The live animal exhibit trail and all hiking trails are OPEN every day! Squam Lake Cruises run daily.
  • Allosaurus

    Dinosaurs Return

    Opens July 1

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  • Boy wearing baseball cap and coyote looking at eachother through glass

    Trails are OPEN!

    Calendar of Events

  • View of Squam Lake crom the summit of Mount Fayal

    Hiking Trails

    Enjoy getting Nearer to Nature on a hike through fields, forests, and wetlands.

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  • Fall foliage on Squam Lake

    Squam Lake Cruises

    Public guided cruises run daily. Advance reservations required.

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  • Children working at Kirkwood Gardens.

    Summer Guided Discoveries

    Limited spaces still available.

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  • Black and yellow swallowtail butterfly on lilac

    Kirkwood Gardens

    Open daily.

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Visit and Explore

Open meadows, mature forests, and marsh boardwalks connect interactive natural exhibits where native animals reside: black bear, mountain lion, raptors, river otter, bobcat, and more.

Plan approximately two-and-a-half hours to walk the exhibit trail. Trails are open May 1 through November 1, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last trail admission at 3:30 p.m.)

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Education Programs

Blue Heron School
School Programs
Summer Guided Discoveries
Live Animal Outreaches

Enjoy Cruises on Squam Lake

The 2021 cruise season begins in mid-May. Check back for updates and tickets.

Discover Squam
Discover Squam Cruise on Squam Lake
Bald Eagle Adventure
Bald Eagle in nest on Squam Lake
Loon Cruise
Loon with Chick
Cruise with a Naturalist
Viewing wildlife through binoculars on a Squam Lake Cruise
Private Charters
View of Mt Chocorua from Squam Lake
Group Tours
View from Squam Channel entering Squam Lake

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What People Are Saying

Lee Anne S
, 06/21/24

My local library had a day pass for us to use!!

Shandy Ruiz
, 06/18/24

Michelle Fowler
, 06/16/24

Love coming here. It's a beautiful place to walk around. You can learn so much about the animals.

joe pad
, 06/14/24

Nice place.