New Hampshire Happenings

List of towns in each county of New Hampshire

Below are links to every town website for every County in New Hampshire to get very detailed info on each town.

Feel free to contact me with any questions on properties in any town. Thank you

The towns of Belknap County NH

CITIES & TOWNS IN BELKNAP COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE WITH HOMES FOR SALE  

Alton l Barnstead l Belmont l Center Harbor l Gilford l Gilmanton l Laconia l Meredith l New Hampton

Sanbornton l Tilton

 

The Towns of Carroll County NH

CITIES & TOWNS IN CARROLL COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE WITH HOMES FOR SALE

Albany l Bartlett l Brookfield l Chatham l Conway l Eaton l Effingham l Freedom l Hale's Location l Hart's Location

Jackson l Madison l Moultonborough l Ossipee l Sandwich l Tamworth l Tuftonboro l Wakefield l Wolfeboro

Towns of Cheshire County NH

CITIES & TOWNS IN CHESHIRE COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE WITH HOMES FOR SALE

ALSTEAD l CHESTERFIELD l DUBLIN l FITZWILLIAM l GILSUM l HARRISVILLE l HINSDALE l JAFFREY l 

KEENE l MARLBOROUGH l MARLOW l NELSON l RICHMOND l RINDGE l ROXBURY l STODDARD l 

SULLIVAN l SURRY  l SWANZEY l TROY l WALPOLE l WESTMORELAND l WINCHESTER

Towns of Hillsborough County NH

CITIES & TOWNS IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE WITH HOMES FOR SALE

Amherst  l Antrim  l Bedford  l Bennington l Brookline l Deering l Francestown l Goffstown l Greenfield l Greenville l 

Hancock l Hillsborough l Hollis l Hudson l Litchfield l Lyndeborough l Manchester l Mason l Merrimack l Milford l 

Mont Vernon l Nashua l New Boston l New Ipswich l Pelham l Peterborough l Sharon l Temple l Weare l Wilton l Windsor

Towns of Rockingham County NH

CITIES & TOWNS IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE WITH HOMES FOR SALE

Atkinson l Auburn l Brentwood l Candia l Chester l Danville l Deerfield l Derry l East Kingston  l  Epping l Exeter 

Fremont  l  Greenland l Hampstead l Hampton  l Hampton Falls l Nottingham  l Portsmouth  l  Kensington  l Raymond 

Kingston l Londonderry l New Castle  l Newfields l Newington l Newmarket l Newton l North Hampton l Northwood  l Plaistow

 Rye  l Salem l Sandown l Seabrook l South Hampton l  Stratham l Windham

Towns of Sullivan County NH

CITIES & TOWNS WE SERVE REAL ESTATE IN SULLIVAN COUNTY

Acworth l Charlestown l Claremont l Cornish l Croydon l Goshen l Langdon l Grantham l Lempster l Newport l Plainfield l 

Springfield l Unity l Sunapee l Washington

Towns of Merrimack County NH

CITIES & TOWNS MERRIMACK COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE WITH HOMES FOR SALE

Allenstown l Andover l Boscawen l Bow l Bradford l Canterbury l Chichester l Concord l Danbury l Dunbarton l Epsom l Franklin l

Henniker Hill l Hooksett l Hopkinton l Loudon l New London l Newbury l Northfield l Pembroke l Pittsfield l Salisbury l

Sutton l Warner l Webster Wilmot

Towns of Strafford County NH

CITIES & TOWNS IN STRAFFORD COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE WITH HOMES FOR SALE

BarringtonDover l Durham l Farmington l Lee l Madbury l Middleton l Milton l New Durham l Rochester l Rollinsford l

Somersworth l Strafford

Towns of Grafton County NH

CITIES & TOWNS IN GRAFTON COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE WITH HOMES FOR SALE

Ashland l Bethlehem l Bristol l Canaan l Enfield l Hanover l Lebanon* l Lincoln l Lisbon l Littleton l Mountain Lakes

