Blog :: 06-2019

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Weekend Events 6/28/19 - 6/30/19

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Friday June 28th

Mills Falls Courtyard Concert -Meredith


Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Presents Story Walk -Holderness


Saturday June 29th

New Hampshire Boat Museum Opening Day -Wolfeboro


Wolfeboro Public Safety 4th Annual House -Wolfeboro


Wolfeboro Art Walk -Wolfeboro

Summer Kickoff Meeting - Wolfeboro


Traditional Craft Days - Canterbury Shaker Village 


Summer Sporting Auction - Laconia 


Recycled Percussion - Plymouth 


Sunday June 30th

Exhibit: Contrast & Compliment- A Collection of Black & White -Meredith 



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    Wolfeboro's Summer Farmers Market

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           The town of Wolfeboro has been provided with fresh and local foods from nearby farmers for the past seventeen years. Over this time the variety of locally sourced foods has expanded, along with the number of vendors. As the days start to become longer and the temperature rises, the farmers market locates outdoors to Clark Park, where the farmers set up to share their fresh produce to service the Wolfeboro community and other neighboring towns.             


           When you visit the Wolfeboro’s Farmers Market, you will be greeted by the sound of live music, along with the liveliness and excitement of the community enjoying themselves in the markets up lifting atmosphere.  Even when the sun is not shining the market will still carry on rain or shine! When you look around what the market has to offer, you will find everything from local meats, eggs, wild forged mushrooms, vegan ice cream, gluten free baked goods, and fresh picked flowers.       


           Looking at all the delicious produce may make you hungry, luckily the market offers healthy lunch options such as south Indian meals or fresh fish tacos! Stretch out on the lawn or picnic benches to enjoy your fresh food.  The Wolfeboro summer farmers market is not only a great experience, but also a good opportunity to help support local farmers, while filling your fridge with healthy in season produce! So head out to experience the Wolfeboro Farmers Market for yourself on Thursdays this summer, and guarantee you will leave a happy customer! Click here for more information about the market! 


    Author: Molly Ingram 

    The Wolfeboro Rail Trail

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         Over a century ago, New England was intertwined by dozens of railroad lines, competing with

    each other to transfer people and items to and from towns. In 1868 a railroad was built among lakes,

    ponds, streams, and woods, with a plan to incorporate another way of travel out of remote Wolfeboro.

    Before the railroad was built, most of the visitors traveled by train only being able to arrive as far as

    Alton Bay or Weirs, then would continue by a steamer to Wolfeboro. The addition of the railroad

    changed the pace of the little community and increased tourism forming Wolfeboro into a buzzing

    summer resort town. Once freight service became unprofitable the station decided to close the line.

    One hundred and fifty years later the railroad is still occupied and running but in an alternative way. Laid

    out within and alongside the historical tracks, gravel paths were assembled to bring the once running

    trails alive and active again.


         The plans were put to action in 1992 to create recreational trails and the first of many miles

    were assembled to establish the Cotton Valley Rail-Trail. Adventure seekers, families, outdoor

    enthusiasts, and athletes of all ages visit and incorporate the rail-trail into their daily routines. The

    Cotton Valley Rail-Trail supports many hobbies and activity’s throughout all four seasons. If you’re tough

    enough to brave the bone-chilling New England winter weather, you may encounter people Nordic

    skiing, mushing, snowshoeing, or snowmobiling. As soon as the rail-trail thaws and summer approaches

    bikers, runners, walkers, and wildlife watchers populate the trail while discovering the beautiful

    landscape along the way.


         The Cotton Valley Rail-Trail is a continuous twelve mile multiuse trail that begins at the eastern

    shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, NH and ends in Sanbornville, NH’s restored railroad

    Turntable Park. Along the first half of the rail-trail starting in downtown Wolfeboro, you will go past Back

    Bay where benches are placed by the water perfect for watching the water ski competitions or remote

    control sailboat regatta’s. You will see breathtaking views of the mountains on the waters horizon as you

    cross Lake Wentworth that will make you want to stop to admire the vista’s beauty. You will come

    across Albee Beach, Wolfeboro’s public beach where stopping for a swim, bathroom break, or a seat on

    one of their picnic benches in the shade may be convenient. Continuing on the trail you’ll find Fernald

    Crossing, another train station that’s been preserved by the members of the Cotton Valley Rail-Trail

    Club. The club is joined by local railroad enthusiasts in the town who came together in 1992 to pursue

    their hobby in railway motor cars. The club not only runs these motor cars on the railroad, but also have

    devoted their time to preserve the property and equipment maintaining the railway so they can

    continue operating the cars, so don’t be alarmed if you hear a train coming!


         Passing by Fernald Crossing the trail becomes less populated by people and more populated by

    woodland and wildlife. The tranquil setting of the forest and reduced business creates a venturesome

    atmosphere for the remainder of the trail. Among the trees you may spot single-track trails just after

    Fernald Crossing where Wolfeboro Singletrack have begun to build a multi-use trail system designed for

    mountain biking. Following the trails heavily wooded path may provide an opportunity to encounter a

    verity of New Hampshire wildlife along the way. Brooks, ponds, and marches throughout the trail

    provide homes and resources for the wild animals. If you’re lucky you may occasionally spot beavers

    building their dam, blue herons perched by the water’s edge, Bufflehead ducks, turtles sunning on a log,

    or geese. If you’re on the trail early in the morning theirs a likelihood of a passing glance at deer, black

    bear, fox, or moose before dashing off into the woods. If you feel like taking a break or resting by the

    scenic wetlands along the rail trail, benches and occasional picnic benches are provided throughout the

    trail close to every mile.


