The 1st Annual “I Love Squam” Celebration Day This Weekend

2 Squams Pano_Compressed_0For all those who love the Squam Lakes, including Big Squam and Little Squam, this weekend will be an opportunity to celebrate and show your support for some of the most peaceful and pristine waters in the country, with a day filled with hikes, waterfront activities, a barbeque dinner, and a barn dance!

The 1st Annual “I Love Squam” Celebration Day is being held this Saturday, August 3rd. This event begins immediately following the Squam Lakes Association (SLA) Annual Business Meeting, taking place at 10am at the Fisher Family Barn. Visitors can join the SLA for lunch and spend the afternoon participating in one of three guided hikes or ongoing waterfront activities throughout the day. Continue reading

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Opens Early This Year

An otter at SLNSC

An otter at SLNSC

Good news for nature lovers:  The Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness, NH will be open to the public a little earlier than usual this season.   The organization recently announced that next week, Monday, April 26th through Friday, April 30th, The Gephart Exhibit Trail will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with the last trail admission at 2:00 p.m.

Christine Cherry, Marketing Manager at the Center, says that they decided to open early this year because the mild winter made for cooperative weather this spring.  “The trail is clear and ready to go!” she says.  Also, the Center wanted to be able to accommodate some of the local schools’ April vacations next week so that families can enjoy the trail together.

The Science Center’s regular hours of 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will resume on their usual start date of May 1st, which is New Hampshire Day, when visitors pay only $3 admission with proof of NH residency.

According to their website, “The mission of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center (SLNSC) is to advance understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire’s natural world.  Through spectacular live animal exhibits, natural science education programs, and lake cruises, the Science Center has educated and enlightened visitors for more than forty years about the importance of our natural world.”

The Center gained national accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) in September of 2006, and now holds the distinction of being the only AZA-accredited institution in northern New England.

Enjoy the beauty of early spring!  For further information about the Science Center, call 603-968-7194 or visit www.nhnature.org.