Inn on Golden Pond http://innongoldenpond.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 05:06:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 2014 New Hampshire Highland Gameshttp://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/08/2014-new-hampshire-highland-games/ http://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/08/2014-new-hampshire-highland-games/#comments Sun, 17 Aug 2014 05:06:23 +0000 http://innongoldenpond.com/?p=2077 The transition from summer to autumn in New Hampshire is a special time of year.  We at the Inn On Golden Pond love this time of year. The colors begin to change and the crisper feel of the air create the perfect atmosphere for enjoying the area. Many area events, festivals and other activities are […]

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New Hampshire Highland GamesThe transition from summer to autumn in New Hampshire is a special time of year.  We at the Inn On Golden Pond love this time of year. The colors begin to change and the crisper feel of the air create the perfect atmosphere for enjoying the area. Many area events, festivals and other activities are scheduled in early fall each year for locals and visitor to enjoy.  One tradition that takes place each September is the New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival, held on Loon Mountain in Lincoln, NH. With traditional Scottish athletic contests, performances, and more, the New Hampshire Highland Games are an exciting time to get to know the Scottish culture and enjoy the beauty of our area!

New Hampshire Highland Games Background

Now in its 39th year, the New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival is presented by The New Hampshire Gathering of the Scottish Clans.  The nonprofit organization is dedicated to the preservation and continuation of the “music, dance, athletics and customs of the Scottish people and to the continuance of the Gaelic culture.”  The games always take place on the third Friday of September and include three days of celebrations, performances, competitions, traditional food and beverages, artisans, and much more!

Events at the Highland Games

The centerpiece of the New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival is, as the name suggests, the Highland Games themselves. Heavy Scottish Athletics are popular amongst competitors and spectators alike and include events such as Weight Over Bar, Weight for Distance, Sheaf Toss, Braemar Stone Toss, and the famous Caber Toss.  Special to the New Hampshire Highland Games is the Loon Stone Carry, where competitors carry a 234 or 274 pound stone for distance.

 

Other events included in the Highland Games include the ever popular Sheep Dog Trials. Come out and see the dogs compete on the obstacle course, running four sheep through the course. Most often Border Collies, these dogs will astound you with their intelligence, agility, endurance and ability to wrangle sheep! Additional competitions in dance, drumming, pipes, fiddle, harp, and the most famous Scottish game – golf!

Performances

Visitors to the New Hampshire Highland Games will have the opportunity to take in performances from artists from all over the United States, Canada, and of course Scotland! Performers include drummers, pipers, fiddlers, cellists, singers, and ensembles of all kinds!  They’ll all represent the best in current Scottish and Gaelic music.

 

When planning your visit to the New Hampshire Highland Games, book a stay at our local New Hampshire bed and breakfast for a truly special trip. The Inn On Golden Pond perfectly captures the essence of the New Hampshire Lakes Region with its classic country style and comfortable accommodations. Located in the geographic center of New Hampshire, our Inn is ideally located for a variety of day trips and is surrounded by 50 tranquil acres of wooded beauty. Whether you want to take it easy, or have a trip packed with activities, the Inn On Golden Pond is the perfect getaway destination!

 

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About Newfound Lake New Hampshirehttp://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/08/newfound-lake-new-hampshire/ http://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/08/newfound-lake-new-hampshire/#comments Sun, 03 Aug 2014 16:10:17 +0000 http://innongoldenpond.com/?p=2068 When you come to spend some time with us at Inn on Golden Pond, you’ll get to experience all the incredible things the area has to offer. From wandering through a charming old town to trekking through the green forest, New Hampshire has an array of activities for guests to do and see. One of our […]

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Newfound Lake New HampshireWhen you come to spend some time with us at Inn on Golden Pond, you’ll get to experience all the incredible things the area has to offer. From wandering through a charming old town to trekking through the green forest, New Hampshire has an array of activities for guests to do and see. One of our favorite places to visit is Newfound Lake New Hampshire. Located in Grafton County, Newfound Lake is only minutes away from the Inn. We want you to appreciate Newfound Lake New Hampshire as mush as we do. Here are a few things to know about Newfound Lake New Hampshire.

