Posted on June 14th, 2013 No comments
The seeds of the Bearcamp Valley Garden Club were planted 75 years ago, and the roots of the organization have been growing strong since then as members have contributed countless hours as volunteers dedicated to community beautification and the wise use of natural resources. This summer, the Garden Club is offering an opportunity for guests to see some of the beauty that’s been blossoming in little pockets around the Lakes Region, with a tour of some unique gardens.
The Bearcamp Valley Garden Club 2013 Hidden Gardens Tour takes place on Saturday June 29th from 11 am – 4 pm (rain date July 1). Visitors will walk through a hidden garden on Lake Winnipesauke and two secret gardens on Squam Lake. One of the locations will offer both a garden and home tour. Here are the participating gardens and a taste of what guests will see and do… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on June 7th, 2013 No comments
Visitors to the Lakes Region of NH now have a new way to enjoy touring the area, as several local wineries have teamed up to create a map of the newly organized Lakes Region Wine Trail, which includes stops at all of the wineries surrounding Lake Winnipesaukee.
“This trail was created as a partnership between the Lakes Region Wineries as a way to help educate our communities about the wineries that are located around the lakes,” says Bob Manley of Hermit Woods Winery. “This map was born out of the success of our collaboration around our Barrel Tasting Weekend that happened last fall and the map we created for that event.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on May 31st, 2013 No comments
You know that summer has begun when the waters of Lake Winnipesaukee are warm enough for swimming and paddling. Well, it seems that moment has finally arrived, and to mark the occasion, EKAL Activity Center at Mill Falls is officially opening this weekend with an array of ways to get out and enjoy the lake!
EKAL is a full-service activity center in Meredith, NH, offering rentals, gear, and instruction for kayaks, canoes, pedal boats, and stand up paddleboards (SUP). This weekend, the center opens its doors and brings out its full fleet of boats, and is now open every weekend. Beginning June 17th, EKAL will be open seven days a week to give visitors as well as locals the best ways to experience Lake Winnipesaukee up close! Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on May 24th, 2013 No comments
The trees and lawns are finally green and lush, and after this weekend the danger of frost in New Hampshire will be past us. Summer is almost here! The change in weather coincides with a day set aside to honor our fallen heroes, and to mark the occasion, the Lakes Region will be alive with events and celebrations you wont want to miss…
Memorial Day Specials and Cruises on the M/S Mount Washington
- Specials for Veterans and Military – Veterans & Military Personnel receive a special $10 rate aboard the M/S Mount Washington on Lake Winnipesaukee Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of Memorial Day Weekend. This offer is good on all daytime cruises from all ports (Weirs Beach, Wolfeboro, Alton Bay, Center Harbor and Meredith). The regular adult rate for a daytime cruise is $29.
- Memorial Day Weekend Kids Cruise Free – Take your children on a cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee and show them one of NH’s natural wonders. Memorial Day weekend they cruise for free! This offer is good on all daytime cruises from all ports. Free for all children 12 and under. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on May 3rd, 2013 No comments
This weekend, May 4th and 5th, don’t miss the Mother’s Day Craft Fair at Laconia High School. The event takes place on Saturday from 10 – 4, and on Sunday from 10 – 3. This wonderful fair will feature over 70 exhibitors with great gifts for Mother’s Day or any occasion, including beautiful quilts, quilted jackets, table runners, glass art, handcrafted scarves, fine jewelry, bat & bird houses, gourmet pickles, dips, and jellies, hand-poured soaps, unique wax room fresheners, American girl clothing & accessories, wearable art, clothing, and much more! Fairgoers will enjoy the music of Tim Janis, as well as free admission. What a great way to find a special gift and support our local craftspeople at the same time! Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on April 26th, 2013 No comments
Concert season is shaping up to be a great one in the Lakes Region, with some really big names lined up to play at two of the premier stages in NH. The Flying Monkey and Meadowbrook have booked a lot of international stars this year, and they are adding new acts almost everyday—it won’t be long before their summer concert schedules are full!
The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center in Plymouth has been hosting fabulous performing artists year-round since 2010, and it seems the shows keep getting better and better! “The Monkey” features several movie series, nationally and internationally recognized bands and solo artists, well-known comedy acts, and community theater productions. Just in May, Rockapella, Phil Vassar, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Delbert McClinton, among others, will grace the stage at the Monkey. Tickets to these shows are selling quickly, so get yours soon! While you’re there, check the Monkey’s diverse schedule for upcoming shows through next fall. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on April 19th, 2013 No comments
For children who will be on vacation in the Lakes Region next week, a wonderful opportunity for fun and creative self-expression awaits at the Arts Collaborative Teaching Studio in Meredith…
On Monday, April 22nd, Tuesday the 23rd, and Wednesday the 24th from 9:30 to 12:00, The Arts Collaborative will host “Crazy Creative Kids,” a program to encourage children to stretch their imaginations, try new things, and have a blast! Kids ages 6 – 12 are welcome to join in the fun, led by experienced teaching artists Heidi Little and Cynthia Robinson. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on March 21st, 2013 No comments
Add some classical music to your weekend plans! The Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra (LRSO) will be holding its first concert of the year this Saturday at the Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium in Meredith, featuring Margaret Hopkins and Bozena O’Brien, both on violin.
“Duetto Concertante,” will take place Saturday, March 23rd at 7:30 pm at the Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium, located at Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith, NH. The LRSO, along with sisters Margaret Hopkins and Bozena O’Brien, will be performing W. A. Mozart’s Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra. Also on the program are “Fatinitza Overture, Part 2” by Franz Von Suppé and Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 2 in C minor, (“Little Russian”). Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on March 15th, 2013 No comments
Although we had a mild winter, temperature-wise, and the tap timing is a little off this year, the sap is rising in maple trees across New Hampshire. Maple sugar producers are now tapping these rich sources in preparation for the big harvest that marks the start of spring!
If you’d like to see the process up close in the Lakes Region of NH, you can get in on all the maple sugaring action at Prescott Farm in Laconia. Every Saturday throughout March, Prescott Farm welcomes the public to its Maple Sugar Madness program, where visitors can learn everything about the techniques of sugaring, from tapping to tasting! Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on February 22nd, 2013 No comments
Fun things to do during February vacation abound in the Lakes Region! After your kids have had some outdoor fun, bring them inside to warm up their creativity—there are some great children’s art programs lined up at The Arts Collaborative, where the resident artists invite you to “Come on over and get your Art on!”
The Arts Collaborative Teaching Studio in Meredith, NH is a place to really explore imagination and innovation. In addition to the regular schedule of classes, the studio has put together some special sessions for kids on break from school next week. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings, February 25 – 27 from 9:30am to noon, the “Crazy Creative Kids” program will take place. Children ages 6 – 12 are welcome to join in the fun, led by experienced teaching artists Heidi Little and Cynthia Robinson. Read the rest of this entry »