Grey Rocks is a waterfront park with a 1.5 mile trail system with bridges and observation platforms, and a ramp for non-motorized boating. Centrally located on the beautiful and wild Cockermouth River delta and bracketed by the Hebron Marsh and Paradise Point conservation areas, Grey Rocks was donated to the NLRA by the McLane family in 2011.
Things you can do at Grey Rocks:
- Launch non-motorized, carry-in boats at our ramp. Paddling is perhaps the best way to fully appreciate the subtle wonders of Grey Rocks as a gateway to Newfound Lake!
- Take a Newfound Eco-Tour
- Fish (licenses required for ages 16 and older)
- Walk to Grey Rocks Point for serenity, scenery and wildlife viewing.
To support this effort and future improvements to the property, we invite you to buy a board on our bridge where you can list your family’s name or any message with up to 25 text characters. We hope that you will continue to enjoy the Grey Rocks property, and will share your ideas for its future with us. Call 603-744-8689 or email us.
Grey Rocks Permaculture
As part of a three-year plan to protect the quality of Newfound Lake and its watershed, NLRA has launched a project to restore the former Grey Rocks commercial area to more natural conditions. This involves a comprehensive redesign of the property using permaculture principles, essentially creating a master plan to govern future uses, including built structures, modifications to the natural environment and activities in a way that maintains and potentially improves water quality and the sustainability of the environment.
NLRA is working with Resilience Planning and Design, LLC of Plymouth, who, with assistance from Plymouth State University students, is analyzing the two-acre portion of Grey Rocks slated for restoration and soliciting feedback from stakeholders for the project design. This project has the potential to be a national model for sustainable development. We invite you to be a part of this planning process and/or to participate in the projects resulting from the plan.