Another Perfect Day in Newfound
The summer season has begun and there’s so much more to do at Newfound besides just swimming and boating! Be sure to check out some of these other fun activities listed below. And while you are enjoying your perfect day, take photos so you can enter our photo contest — see details at the end of this email.
Join NLRA for Exploration and Education
Join NLRA for a National Trails Day hike on Saturday, June 3 from 9 am to 5 pm. Meet at the Elwell Trail parking just north of Wellington State Park beach on West Shore Road to explore some of Newfound’s finest conserved land with your friends, family and the NLRA. This is an easy-to-moderate hike with beautiful views (see map on right). Be sure to say hi if you see us on the trail!
NLRA is in the process of restoring the former Grey Rocks commercial area to more natural conditions using permaculture. Learn more about this ecological design process through a 90-minute film, Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective, and discussion on Thursday, June 8 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Bristol’s Minot-Sleeper Library. This fascinating film addresses the environmental issues facing us today and how some can be solved through permaculture. Permaculture uses principles found in ecosystems to help shift our impact from destructive to regenerative. After the movie, take part in a discussion led by local permaculture leader, Steve Whitman.
Enjoy Mountain Hospitality at Cardigan Mountain Lodge
As part of the Appalachian Mountain Club network, Cardigan Mountain is a gem. With an exposed summit boasting 360-degree views, this climb is among the best in New Hampshire. Quiet forests where you can look for salamanders, mushrooms and blueberries surround the rocky heights.
Want more? Experience mountain hospitality with a night (or two) at Cardigan Mountain Lodge on 774 Shem Valley Road in Alexandria, or get even closer to the great outdoors in your own tent and private campsite! The Lodge is cradled by Mt. Cardigan’s impressive eastern face and features a peaceful, end-of-the-road location. Various sleeping accommodations are available. Call (603) 744-8011 for more information.
Fresh Baked Goods and More at Basic Ingredients Bakery
Enjoy the aroma and taste of fresh baked goods from Basic Ingredients Bakery on 1777 Lake Street in Bristol. A large menu includes baked goods, sandwiches, desserts, and “bistro to go” for those days when you don’t want to cook. Be sure to try one of their famous sticky buns with your coffee. This family owned and operated bakery also has a gift shop that features Newfound Lake attire. (603) 744-6035
Stop at Emma’s Perennials for Plants, Trees and More
Emma’s Perennials on 398 Borough Road in Hill, is THE place to buy plants, shrubs, trees and beautiful garden pottery and sculpture. It’s a little off the beaten path, but well worth the trip – a must-see stop for any gardener, and one of Newfound’s “hidden gems.” Open daily 9 am-5 pm. (603) 744-3805
Buy, Rent, or Repair Your Wheels at Rhino Bike Works
Since 1994, Rhino Bike Works has been selling, renting, and repairing bikes in the Plymouth area. Their knowledgeable staff have a well-earned reputation for providing exemplary customer service for a perfect riding experience.
Rhino Bike Works is on 1 Foster Street in Plymouth and is open seven days a week. (603) 536-3919
Enter the Newfound Lake Photo Contest
NLRA is looking for photos that document the beauty of our area and your experiences at Newfound. Submit your photos 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!
NLRA’s 3rd LAKE WEEK: JULY 22-29
Celebrate your love of Newfound. See the schedule of fun, family-friendly events here.