 

Situated in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, Newfound Lake is nestled between the towns of Alexandria, Bridgewater, Bristol, and Hebron. Spading over 4,451 acres, Lake Newfound is the third largest lake in New Hampshire, right behind Lake Winnipesaukee and Squam Lake. The lake is refreshed two times a year by eight underground springs. With 22 miles of beautiful shoreline, Newfound Lake offers plenty of space for visitors to enjoy. Lake Newfound is about 2 ½ miles wide, 6 miles long and its deepest point is 183 feet. It is considered to be one of the deepest lakes in New Hampshire!

 

Interestingly, the origin of the lake’s name is a mystery, even today. One tradition says that the Native Americans called it “Pasquaney”, which means “the place where birch bark for canoes is found.” Several maps from the 1700’s detail the lake but do not provide a name for the water mass. In the late 1700’s, the lake was referred to as Newfound Lake and has been called that since.

 

Newfound Lake is full of several different types of fish, from creek chub to rainbow smelt. There are 22 identified different species of fish that can be found in the lake. Every year, Newfound Lake New Hampshire is stocked with additional fish, in preparation for the fishing season. The stocking occurs between mid-March and early July.

 

If you wish to take a spin around the picturesque lake, you can rent boats from West Shore Marine. The company rents boats by the day or the week. Whether you are looking for a pontoon boat for the family or a runabout to cruise in, the West Shore Marine has it! Rentals are on an “as available” basis, so make sure you make reservations in advance.

 

Newfound Lake New Hampshire also holds a beautiful lighthouse on the eastern shore. The interesting lighthouse was built in 1932. Keep your eyes open for the structure as you explore the gorgeous Lake!

 

Since you’ve learned a bit about Newfound Lake New Hampshire, now is the perfect time to book your stay at the Inn On Golden Pond. All of our comfy guest rooms are decorated with country charm while still having modern conveniences. Each room has a sitting area with two plush chairs, perfect for curling up with a book or enjoying the natural beauty surrounding the inn. Guests at the Inn On Golden Pond enjoy a scrumptious breakfast each morning before heading out to a fun day on the lake. Our New Hampshire bed and breakfast will make your trip truly memorable!

 

 

 

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Lodging for Plymouth State University Move In Dayhttp://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/07/lodging-plymouth-state-university-move-day/ http://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/07/lodging-plymouth-state-university-move-day/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:04:52 +0000 http://innongoldenpond.com/?p=2052 Plymouth State University is getting ready to begin another wonderful academic year. Move in Day this year is scheduled to take place Labor Day weekend on Monday, September 1st. This is a wonderful long weekend to spend up north. So whether you’re helping your student move-in or just want to enjoy a relaxing getaway this Labor […]

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PlPSU Rounds Hallymouth State University is getting ready to begin another wonderful academic year. Move in Day this year is scheduled to take place Labor Day weekend on Monday, September 1st. This is a wonderful long weekend to spend up north. So whether you’re helping your student move-in or just want to enjoy a relaxing getaway this Labor Day weekend check out the Inn on Golden Pond.

It’s time for students to move back up to their home away from home, Plymouth New Hampshire. Every year students are excited to move in, whether it is their first year at PSU or maybe sadly their last. Not only are the students excited for move in day this year but so are the parents. After a long summer they’re ready to see their sons or daughters off to school.

My name’s Spencer and I’m a recent graduate from Plymouth so I know firsthand that this is an exciting time for both students and parents but it can also be stressful. The act of packing, moving, unpacking and helping your student settle in is quite the task especially if you’re coming from out of state.  Both first and second year students are required to live on campus in one of Plymouth’s Dormitories. Although the dorms provide students with the big items such as a bed and a desk you as a parent are still going to have a vehicle full of stuff. It’s even worse if your student is moving off campus this fall. Many apartments are not furnished with the big ticket items that are guaranteed to fill up both your pickup truck and van.

