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MEREDITH — The 7th Annual Wanakee Wilderness 5K will take place on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 9 a.m. at 75 Upper New Hampton Road. The trail course begins at the Wanakee Farmhouse, then transitions to dirt paths and hiking trails that traverse the hills and valleys around Wanakee, and ends back at main camp. The hilly course climbs over 300 feet in elevation, so runners are sure to enjoy the views.

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CAMPTON — Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy the White Mountain National Forest. Whether hiking, camping, or taking a scenic drive forest, officials encourage everyone to plan ahead. 

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FRANKLIN — Even in the fickle-weathered Granite State, July is a reliably hot and sunny month, and the forecast for this weekend has temperatures approaching 100 degrees.

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Even though it's six weeks away, now is the time to prepare for the Hopkinton Fair. Tonight I put a yoke on my favorite ox team, Topper and Stash and, using a chain to connect the yoke to a metal sled called a stone boat, had them pull the empty sled around the yard. Typically used to haul s…

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MEREDITH — A rain garden is a useful way to absorb, capture, and treat stormwater on a property using native plants, soil, and mulch. On the surface, they look like any flower garden, but with a big difference. Rain gardens are sunken gardens, designed to capture and hold rain that flows off…

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GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with the Lakes Region Riding Academy, is offering a number of Horsemanship Camp sessions this summer. Camps will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at the Lakes Region Riding Academy. Remaining session dates are July 22-25; Aug. 5-8…

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MILAN — The Nansen Ski Jump has been added to the National Register of Historic Places for both its architecture and its important role in the history of U.S. ski jumping.

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BELMONT — Runners looking for a challenge this summer may consider registering for the Belmont 10-Mile Road Race, coming up Saturday, Aug. 10. The course combines back roads, flat stretches, and a few hills. It starts at 8:30 a.m., with registration taking place in the parking lot of Belmont…

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LACONIA — Belknap County Conservation District is currently accepting orders for their flowering bulb sale fundraiser. The group is offering over 20 varieties of daffodil, tulip, crocus, hyacinth, and allium. Many are deer resistant and will bloom for several years. The order deadline is Sep…

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The Cow Taxi (our big pickup with stock trailer) has been busy shuttling cattle this week. I felt like a soccer mom delivering these cows to this field and those to another. Miles Smith Farm now has three active off-farm pastures, one in Barnstead and two pastures in Canterbury. This was a w…

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In 1819, Abel Crawford and his son Ethan finished cutting a trekking route from Crawford Notch to the summit of Mount Washington. Two hundred years later the Crawford Path is one of the most traveled trails in America, as hundreds of hikers take the Crawford Path to Mount Washington, includi…

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GILFORD — A story walk is an easy walk through forest trails with sign posts holding pages from a story book for walkers to read. Join the Gilford Public Library at the Gilford Elementary parking lot on Wednesday, July 10, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for a family story walk. Rain date is Thursday,…

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It’s July. Time to relax at Wallis Sands Beach with a good book and cooler full of lemonade and grass-fed roast beef sandwiches. It’s time to wiggle toes in warm sand and watch seagulls scavenge for dinner, and it’s undoubtedly time to eat Walpole ice cream and splash barefoot through the wa…

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On June 25, Janet Sanguedolce joined the Appalachian Mountain Club’s 4,000-Footer Club by climbing to the summit of Bond Cliff (4,265 feet), her 48th 4,000-foot mountain in New Hampshire.

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GILFORD — Dogs and humans can enjoy the mountain day and night this summer at Gunstock Mountain Resort. Gunstock will offer lessons for dog-powered sports throughout all seasons. Gunstock instructors will lead a private lesson where participants and their dogs will learn the techniques, call…