Cynthia - Click to enlarge Edition #36, 23 February 2009

Hello, my name is Cynthia, a mermaid from the cool waters of New England. Thank you for visiting my collection of articles on coastal New England. This is a great time to start planning your summer vacation.

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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

The town of Wolfeboro can be found along the eastern shore of Lake Winnipesaukee at the intersection of New Hampsire routes 28 and 109. The town was settled in 1768, and was incorporated in 1770. The town was named after James Wolfe, an English General who had been victorious at Quebec in 1759. Here is a map of Wolfeboro.

The motto of Wolfeboro is, "The Oldest Summer Resort in America". While the town has a long history as a summer resort, it has recently become a popular year-round getaway destination.

The New Hampshire Boat Museum is located at 397 Center Street, Route 28. The museum features antique boats and memorabilia, and will open for the 2009 season on May 23rd. Visit their website for special event information.

Lake Winnipesaukee shoreline near Wolfeboro Located at 77 Center Street, the Wright Museum of WWII History features exhibits illustrating home life in the 1940s, scientific advances, recycling and rationing, military vehicles, and more. Be sure to visit their gift shop while you are there and take home a little bit of history.

Winter activities in Wolfeboro include Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, and Ice Skating. In the summer we have Boating, Camping, Golf, Swimming, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Tennis, and Water Skiing. There is always something to do!

Let's take a closer look at the area beaches: Albee Beach is located on Route 28 North on Lake Wentworth. Hours are 9am to dusk. Brewster Beach is located on Clark Road on Lake Winnipesaukee. Hours are also 9am to dusk. Carry Beach is located on Forest Road on Lake Winnipesaukee. Hours are 10am to dusk. Clow Beach at Wentworth State Park is located on Route 109 East, and is open from 10am to 7pm. All four beaches are open each year from mid-June to Labor Day.

How many lakes do you know that have their own web page? At the Lake Winnipesaukee web site you will learn that the lake covers 72 square miles and that there are 253 islands. Make a point to visit the Weirs Beach Web Cam which updates every ten minutes from sunrise to sunset.

The Cider Press Restaurant is located just outside the center of downtown Wolfeboro at 30 Middleton Road. Enjoy the Steak Bearnaise, Double-Thick Lamb Chops, or the New York Strip Sirloin. Seafood lovers like myself will enjoy the Tempura Fried Shrimp, the Fresh Grilled Atlantic Salmon, or the Coastal Seafood Pie. The Cider Press also has nightly fresh selections and a children's menu.

For a casual dining experience, visit the Wolfetrap Grill and Rawbar at 19 Bay Street. The menu features fresh lobster, oysters, steamers, and shrimp. Afterwards, visit the shop where you can find an ever changing inventory of T-Shirts, polo shirts, tank tops, sweat shirts, caps, and much more.

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Cynthia at Sunrise: DSI Photo
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