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 […]

Highland Lake Loon Observer Spots A Failed Nest

Fourth of July lake activity increases during nesting period

By Donna Baker-Hartwell
Highland Lake Loon Observer Spots A Failed Nest

As of June 15, we are still waiting to see if our loons on Highland Lake will nest again after having their two eggs which were laid the week of June 1st washed out of the nest on June 5. I expect that they will attempt to. Usually, this second nest occurs within a few […]

Tick Season Has Arrived; Learn How To Stay Safe

UNH Extension website offers helpful information

By Lee Wells

One of the great joys of warmer weather in New Hampshire is getting outside to enjoy that better weather and the natural beauty of our state.  Some of the dampers on that enjoyment are the annoying small critters that we find and that find us when we are outside. If you and your family spend […]

Hikers Invited to Walk Eight Self-Guided Hikes in Eight Towns

Ausbon Sargent prints guide in celebration of Earth Day

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Hikers Invited to Walk Eight Self-Guided Hikes in Eight Towns

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Ausbon Sargent invites you to explore some of the beautiful lands that you have helped preserve. Following are eight self-guided hikes in eight different towns. Each of the trails are well-marked with available parking and are perfect for self-guided hikes on your schedule. Directions to each hike […]

Local Sugarhouse Operators Report About-Average Yield

Cancellation of Maple Weekend had big impact on sales

By Larry Chase
Local Sugarhouse Operators Report About-Average Yield

As the maple sugar season wrapped up in early April, owner-operators of local sugarhouses seemed to agree that “it was a pretty good year” — about average, most indicated. Mark Cowdrey, who operates Ragged View Farm at 111 Bradley Lake Road, put it this way in an e-mail exchange: “I made about my average — […]

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