The small center of the village, where the Melvin River enters Lake Winnipesaukee, is little changed over the last century. Most of the buildings remain and there are few new ones. The most significant change is that there is virtually no commercial activity. As recently as 1950 there were two general stores and two gas stations, all of which are now gone. The village was a stop in William Least Heat-Moon's book, Blue Highways.
It has a marina and there are also compounds of cottages and lakeside homes. Merrymount Landing is the only remaining mail-boat stop in the northeast corner of the lake.