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$1 Million Investment In Snowmaking And Improvements At Ragged

Ragged Mountain Resort in Danbury recently announced over $1 million in resort improvements for the upcoming winter season. Most notably, the Exhibition trail, under New Hampshire’s only high-speed six-person lift, becomes the second top-to-bottom trail at the Resort with fully computerized automated snowmaking. Fifty of the close to 150 new low-energy, high-efficiency snow guns will […]

Wildlife Habitat Improvements Slated For Kearsarge Wildlife Management Area

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department (NHF&G) and the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands (NHDF&L) report that a timber sale aimed at improving wildlife habitat is slated for the Kearsarge Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The operation will occur on 157 acres of the 1,000-acre WMA and will be supervised by NHDF&L foresters. […]

Franklin Halloween Extravaganza

Press release The Odell Park Centennial Project announces its upcoming Franklin Halloween Extravaganza. Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27, will bring a variety of fun family events in downtown Franklin in celebration of Halloween, culminating with a haunted trail walk at Odell Park at the first-ever Odell Park After Dark event. Many Franklin area […]

Warner Fall Folliage Festival

WFFF Press release This year’s Warner Fall Foliage Festival (WFFF) will be held Friday through Sunday, October 5 through 7, in downtown Warner and will feature many new activities and entertainers. A children’s One Mile Fun Run will take place on Sunday at 9:30 AM, and all children are invited to participate. Also new this […]

Bradley Lake Loons Fail To Hatch A Brood

By Larry Chase For the Beacon The loon mating season on Bradley Lake began optimistically in early June, with a pair (likely the returning pair?) building a nest on an island on the western side of the lake. Numerous observers witnessed a loon on the nest during mid- to late June, and we were all […]

Rail Trail To Be Extended, Improved In November

FNRT press release Friends of the Northern Rail Trail in Merrimack County (FNRT-MC) and Grafton County (FNRT-GC) were each recently awarded Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grants by the New Hampshire Bureau of Trails. FNRT-MC, which has won RTP funding eight times since 2005, plans to extend the rail trail south about three more miles from […]

FNRT Announces 2012 Peter Crowell Trail Ride

FNRT press release At 2 PM on Sunday, October 14, the Friends of the Northern Rail Trail in Merrimack County (FNRT) will ride for the third time to honor the memory of Peter Oren Crowell. The ride will start at Potter Place in Andover, and each rider will be free to ride as far as […]