Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Hosts Wild Winter Walks

Walks are guided by staff naturalists

Press release

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is hosting its popular Wild Winter Walks again this year, which showcase the natural beauty of New Hampshire animals in winter. Wild Winter Walks are walking tours of the live animal exhibit trail guided by staff naturalists. As well as seeing the animal ambassadors dressed in their winter coats, participants […]

Andover Fish and Game Club Schedules Ice Fishing Derby

January 31 at Highland Lake; Prizes

By Richard Gross

The Andover Fish and Game Club’s Fourth Trout Ice Fishing Derby is being held on Sunday, January 31, on Highland Lake in East Andover. The event runs from 6 AM until 1 PM. Registration starts at 5:30 AM at the Clubhouse by the channel. It is open to everyone. $10 for adults, $5 for kids […]

Get Outside This Winter For Some Cross Country Skiing

Pine Hill Ski Club has many well-maintained trails

By Susie Lowe-Stockwell
Get Outside This Winter For Some Cross Country Skiing

If you’re looking for a wonderful way to enjoy winter and get some beneficial exercise, consider cross country skiing at Pine Hill Ski club.  Located on Mountain Road off Shaker Street in New London, this beautiful trail system is managed totally by volunteers who maintain over 20 kilometers of tracked  and groomed trails.    Thanks […]

ATV’s Are Causing Damage to Popular Hiking Trails

 More signage need to mark trails

By Alan McIntyre
ATV’s Are Causing Damage to Popular Hiking Trails

One of the best local hikes can be found at the northern end of Elbow Pond. The Mountain Brook Trail (accessed from Elbow Pond road) is an easy and beautiful hike through privately owned conservation easements. Thanks to those property owners’ generosity and foresight, you and I are allowed to intimately enjoy a beautiful section […]

New Hampshire’s Dry Summer Has Elevated Fire Risk

The average citizen can prevent forest fires

Press release

With all of New Hampshire experiencing abnormally dry or moderate drought conditions, the New Hampshire Forest Protection Bureau and the New Hampshire Fire Marshall’s Office are asking all residents and visitors to New Hampshire to pay extra attention to how their summertime activities might unintentionally start a wildfire. Ninety percent of wildfires in New Hampshire […]

Highland Lake Inn Now Offers E-bike Charging Station

Press Release
Highland Lake Inn Now Offers E-bike Charging Station

Friends of the Northern Rail Trail in Merrimack County (FNRT-MC) announces the addition of e-bike charging stations at three locations along the rail trail.   Outdoor 120-volt outlets are now well signed and available to rail trail users to top off e-bike batteries at the Homestead Inn’s garage (188 King St. Boscawen), which faces Depot Street […]

Andover Beaver Deceivers Still in Good Working Order

A humane way to prevent beavers from building dams

By Vicky Mishcon
Andover Beaver Deceivers Still in Good Working Order

Skip Lisle, President of Beaver Deceivers International, was recently in town to check on two Beaver Deceiver installations, one on Elbow Pond Road and one on Valley Road. There was concern about debris and beaver damming against the fencing as well as whether the pipes were blocked by debris. The structures at Elbow Pond Road […]

  “Bike The Northern Rail Trail” Helps Visitors Enjoy the Trail

Highland Lake Inn is a participating Country Inn

By Pecco Beaufays
   “Bike The Northern Rail Trail” Helps Visitors Enjoy the Trail

  “Bike The Northern Rail Trail” is a partnership of inns, B&Bs, and other tourism businesses that makes it easy for visitors to enjoy theNorthern Rail Trail just like the locals do. The Northern Rail Trail currently spans 58 miles from the northern border of Concord to Lebanon. Gail and Pecco Beaufays, owners of the […]

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