Saturday, June 21, 2014

Kayaking...even if you don't have your own...

Kayaking is a great activity you can do in the Monadnock Region and there are plenty of wonderful rivers, lakes and ponds you can enjoy but we realize not everyone owns their own kayaks.  Well, there are several options in the Peterborough area that still make it possible.
Kayaks ready to launch at Otter Lake
The first two options are to rent from either Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) in Peterborough or Pelletiers Sports in Jaffrey.  Neither is actually on a body of water so you rent from them and they will help you mount them on your vehicle and point you in the direction of a nearby lake or river.  The advantage to this is once the kayaks are on your vehicle you have the option of going to quite a few different places.

The other option is Otter Lake at Greenfield State Park.  The advantage to Otter Lake is that they rent the kayaks right on the beach and simply them into the lake and go.  We decided we needed to check out Otter Lake for ourselves since renting kayaks there is so easy.
Paula in front and to my left checking out the shoreline
Otter Lake is a decent size...135 acres large with an average depth of ten feet and plenty of peace and quiet.  We paddled around for about ninety minutes spotting ducks and ducklings, plenty of fish and even one otter (makes sense being it is Otter Lake).

Sunday, June 1, 2014

What's happening in June 2014

Things are finally warming up in Peterborough and so are the events.  Every month we are trying to highlight three events we think are unique, new or cool and this month we would like to feature a cool arts/crafts fair, a music festival and the start of the Peterborough Players summer season.

Saturday, June 7th at the Peterborough Townhouse: OK, so what's so unique about an arts/crafts fair?  "*broke" has the philosophy that art should be for everyone.  Thus every item for sale by the artists costs less than $50.  I think that's pretty cool and at the last show we found the perfect gift for our niece...a hand-crafted ocarina necklace made by a local artist.  Walk around, there is something for everyone!

June 13th, 17th and 22nd: One of newest additions to the arts and music scene in the Monadnock Region is the Electric Earth Concert Series.  Now in its third season, EEC is a classical music series focused on bringing great classical music performances to our region.  In June alone there will be three concerts: one featuring a look at Bach's solo violinist works, a second featuring folk music artist Tim Eriksen and a third a concert on the "Green" in Jaffrey featuring the works of Schubert.

June 25th - 30th: This actually rolls into July as well but the Peterborough Players are opening their season with a one woman comedy called "Family Secrets".  This actress portrays five different family members hilariously revealing the family's secrets.  If you are interested in coming to one of these performances, check out our Peterborough Players Package.