         From Cotton Valley Road to the end of the trail you’ll spot more wetlands and brooks as you

    travel towards Sanbornville. You’ll continue to wind you’re way through more green and quite

    woodland. At the end of the trail you’ll reach Turntable Park where the historical rail-road turn table still

    remains. Once used as a device for turning locomotives so they could be moved back in the direction

    from which they came from, a great destination to end you’re twelve mile trip.


         The Cotton Valley Rail-Trail wasn’t always twelve miles long. In 2014 the completion of two

    miles of the rail trail by the Wakefield and Brookfield Trails Rails actions Committee was celebrated with

    a ribbon cutting. The final two miles marked the completion of the Cotton Valley Rail-Trail and joined

    two trails together to be used as one. The trail originally connected from its occurring location in Back

    Bay and ended six miles later at Cotton Valley road where the trails were connected. Wakefield, NH

    completed the two miles of rail-trail from Turntable Park to Clark Road in Brookfield, NH. The

    construction was a two year effort. Without the Cotton Valley Rail Trail Club, volunteers, fundraisers,

    and organizations the rail-trail wouldn’t be the beautiful trail it is today and for generations to come.


         The Cotton Valley Rail-Trail has a lot to provide. From the fantastic glimpses of railroad history

    to its mountainous backdrops, lakes, countless ponds, and wildlife, the rail-trail provides you with the

    whole Lakes Region experience. Many visitors from around the world have come to Wolfeboro and

    experienced this trail and what it has to offer. Whether you’re spending you’re day on the trail, going on

    an adventure, or commuting to work, you’ll find the Cotton Valley Rail-Trail has a friendly charm and

    clean attractiveness creating a sense of community no matter where you came from. The rail-trail has

    carried and navigated passengers long-ago, today, and will continue doing so for many years to come.


    Author: Molly Ingram 


    Wolfeboro's Annual Moonlight Madness

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    Wolfeboro's Annual Moonlight Madness

    June 14, 2019 
    5pm until 9pm

    Wolfeboro's Annual Moonlight Madness welcomes everyone from near and far to visit Wolfeboro and experience all of the wonderful shops in our town. In addition to shopping, there will be lots of fun entertainment!: 

    Adventure Bicycle Ride

    This casual ride departs at 5:00p.m.  from Nordic Skier, 47 North Main St, Wolfeboro

    Mountain bikes required.

    Helmets are required. 

    Due to ride conditions this is intended for adults and children aged 10 years and older.

    NO pre-registration.  Simply gather at Nordic Skier.

    Route is mostly gravel. 

    Route takes riders from Nordic Skier to Abenaki Ski Lodge and back again.  About 5 miles and approximately 1-hour round trip. 

    Positive Repercussions 

    Drumming 6:00 - 8:00p.m. in front of the Chamber of Commerce located in the former railroad station, 32 Central Ave.

    Pineapple Bob & His Silver Tone Blues

    Performing 5:30-8:00p.m. on Main Street, in front of Berkshire Hathaway

    Carnival Games 

     Outside of Black's Paper Store & Gift Shop on Main Street.

    Events and descriptions in the article are from:

    10 Father's Day Gifts for Dad That He Can Use Around the House

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    1. Any of These Tools

    2. Smart Technology

    3. A Grill

    4. A BBQ Tool Set 

    5. Exercise Equipment

    6. A New Piece of Furniture 

    7. Lawn Equipment

    7. A Great Pair of Slippers 

    9. A Hammock

    10. A Gift Card


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      Wolfeboro's New Singletrack!

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           Through the beautiful town of Wolfeboro runs the Cotton Valley Rail-Trail, where you can see all that Wolfeboro has to offer, along with neighboring towns. One of Wolfeboro's newest additions that can be found along this trail is the Wolfeboro Singletrack Alliance. Another destination where recreational activities can be enjoyed. Wolfeboro Singletrack is a non-profit organization that is developing multi-use singletrack trails designed for mountain biking and non-motorized users. The trails are located in multiple locations, one of the locations being off the Cotton Valley Rail Trail's Fernald Station, located off Governor John Wentworth Highway. Other locations throughout Wolfeboro where you can find singletrack is Abenaki Ski area, or Sewall Woods.


           For those who don't know you may be wondering what is singletrack? Singletrack is a type of mountain biking trail that is made for the width of one bike. It is smooth, but may have technical rocky sections, banked turns, go over tree routs, hills, or jumps. Many mountain bikers prefer single tack, as singletrack is designed specifically for the sport, and has elements mountain bikers would opt for. The Wolfeboro Singletrack Alliance has been maintaining and planning to build more trails throughout Wolfeboro since 2018. They say their mission is "to work with land managers to ensure access to well built sustainable trails, while protecting the environment at the same time" and "envisioning Wolfeboro as a destination with an expanding network of sustainable trails". If you like exploring New Hampshires beautiful woodlands, this recreational resource will be an excellent location for you. You can click here to read more about the trails and the Wolfeboro Singletrack organization!


      Author: Molly Ingram 

      Weekend Events 6/7/19 to 6/9/19

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      Friday June 7th

      Open Mic Night

      Spring Birding 

      Discover Squam Cruise

      Loon Cruise

      Saturday June 8th

      Soap Making

      Cooking Demonstration and Dinner 

      Comedy Night

      Bike Week (8th - 16th)

      Sunday June 9th 

      Concert at Taylor Community



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