North Haverhill l North Woodstock l Plymouth l Woodsville

Towns of Coos County NH

CITIES & TOWNS WE SERVE BUYERS AND SELLERS FOR REAL ESTATE IN COOS COUNTY

Berlin l Carroll l Clarksville l Colebrook l Columbia  l Dalton l Dummer l Errol l Gorham l Jefferson l Lancaster l Milan
Northumberland l Pittsburg l Randolph l Shelburne l Stark l Stewartstown l Stratford l Whitefield

Lakes Region of New Hampshire Towns and Lakes

Here are addresses, numbers and links to information for the towns in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. For more information please feel free to call me anytime on specific events. I have also listed the lakes in each town

 

Town of Alton

PO Box 659
Alton, NH 
(603) 875-0102

Half Moon, Hills Pond, Sunset Lake, Winnipesaukee

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Town of Alexandria

47A Washburn Road

Alexandria, NH 03222

(603) 744-3288

Newfound Lake

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Town of Ashland
PO Box 517
Ashland, NH 
(603) 968-4432

Big Squam, Little Squam

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Town of Belmont
PO Box 310
Belmont, NH 
(603) 267-8300

Silver Lake

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Town of Bridgewater

5 School Street,

Bristol, New NH 03222

(603) 744-3354

Newfound Lake

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Town of Bristol

5 School Street,

Bristol, New NH 03222

(603) 744-3354

Newfound Lake

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Town of Center Harbor
PO Box 140
Center Harbor, NH 
(603) 253-4561

Squam, Waukewan, Winnipesaukee, Winona

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Town of Gilford
47 Cherry Valley Road
Gilford, NH 
(603) 527-4700

Winnipesaukee

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Town of Gilmanton

503 Province Road

PO Box 550

Gilmanton, NH 03237

Crystal Lake, Sunset Lake

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Town of Holderness
US Route 3
Holderness, NH 
(603) 968-2145

Squam, Little Squam, White Oak
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Town of Laconia 
45 Beacon Street East

Laconia, NH 03246

(603) 524-3877

Opechee, Winnisquam, Winnipesaukee

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Town of Meredith
41 Main Street
Meredith, NH 
(603) 279-4538

Pemigewasset, Waukewan, Wicwas, Winnisquam, Winnipesaukee

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Town of Moultonborough
PO Box 139
Moultonborough, NH 
(603) 476-2347

Kanasatka, Squam, Winnipesaukee

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Town of New Durham

4 Main Street

New Durham NH 03855

(603) 859-2091

Merrymeeting

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Town of New Hampton
6 Pinnacle Hill Road
New Hampton, NH 
(603) 744-3559

Pemigewasset, Waukewan, Winona

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Town of New London

375 Main Street

New London, NH  03257

(603) 526-4821

Pleasant Lake, Sunapee

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Town of Sunapee

23 Edgemont Road 

Sunapee, NH 03782

(603) 763-2212

Lake Sunapee 

 

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Town of Tilton
257 Main Street
Tilton, NH 
(603) 286-4521

Silver Lake, Winnisquam, Winnipesaukee, 

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Town of Tuftonboro
PO Box 98
Center Tuftonboro, NH
(603) 569-4539

Dan Hole Pond, Lower Beach Pond, Mirror Lake, Winnipesaukee

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Town of Wolfeboro
84 South Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH 
(603) 569-8161

Beach Pond, Crystal Lake, Mirror Lake, Rust Pond, Sargent's Pond, Wentworth, WInnipesaukee

New Hampshire Record Sales in 2020

 

This just came out from the NHAR on Sales of homes in New Hampshire for 2020. It was the highest growth ever with days on market significantly lower and Prices higher and still a good time to sell. Waterfront Homes always fare better as well. 

Please call so I can show you what I can do for you. 

 



January 8, 2021

2020 a record year in NH housing market

The year 2020 was an historic one in terms of New Hampshire home sales, as single family residential unit sales, median price and sales volume hit all-time highs while inventory and supply hit their lowest marks in at least 16 years.

