New Hampshire residents enjoy $5 trail admission
Holderness, N.H. - Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is bringing New Hampshire Day back for a second event on Sunday, May 21 due to rainy weather for the first event of the season. New Hampshire Day has been a popular annual event since 1991.
New Hampshire Day allows New Hampshire residents to get nearer to nature with discounted trail admission to the animal exhibit trail. New Hampshire residents pay just $5 for trail admission on Sunday, May 21. Regular admission rates are $19 for adults, $16 for seniors (65+), $14 for youth (ages 3 to 15), and children 2 and under are free.
Visitors will see live native New Hampshire animals including mink, turtles, coyote, foxes, bobcat, mountain lion, white-tailed deer, river otter, black bear, owls, hawks, eagles, and more in natural enclosures along the three-quarter mile live animal exhibit trail. In addition to the discounted trail admission, special Up Close to Animals presentations will be held at 11:00 a.m. (Skunk), 1:00 p.m. (Great-horned owl), and 3:00 p.m.(Broad-winged hawk). These presentations offer visitors an up close look at live animals with discussion led by an experienced naturalist educator.
New Hampshire Day is generously sponsored by Dead River Company and the New Hampshire Electric Co-op Foundation.
The animal exhibit trail is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the last trail admission at 3:30 p.m. on New Hampshire Day. For more information please visit www.nhnature.org or call 603-968-7194.
About Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
The mission of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is to advance understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire's natural world. Through spectacular live animal exhibits, natural science education programs, an informal public garden, and lake cruises, the Science Center has educated and enlightened visitors since 1966 about the importance of our natural world. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is located on Route 113 in Holderness, an easy drive from exit 24 off I-93, and is open daily from May 1 through November 1. The Science Center is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is the only AZA-accredited institution in all of northern New England. For further information about the Science Center, call 603-968-7194 or visit www.nhnature.org.
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The Department of New Hampshire Marine Corps League (MCL) and staff of the NH State Veterans Cemetery cordially invites you to attend the Memorial Day Ceremony commencing at 11:00AM, Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Route 3, Boscawen NH 03303.
Seating is limited so you are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for your comfort. The ceremony normally runs for one hour.
Please plan to arrive about 10:30 to avoid traffic back-up and time to park and walk.
No interments will be scheduled in the morning of Tuesday, May 30, 2017, however the grounds will be open from dawn to dusk and the restrooms will be available to the public. Interments may be scheduled after 1:30pm that day.
Cemetery staff will be available to assist visitors with questions and locating gravesites
Flags for Memorial DaySummary: We will be putting the flags out at the gravesites on Thursday, May 25th at 1:00PM and we are always looking for volunteers to help out.
If you would like to help we recommend you call the office first to make sure the date and time have not changed, 796-2026, and you may report to our maintenance building for 1:00PM.
We plan to pick up the flags on Thursday, June 1st at 1:00PM (weather permitting) and are again hoping for volunteers to help. This is very weather dependent so please call first.
CONCORD, N.H. -- Learn to fly fish while visiting beautiful northern New Hampshire! The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is offering a beginning fly-fishing weekend course called "Fly-fishing, A-Z" on June 3-4, 2017, at Coleman State Park in Stewartstown, NH. The course is presented by the Department’s “Let’s Go Fishing” program. It is open to anyone age 13 and older, however, those 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
This is a beginner’s weekend that will cover the basics of equipment, fly casting, stream ecology and safety. Trained instructors will guide participants in learning the basics of fly casting, knot tying, fish identification and much more on Saturday. The highlight of the weekend is the fishing trip on Sunday to Little Diamond Pond. All equipment is provided and participants are encouraged to bring along any gear or waders they have. No fishing license is required. The program is free of charge.
To reserve your spot in this program, you must pre-register. Go to www.fishnh.com/fishing/lets-go-fishing.html and select "Fly Fishing" and then "Register for a class." Class space is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please note: Participants must make their own arrangements for overnight accommodations. Camping is available by reservation at Coleman State Park; motels and lodges are also available in the area.
Read a first-person article from NH Wildlife Journal magazine about this course at www.wildnh.com/pubs/documents/samples/hooked-lgf.pdf.
The NH Fish and Game Department’s "Let's Go Fishing" program has taught thousands of children and adults to be safe, ethical and successful anglers. Learn more about the program at www.fishnh.com/fishing/lets-go-fishing.html. The program is federally funded through the Sport Fish Restoration Program.
CONCORD, N.H. -- Take advantage of New Hampshire's Free Fishing Day, Saturday, June 3, 2017. On Free Fishing Day, you can fish anywhere in New Hampshire -- freshwater or saltwater -- without a fishing license. Plan to get out and enjoy the day fishing with your family and friends. Both state residents and nonresidents may participate. All other fishing regulations must be followed, including season dates and bag limits.
To download brochures with regional fishing destinations, or to consult the N.H. Freshwater and Saltwater fishing digests for details on fishing rules for various waters, visit www.fishnh.com/fishing/publications.html.
You can find lots more information about fishing on the Fish and Game website at www.fishnh.com/fishing, including waterbodies that have been recently stocked with trout, public access sites and more.
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