Great Vacation Times 2018

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Great Vacation Times at Chocorua Camping Village & Wabanaki Lodge For Toll-Free Reservations Vol. 18 No. 1


GPS: 893 White Mountain Hwy, Tamworth, NH 03886 PO Box 484, Chocorua, NH 03817 email:

Tel. 1-888-BEST NHCampground (1-888-237-8642) or 603-323-8536

We Trust That You’ll

Our Awesome Park!

Chocorua Camping Village, (CCV), and Wabanaki Lodge, (WL), have, for the past 45 years, been the Go-To-Place in New Hampshire’s White Mountains for outdoor, fun-loving Couples, Families and Semi-retired or Retired Adults. Those who have discovered weekend escapes and vacations with us return year-after-year to the Superb Hospitality and Splendor of our campsites or lodging options. Wherever you currently fit in the scheme of life’s adventures, you’ll surely find fun, excitement and relaxation at either CCV or WL... or both!

Young Couples...

RVers Rave about their Experience at CCV

Families who Camp Together Stay Together, even when apart

...often attest to the rustic, lakeside cabins of Wabanaki Lodge as being the Sangri-La of the White Mountains where they can enjoy a simple cabin along the shore of Moores Pond, nestled in the privacy of a woodland pine grove. Here it is possible to experience a natural environment while conversing by an evening campfire and embracing the beauty peacefulness of a

You have undoubtedly worked long and hard to earn ownership of the RV you now enjoy. We at Chocorua Camping Village-KOA appreciate and respect that fact; we would love to reward your achievement with the very special experience you deserve at our Park. We promise that each and everyone of our staff will do their utmost to assure your visit with us will be worthy of the

Why is it that both parents and children look forward with such excitement and enthusiasm to their frequent weekends and camping vacations at Chocorua Camping Village—KOA? The answers to this question are many and varied, but usually include: an appreciation of our spectacular recreation opportunities, conducted by our fun-loving




Awards, Achievements and Accolades Rated in TOP 5%, by KOA, among it’s 500+ parks for Quality of Facilities

New Hampshire Park for 2017 9/10«/10

Family Camping at its Best!

Vacation for Furry Friends!


Summer Recreation

Chocorua Camping Village welcomes well-behaved pets and their responsible owners. Our large, fenced dog park has an agility course and day-care kennels. A dog beach and 5 miles of nature trails provide a fetching good time for you and your pup.

We offer an eclectic collection of 13 full-amenity lodges, rustic off-the-grid cabins, and pop-up camper rentals. All the comforts of home, all the benefits of a camp holiday in the White Mountains.

Our 150 campsites, nestled among the trees, range from tent to full hook-up RV sites, Waterfront Super Sites with Weber grill, to hybrid and truck camping. We’ve got a sweet spot for you.

Chocorua Camping Village provides daily creative recreation activities, and laughterfilled theme weekends, Friday night movies, Saturday tie-dye, and Sunday morning pancake breakfast. Dance, craft, hike, bike, and paddle your way to an excellent camp holiday at Chocorua KOA.

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Facilities & Activities

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We Pamper your Canine Family Members at CCV We are a very pet friendly park offering accommodations to make it fun and easy for your family to include your pet in your camping adventure. We provide a large Dog Park area with agility

equipment that’s fully fenced and ready for dogs to run and play! Our staffed Day Kennels are available 9am - 6pm daily during July and August if you want to board your pup while you explore the local area.

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(Fee for Service) Our dedicated Dog Beach is just over the third footbridge at the entrance of our nature trails and Wabanaki Lodge. Toss a stick and your four-legged friend can run and swim to their delight. Just beyond the Dog Beach we have 5 miles of nature trails for you and your pet to walk and explore along the Chocorua River and forest. Have a snack at the picnic table on River Run Trail.

