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Tilton’s Arch is also known as Memorial Arch. It is located in
Northfield, NH. The arch was built in the late 1800’s and is a
replica of a Roman Arch. The arch was built by Charles Tilton and
served as a memorial to his ancestors. The arch measures 50 feet
high and 40 feet wide and is made entirely of granite. Charles was
the driving force behind The Tilton School. The arch is used for
various functions as well as picnics. It is a terrific spot to view
Old Home Day fireworks.
The Kellerhaus is located in Weirs Beach. They have an ice cream
buffet and chocolate.
The Kellerhaus was started in 1906 by Otto G. Keller. Ice
cream was made in the early 1920’s. In 1950, Otto was semi-retired
while his 2 sons, Seth and Pittman ran the store. Seth and his wife,
Peg, purchased a plot of land overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. Peg
purchased gifts and candles for the store while Seth decided
customers should be able to create their own sundaes. They opened
for business in 1966. In the 1970’s, the candy room was added. In
1987, third generation Rick and Kathy Keller took over. Today,
the ice cream and candy is made with Otto’s original recipe.
Boulder Natural Area
The boulder is located off Route 13 in Madison. Yes this may
be just a rock but the history and the beauty is amazing.
Madison Boulder is New England’s largest known erratic. The 17-acre
site was acquired by the state of New Hampshire in 1946. The boulder
was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1970 by the United
States Department of the Interior. The reason it was named a
landmark was because the large, erratic “is an outstanding
illustration of the power of an ice sheet to pluck out very large
blocks of fractured bedrock and move them substantial distances.
The boulder area is open from the middle of May through the middle
Madison Boulder is made from large quartz crystals as well as
fine-grained feldspar. These elements were built up under strong
pressure from a large molten mass deep in the earth over 200 million
years ago. When the molten cooled, it was hardened. Over the years,
most of the surface of the earth was swept away by wind and rain but
the granite stayed in place.
Boulders like the Madison Boulder were moved great distances during
the ice ages. The boulder sites on ice sheets.
The lake is located in the town of Bristol. Newfound Lake is
named one of the cleanest lakes in the world.
lake is 4,106 acres in size and is also one of the deepest lakes in
New Hampshire at over 180 feet deep. The lake is about two and a
half miles wide and seven limes in length. It is surrounded by
eight springs and 22 miles of shoreline.
View the Newfound Lake Cam!
Newfound Lake covers four towns in NH: Bridgewater, Bristol,
Hebron and Alexandria, New Hampshire. They also have two
lighthouses: Newfound Lighthouse at Paradise Point Lodge on
Route 3A in Bridgewater and Reed Lighthouse near the ledges on West
Newfound Lake hosts many
NH events such as the NH marathon held the first week in
October, Granite Ledges Triathlon is held in September, Hebron
Gazebo programs are held on Sunday evenings in the summer, July 4th
parade in downtown Bristol NH and Ice Racing On Sundays in January
Weirs Beach is home to the ever popular
Bike Week in June. Weirs Beach was named “Weirs” back in
the days but was never officially named Weirs Beach until 1955. The
simple reason for this was because until 1951, there was no beach.
The beach was created between 1949-1951.
Weirs Beach’s most popular attraction is the Boardwalk which was
destroyed in the floods of 2008. In 2010 the Weirs Beach boardwalk
was rebuilt. The boardwalk begins on Lakeside Avenue and runs
the entire length of the beach and docks. There are benches every
few feet so people can sit and enjoy the view of
Lake Winnipesaukee. There are a few ways to get from the
boardwalk down to the water. At the beginning of the boardwalk there
are stairs that lead to the picnic areas and bathhouse. In the
middle of the boardwalk are stairs that lead to the public boat
docks. Many people like to sit on the docks and watch to boats come
in and out. The
MS Mount Washington Cruise Ship ticket office is where you can
purchase tickets to cruise Lake Winnipesaukee on the M/S Mount
Washington Ship. There is also a ticket booth to ride the
Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad. Another way to get to the beach
leads to the Winnipesaukee Pier. The pier has several shops and an
There are several activities to do on Weirs Beach. There are tow
arcades: the Penny Arcade and the Family Fun Center. The Weirs
beach Waterslide and Surf Center are great water parks where you can
cool off from the hot summer sun.
Beach has six miniature golf courses.
Daytona Fun Park and Weirs beach Go-Kart Track are fun for all
The Weirs beach Drive-In Theater opened in 1949 and has four
There are several restaurants that have something for every taste
and palate. The Patio Garden has Italian and American food,
seafood, pizza and salads. JB Scoops Ice Cream carries over 50
flavors. Half Moon Pizza Stand has been in business at Weirs Beach
for over 40 years. The Stageview Sub Shop offers subs, burgers and
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