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Blog :: 03-2014

There are 365 Things to do in the Lakes Region in the Winter and 3 of Them Don't Include Beer.

A Man Ski-Mobiled Onto the Ice and Said.....

After ski-mobiling across a frozen lake, under a pale winter sun, an erudite friend of mine eyed the multitude of portable hockey rinks filled with players and the Pabst Blue Ribbon arch, a beacon in the winter mist.  His grown children had finished with skiing and ski-mobiling and they wandered off toward the many vendors for a drink.

"There are 365 things to do in New Hampshire in the winter..... and 3 of them don't include beer," he remarked.

Winter 2014 saw pond hockey turn Meredith Bay into a festival with  action-filled hockey rinks.  People ski-mobiled, skied or drove around or across the lake to watch. Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer sponsored the event.  The Great Meredith Rotary Fishing Derby and the 82nd Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby were other festive events for spectators and competitors. Beer was sometimes present.

Here are a sampling of NH Lakes Region activities in Meredith and it environs in the next few days.

  • Alpine skiing (many weekend races open to all)
  • snow showing
  • cross-country skiing

Ski through April 6th at Gunstock Ski Resort. Call Cannon, Loon, and Waterville for season close dates. (They just keep getting snow!)

(Oh....and...even small family mountain Gunstock Ski Resort has a bar outside the base lodge as of a few weeks beer is readily available.

March 21

  • Wine tasting at the Hermit Woods Winery on Main Street 3-6 PM

March 22

  • 2nd Annual Old School Duel & Retro 80's Day at Cannon Mountain.
  • Apres Ski Party in Cannon Mountain Pub.
  • Maple Sugar Madness at Prescott Farm 10-3 PM.
  • Luau Bike Week Countdown Party with Live Music from 12 to 2 PM at Laconia Harley Davidson. For information call 279-4526.
  • Moulton Farm Good Gardening Workshop 10 AM-Noon  at Moulton Farm. 279-3915.
  • LRSO (Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra) POPS Concert "A Night of Pops" at Inter-Lakes Auditorium at 7:30 pm.   Support music!    Info:

March 23

  • Cannon Mtn. Ski Club FSC Race Lafoley SL.
  • Jazz Brunch at the Lakehouse Grill, Church Landing, Meredith 9AM-2PM.
  • Luau Bike Week Countdown Party with Live Music from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at Laconia Harley. Davidson. For information call 279-4526.
  • Wine Tasting at the Hermit Woods Winery, 72 Main St. Meredith.  Call for details. 253-7968.


Little Harbor Offers Enormous Value.

Reduced Pricing to Heat up Interest 03/11/2014

Wonderful Privacy, Views &

 5500 s.f. Living Space by Prominent Builder for $1,895,000.

Tired of snow? Looking forward to summer on the lake?  It is a few months away, but fellow snow-weary New Englanders can enjoy photos of the summer panorama on the 15 Olive Street video on the below link.


Tired of shopping for a great value?  Try this one on for size. These photos say it all.  This property offers a value to value-minded Winnipesaukee waterfront buyers that should be noticed.  

While the town of Alton assessing department states that the Alton NH Winnipesaukee waterfront home values are holding tight, this property is offered for approximately $200,000 below the town assessed value,

For a narrated virtual tour of the rooms at 15 Olive Street, Alton, NH, shot on a pale November evening, click here.  View additional details on a previous blog post.

Near the Gilford, New Hampshire town line, 15 Olive Street, Alton is approximately a fifteen minute drive to Gunstock Ski Resort and Gilford Hills Tennis Club. Many shops and other Gilford amenities are also within a 20 minute drive.

The town of Alton also offers many popular summer amenities. Additionally, proximity to the Seacoast and Boston are strong feature of 15 Olive Street's location.

Send in your thoughts on your favorite Alton and Gilford amenities and I will post them here.

To view the listing details for 15 Olive Street, Alton New Hampshire, click here.

By all means, shop and compare! View additional waterfront homes:

Alton waterfront homes

Gilford Winnipesaukee homes for sale, and

Just Listed Winnipesaukee real estate.



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