The median price for single family residential properties in the state was $335,000, a 12 percent jump from the previous high-water mark of $300,000, which came just the year before, in 2019. It was the ninth consecutive year of year-over-year median price increases in New Hampshire and the largest single-year jump since NHAR began tracking median price in 1998.

Here are a few additional noteworthy data points from the year-end report:

  • Inventory continued to dwindle in 2020. Months supply, meaning the number of months it would take to sell off current inventory at the average rate of sales for the last 12 months, dropped to 0.9 months in December, a 59 percent drop since December 2019, while last year’s average was 1.8 months (a 43 percent decrease). Those are the lowest numbers in that category since NHAR started tracking it in 2005.
  • The 18,449 single family unit sales was a 4.6 percent increase from 2019 and marked the first time the state has sold more than 18,000 homes in at least 23 years.
  • Every month in 2020 saw a single family residential inventory decline from the same month in 2019, and the 12-month average of 2,761 was 42 percent below last year and the lowest in at least 15 years. The 1,383 homes on the market at the end of December was the fewest in any month since at least 2005, and by comparison is roughly an eighth of the inventory that was on the market at the end of December 2010.
  • The total dollar volume of single family residential sales eclipsed the $7 billion mark for the first time, at $7.2 billion, more than $1 billion above the the previous high.

For the complete December and year-end 2020 report, click here.
For statewide and county level data from 1998 to 2020,
click here.
For fourth-quarter 2020 data, click here.

Where do loons go in the winter.

Where does Larry the Loon go in Winter--you would be surprised perhaps. 

In an effort to beat the Holiday Rush, Larry the Loon flew south early only to find his loon friends just fly to the ocean on the East Coast for winter."


Loons certainly are my favorite. I see them come early in spring even when the ice has not fully melted. A was there when a pair showed up on Swains Lake in Barrington with ice patches still floating about. I saw twelve come flying in to the edge of the ice melt in a cove on Jenness Pond in Northwood and later I witnessed the day 2 loon chicks born on a man-made protective floating nest platform on Jenness Pond, and then create 2 chicks in spring with each sharing time to sit on the eggs. I saw 24 together on Little Bow in Northwood, and a record 24 loons on Ayers Lake in Barrington.

But I live in New Hampshire and see droves of people-and birds-flock south in winter. I mean why not. But have you seen a loon try to fly. It takes half a lake to take off.

So where do loons actually go and why? 

Well according to satellite tracking performed by the Loon Preservation Committees the loon makes its way to the Atlantic Ocean between Maine and Rhode Island. Loons must adapt to life in the salt water. They have salt glands in their skull between their eyes that remove the salt from the water and the fish they eat and then remove it from ducts in their beak--how do they know this stuff I am now sure.

The reasons are unique as well. For one the salt water doesn't freeze, and a loon's livelihood is in the water the oceans provide deep and clear waters to dive and fish in. The adult loons leave their chicks behind until their feathers become long enough to support their own weight. It is also time for the young ones to become mature and strong enough to be independent and capable of surviving on their own before taking the trip to the ocean. 

For two, the warmer waters bring all kinds of different predators like Alligators plus the water actually is too warm for them to dive.  I think maybe the long trip is just too much of an effort.

Life on the ocean isn't easy. They have to get use to a totally new diet, and then there are much bigger waves they are not use to on smaller lakes, and rougher weather, marine pollution and nasty parasites not seen on their fresh water homes. One of a loons biggest challenges has to do with molting and getting their feathers ready to make the trip back to their birth lakes in New Hampshire. It takes 2 to 3 weeks to molt during which that time they are not able to fly and face a lot of dangers lurking. As hyou can imagine, this becomes a stressful time in their lives. Yet I am told that they mate for life so maybe, perhaps their solid relationships help to deal with hard times.

