Blog :: 09-2012

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Lower Beech Pond Real Estate for Sale, Tuftonboro, NH

Lower Beach Pond Real Estate, Tuftonboro NH

Great Home with no public access to the lake for privacy

Low Tax Tuftonboro NH Enchanting home on crystal clear 155 acre  Lower Beech Pond offering the finest in waterfront living. This custom built three bedroom home with southwest sunset views features two master suites, gleaming hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen and exquisite appointments throughout on a beautifully landscaped lot enhanced with a lovely beach and private dock. This lovely home is located in low tax Tuftonboro on .6 acres. The home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a 2 car garage for all your toys.  Just up the road is Wolfeboro NH and just a short drive away you will find golf courses, hiking and shopping.  Listed by Maxfield Real Estate. J. Messineo.  Information taken from NNEREN. For additional information on this home call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com

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Dock Maintenance on New Hampshire Lakes, Winter is coming!!

View from our seasonal aluminum dock on Suncook Lake

 Time for you to take your docks out of the water

Fall is here and your boat dock needs your attention before the ice sets in.  Most docks are seasonal and require you to remove them at the end of the summer.  If you are fortunate to own an aluminum dock your job is a bit easier that those with a wooden dock.  You can hire a local company to get your dock in and out of the water each year and save yourself from those freezing fall or spring water temperatures and the hassle of getting a crew of people together to lift the dock onto shore.  If you are going for it on your own you might want to invest in some chest waders to keep you warm when the lake is hovering around 50 degrees.

Dock Maintenance

The best time to do maintenance and repair work on the dock is in the fall when you are closing up for the year. The weather is cooler and you won't be as busy trying to open up your home for the summer season.

Wooden Docks

  • Might be a great time to replace nails with screws.
  • Replace rotting or damaged boards.
  • Refit the dock with rubber bumpers for the up coming season.
  • Inspect connection points for loose nuts and bolts.
  • Sand, prime and paint rusting spots or areas that might splinter.
  • Pile the dock neatly on shore away from any ice that may come in off the lake.

Aluminum Docks

  • Follow the same steps as above except you will only need to check for loose connections and inspect boat bumpers
Permanent Docks
  • Check the entire dock for any loose boards and fittings
  • Refit the dock with rubber bumpers for the up coming season.
  • Have an electrician bring power to the dock and drop the recommended bubblier in to keep the ice from freezing around the dock.
  • Don't forget to put up warning signs for thin ice.
Building A Dock

Installing a new dock at the cottage is a big investment and should be planned well.

  • Prior to investing in time and materials hire a specialty company to help you out.
  • Consider water levels, wind, currents, and boat traffic.
  • Dock materials are numerous. Wood, steel frame and wood, galvanized steel and wood, aluminum and wood, all aluminum, and a number of options using composite wood (wood/plastic mix).
  • Your best option might be a raise a dock, simply you crank it out of the water in the fall and lower it in the spring.
  • Talk to an expert before you proceed, they can tell you what size dock you can put in for the lake you are on.

For additional information on dock permits call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com    or if you are looking for a home for your boat visit our website to view  lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com

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Squam Lake Luxury Estate for Sale, Holderness NH

Squam Lake Real Estate for sale

The whole package - Western Exposure - Sandy Beach - Boat House - Spectacular Setting

Holderness NH. Squam Lake Rare waterfront property set on over 1 1/2 acres with 320' on Squam Lake has all the elements of the perfect lakeside residence. The thoughtfully designed Contemporary Style home features four bedrooms and five bathrooms. The main level includes a master suite with its own private lakeside balcony, great room with stone fireplace and adjoining dining area, custom kitchen, fully screened porch with skylights and barbecue deck, a lounge area with gas-fired fireplace and a second bedroom suite. The lower level features two additional bedroom suites, an entertainment room, exercise room and workshop. A 1940's guest cottage at the water's edge has two bedrooms and its own private wrap-around deck. A rare two bay boathouse offers four season protection for the boating enthusiast's vintage boats as well as docks for an additional four boats. Completing the package is arguably one of the finest sugar sand beaches on Squam Lake with western exposure and gorgeous lake and mountain views! This home is centrally located less than 2 hours to Boston, golf, restaurants and shopping are just a short drive away and you can be on the slopes of Loon or Waterville Valley in 30 minutes.  Listed by Maxfield Real Estate. J. Dussault. Information taken from NNEREN. For additional information on this home call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire www.nhlakesrealty.com

