OUR TRAILS AND LAKE CRUISES ARE OPEN! Everyone, including members, must reserve/purchase tickets in advance.
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Lots to see, nice trails easy enough for a toddler to walk and explore. There is even a playground for kids. There is a picnic area just inside with plenty of tables and a place to buy snacks if you didn't pack your own.
We stopped by here on the suggestion of 2 NH natives as a place our 10 year old grandson would enjoy. Well to use "enjoy" would be an understatement, if I were to describe my grandson's experience. There are so many different exhibits, each inviting and engaging young and old minds alike. The animal habitats are brilliant in design. We watched a presentation on the porcupine that had my techno-geek grandson filling up the Q & A session with his curiosity gone wild. The whole staff is very knowledgeable, professional, and polite. The trail and exhibits are clean and well kept. The whole experience was great for our grandson and myself as well.
We visited a few years ago but it was blazing hot with high humidity :-( Despite that, we were very impressed and always planned to return at a future point when the weather was more agreeable! The animals were well-cared for, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable and the trails/exhibits were wonderful. We couldn't even explore it all because it was too hot for us! So happy to say that we are vacationing in NH next week and cannot wait to return as the weather looks more reasonable for outdoor adventures!
Great time! Geared for the whole family. Three trails with the exhibit trail available to wheelchairs. The Eco trail is more heavy duty stroller while the mountain trail is for hiking. Non computer interactive and educational exhibts. Friendly staff. Easy access to river rides.
Years ago I visited and the animals were more active. Most animals were resting. I don't blame them. Even the bird feeders were quiet.
Dinosaurs Alive! exhibit was a nice addition. I hope they come back.
Staff friendly. I recommend a visit!
We enjoyed our visit to Squam Lakes Nature Center. The exhibits were informative and animals were out and about. Nice clear trails to walk. The kids interactive play area and barn was impressive. The gift shop was a bonus-with many books and misc items to purchase.
We were interested in the lake cruise but unfortunately it was not available due to school groups on the day of our visit.
Keep up the good work for New Hampshire nature!
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