 In New Hampshire ice out is a big mystery for us humans to know the moment when the ice that has covered Lake Winnipesaukee for the winter will melt enough for the iconic M/S Mount Washington cruise ship to navigate between all of its ports in Alton Bay, Center Harbor, Weirs Beach, Meredith and Wolfeboro. Yet somehow the loon has the ability to pretty much pretty much Loons will typically arrive on New Hampshire’s lakes and ponds just after ice-out, sometimes on the very next day!

For me the loon was first introduced to me in the iconic movie "On Golden Pond" staring Kathryn Hepburn and Jane and real father Henry Fonda which happens to be filmed in Squam Lake and Lake Winnipesaukee here. The screen play written by NH resident Ernest Thompson.

I have lived on a lake in New Hampshire ever since leaving Michigan, NYC, and Boston and look forward to the distinctive haunting call of the loon. It is the beginning of summer when I hear them.   

For more information on these incredible loons check out the  Loon Preservation Committee’s at www.loon.org and the N.H. Lakes Association at www.nhlakes.org.

 

Below is a story on a pair of loons on Jenness Pond in Northwood NH who have come every year for over a decade making a family.

Best Flood Insurance Companies so that your wallet does not go under water

Best Flood Insurance Companies

by ConsumerAffairs

Research Team

A bad storm could flood your world in debt and loss. Your wallet does not need to go under water protecting your home.

As a first step I suggest looking at the FEMA site to see if your home might be in a flood zone. Visit https://msc.fema.gov/portal/home

In New Hampshire Insurance companies are brokers and the rates for insurance is federally mandated. However there are many aspects that impact rates. I encourage you to discuss these options with a company that knows.  I have engaged one insurance company to talk with with any questions on whether you need flood insurance or not. 

Tinglof Insurance.com
Jody Plante
PO Box 5
Merrimack, NH
Phone: 603-424-9428
Fax: 603-424-9423

www.tinglofinsurance.com

jody@tinglofinsurance.com

 

Seems Floods are happening more frequently. Hurricanes seem bigger and more devastating. In New Hampshire we had the "Mothers Day Floods" in 2006 when 12-16 inches of rain in 2 days. Some rivers completely changed directions. Many people assume they aren’t at risk if they are not living in a designated flood plain, Surprisingly 20 and 25 percent of all flood victims live outside of a high-risk area.  

Nearly all flood insurance policies are underwritten by the NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program) and serviced by independent insurance companies like the one I mentioned above, Rates and coverage are the same no matter which company you select. When choosing a flood insurance company, you should learn about the company as a whole to make the best choice.

Here is a link to several companies to compare.

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/insurance/flood-insurance/

Mother Nature can act like "a Mother" sometimes. Respect her. 

 

When the lake and mountain view is as inspired as the house behind you.

There are homes with great views. There are great homes that are astounding just to look at. When you combine both it truly is the perfect blend of man and nature. Take the case in point of 23 Newport Drive in New Durham, NH. The home itself is an architectural masterpiece in every way.

Mountain living presents its own challenges. This home is built to withstand mountain top living while preserving views and the aesthetics of the surrounding beauty  with 50+ year shingles, high density spray foam insulation throughout, massive wood trusses and huge windows, radiant heat on marble and wood floors guaranteeing a warm setting even in the dead of winter. Each of the bedrooms have their own tiled ensuite bathroom. There's a game room you never want to leave. The chefs kitchen takes advantage of the views. The Great Room with towering cathedral ceiling sand impressive stone fireplace is - well greater than most. The custom 4 inch thick front door looks like something you would find in the greatest castles in England. The craftsmanship and attention to the finest details will never disappoint. Even your dogs have their own kennel with an indoor/outdoor opening to their own third of an acre fenced in play area to roam.

To take in the views you have panoramic windows and a 90 plus foot deck comprising of over 1500 sf of mahogany decking. There is also a private balcony off one of the second floor bedrooms. Enjoy an evening fire in the covered outdoor stone fireplace on the deck as well.