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Lake Massasecum Real Estate, Bradford NH

Lake Massacecum Real Estate, Bradford NH

Sugar Sand beach, All Day Sun, 4 car garage for cars and toys

Bradford NH.  Lake Massasecum's finest. "White Sands" has ocean like white sandy beach facing westerly for late sun till it goes down behind the Sunapee Range. See fireworks in Newbury & Bradford. Owner/Broker regrets selling but that time has come. Family room is the 34'X12' screen porch (an additional 408 sq ft) that has VIEWS of Mountains and water.  Best spot on the lake. Great Room  has fir bead board & floors, fireplace with granite hearth, one of a kind newer kitchen, stained glass windows, 26'X46' four stall garage,many improvements, raft, dock, moorings, completely furnished & equipped. One of the best locations ever for a waterfront!   This seasonal cottage is located on the pristine 409 acre lake. Golf, Hiking, Restaurants, Shopping are just a short drive away and Sunapee Ski Area is less than 20 minutes away. Listed by Elliot Hansen Associates. E Hansen.  Information taken from NNEREN. For additional information on this home call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at  www.nhlakesrealty.com

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Wolfeboro Recreational Rail Trail - Bike and Walking Trail

Wolfeboro NH Bike Path

The Wolfeboro Rail Trail is 11 miles long and begins at Depot Street in Wolfeboro and ends at Route 16 in Wakefield.  This trail is a great four season trail is not only exceptional for walking and biking, but it is one of only three trails under DRED management that have rails intact and are used recreationally by local rail car clubs.  The trail begins in downtown Wolfeboro just across the street from Lake Winnipesaukee's Back Bay and the trail's usable surface ends at Fernald Station, Rt. 109, Wolfeboro, NH. The Wolfeboro Rail Trail and has beautiful scenery, especially along the two causeways along Lake Wentworth and Crescent Lake.

Permitted Uses

Hike, Bike, Horse, Snowshoe, Nordic, Snowmobile, and Mushing. ATV and Trailbike are permitted with snowcover only.

Parking Areas

Wolfeboro -Parking at the old railroad Depot on Depot Street.  Take Route 28 to Route 109 (North Main Street) and turn right on to Railroad Ave.  Just ahead on Depot Street is the old Wolfeboro Depot. Wolfeboro - Parking at Fernald Station off Route Rt. 28/109 North (3.2 miles from Wolfeboro Center ) to the flashing yellow light intersection with Rt. 109 and take a right. Fernald Station will be 1/4 mile on your left.

Wolfeboro NH Lakefront Home For Sale

Crescent Lake Real Estate for Sale, Wolfeboro NH

Sandy Swim Area - Dock - Bike Path to Town - Quiet Lakefront Livng

Wolfeboro NH PRICED BELOW ASSESSED VALUE!!  LISTED LATE IN THE SEASON, AT A PRICE TO SELL THIS SEASON! Finally a Luxury home on a great lot boasting lake/mountain views on Crescent Lake with direct access to Lake Wentworth. The home features, an open concept floor plan, master bedroom with spa like bath, stainless, granite, custom tile, hardwood floors, fireplace,wired for a generator, and a finished walkout lower level. The property features irreplaceable amenities including southwest exposure, sunsets, sandy beach, two deep water docks and numerous patios and decks. The home sets up perfectly for entertaining friends and family both inside and out. Celebrate the Fourth of July on the water all day and watch the town fireworks while sitting around the fire pit! Don't sacrifice on the home or the property when buying a waterfront home.  This home features 3 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms with over 3800 square feet of living space, plus a 2 car garage. This executive home is located on 148 acre Crescent Lake with direct access to 3000 acre Lake Wentworth.  From this home you can jump on the bike path for a short 10 minute ride to downtown Wolfeboro for morning coffee. Listed by Prudential Spencer-Hughes Real Estate. J Hughs. Information for this listing was taken from NNEREN. For additional information on this home call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com 

