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 March 8th, 2013 No comments
As soon as I learned that Mill Falls at the Lake would be adding a yoga studio to its amenities, I knew I had to make the trip from the seacoast of NH to check it out! Being a yoga student myself, I am well acquainted with the many calming and healing benefits this wonderful practice can bring, and I realized that Mill Falls is the perfect spot for a yoga center—it’s perched on Meredith Bay overlooking the tranquil waters of Lake Winnipesaukee, the outstanding service and top-notch ambiance at the Inns facilitate a peaceful getaway experience, and the full menu of offerings at Cascade Spa go hand-in-hand with a nourishing yoga retreat—a trinity of relaxation treasures! Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on March 1st, 2013 No comments
The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls is transitioning to a new name. The collection of inns, lodges, activity centers, and spa is now going by “Mill Falls at the Lake” and sporting a redesigned logo to mark an evolution of the property and its increased variety of on-site offerings for guests.
According to Rusty McLear, president and CEO of Mill Falls, the new name and logo honors the organization’s roots and proud history of being located in Meredith, NH, with the change now reflecting a more accurate depiction of the Inns’ presence on Lake Winnipesaukee. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on February 8th, 2013 No comments
The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls is proud to announce that it is expanding its services once again, this time by offering guests a new way to relax and unwind at Lake Winnipesaukee—with a beautiful new yoga and wellness studio, aptly named Sacred Waters.
The new studio just opened its doors this week in the building previously occupied by The Christmas Loft, located next to Church Landing. Sacred Waters will be run by Christina Alexa, who is master certified in yoga and healing therapies and draws from 28 years of personal healing and practice, as well as over 14 years of teaching and healing work. Christina has moved her classes and healing services from The Practice Room Center for Yoga & Healing in Meredith to Sacred Waters Yoga at Mill Falls.
“We look forward to growing our student base in our new location,” says Christina, “offering expanded services in an exquisite space!” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on February 1st, 2013 No comments
Next weekend, ice fishermen, their families, and friends will gather in Meredith from all over the country and beyond to participate in one of the most well attended events in New Hampshire. The Great Rotary Ice Fishing Derby has been drawing crowds to Lake Winnipesaukee for almost 35 years, with fishermen hoping to snag the heaviest tagged rainbow trout in order to claim the grand prize. However, this year is a little different, as the prize structure and the rules for the 2013 Fishing Derby have changed.
This year’s Great Rotary Fishing Derby will take place February 9th and 10th, with headquarters on Meredith Bay. The Meredith Rotary Club has opened up the field to create more opportunities for participants to win. By eliminating the tagged rainbow trout as the only possible winner category for the top three prizes and opening the prize structure to all Derby ticket holders, the Derby is more accessible to everyone. Now, the largest fish of each of the eligible species (white perch, yellow perch, cusk, lake trout, pickerel, black crappie, or rainbow trout) will be entered in the grand prize drawings, and a grand-prize winning fish can be caught in any fresh water open to the public. There will be less pressure to fish only in Lake Winnipesaukee, and less impact on the off-season salmon. Additionally, for the 2013 Derby, the Rotary Club will be providing all cash prizes, instead of items such as a fishing boat or ATV as in years past. Read the rest of this entry »