Discover the Energy of Spring during a Perfect Newfound Day
The deep snow is beginning to melt — a sign that spring is just around the corner. This is the time of year when the urge to take off for a long weekend getaway is strong — so why resist? The Newfound Lake area is the perfect destination, with many options for recreation and relaxation. Here are some suggestions for making your own Perfect Spring Day!
A Birdwatching Hotspot
Birds are making their return to New Hampshire — a perfect time to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of birdwatching. A great place to observe the birds is at the beautiful and serene Grey Rocks Conservation Area on North Shore Road in Hebron. There are two observation platforms where you can set up your camera and enjoy the show. Bring your binoculars and you may see the bright red head of the pileated woodpecker searching for food. Please be respectful of wildlife and keep your distance.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Kathleen’s Cottage
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Kathleen’s Cottage on 90 Lake Street in Bristol — Newfound’s destination for Irish music, live entertainment, freshly prepared Irish favorites, and creative contemporary cuisine. Discover the rich traditions and friendly atmosphere that the great pubs of Ireland are known for right here in New Hampshire. Kathleen’s serves authentic Irish recipes using only the finest ingredients — and they are passionate about pouring the perfect pint. They also have New Hampshire’s largest Irish whiskey list. Kathleen’s Cottage is open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner, or stop in for a pint and a game of darts. For more information, call 603-744-6336.
Serenity is Made to Order at Sculptured Rocks Farm
If peace and quiet are what you are looking for, look no further than Sculptured Rocks Farm on 365 Sculptured Rocks Road in Groton. Hosts Michael and Dawn Lemieux offer a comfortable stay and breakfast in an out-of-the-way, relaxing destination. From the front porch, the only lights you will see are those of the stars in the sky. Enjoy late season cross-country skiing on the many logging trails right outside the door. These trails link up to others that traverse the nearby mountains. Snowshoeing, sledding and snowmobiling are all available from Sculptured Rocks Farm as well. You may not see many people on your visit, but you may see some interesting wildlife. Several ski resorts are located less than an hour away. To reserve your spot, call 603-744-6159.
Shop at Hannaford’s and Support NLRA
The Bristol Hannaford Supermarket (located on 505 Pleasant Street) has selected NLRA for its Bags 4 My Cause program during the month of March. When you buy a reusable bag for $2.50 from Hannaford’s, the NLRA will receive $1.00. Thank you Hannaford and the Newfound community for your support!