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Family-Friendly Open House at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center 9-22-12

Enjoy a fun family day with hands-on  activities related to the shooting sports, hunting and trapping at an Open  House at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness on Saturday, September  22, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Admission is free. The event is part of the N.H. Fish and Game  Department's observance of National Hunting and Fishing Day. The center is  located at 387 Perch Pond Road in Holderness, N.H.

Open House visitors will have a chance to try Owl Brook's  practice archery range and video-based interactive shooting simulator. Try out  a Ruger shotgun at the shotgun range, and test your marksmanship on the  center's environmentally friendly rifle range. Bring your own equipment to try  out the center's 3-D woodland archery course. Enjoy a tree stand safety seminar  and trapping demos by the New Hampshire Trappers Association. Get a look inside  the center's old-time trapper's cabin. To top off the fun, enjoy a free raffle  and ice cream donated by Granite State Dairy Promotion.

The Owl Brook Hunter Education Center is located on 500  forested acres of land in Holderness. Facilities include an office/classroom  building, a four-target practice archery area, a 25-yard covered firing range  for small-bore and muzzleloader training, a shotgun training area, hunter  skills trail, an orienteering course and a 14-target wooded field archery  course. The classroom building features exhibits exploring the principles of  hunter education.

Holderness NH The Open House at Owl Brook is one of two big events  being hosted by N.H. Fish and Game on September 22 in observance of National  Hunting and Fishing Day. There will also be a free Sporting Expo from 10 a.m.  to 2 p.m. at N.H. Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord. For  more information, visit www.wildnh.com

Workshops, group programs and special events at Owl Brook  help people start the lifelong journey of becoming safe and responsible hunters  and trappers. Activities and facilities at Owl Brook are made possible by  federal Wildlife Restoration Act funds, as well as private donations.

Directions to Owl Brook: Take I-93 to Exit 24 (Ashland).  Turn right onto Route 3/Route 25. In Ashland, bear left at the Y, continuing  south on 3/25. Turn left onto Route 175 and go 1.7 miles. Turn right onto  Hardhack Road. Go about 75 yards and take a right onto Perch Pond Road. Go 1.8  miles; the entrance to the center is on the left.

Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate, Alton NH

Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate - Winnipesaukee Home for Sale

Great docking system with open water and mountain views.

Alton NH  Spacious home sitting at the waters edge has a great floor plan and spectacular views on a level lot.   200 feet of deep water frontage on "The Broads" with a u-shaped dock and gorgeous stonework, with patios, walls and walkways surrounding the property.  The home has lots of glass looking out toward the lake; gleaming hardwood floors, a stone fireplace, a 3 season sun room, 2 family rooms, a hot tub room, 3 car garage plus 2 car detached garage on a second lot and an automatic generator; plus much more. The has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms so you can entertain family and friends for an extended time. This executive home has an open concept and views from most of the rooms.  Great location, exceptional neighborhood, close to all Lakes Region amenities like skiing, shopping, restaurants, movie theatre, golf and much more...but with Alton's low tax rate! Listed by Coldwell Banker. E Mulligan. Information taken from NNEREN. For additional information on this home call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com 

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?Free Range Kids? Lenore Skenazy to Headline NH Children in Nature Conference October 4, 2012

CONCORD, N.H. - Lenore Skenazy, "America's Worst Mom" and  author of the book, Free-Range Kids:  How  to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry) will be  the featured speaker at the New Hampshire Children in Nature  conference  "Discovering Nature Wherever You Are" on October 4, 2012, from 8:30  a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Castleton Conference Center in Windham, N.H.

