Start 2018 with a Hike in Wellington State Park
There’s something special about a walk in the brisk and clear winter air. Join the NLRA, NH Parks and Recreation, and the Lakes Region Conservation Trust for a free, self-guided hike from noon through 3 pm on New Year’s Day. This 1.5-mile, round-trip hike on the Elwell Trail starts at Wellington State Park, crosses the summit of Little Sugarloaf with fabulous views of Newfound Lake, and passes pristine and quiet Goose Pond. See the trail map here. Last year we saw two soaring eagles — maybe we’ll be lucky again this year! Be sure to wear snowshoes or other foot gear suitable for winter hiking over moderately hilly terrain. NLRA staff will be serving free hot drinks at our base camp in the parking area.
Please click here to sign up for the hike. You can also register that day at Wellington State Park. Parking, bathrooms, and warm drinks will be available at Wellington also. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed. Owners are responsible for all pet waste.
Support NLRA’s Mission with a Year-End Gift
Thanks to many supporters, 2017 was our most successful year ever. The NLRA conserved land, protected the Lake from invasive species, prevented stormwater pollution with our Newfound Youth Conservation Corps, introduced hundreds to Newfound through EcoTours and the Grey Rocks Conservation Area, and built powerful partnerships with local towns, schools, camps, associations, businesses, and individuals.
Your year-end donation to our Annual Fund will support these successes and more in 2018. Please support the preservation and protection of Newfound with a contribution today
Connect with Nature at Grey Rocks
Need to slow your pace and connect with nature in the quiet season? Grab your winter foot gear and explore NLRA’s Grey Rocks Conservation Area on North Shore Road in Hebron. This beautiful land features a 1.5-mile trail system with bridges and observation platforms that bring you to the heart of the Cockermouth River delta, where water meets the shore. Walking the level and easy trails is perfect for fresh air, serenity, and a look at local wildlife. Well-behaved pets on leashes are welcome with owners that clean up after them. Please remember, Grey Rocks is a Leave-No-Trace property.
Old World Charm, Service, and Scenery — The Inn on Newfound Lake Has it All
The Inn on Newfound Lake in Bridgewater has been welcoming travelers since 1840, when it was an overnight stop on the stage coach route from Boston to Montreal. Still maintaining its historic charm, the Inn greets its guests with personalized service and an array of amenities. Enjoy Newfound Lake’s spectacular sunsets on its veranda. Newly refurbished, the Inn features 28 rooms and two suites. With its scenic location and charming decor, it is the ideal spot for a weekend getaway, intimate dinner for two, or special occasion. Host a destination wedding, holiday party, reunion, retreat or corporate function in the Inn’s formal dining room, cozy tavern, or its classic and recently renovated barn (which accommodates up to 200). Make your Valentine reservations now for a romantic candlelight dinner. Winter dining hours are Thursday through Sunday from 5 pm to 9 pm. The Inn is located on 1030 Mayhew Turnpike in Bridgewater. Call (603) 744-9111 for information.
Gina’s Place Serves Comfort Food and Hospitality
Located in downtown Bristol on 15 Pleasant Street, Gina’s Place is a casual restaurant serving delicious, home-made breakfast, lunch, and desserts in a comfortable, relaxed setting. Start your day off with hot coffee and the freshest food available, including delicious muffins, pies, and breads. Come for lunch and savor hot soup, a salad, or a delicious sandwich. Gina’s Place is open all week — except Wednesday — from 5 am to 2 pm, and on Sundays (breakfast only) from 6 am to noon. Call (603) 744-0688 for information.