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Squam Lake Paddle to LRCT's Butterworth and Jimmy Point Preserves

HOLDERNESS — On Tuesday, August 19 join the Lakes Region Conservation Trust on a paddle to two LRCT-conserved properties on Squam Lake: the Butterworth Preserve, a 33.5-acre property which includes 3,000 feet of shoreline, and the Jimmy Point Preserve, a 6.3-acre property which includes 1,850 feet of shoreline and two small islands. The lead guide for this trip is John Oliver, LRCT Advisor and dedicated stewardship volunteer, who will share his extensive knowledge of LRCT's conserved lands, wildlife, and history along the way.

The trip will begin at 8 am and participants will be able to choose between a shorter paddle to the Butterworth Preserve and back (approximately 1.5 – 2 miles round-trip; returning at approximately 11 am) or an option to continue along to Jimmy Point and back (approximately 4 miles round-trip; returning at approximately 1:30 pm). Participants will all paddle together to the Butterworth Preserve and at that point can decide whether to return to the start or continue on the longer route loop. Participants will enjoy lunch together at a stopping point along the route and there will be opportunities for swimming in a few spots along the way for those who are interested.

Preregistration is required for this paddle and will be limited to 20 kayaks/canoes. To preregister, contact LRCT at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-253-3301. All LRCT guided excursions are free to all. LRCT's conservation work preserves community character, conserves critical wildlife habitat and diverse ecosystems, protects natural landmarks and scenic landscapes, and provides recreational opportunities for people of all ages. To learn more about the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, visit the website at www.lrct.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 08:19

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Lakes Region Tea Party Meeting

MOULTONBOROUGH — Lakes Region Tea Party meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 19 at 7 p.m. at the Moultonborough Public Library.

During the meeting attendees will hear local candidates share why they should be voted for, and will provide general information regarding what district each town is in, as many have been confused by the redistricting in the past few years. Bob Smith will be talking to us about what he feels should be done to save the nation. The video about the Constitution will also be continued.

For more information contact Mark Biller at 508-726-2029.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 08:08

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Alton celebrates 90 years of Levey Park on Saturday

ALTON — In celebration of Levey Park's 90th year, the Trustees of Levey Park invite the public to join them in taking a hike to the senic lookout on Saturday, August 16, at 9 a.m. 

Levey Park was gifted to the Town of Alton in 1924. It is a ten acre woodland located on the westerly side of Route 2 Between the villages of Alton and Alton Bay, 1/4 mile from the intersection of Routes 11 and 28-A at the tip of Alton Bay. 

The Park is open to the public from sunrise to sunset for picnics, hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Pets are welcomed. The park has a carry out what you carry in policy, and asks that visitors pick up after their pets. No motorized vehicles of any kind are permitted with the exception of motorized wheelchairs. No open fires are permitted. 

Approximately two miles of hiking trails exist within the park for exploration and recreation. Trail Map Signs are prominently placed at the major trailheads, and paper trail maps are available across the street at the Alton Parks and Recreation Department Office. 

Features to explore include the Scenic Lookout, which provides visitors with views of Alton Bay and the Ossipee Mountain Range and the White Mountains in the background. Additionally, the River Trail Loop meanders along the Merrymeeting River and is accessible via Canoe or Kayak as well as by foot.



Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 04:33

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Annual banquet for the Chapel of St. John of the Mountains is on August 24

CAMPTON — On Sunday, August 17, at 3 p.m., The Chapel of St. John of the Mountains, under the direction of the Pastor, Rev. Raymond D. Hahn, will have Pastor Dennis J. Simmons of the Gateway Alliance Church of Plymouth as guest speaker.

On Sunday, August 24, the preacher will be Pastor Ray Hahn. The Chapel's Annual Banquet will follow the service at the Armont Inn, Ellsworth Hill Road, Campton. Cost is $19 which includes a buffet meal with dessert and includes taxes and tips.

For more information contact Pastor Hahn at 536-4308 or Judy Rodgers at 726-3025 for reservations on or before August 17. The Chapel is located 4.5 miles up Ellsworth Hill Road, from the intersection of Routes 3 and 49 in Campton.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 10:38

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