Spindle Point - Lake Winnipesaukee

Meredith, NH 03253


Welcome to Spindle Point

The lighthouse was erected in 1892. It is a stone and wood structure which stands 40 feet above the lake.  Its angular roof is quite unique and is rumored to be the inspiration of the witch’s hat seen in the 1939 film, “The Wizard of Oz”.   

Local lore credits an odd purpose to this stone tower.  After enjoying a night of libations and frivolity at the Weirs, Colonel Charles Cummings would use the lighthouse to guide himself back to the rocky shoals of Spindle Point.  In truth, the lighthouse was build by the colonel for either his daughter or niece as an art studio.

Today, Spindle Point is home to a diverse group of full and part time residents, many of whom belong to the Spindle Point Association (SPA).

When the lighthouse was first built it had a simple wood door.  Sadly, this simple door was replaced by a steel door to discourage would be vandals.