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Squam Lakes Natural Science Center offers a variety of educational and enlightening programs throughout the year to bring you Nearer to Nature.
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It's a beautiful walk and the animals and exhibits are great. There were great hands on activities and even a playground about halfway through. Went with kids in age from 4 to 10 and they all had fun. Adults had fun too! I recommend bringing water and food. Just be aware that you can't eat on the trail, but there's a specific spot that you're allowed to stop and eat. We'll be back!
Absolutely amazing place to visit, especially for children. I visit most often during the summer in the late morning to early afternoon. There is little to no wait time for entry. Great to get some outside time and lots of walking, with fun and educational exhibits for the kids. Growing up, we'd go here on field trips fairly often between 1st and 5th grade, and everyone always thought it was a lot of fun.
This is by far one the best not so hidden gems of Central New Hampshire! While it functions similarly to a zoo the goal of the facility is to rehabilitate and care for local animals found in the white mountains of NH. The animals who stay are there for medical or other legitimate reasons that keep them from living in the wild and are given wonderful care. The staff that works there is knowledgable and kind, eager to answer any questions about the animals you may have. The path to see all the animals is fun and equivalent to many easy day hikes with spots to picnic, and a wonderful play/learning area for the young and young at heart. It is a place my family loves to visit time and time again, never getting board of the wonderful animals, new things to learn, and great day that always ensues.
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.
If you like peace and nature this is a place for you.
The nature walk was a wonderful time learning about nature as you are immersed in it. Wonderful.
I also too the lake boat trip that only made thing even better.
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