Plant Your Yard to Help Nature Survive and Thrive

How to attract beneficial insects

By Mary Anne Broshek

A recent book by Doug Tallamy, Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Own Yard, takes a close look at what is happening to our natural world and provides specific actions people can take in their own yards to create wildlife habitats.  These are simple steps that anyone can do […]

Annual Fishing Derby Attracts Large Crowd to Highland Lake

Liam O'Hagan placed first with 2.05 pound trout

By Rich Gross
Annual Fishing Derby Attracts Large Crowd to Highland Lake

The Andover Fish and Game Club hosted their annual Trout Ice Fishing Derby on Highland Lake on January 31. The sunny but cold day brought out 173 adults and 60 kids. The winners are as follows: Adult Division: 1st place – Liam O’Hagan – Brook 2.05 lbs 2nd place – Dicky Eldridge – Brook 1.70 […]

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 […]

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