With all this in mind you may be thinking about spending sometime in the area come Move in Day. If you’re looking for lodging near Plymoutha quaint bed and breakfast in Holderness NH only ten minutes from downtown Plymouth may be just right for the occasion. The Inn on Golden Pondhas your lodging needs covered this September with eight beautiful rustic style Rooms to choose from offering you a quite relaxing space to enjoy along with a full breakfast every morning. Not to mention it’s right near picturesque Squam Lake. After a stressful move in come relax and enjoy all the luxuries our inn has to offer and take advantage of some quality time in northern New Hampshire with your student.  The Inn on Golden Pond has your move in excursion covered this year.

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Consider Pemi Valley Moose Tourshttp://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/07/pemi-valley-moose-tours/ http://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/07/pemi-valley-moose-tours/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:13:57 +0000 http://innongoldenpond.com/?p=2045 New Hampshire’s beautiful countryside can be enjoyed in several different ways, from kayaking to horse back riding. When you come to stay with us at the Inn on Golden Pond, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and wildlife of the area! From hiking through the forest to biking along side the […]

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Pemi Valley Moose ToursNew Hampshire’s beautiful countryside can be enjoyed in several different ways, from kayaking to horse back riding. When you come to stay with us at the Inn on Golden Pond, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and wildlife of the area! From hiking through the forest to biking along side the pond, New Hampshire is a great place to spend your vacation. One interesting animal that lives New Hampshire is the moose. You are probably wondering what the best way to see a moose in person is. We suggest  Pemi Valley Moose Tours! The tours take you through the New Hampshire countryside, allowing you to not only to see the beautiful area but also the local moose. Here are a few things to know about Pemi Valley Moose Tours.

 

For New Hampshire residents and visitors alike, the sight of a beautiful moose is breath taking. To see for yourself, join in on one of the many Pemi Valley Moose Tours. The 2 ½ to 3-hour journey takes you through the majestic White Mountains in an air-conditioned bus. Make sure to keep your eyes wide open! The gentle giant of the North Country are truly amazing! The Pemi Valley Moose Tours also offers nightly excursions. The journey features a guided tour of the local area, a video about Moose, and intriguing historical sites along the way. The tour guides are very knowledgeable on the moose and the area, enhancing your New Hampshire tour.

 

Pemi Valley Moose Tours depart on time, so we suggest that passengers arrive a half-hour before their tour starts.  Pemi Valley Moose Tours recommends that guests bring a sweater or coat for cooler nighttime temperatures. Don’t forget your camera, binoculars, and video camera! Reservations can be made in advance and are highly recommend! Adult tickets cost $30 per person and children older than 12 cost $20.

 

Since 1999, Pemi Valley Moose Tours has offered Moose Tours, making this their 16th season! On average the company goes out 120-130 times a year looking for the local moose. 97% of the time, guest see moose, which meanings you are bond to spot one!

 

An adult moose weighs about 1,000 pounds and stands 6 feet tall. This massive mammal is the largest land animal in New Hampshire. Moose have keen senses of smell and hearing, however, they are near-sighted. Interestingly, their front legs are longer than their hind legs. This allows them to jump over fallen trees, slash and other things. Moose can be found throughout Alaska, Canada, northern U.S. from Washington across northern New England and the northern Rockies south to Utah. Moose may live up to 20 years, but the average lifespan is 10-12.

 

When planning out your Pemi Valey Moose Tours, be sure to reserve your stay at the Inn On Golden Pond. Our Squam Lake bed and breakfast is the perfect destination for guests looking for a relaxing retreat without sacrificing modern amenities. Our luxurious guest rooms are all individually decorated in a classic country style for unique character. Plus, you’ll begin each morning of your stay with a delicious homemade breakfast, so you can be sure your day starts off on the right note. We can’t wait to see you soon!

