Wolfeboro is a rural tourist town on the eastern end of Lake Winnipesauke. The majority of development is concentrated around the downtown area and along Main Street. While this lakefront is heavily developed most of the rest of Wolfeboro retains its rural character.
In 2007, Wolfeboro had 13,692 acres of land in current use tax status. This includes 702 acres of farmland and 12,111 acres of forest. This represents approximately 40% of the land area in town. However, this designation does not provide permanent protection and incentives to develop may decrease these numbers in the future.
According to the U.S. census, in 2006 Wolfeboro had a population of 6,625 residents. Between 1990 and 2000, the population increased by 26%, and is projected to continue to increase at a rate of about 20% until 2030.
There are a number of parcels of conservation land throughout the town. The largest include a private easement around Moody Mountain, the Stamp Act Island Preserve in Wentworth Lake, and a town managed parcel around Upper Beach Pond.
Boating and swimming access is plentiful on the many lakes in Wolfeboro, and there is a coldwater fishery in Willey Brook.