Recreation, Relaxation, and Dining Options to Plan Your Perfect Spring Newfound Day
Warmer temps….longer days….spring is finally here! After a long winter, the itch to get outside and explore is strong. Newfound is rich with natural beauty, wildlife, breathtaking views, and plenty of spots for taking the perfect photo. Hiking, shopping, enjoying a delicious meal, or just relaxing — whatever you like to do, there’s so many options for a perfect day in Newfound. Here are a few recommendations.
Get close up and personal with wildlife at Goose Pond
Pack a picnic and head to Goose Pond for a relatively easy and very satisfying hike. Beginning across the road from Wellington State Park, the trails are well marked and offer rewarding possibilities for seeing wildlife — plus an enjoyable way to get some exercise. Bring your binoculars to look for beavers swimming in the pond or bald eagles soaring overhead. Stop at the pond for a picnic or continue on the perimeter trail for a longer loop of adventure and views.
Globally Inspired Family Dining at Bridgewater Inn
The Bridgewater Inn, on 367 Mayhew Turnpike in Bridgewater, provides family dining with menu items from around the world, including American and Japanese appetizers, homemade Italian pasta dishes, gourmet brick oven pizza, Black Angus flamed grilled steaks, and fresh seafood.
For a special occasion, reserve the Japanese Steakhouse, an intimate room where each dinner is prepared at your Teppenyaki table in the finest Japanese tradition. If casual dining and entertainment are what you are looking for, head upstairs to the Binn Tavern and catch your favorite game on one of the many TVs. There’s entertainment every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. In the summer months, you may choose to dine on The Board-Wok, the Inn’s beautiful outdoor deck with Tiki bar and cozy deck heaters. Lodging is also available in one of their nine rooms, with air conditioning, private baths, TVs, and a seasonal swimming pool. For more information, visit the Bridgewater Inn website or call (603) 744-3518.
Bristol Diner — A Friendly Stop for Breakfast or Lunch
The Bristol Diner has been serving the Newfound Community since 2008. Located on 33 South Main Street in Bristol, the Diner is open daily for breakfast and lunch from 7:00 am-2:00 pm. Be sure to order the delicious homefries with your breakfast — you won’t be disappointed. The staff is friendly and attentive, refilling your coffee cup with fresh, hot coffee while you enjoy your breakfast. The Bristol Diner is open on Fridays until 8 pm serving a dinner special of prime rib or seafood. Call (603) 744-5924 to learn more.
Beautify Your Backyard with Expert Assistance
Need more time to enjoy Newfound? Call Simple by Nature to take care of that time-consuming yard work and landscaping. Simple by Nature Landscape provides professional landscape design and installation, hardscape and patio design, spring/fall yard clean up, and lawn maintenance. Want to add some outdoor features to your backyard? Simple by Nature can build a firepit or a waterfall to enhance your outdoor space. Simple by Nature is located on 1321 Winona Road in New Hampton, (603) 968-7300.