Monday, June 28, 2010
One of our favorite ways to take a quick break is to pack up sandwiches and drinks and bring them up to Edward MacDowell Lake for a picnic. Even if the weather is not great, we can usually find some space in one of the picnic shelters or even just park our car with a pretty view of the lake. When we have more time, we love to take advantage of the hiking trails or dip our toes in the water at the beach. And since the lake is just a mile and a half away, we can fit in an adventure even when the timing might be a little tight. To add to the fun, on summer weekends in July and August, there will be a number of interpretive programs at the lake. Last summer, Paula participated in one of the EMS* Kayak Demo days and had a great time!
The programs are held on Saturday and/or Sunday from 2-4 PM with the July schedule as follows:
11 (Sat): Dam Tour
17 & 18 (Sat & Sun): EMS Kayak Demo and Water Safety
24 (Sat): Guided Nature Walk
25 (Sun): Arts & Crafts from Nature
31 (Sat): Edward MacDowell Lake 60th Birthday Celebration
The August programs include a dam tour, guided nature walk, live raptor presentation, program on rocks and minerals of the Northeast, and scavenger hunt. Details on the programs can be found at the Edward MacDowell Lake website.
BTW - In case you didn't know, EMS (a.k.a. Eastern Mountain Sports) has their Base Camp (headquarters) and retail store right here in Peterborough!
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Guests celebrating special events like birthdays and anniversaries have always been able to order a cake made by Paula (including her world famous...OK "Rob" famous carrot cake).
But this summer we have added two more packages for guests and they are pretty "sweet" deals (pun intended). If you are a golfer or you enjoy live theater, check out these two packages on our Special Packages page.
For golfers, we have arranged discounted tee fees at Shattuck, a very challenging championship golf course which could not be set in a more idyllic setting that where it is at the base of Mount Monadnock. If Shattuck is more challenging than you are looking for or you want to mix it up on a second day, we have arranged discounted tee fees at Crotched Mountain Golf Resort as well which is also located in a beautiful setting near Crotched Mountain Ski Area.
If live theater is more your speed, the award winning Peterborough Players has been performing for audiences for more than seventy five years and the renovated and converted 18th Century barn they call home is a quaint, historical, unique and intimate setting for enjoying a show. Our package also includes dinner at DelRossi's Italian Restaurant
Let us know what we can arrange for you.