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Trexler’s Marina on Lake Winnipesaukee image

It all started with a Russian baron, Boris Witte and his wife Eva when they moved from Alaska to the small town of Moultonborough, New Hampshire in 1946. With a real estate agent, they tramped over fields and woods and swamps, looking for property. Quite by accident, they crossed a little bridge to a huge island, but nothing was for sale. Turning back onto the mainland, they saw a small crudely lettered “for sale” sign. The lake stretched on one side of the road, with a small but beautiful beach on its edge. Up on the hill, almost hidden in the tall pines, was a house. The real estate agent trudged up the hill to speak to the owners and ...

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Sandwiched in the Hills image

By Rachael L. Jeffers Deep in the Sandwich hills, there is a true gem of the Lakes Region – Beede Falls. As the road winds up into the hills, vistas of Squam Lake and the surrounding mountains and farms remind visitors of the beauty of the region. Just inside the southern boundary of the White Mountain National Forest, these waterfalls and shallow pools are perfect for cooling off on a steamy summer day. The falls can be heard even as you start out on the well-marked path from the small parking area. With very little elevation along the path, this walk is perfect for families and the rewards DO NOT disappoint. If you’re looking to make a day trip of ...

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By Rachael L. Jeffers Taking a view of the big lake while eating dinner is a common past time for locals and tourists alike this time of year. While there’s no denying that many lakeside establishments have beautiful views that rival their culinary fair, the view from the Castle is hard to top – literally. Rising high above Lake Winnipesaukee, the Lucknow Estate was built by Tom and Olive Plant in 1913-1914 as a secluded estate tucked into the Ossipee Mountains as a rare example of Arts and Crafts architecture in New England which boasted some of the newest technologies of the day. For a truly unforgettable experience, do yourself a favor and book a table at The Carriage House ...

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Bet You Didn’t Know… Water Skiing in Wolfeboro image

By TJ Palmer George Adams is 72 and still skiing fast, water skiing fast that is. Bet you didn’t know a person in there seventies still enjoys being whipped behind a speedboat at 55mph before most of us wake up in the morning. On Saturday, June 27th, as sleepy Wolfeboro woke up to a new day, 40 or so water skiers had already assembled for the 27th Annual New Hampshire Open Water Ski Tournament. Held in Back Bay, a quiet and shielded little spit of water nestled just off Main Street, a collection of some of the top “senior” talent in the East gathered to put skis to water. They came to Wolfeboro from Maine, Vermont, and Connecticut. George had ...

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