"Lenore Skenazy is a vivacious, funny and  thought-provoking advocate of encouraging parents to lighten up and let their  kids "¦ be kids!," said Marilyn Wyzga, convener of the N.H. Children in  Nature Coalition. "Her notion of Free-Range Kids is giving children a  little more freedom to take risks, to explore, learn, grow and thrive. Open the  door, let them go out and play!"

If you're interested in finding ways to encourage kids  and families to get outside and enjoy nature no matter where they are, register  for the conference at www.nhchildreninnature.org/events The  registration fee is $50, which includes 3 workshop sessions, lunch and  refreshments. The day will showcase the many ways children, youth and  families can play, learn and grow with nature in their everyday lives,  particularly in our urban communities.

Lenore Skenazy was dubbed "America's Worst Mom" after her  April 2008 column in The New York Sun described her making the controversial  decision to let her 9-year-old son take the New York City subway home alone.  She wore the badge with pride and founded the book and blog, "Free-Range Kids,"  which launched the anti-helicopter parenting movement. Her feisty belief that  our kids are safer and smarter than our culture gives them credit for has  landed her on talk shows from Dr. Phil to The View. She lectures  internationally and has written for everyone from The Wall Street Journal to  Mad Magazine. As host of the reality TV show, World's Worst Mom, she helps  overprotective parents loosen the reins. A graduate of Yale, she lives in New  York City with her husband and two sons, who are half-Free-Range, half-Facebook  addicts. One thing she understands: None of us is a perfect parent - and that's  okay.

Drawing on facts, statistics, and humor, Skenazy  convincingly argues that this is one of the safest periods for children in the  history of the world, and reminds us that childhood is supposed to be about  discovering the world, not being held captive.

The New Hampshire Children in Nature Coalition is  dedicated to fostering experiences in nature that improve physical and  emotional health, increase understanding of the natural world, and promote  stronger connections to community and landscape. The coalition got its start in  2007, when people from health, education, community planning and environmental  sectors came together at a series of events to launch a New Hampshire  initiative to reconnect children with nature and encourage children and  families to get outside and active in the natural world.  Find out more about the coalition at  www.NHChildrenInNature.org

The "Discovering Nature Wherever You Are" is made  possible in part by a generous contribution from Public Service of New  Hampshire.

Laconia NH, South Down Shore home for Sale - Long Bay Community

South Down and Long Bay Real Estate Laconia NH

Ski - Boat - Hike - Snowmobile - Nascar - Laconia Bike Week - Concerts - should I go on?

Laconia NH, Gated Beach Community on Winnipesaukee   Quality, craftsmanship and  style of this  home is simply beautiful. You can tell that this home is special the minute you drive in on the cobblestone drive. Great curb appeal! If you are looking for a home with timeless character & comfort than you really owe it to yourself to see this offering. Entering the home you notice the beautiful dark oak floors, the craftsman style detail, & tasteful decor. There is a wonderful and cozy den immediately to your left off the foyer. Down the hall you pass a formal dining area that adjoins the comfortable living room with built ins, wood ceilings, and gas fireplace. The gourmet kitchen has a gas cook top, wall oven, granite, beautiful cabinetry, & a large breakfast island. Upstairs is a master suite, two guest bedrooms, a full bath, & a huge family room. Outside in the back yard is a patio area overlooking a small pond. Enjoy all the Long Bay amenities including the pool, tennis courts, & beaches from this one of a kind home! Furniture negotiable... The beach is a short walk away and you can be on the slopes at Gunstock Ski Resort is 15 minutes. On the ground you will find cross country ski trails, mountain bike trails and plenty of walking trails between the communities and in the woods.  Boston is about 1.5 hours away. Listed by Roche Realty Group, R Sanborn. Information taken from NNEREN. For additional information on this home call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com

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