080213 1st Annual I Love Squam Day, Saturday, August 3 (250)

HOLDERNESS — Join the Squam Lakes Association (SLA) at Piper Cove in Holderness on Saturday, August 3 for a day of outdoor family fun at the 1st Annual I Love Squam Day. The SLA Annual Meeting is in the morning, followed by a full day of activities in celebration of all things people love about Squam Lake.

Morning activities include an 8 a.m. paddle on Squam (registration required), followed by a coffee social at 9:30 a.m., business meeting at the Fisher Family Barn at 10 a.m., and lunch at 11:30 a.m. (purchase tickets online or by phone for $10).

In the afternoon, stay at Piper Cove to enjoy on-going waterfront activities – learn to paddleboard, kayak or canoe, discover the fish and plants of Squam on a guided snorkel, or paddle out to Moon and Bowman Islands on one of the SLA's canoes for a fun scavenger hunt. There will also be four guided hikes of the Squam watershed.

The celebration continues through the late afternoon and evening at the SLA Resource Center at Piper Cove with a 4:30 p.m. Watershed Fair – displays and interactive activities by SLA and partners, Barbeque Dinner at 6 p.m. (purchase tickets online or by phone, $22 adults, $15 kids 5-12, under 4 eat free), and a Barn Dance for all ages (free with dinner, or $8 adults and $4 kids) starting at 7:30 p.m.

All activities will be held, or will leave from the SLA Resource Center, 534 Route 3 Holderness. For more information, or to register for any of the activities, go to squamlakes.org or call the office at (603) 968-7336.