 

 

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Check Out These New Hampshire Fairshttp://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/07/new-hampshire-fairs/ http://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/07/new-hampshire-fairs/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:39:00 +0000 http://innongoldenpond.com/?p=2038 Memories of elephant ears, Ferris wheels, and corndogs most likely fill your mind when you think of a Fair. The sound of children’s laughter and the dinging of a bell as someone hits the mark are all too familiar to most of us. When you come to visit us at the Inn on Golden Pond, […]

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New Hampshire FairsMemories of elephant ears, Ferris wheels, and corndogs most likely fill your mind when you think of a Fair. The sound of children’s laughter and the dinging of a bell as someone hits the mark are all too familiar to most of us. When you come to visit us at the Inn on Golden Pond, there is no better way to spend your time then at one of the local New Hampshire Fairs. Below we have made a list of a few of our favorite New Hampshire Fairs to visit! We hope that you will love them just as much as we do.

 

The Sandwich Fair

Right around the corner from the Inn on Golden Pond is the lovely town of Sandwich. This October 11th through the 13th, the Sandwich fairgrounds will be full of children running between stands with cotton candy in their hands ready for an adventure on one of the flashing rides. The Fair’s Midway opens at 4 P.M. and stays open till 9 P.M. The cost of rides is included in the entry fee, which is 15 dollars. During the Fair, not only will there be thrilling rides and delicious food but also interesting exhibits and shows! Check out the Sandwich Fair Schedule of Events to find out about all the events.

 

Belknap County Fair

Join the people of Belknap at the 72nd Annual Belknap County 4-H Fair! The fair features animal shows, oxen and tractor pulls, horses, live demonstrations, 4-H exhibits, live entertainment, plenty of delicious food and a midway! On August 9th, the fairgrounds will open at 8 A.M. with an admission fee of 7 dollars for children 10 and up. From the children’s Jell-O eating contest to the Jay Taylor show, there is something for everyone.

 

Rochester Fair

Mark your calendars for one of the best New Hampshire Fairs. September 12th through the 21st, come out and partake in all the festivities at the Rochester Fair. This New Hampshire fair is the largest and one of the oldest in the state. The 139th Rochester Fair is full of family fun entertainment and thrilling rides. The entry fee is 14 dollars and covers all mechanical rides on the fairgrounds. Monday through Friday is free from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. Wander through the livestock area and pet the adorable little animals, then make your way over to all the fascinating exhibits.

 

After looking over our list of a few New Hampshire Fairs, don’t forget to think about were you will stay when in the area. The Inn On Golden Pond is the ideal place to retire to after a day of exciting and thrilling activities at the fair. Our spacious and comfortable guest rooms have all the amenities you want in a home away from home. Plus, your stay includes a delicious breakfast each morning so your day will start off on the right note before heading to one of the New Hampshire Fairs. For a memorable experience in the Squam Lake area, staying at a local bed and breakfast is a must. The Inn On Golden Pond will make your trip to the area truly special!

 

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Pick Your Own: Amazing Apple Orchards in NHhttp://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/07/pick-amazing-apple-orchards-nh/ http://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/07/pick-amazing-apple-orchards-nh/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:20:07 +0000 http://innongoldenpond.com/?p=2029 There’s nothing better than fresh produce right off the farm.  During your time at the Inn On Golden Pond, you’ll have many opportunities to take advantages of the home grown fruits and vegetables in the Lakes Region.  One popular activity that involves getting a taste of the local produce is picking your own fruit at […]

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Apple Orchards in NHThere’s nothing better than fresh produce right off the farm.  During your time at the Inn On Golden Pond, you’ll have many opportunities to take advantages of the home grown fruits and vegetables in the Lakes Region.  One popular activity that involves getting a taste of the local produce is picking your own fruit at one of the great apple orchards in NH.  At these locally owned and operated farms, you can pick a wide variety of apples, wander around the beautiful landscapes, and even indulge in a sweet treat or two.  Here are a few of our favorite apple orchards in NH.

Cardigan Mountain Orchard

Cardigan Mountain Orchard is located in Alexandria and is open daily from Labor Day through November. This is one of our favorite apple orchards in NH due to its high quality, local produce and treats. In addition to pre-picked apples, you can pick your own or pluck one from the tree for a snack while on a walk through the orchard. The apple selection includes McIntosh, Macoun, and Cortland apples. Or you can enjoy cider, jams, and other homemade snacks. and sweets There is also a farm store located in Bristol that is open through December.

