Lakes region is home to wildlife refuge, nature center, and more science fun

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center - Holderness, NH
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Route 113 Holderness, NH, 03245 Phone: 603-968-7194

This 200-acre facility on Squam Lake offers many, many ways to enjoy and learn about the animal and plant life of this water body. The property comprises open meadows, forests, and marsh boardwalks. Natural exhibits are home to native animals like bears, mountain lions, raptors, river otters, bobcats, and more. Take a tour of the animal exhibit trail and walk the hiking trails. There is a variety of cruises on the lake. Enjoy strolling through Kirkwood Gardens and browse the gift shop.
Trail Admission: Adults $22, Seniors $20, Ages 3-15 $16, Members and 2 & Under Free.
Lake Cruise Admission: Member Adults $23, Seniors $21, Ages 15 and under $19 ; Non-Member Adults $27, Seniors $25, Ages 15 and under $23.
Paradise Point at Newfound Audubon Center - Hebron, NH
Paradise Point at Newfound Audubon Center

North Shore Road Hebron, NH Phone:

This nature center on Newfound Lake offers 5 trails, a store and a library.
Hours:Open Memorial Day - Labor Day. Events are scheduled there during the summer months.
Stonedam Island Conservation Area

Stonedam Island Road Meredith, NH Phone: 603-253-3301

Self-guided nature trails are the centerpiece of this nature center, which focuses on conservation programs. Educational events are scheduled at the site throughout the season. Open July - Labor Day.
Madison Boulder Natural Area

Off Route 113 Madison, NH Phone: 603-823-5563

A National Natural Landmark, this boulder was deposited glacially and is over 80 feet long and 35 feet high.