- Mullet (Suckers)
- Smallmouth bass
- Eastman Lake has a 10 mph speed limit