 

Hackelboro Orchards

Another of our favorite Apple Orchards in NH you may want to visit is Hackleboro Orchards in Canterbury. Apple picking is abundant here with nine types of apples available for your picking enjoyment: Puritan, Paula Red, McIntosh, Empire, Cortland, Red & Golden Delicious, and Northern Spy. You can also wander around the farm and visit the farm stand for a large variety of produce, sweet cider, baked, goods and more. They also have farm animals to visit, so you can get your cute fix while you’re visiting the orchard.

 

Windy Ridge Orchards

Another of the great Apple Orchards in NH is Windy Ridge Orchards in North Haverhill is a perfect spot for people wanting to visit charming working farm. They have farm animals, nature trails and a variety of pick-your-own produce. There are 18 varieties of apples to choose from! After you fill your basket, head over to the cafe for a made from scratch treat like fresh apple crisp.

Windy Ridge also has something to offer the wine lover. Seven Birches Winery is a great winery for those looking to experience the region’s great wine along with the fresh produce. This new member of the Windy Ridge Orchard family uses the fruits from the orchard for its fruit wines and grape wines. The winery has two estate wines available which are Apple and Blueberry as well as four reds and four whites. Attend a tasting to find your favorite!

 

Diamond Hill Farm

If you enjoy picking fruit at the above Apple Orchards in NH, you should try picking berries at Diamond Hill Farm in Concord. This locally owned and operated farm provides high quality produce and homemade treats at their farm and farm stand. Along with berry picking, you can check out the farm trail, sit on the relaxing porch, or visit their resident llama. Or you can walk the Diamond Hill Labyrinth: an eight-circuit circular maze in the grass on the farm’s hilltop.

 

 

When planning your visit to these apple orchards in NH, be sure to book your stay at our Squam Lake bed and breakfast. The Inn On Golden Pond is the ideal place to retire to after a day of picking your own fruit at the orchard or participating in some of the fun activities. Our spacious and comfortable guest rooms have all the amenities you want in a home away from home. We’ll make your trip to the New Hampshire Lakes Region a trip to remember! See you soon!

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The Ironman 70.3 Timberman: A Challenging New Hampshire Triathlonhttp://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/07/new-hampshire-triathlon/ http://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/07/new-hampshire-triathlon/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:54:49 +0000 http://innongoldenpond.com/?p=2020   Are you ready for a challenging New Hampshire Triathlon? If you are up for the test, we have the perfect one for you! Come stay with us at the Inn on Golden Pond and participate in one of the best triathlons in the state. The Ironman 70.3 Timberman is a fantastic weekend-long triathlon festival […]

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New Hampshire TriathlonAre you ready for a challenging New Hampshire Triathlon? If you are up for the test, we have the perfect one for you! Come stay with us at the Inn on Golden Pond and participate in one of the best triathlons in the state. The Ironman 70.3 Timberman is a fantastic weekend-long triathlon festival with plenty of racing, BBQ’s and family entertainment. As you are training for this challenging New Hampshire triathlon, make sure that you are all set for the big day. Here is all you need to know about the Ironman 70.3 Timberman.

 

Held in Gilford, NH, this challenging New Hampshire triathlon is a thrilling experience that you don’t want to miss out on. The race day activities begin on August 17 in the morning with the athlete check in. After checking in, racers can make their way to the Official Ironman Store or Ironman Village. Wander around and take in all the excitement! That evening, enjoy a delicious pasta dinner before retiring for the evening.

 

The next morning, breakfast and lunch concessions will be held until late afternoon along with anyone who still needs to check in. If you didn’t make it to the Official Ironman Store or Ironman Village, you will have an opportunity to browse through them both on the second day. Throughout the afternoon, a Race Information Booth will be open for any questions or concerns you might have. If you have any little athletes in your group, make sure to check them in at the TimberKids Race Check-In. The race will begin shortly there after. For all you cyclist out there, the Mandatory Bike Check-In will happen in the afternoon.

