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Enjoying the island life, Marc Abare looks out on Lake Winnipesaukee as he relaxes out front of his cabin.

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Enjoying the island life, Marc Abare looks out on Lake Winnipesaukee as he relaxes out front of his cabin.

On islands like Welch, life tends to be simple, ringed with camps and a yacht club along the shoreline, leaving the center undeveloped.

Cheryl Senter for the boston globe

On islands like Welch, life tends to be simple, ringed with camps and a yacht club along the shoreline, leaving the center undeveloped.

Island life definitely has its rewards: amazing views, privacy, friendly neighbors, and an offbeat culture.

Cheryl Senter for the boston globe

Island life definitely has its rewards: amazing views, privacy, friendly neighbors, and an offbeat culture.

Welch Island is a 10-minute boat ride from Guilford, N.H.

Cheryl Senter for the boston globe

Welch Island is a 10-minute boat ride from Guilford, N.H.

The mail boat Sophie C. on a delivery to Bear Island in Lake Winnipesaukee.

Ingunn Gardner

The mail boat Sophie C. on a delivery to Bear Island in Lake Winnipesaukee.

Abare managed to pack and transport this entire leather sectional sofa on his boat to get it to his Welch Island cabin.

Cheryl Senter for the boston globe

Abare managed to pack and transport this entire leather sectional sofa on his boat to get it to his cabin.

The interior of Abare's cabin is lined with warm toned pine boards that give off an inviting heady pine scent.

Cheryl Senter for the boston globe

The interior of Abare's cabin is lined with warm toned pine boards that give off an inviting heady pine scent.

You have to be resourceful. Being handy also helps, because “you’re the maintenance department,” Abare said.

Cheryl Senter for the boston globe

You have to be resourceful. Being handy also helps, because “you’re the maintenance department,” Abare said.

Who lives on those islands in Lake Winnipesaukee?

Living on a N.H. island means being resourceful. While there are perks - amazing views, privacy - it’s not for everyone. By Stacey Myers

Herman Scott  walked with his 6-year-old grandson Aiden Scott to the family's frame shop on Main Street.

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The town has two commuter rail stations, a new community center and high school, and the US census deemed it the geographic center of the state’s population.

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Marjorie Youngren answers your questions about buying, selling, the market, and more.

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