Celebrate Summer in Newfound: Join us for the 3rd Annual NLRA Lake Week
Join us for one of the best weeks of the summer at Newfound: Lake Week. The fun and activities start tomorrow, July 22 and end with the Hebron Fair on July 29. Read on to learn more — and enter some of your Lake Week photos in the NLRA photo contest (see details at the end of this email).
Join Us for Lake Week — July 22-29
The 3rd Annual Lake Week will be bigger and better than ever! Festivities kick off at 9 am with an environmental expo and family hike and scavenger hunt at Grey Rocks Conservation Area in Hebron. Learn how to build and sail your own model boat and see a New Hampshire Fish & Game Airboat Demonstration. Take a free NLRA mini EcoTour — we’ll be running them until 12:30 pm. If you haven’t signed up for the Around the Lake Sailing Race at 1:30 pm, there is still time.
There are many more outdoor activities for all ages every day of Lake Week, including a guided paddle trip along the Northern Newfound Water Trail, themed hikes (featuring camp cooking and yoga), musical performances and more. Some of these activities have modest fees and limited space, so please register in advance here.
Be sure to sign up now for a discounted NLRA EcoTour ride during Lake Week! On Friday, July 28, New Hampshire Audubon President Doug Bechtel is leading the EcoTour and will share his knowledge of the Newfound wildlife.
One-Stop Shopping at Shackett’s Super Market
Shackett’s Super Market, located on 256 West Shore Road in Bristol, is a family-run market that has been serving the Newfound area for 72 years. This is your one-stop shop for everything you need. They have fresh produce and dairy as well as dry food staples; a variety of Boar’s Head Deli Meats; certified Black Angus steaks; marinated steak tips and chicken; slaws, and salads (pasta, potato and seafood). Pick up one — or more — of Shackett’s Famous Donuts! Gas is available across the street and the seafood shack/ice cream stand is open for the season! Kayak and paddleboards are available for rental.
Treat Yourself to a Cardigan Mountain Massage
A massage is a great way to de-stress and to soothe aching muscles after a hike or paddle. Licensed and Board-certified Massage Therapist Samantha Haas, owner of Cardigan Mountain Massage, provides mobile therapeutic massage to commercial and select residential clients in the Newfound Lake Region. She brings the luxury of a message directly to you or your guests. Samantha is also an independent distributor of Young Living essential oils. Call (603) 858-6634 to book your appointment.
Gilly’s Restaurant — a Newfound Favorite
For the past 30 years, Gilly’s Restaurant and owner Lucy Brown Ford have been serving breakfast and and lunch to Newfound residents and visitors. Their satisfied customers recommend the blueberry pancakes and the homefries, but there’s something for everyone on this menu. Gilly’s is located on 322 Lake Street in Bristol and is open daily from 6 am to 2 pm and on Sundays from 6:30 am to noon.
Newfound Lake Photo Contest Ends on Labor Day —
Send Your Entry Now!
Do you love Newfound and have the photos to prove it? Enter your photos into the NLRA contest and you could win a $100 dining gift certificate and NLRA Ecotour for 4 people.
Here are the details:
- Contest ends on Labor Day, September 4. NLRA will notify the winner by September 15.
- You may submit up to 3 images. If your photo features people, we will need a signed release form from every person in the photo giving permission to be in the photo.
- Submission of your image grants NLRA nonexclusive rights to publish the image in any format in our publications, promotional material, and on our website.
- Digital images must be at least 6 megapixels (2832 x 2128 pixels) in size. Use highest resolution/ best quality settings on your camera.
Email your image to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, contact info, and where the photo was taken. Limit email attachments to 5 mg each. Thank you!