 

The Athlete Briefing, an hour-long overview, will take place on the second day. Make sure to stop by and learn more about this fantastic race and how to enjoy everything to its best!

 

Race Day! Get ready for the exciting, at points trying, Ironman 70.3 Timberman triathlon! Be ready for when the gates open to ensure that you are in you designated spot in time! A shuttle bus service will be available from Gunstock Mountain Resort to Ellacoya State Park. There will be a short Pre-Race Briefing before the race begins at 7 A.M. on the dot. At the end of the race, make your way to the Post-Race Athlete Food Tent, where you will find water and food.

 

After a challenging New Hampshire Triathlon, there’s nothing better than munching on delicious BBQ. Enjoy the evening with fellow racers at the Gunstock Mountain Resort for some homemade, scrumptious BBQ.

 

What better place to comeback to after a challenging New Hampshire Triathlon than the Inn on Golden Pond. Our Squam Lake bed and breakfast is the perfect destination for racers to relax at after the long day. Our classily decorated country style guest rooms feature sitting areas, private baths, flat screen televisions and complimentary WiFi. Plus, you’ll begin each morning of your stay with a delicious homemade breakfast, so you will be ready for all the Ironman 70.3 Timberman festivities. We can’t wait to see you soon!

 

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5 Things You Have to Do at Squam Lake this Summerhttp://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/07/things-you-have-to-do-at-squam-lake/ http://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/07/things-you-have-to-do-at-squam-lake/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 02:14:44 +0000 http://innongoldenpond.com/?p=2004     It‘s summertime in New Hampshire, making it the perfect time to visit the beautiful Lakes Region. Come and take advantage of all of the summer attractions that the area has to offer. There are many opportunities to enjoy nature and the great outdoors during your time at the Inn On Golden Pond. Check out […]

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Things You Have to Do in Squam Lake This Summer

It‘s summertime in New Hampshire, making it the perfect time to visit the beautiful Lakes Region. Come and take advantage of all of the summer attractions that the area has to offer. There are many opportunities to enjoy nature and the great outdoors during your time at the Inn On Golden Pond. Check out our list of 5 things you have to do in the Squam Lake area!

 

 

1. Visit Alpine Adventures Outdoor Recreation

Things You Have to Do in Squam Lake This Summer

There is something exhilarating about flying through the trees on a zip line hundreds of feet above the earth’s floor. Strap on your gear and get ready for an experience you won’t want to miss! With 21 zip lines on 3 separate courses, guests will have an unforgettable time! Each course covers almost 3 miles of land and each is over 200 feet above the forest floor! A true New Hampshire Adventure!

 

 

2. Marvel at the Views from Castle in the Clouds

Things You Have to Do at Squam Lake This Summer

With 28-miles of hiking trails maintained by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, Castle in the Clouds is a great place to take a leisurely walk along cascading waterfalls and enjoying the amazing view. Enjoy a truly breathtaking view from the stunning turn-of-the-century sixteen-room Arts & Crafts mansion overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. You can spend the day hiking with the family over the 5,200 acres or touring the elegant mansion. Castle in the Clouds also offers an adorable café to grab a bite to eat. The Carriage house Café is open daily serving scrumptious lunch items, from sandwiches to full entrees. Enjoy your meal on the outdoor seating terrace of in the charming indoor dinning area!

 

3. Take a Ride on Café Lafayette Dinner Train in North Woodstock, NH

Things You Have to Do at Squam Lake This Summer

Sit back and unwind aboard a scenic train ride while enjoying a 5-course meal. Referred to as the “restaurant with a constantly changing view”, the Café Lafayette Dinner train is really an extraordinary experience. Start your meal off with a scrumptious appetizer, from smoked salmon croustades to herbal mushroom turnover, and finish on a sweet note with a homemade dessert! Guests will be seated in one of the train’s beautifully restored dining car at a traditional table for four or you can upgrade to a private table for two. To find out which date works best for you, click here!

