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Maple Weekend Right Around the Corner

New Hampshire’s Maple Weekend, March 23 & 24th, 2013 Right around the time that the cracks form on Old Man Winter’s armor comes the sweetest time of year in New Hampshire. Snow still coats the ground. The nights are frosty. But as the days continue to stretch towards summer, daytime temps creep above the freezing mark. Before the first crocus pokes through the snow and hibernating animals wake from winter’s …

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Tough Mudder comes to the Lakes Region

Tough Mudder comes to New Hampshire’s Lakes Region on June 1-2, 2013. Tough Mudder, as the name implies, is likely the toughest event on the planet.  Over the past three years, it has built a series of more than 50 events around the globe, and this year Gunstock Mountain will be hosting the event in the Lakes Region. More than 12,000 participants are expected throughout the weekend. This is not your …

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Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby

   When the Lakes Region Goes to the Dogs: The Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby. A gust of wind picks up snow in a cloud of gritty white, which billowing, hurries across the frozen field. Except for the wind, there is nearly no sound. But wait… in the distance, borne on the icy wind, suddenly there is a cacophony of barking dogs. There is almost a musical quality to …

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Ice Fishing on Lake Winnisquam

Lake Winnisquam is one of New Hampshire’s top fishing waters. It is home to many prized game species: lake trout, rainbow trout, landlocked salmon, bass, and huge white perch. Winter fishing for most of these means one thing– ice fishing! Typically by mid-January, Winnisquam is iced over. Fishing from the ice provides access to most species and a unique perspective to the beautiful winter environment of the lake. During the …

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Lake House Summer Squash Frittata

It is summer in New Hampshire and the zucchini and summer squash is being harvested in droves.  But what to do with all of that squash?  Why not try the Lake House Summer Squash Frittata from the Lake House at Ferry Point Here at the lake house we are always looking for new recipes, and sometimes we need to just create our own.  This recipe is a take off from …

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Favorite Cookie Recipes at the Lake House at Ferry Point

I frequently get asked for recipes that I use.  One of the recipes that I am asked for most is our Cranberry, white chocolate & Pecan cookies.  These cookies are among the favorite cookie recipes at the Lake House at Ferry Point.  I make them frequently.  Guests rave about them, and so do the kids. So here is the recipe for you to try and enjoy! Preheat oven to 350 …

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Summer Fishing on Lake Winnisquam

Did you know that Lake Winnisquam is one of the top fishing destinations in New Hampshire? The lake is home to many different species, most of which can be caught right in front of the Lake House! Here’s a primer on fishing Winnisquam in the summertime. Smallmouth & Largemouth Bass The glacial lakes in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region are known for their clear waters and rocky shorelines, which is an excellent …

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Loons at the Lake House

I had a few moments after serving breakfast this morning to look through my latest edition of New Hampshire Magazine, and came across an article by Jamie Ducharme entitled “The Mysterious Loon.” The article starts “The common loon is famous for its reclusive existence and with only an estimated 650 loons living in New Hampshire, brushes with the bird are novel and infrequent.” As a person who just recently moved …

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Summer at the Lake House

Summer is here and it is HOT!  The good news is that the heat wave is over as of tonight and then back to the high 70s and low 80s that we all enjoy.  It has been a while since we have seen the turkeys transversing our back yard.  In fact, having between 25 and 30 turkeys visiting us each morning all through the winter, they have taken to other …

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Laconia Motorcycle Week is Underway!

Laconia Motorcycle Week is Underway!!! Motorcycle week is underway, but did you know that this year marks the 89th year of this important New Hampshire event? Some other things that you may or may not know about motorcycle week:   Laconia Motorcycle Week is the Nation’s oldest and longest running motorcycle rally. This year, a raffle of a 2012 Harley-Davidson Street Glide motorcycle will be used to raise $25,000 to …

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