Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Opens on May 1

Redesigned "Celebrate Birds" building opens

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Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Opens on May 1

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is preparing for opening day of the 2022 trail season which begins Sunday, May 1. The ¾-mile live animal exhibit trail features coyote, fisher, red and gray fox, bobcats, black bear, river otters, white-tailed deer, various owls and raptors, and more. Plan at least two and a half hours to […]

Jackson Kayak Holds Free Clinics at Franklin Falls

Community of paddlers is "one big family"

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Jackson Kayak Holds Free Clinics at Franklin Falls

Franklin Falls’ Revitalization made a commitment to free outdoor infrastructure years ago. This has been a story that folks have heard around the state. The excitement and vibrancy of this small city continued on April 16 when Jackson Kayak, a Tennessee-based company and a leader in the paddlesports industry, came to Franklin Falls for a […]

Help Minimize Wildfire Risk in Dry Forests

Woods are driest and most vulnerable in spring

By Chief Steven Sherman

April 17-23, 2022 is Wildfire Awareness Week in New Hampshire, and it’s a perfect opportunity for everyone to learn more about wildfire in our state as well as what we all can do to protect the forest resources that are so important to our day-to-day lives. You may know that, at 82% forest cover, New […]

Andover Fish and Game Club Holds Kids Spring Trout Derby

Help stock Highland Lake on May 20

By Rich Gross

The Andover Fish and Game Club is sponsoring its 25th annual Kids Spring Trout Fishing Derby at Highland Lake in East Andover on Saturday, May 21. The derby is for all kids age 15 and under. Registration starts at 7 AM at the Andover Fish and Game Clubhouse on Channel Road. You may begin fishing […]

Trout Ice Fishing Derby Draws a Decent Crowd in Spite of Cold

Kids' Ice Fishing on February 26

By Rich Gross

We had a decent crowd for the Trout Ice Fishing Derby, on February 5, even though it was cold and windy. Adult Division First: Jeff Lacharite, 3.3 lb, 17¾” Brook Second: Nicholas Millett, 2.55 lb, 17” Brook Third: Nicholas Millett, 2.5 lb, 17½” Brook Fourth: Austin Sartwell, 2.5 lb, 16¾” Brook Kids Division First: Brady […]

Ragged Mountain Opens for Season on Friday, December 3

Features 30 acres of terrain

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Ragged Mountain Resort opened for the 2021-22 winter season on Friday, December 3, from 9 AM to 4 PM. Operations continued Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 AM to 4 PM and return to regular operating hours seven days per week on Monday, December 5.  Top to bottom skiing will be available for all ability levels […]

Andover Resident Shares Helpful Guidance About Migrating Geese

Shows property owners how to help

By Lee Wells

The information in this article was taken from the New Hampshire Lakes Association’s NHLakes.org/wp-content/uploads/11-Lake-Friendly-Actions-Along-the-Shoreline-Don_t-Invite-Canada-Geese-NH-LAKES.pdf. One of the great sounds of fall is the sound of the Canada Geese honking as they head south for the winter. However, people who live on the shores of our lakes recognize that the geese cause problems. Problems caused by […]

The Exchange Invites Shoppers to Visit Unique Market

By Tiffany Perkins
The Exchange Invites Shoppers to Visit Unique Market

Perhaps you’ve seen an ad for “The Exchange” somewhere in your travels? Or was it a sign on the side of the road one late July day? Or maybe you have read the buzz on social media about this local event?  You’ve heard of it, your friends are talking about it, maybe your uncle went […]

Squam Lakes Offers Many Program Choices for September

Outdoor activities include a lake cruise

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All About Birds Day Thursday, September 2, 10 AM to 4:30 PM. (last trail admission at 3:30 PM.) Celebrate birds and the opening of the new Raptor Exhibit at the Science Center. Visitors will get up close to live raptors at Pop Up Animal Encounters throughout the day. Docents and naturalists will be stationed at […]

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