Why is it called Rattlesnake Island?
First let me say there are no reports of rattlesnakes on rattlesnake island today.
There are some great stories about this. One pits 2 brothers against one
another to take control of the island. One of the brothers built a wall splitting
the island down the middle and then put rattlesnakes on the other side of
the wall to drive his rival brother off the island. But, the plan backfires
and the rattlesnakes infest the whole island and drive both of them out. Read
all the stories here.
If you are looking for secluded waterfront vacation
home, then Rattlesnake Island may be just the place for you. The island
offers 104 acres of fantastic views, and wonderful opportunities for fishing
and swimming. Rattlesnake Island is located in Lake Winnipesaukee, just
off shore of Alton NH. and is part the town of Alton. To see the view you
can use the Rattlesnake
Rattlesnake Island boats the highest elevation of any island ,at
391 feet above Lake Winnipesaukee. The fishing is great with a lowest
depth in Lake Winnipesaukee of 187 feet just off the south-east shore.