Celebrate Independence Day at the Lake!

Duck raceFor a quintessential summer holiday experience, Meredith Village will be the place to be on Thursday, July 4th. Independence Day on Lake Winnipesaukee promises to be a fantastic celebration, with several fun events and activities lined up for folks of all ages.

The Meredith Lions Club will start things off with a splash for its annual Rubber Duck Race. This event is not to be missed! It is the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year, benefiting many local charities, including scholarships for local students. At 4pm, over 4,000 yellow duckies will tumble down the waterfall at the Mill Falls Marketplace and float to the finish line just past the footbridge in Hesky Park. Tickets for cash prizes will be on sale until 3:30 that day, and the grand-prize winner will take home $1000. The duck race is truly an amazing sight! For more information, call Duck Central at 603-279-6016. Continue reading

Arts Alive! to Celebrate Summer at the Mill Falls Marketplace

Arts Alive13Happy Solstice! Today we enjoy the longest amount of daylight all year! It is also the official first day of summer, and although the weather has been mostly spring-like up until this point, schools are now on their long break, and folks all over New England are ready to kick back and welcome the season. To celebrate, the Mill Falls Marketplace will once again be hosting Arts Alive!—a vibrant Lakes Region festival for the whole family!

On Saturday, June 29th from 1– 3pm, stroll through Meredith’s historic Mill Falls Marketplace and take in the sights and sounds of Arts Alive! This mini festival will feature performances and presentations by local arts, nature, and entertainment specialists, including presentations on New Hampshire wildlife by Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, and live magic by Andrew Pinard. Pink Avatar will also be wowing the audience with bubbles, balloons, and juggling, and there will be a coloring contest for all ages with some cool prizes. Continue reading

Bearcamp Valley Garden Club’s 2013 Home and Gardens Tour

Raffle tickets for this beautiful hooked rug by Laura Hubbard will be available on the Garden Tour.

Raffle tickets for this beautiful hooked rug by Laura Hubbard will be available on the Garden Tour.

The seeds of the Bearcamp Valley Garden Club were planted 75 years ago, and the roots of the organization have been growing strong since then as members have contributed countless hours as volunteers dedicated to community beautification and the wise use of natural resources. This summer, the Garden Club is offering an opportunity for guests to see some of the beauty that’s been blossoming in little pockets around the Lakes Region, with a tour of some unique gardens.

The Bearcamp Valley Garden Club 2013 Hidden Gardens Tour takes place on Saturday June 29th from 11 am – 4 pm (rain date July 1). Visitors will walk through a hidden garden on Lake Winnipesauke and two secret gardens on Squam Lake. One of the locations will offer both a garden and home tour. Here are the participating gardens and a taste of what guests will see and do… Continue reading

Lakes Region Wine Trail Map Helps Visitors Tour Local Wineries

wine grapesVisitors to the Lakes Region of NH now have a new way to enjoy touring the area, as several local wineries have teamed up to create a map of the newly organized Lakes Region Wine Trail, which includes stops at all of the wineries surrounding Lake Winnipesaukee.

“This trail was created as a partnership between the Lakes Region Wineries as a way to help educate our communities about the wineries that are located around the lakes,” says Bob Manley of Hermit Woods Winery. “This map was born out of the success of our collaboration around our Barrel Tasting Weekend that happened last fall and the map we created for that event.” Continue reading