 

 

4. Go On a Moose Tour

Things You Have to Do at Squam Lake This Summer

Pemi Valley Moose Tours are the perfect summer activity. Eastern moose are some of the areas most famous residents and this 3 and a half hour journey is your best bet to see one or two in the wild. The tours take plae through the White Mountains aboard a comfortable air conditioned bus and utilize special guides for moose spotting.

 

 

5. Hit the Waters of Squam Lake

Things You Have to Do at Squam Lake This Summer

There is nothing better than kicking back and relaxing on the lake. Spend a day relaxing on the banks or out on the water at Squam Lake! With an array of places to rent boats, kayaks, and canoes, you are sure not to run out of things to do. Arrange a Squam Lake boat tour if you want someone else at the helm with local knowledge. If you prefer to have your feet planted solidly on the ground, explore the beautiful Squam Lake area! Hike the miles of trails or visit the locally owned shops and galleries featuring antiques, artisans’ wares and local specialties.

 

 

 

When you’re filling up your vacation to-do list with these exciting attractions in New Hampshire, be sure to book your stay at the Inn On Golden Pond. Our spacious and comfortable guest rooms have the perfect combination of country charm and modern conveniences you want in your home away from home. Plus, every more you will be served a delicious gourmet breakfast! We can’t wait to see you soon!

 

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New Hampshire Hiking Trails to Tackle this Fallhttp://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/06/new-hampshire-hiking-trails/ http://innongoldenpond.com/blog/2014/06/new-hampshire-hiking-trails/#comments Sat, 28 Jun 2014 20:17:23 +0000 http://innongoldenpond.com/?p=1992 Are you looking for a way to enjoy summer turning into fall? There is no better way to experience the changing of seasons then wandering through the great outdoors. With so many New Hampshire hiking trails to choose from, you are sure to find one that suits your skill level. When you come to stay […]

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New Hampshire Hiking TrailsAre you looking for a way to enjoy summer turning into fall? There is no better way to experience the changing of seasons then wandering through the great outdoors. With so many New Hampshire hiking trails to choose from, you are sure to find one that suits your skill level. When you come to stay with us at the Inn on Golden Pond, you will have access to the best trails in the area. Enjoy the vibrant, lush colors of fall on one of our favorite New Hampshire hiking trails!

 

 

Kris Ebbeson Photo Journeys

Ready for an adventure? Take a tour with Kris Ebbeson and walk up the magnificent Blue Job Mountain on a “Funset”/ Full Moon Hike! Make unforgettable memoires while watching the sunset, eating a gourmet picnic dinner, and enjoying the beautiful full moon rise high above the skyline! The easy 1-mile hike up the mountain is the perfect distance for a fun excursion. From the summit of the Blue Job Mountain, you can see more than 50% of the state of New Hampshire!

The tour is offered from August to mid October. Reservations are required for all trips and space is limited. To find out more about this awesome hike and book you spot, click here!

 

Squam Range Traverse

This 13.1-mile hike is full of magnificent views and soaring summits. Explorers trek over Mt. Squam, East Doublehead, Mt. Percival, Mt. Morgan, Mt. Webster, Mt. Livermore, and Cotton Mtn. This point-to-point hike runs across seven peeks of the Squam Range in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. With ample opportunities for breath taking views and climbing on open ledges, hikers should be in descent shape to tackle this New Hampshire trail. The hike starts on Bearcamp River Trail and heads west towards Mead Base Camp then merges onto Sandwich Notch Road. Then continues on till Crawford-Ridgepole trail, which will take you to the summit of Mount Percival. The scenery along the trail is stunning and worth the energy! You will continue on the path and make your way to Morgan’s summit, Mount Webster’s summit, and Mount Livermore’s summit and then descend until Crawford-Ridgepole Trail ends. Take time to plan out this excellent hike for this fall!

 

Red Hill Trail

2,030 feet tall, this moderate hike is perfect for a lovely view of the area. Located new our Inn, guests can easily enjoy this hike while staying with us. The hike is 3 ½ miles and takes about 2 ½ hours to hike. Once hikers reach the summit, they enjoy a panoramic view making the Red Hill hike totally worth the effort!