Now lets add a 36x50ft custom barn with two sets of 12 foot barn doors to accommodate heavy equipment and a heated fully equipped shop upstairs. There is a heated bathroom inside so you never have to go back to the home to interrupt your work. The concrete on the floor is set up for easy removal incase an owner wants to convert it into horse stables.

 

 

 

What may be most compelling about this property is the million dollar view-Perhaps it is really a 2 million dollar view of the entire #NewHampshire Lakes Region including 44,000 acre Lake #Winnipesaukee and all the surrounding majestic lakes and mountains. Sited on the top of Copple Crown facing west you have never ending and always changing sunsets. The view never gets old.

For a detailed book on this incredible property Click Here

Here is an video tour you won't want to miss. Click Here

For more information call Michael Travis, Realtor, Bean Group 4 Stevens Avenue, Meredith, NH Office: (800) 450-7784- at Cell: 603-303-2599 or visit www.LakeAndMountainViews.com

 

 

Michael Travis Your Waterfront Agent

Selling you home is more than just listing it on MLS.

With over 1,300 lakes surrounded by a state that is 86% trees, people come here to enjoy the best that Mother Nature offers. A big part of my job is to help buyer realize and live their dreams. Your lake home is part of that dream. 

I have lived on or near water my entire life. My family even owned a private island, 9 miles by boat and 28 miles by car to the nearest town called Little Current — and that was an overstatement. I understand and appreciate the emotions and fond memories attached to such special places.

Prior to a real estate career which began in 2004, I spent 35 years in advertising as an art director, writer, photographer, and designer in NYC and Boston. I have worked with three US Presidents, a five-star General, countless celebrities, corporate moguls, top fashionistas, and well over 450 different accounts in every category. This included marketing multi-million dollar homes for a Boston-based real estate company that has since become a Sotheby's affiliate. I’ve expanded my skills to include drone aerial imaging, videos, electronic and printed brochures, social media and so much more. 

I have two sites of my own--one is dedicated to waterfront homes and the other is a more general. 

Web:  www.BuySellHomesNH.com

Web:  www.WaterfrontAgent.com

As a real estate agent, I have consistently been a multi-million dollar performer. I have marketed, helped sell, and sold properties on more different bodies of water than any agent in the state of New Hampshire. I am a member of the Luxury Home Portfolio, Institute of Luxury Home Marketing, Haute Residence International, Proxio Pro International, and Bean Group’s esteemed Platinum Collection. 

I believe real estate is about marketing. I believe my unique background and talents, combined with the Bean Group dominance in the marketplace, will prove to successfully promote your home like no other. Whether you are a buyer or seller, I bring real-life experience to your real estate experience. Below is a link to a feature story in Top Agent Magazine that says it all.

Featured in "Top Agent Magazine"--Read the Story by Clicking Here!

I am also a premier agent for Realtor.com, Trulia and Zillow so the exposure for your property will be maximized. And of course the Bean Group is the finest real estate company in the state I believe in maximizing exposure of your home to the world. 

I wanted to mention that I am also heavily invested in social media. In fact I started a closed Facebook Group called "Lakes Region Realtors" for agents to talk to each other about listings, safety issues and other info. I am also involved with several other real estate groups to help market your home.   

I look forward to partnering with you to help market and sell your property.

Thank you

MichaelTravis

603-303-2599 

Morning in America - on Long Pond - Northwood NH

Morning again in America, on Long Pond in Northwood, New Hampshire, Morning begins, like on any of the 1300 or so lakes & ponds in this state, as a quiet opening act where you begin to hear the birds come alive, the subtle ripples of water made by ducks floating, the fish jumping, or the occasional kayaker's paddle.  Time stands still here - even in motion. So can call me to find yourself in a lake home as special as the lake is. 603-303-2599

 

Morning in America -- on Long Pond from Waterfront Agent on Vimeo.

New Hampshire State of Mine

The Price to Pay for the Highest Quality of Life is Far Less in New Hampshire
 

Living the good life in New Hampshire cost far less than you would expect.

Having lived in NYC, East Haddam in Connecticut for weekends, and the North End of Boston I had a different opinion of New Hampshire long before ever stepping foot in the State. People I knew would call it "Cow Hampshire" or "New Hampster".
 
After all the population on NH was a fraction of what is in CT, MA or NY, and seemed to be in the boonies -- just so far north. However, it didn’t take long before realizing it was nothing less than picturesque and beautiful with over 1300 lakes, Lake Winnipesaukee, a pristine 44,000 acre lake in the Lakes Region made famous by the film “On Golden Pond” staring Katheryn Hepburn with Jane and Henry Fonda written by local talent Ernest Thompson. The “Big Lake” is surrounded by the majestic White Mountains
 
Here is my "New Hampshire State of Mine"
 
 
 
 

Building boats that build character

My Daughter Mariella, age 15 by her wonderful Canoe she built, The "Free Spirit"

Since 1992, the Boat Museum in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire had the idea of preserving the boating heritage of the New Hampshire Lakes for all of us to remember. For me, beginning at 8:30 Am on July 5th, 2011 it became a place to actually build a boat with my fifteen-year-old daughter Mariella, a time for us to never forget.
In an age of instant messaging, instant this and instant that, so many things grab the attention of peoples lives. And, here we were, getting up early in the morning, standing under tents in 80+ degree weather for at least 6 hours a day for 6 days, making a boat that requires teamwork, patience, time, diligence and a lot of learning. It was hard work. It was hot. Yet Mariella would be knocking on my shoulder to wake me up to get going.
In my life, boats have always built fond memories; from challenging fellow 8 year old campers in canoes cut in half at Camp Deerhorn in Wisconsin, sailing at my grandfather’s place on Lake Michigan, traveling by boat everywhere before being allowed to drive a car at our family’s island cottage in Canada, cruising in Boston Harbor, enjoying the views from the Mt Washington on Winnipesaukee, and morning kayaking on a small lake in Northwood with my daughter.
Building a boat brings a whole new level of memories to cherish.

Building Boats, My Early Years.
I remember as a kid helping to build a “McGregor Bay Sled” up at our family’s cottage in Canada. These were big flat bottom utility boats, 4 feet wide, 16 feet long, and could carry anything, weighed a ton, and go anywhere slow. It was made with heavy marine plywood, a bunch of bolts, gallons of glue, and some lead paint I am sure. When the transom rotted, we would simply cut off the bad part, move it forward and screw it back on until it got so bow heavy that the propeller stuck out of the water in the stern. It took two weeks and 5 of us to build.

Building Boats, Our Wolfeboro Week
At the Boat Museum, Mariella and I built something far more elegant, far more refined, and far less heavy. It is called a “six-hour canoe” –The six-hour part –well that was how long it took for us to put the two sides together. It was really a six-day canoe for us. We made it by hand out of wood—cutting, bending, nailing, screwing, planning, sanding, fiberglassing, varnishing, and painting--into a masterpiece –using the many tools provided--and a lot of patience.
We also were able to add personal touches including a curved deck on the bow and stern held down by brass nails and a few brass goodies from Bradley's Hardware and Goodhue and Hawkins.

 

For the price of a normal summer camp, the New Hampshire Boat Museum Boat Building Program---well you came away with a beautiful boat, and memories that will last a lifetime.


“Free Spirit”, a canoe designed in the past, was built with newly learned skills, by Mariella’s own talented hands.
 

Here is a video my daughter made of the making of Free Spirit.

Video on Mariella's "Free Spirit" at the Boat Building School NH

Building Free Spirit was an great experience. And it only took six days!  Enjoy :)

Posted by Mariella Travis on Friday, September 2, 2011
 
                               
Check out the Boat Building Program and other events won't you?

 

New Hampshire Boat Museum

399 Center St., Wolfeboro Falls, NH

EMAIL

museum@nhbm.org

WEB SITE:

http://www.nhbm.org

603.569.4554

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