 

Eagle Cliff Trail

Eagle Cliff Trail climbs 1,270 feet and is an easy hike near Squam Lake! This fun trail is great for an afternoon stroll. The hike is 1-mile in distance and offers a beautiful view of Squam Lake.

 

Mount Percival Trail

Just north of Squam Lake, Mount Percival Trail is a moderate hike and is 5-miles in distance. Climb 2,220 feet and delight in the wooded summits with ledge views overlooking the beautiful Squam Lake. The hike loops over Mt. Percival and Mount Morgan!

 

West Rattlesnake Mountain Trail

Hike up the side of West Rattlesnake Mountain and experience a view like never before! The 4-mile trek takes about 3 hours and rises 1,243 feet. The wooded summit offers a spectacular ledge view of Squam Lake. Make time for this unforgettable climb!

 

 

When planning which of these New Hampshire hiking trails to explore, don’t forget to reserve your stay at the Inn On Golden Pond. Our Squam Lake bed and breakfast is the perfect destination for guests looking for a relaxing retreat without sacrificing modern amenities. Our classily decorated country style guest rooms feature sitting areas, private baths, flat screen televisions and complimentary WiFi. Plus, you’ll begin each morning of your stay with a delicious homemade breakfast, so you will be ready to hit all of the New Hampshire hiking trails. We can’t wait to see you soon!

 

 

Photo courtesy Rich Moffitt.

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New Hampshire TourismFall in the New Hampshire is truly a special. The changing weather fills the countryside with an array of colors. During your time at the Inn On Golden Pond, there are a number of New Hampshire tourism things to do in the area. We’ve put together a few ideas to make planning for your fall trip a little easier.

 

 

Dine, Dance & Cruise aboard the M/S Mount Washington

A great way to watch the crisp green leafs of summer change into the beautiful orange and red of fall is on one of the Mount Washington dinner cruises. Take a Dinner and Dance Cruise and enjoy the romance of Lake Winnipesaukee at night while eating a delicious dinner and dancing. Hop aboard the Scenic Cruise on which passengers are picked up and dropped off at five different ports of call around the lake. This New Hampshire tourism attraction is a great way to see the lake!

 

 

Hampton Beach Seafood Festival

This impressive seaside festival offers 60 of the Seacoast’s top-notch restaurants, endless entertainment and so much more! The 25th anniversary of the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival is from September 5 through September 7, 2014! Celebrate the Festivals anniversary with great food, excellent shopping and fun! Join in on the Lobster Roll Eating Competition or dance to music by Chris Cyrus.

 

 

Surowiec Farm

The Surowiec Farm is located in the rural town of Sanbornton and was originally operated as a dairy farm. The farm has been in the Surowiec family since 1917 and the first apple trees were planted in 1971. This beautiful farm is the perfect way to experience the change in seasons! With a spectacular view to the north and west, you will pick delicious red apples with a gorgeous backdrop. The pick your own apples season starts in late August and lasts until mid October. The farm’s stand is a great place to purchase decorative gourds and pumpkins or fresh pressed cider and a jar of local honey. Fall is not complete until you pick and munch on a crispy, juicy fresh New Hampshire apple!

 

 

39th NH Highland Games & Festival

On September 19, 20 and 21, on Loon Mountain, the 39th NH Highland Games & Festival will take place! The Festival is amongst the largest and one of the most diversified games in the country. It includes the Gathering of the Scottish Clans, Massed Bands, Sheepdog Trials, Celtic World Music Concerts and more! Enjoy the three-day event eating food, listening to live music and watching exciting competitions.

 

 

When you’re planning out which New Hampshire tourism attractions to do this fall, don’t forget to book your stay at our Squam Lake bed and breakfast. The Inn On Golden Pond has comfortable rooms featuring classic country style, perfect for relaxing and appreciating the summer weather changing into fall. Plus, your stay includes our delicious breakfast each morning so your days exploring and discovering all of New Hampshire tourism sites and festivals starts off on the right note. For a memorable experience in the Squam Lake area, staying at a local bed and breakfast is a mus. The Inn On Golden Pond will make your trip truly special!

 

 

 

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