When your favorite camping canine begs you to make a reservation here at CCV, go ahead! We do ask that you consider the responsibility that bringing your pet entails. Here are a few of our Pet Guidelines: • Please keep pets on leash. Dog Park and Dog Beach are leash-free, at discretion. • Clean up after your dog. Baggies are available at stations throughout park. • Do not leave a dog unattended at a campsite. • If your dog has a loud and boisterous personality, please do not bring it to entertainment functions. • Please control barking; your neighbors are here to relax. • Keep dogs off the beach and out of public buildings. (State law.) • If you have a pet of the following breeds: Rottweiler, Pitbull, any mix of the those breeds, or an aggressive dog of any breed, we recommend a nearby kennel. “Two Paws Up”, where your pet may lodge for your vacation duration. Phone “Two Paws Up” at (603) 5396266. All our furry mates realize there is no such thing as sainthood in a doggydog world, but if we all try to follow the guidelines, camping with pets will be a safe, relaxing, memorable experience, and all will be wagging-tail happy in our camping village.

• Tax- Free “Loaded” campstore • Sparkling Pool with Chaise Lounges • 15,000sq.ft. Dog Park, Daycare Kennels , AKC Agility • 5 Miles of Nature and Bike Trails • Cabins, Full-Amenity & Rustic Lodging • Daily Directed Recreation Program • Recreation Hall with: √ Book Swap Library √ Fireplace √ Large Screen TV √ Board games √ Activity Tables • Game Room with: √ Pool Table √ Ping Pong Table √ Air Hockey √ Foosball • Beach Swimming • Fishing • Rowboat, Canoe, Paddle Boat, and Kayak Rentals • Paddle-Boards and Water-View Kick-boards • Weekend Themes & Entertainment • Playground & Toddler Playland • Volleyball & Badminton • Basketball • Horseshoes • 2 Bathroom and Shower Facilities • Laundry • Seasonal Community • Cable TV • Wireless Internet Access • Hot Pizza delivered to your site!



Authentic Outdoor Adventures Await Chocorua KOA is a natural gathering destination to keep everyone comfortable, happy, and as involved or relaxed as you want to be. We have a variety of camping options. For an easy, breezy, beautiful camp holiday, try our Waterfront Patio Super sites with deck and Weber grill. We have Tenting, Pull-Thrus, as well as our private, rustic, off-the-grid Wabanaki Lodges, and a range of fullamenity cabins with provided bedding, cable TV, kitchen, baths, wifi, outdoor patios with fire pits and deck furniture. For your convenience, we have a taxfree country camp store with supplies, groceries, hot pizza, coffee, kayak and paddleboard rentals and ice cream! We are pet friendly with fenced dog park, daycare kennels, and 6 miles of hike-able, bike-able nature trails. We aim to get your summer right -- fireflies and campfires, Saturday night ice cream smorgasbord and karaoke un-

der the stars, 7 days a week recreation, pavilion with stage, Lil’ Movie Theatre, theme weekends, and pancake breakfasts. What better way to get family and friends together at every level. A dose of doing-nothing-at-all, a dollop of a novel-in-the-sun, the clink of horseshoes, a splash by the pool, a night of dancin’ and romancin’ under the pines-the perfect recipe for living life! The summer holiday life at Chocorua KOA. Get your family and friends together for an authentic outdoor experience that will create lasting memories and keepsakes for the mantle! Make your plans for this season’s get-away at Chocorua Camping Village KOA! Visit us at, and Join and Like Us on Facebook at Chocorua KOA, and Moe Z Moose, or give us a ring at (603) 323 – 8536. We’ll leave the light on for you!

What our Campers Say...

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It’s been 14 years (and counting) of family memories. I get teary driving in, because it’s really like coming “home.” Every year I get more teary driving out. It truly is my happy place.” I wish I could rate it a 10. Beautiful campground. We have a site on the pond with a deck, just perfect , in fact beyond perfect. Beautiful sunrise this morning over the pond. We are recommending your park to friends and if we are back again in the area we will stay here!” One of the nicest campgrounds we have ever stayed in. The staff is beyond friendly and helpful. This campground has a beautiful and well marked on-site nature trail.”

A Selection of reviews from 2017

Really a wonderful place. Lots of activities for young and old. Miles of pristine hiking trails. Best dog park ever. The worker bees are friendly and helpful. They’re all about the guest...”

I grew up camping at White Lake State Park (two mins down the road) and was looking forward to taking my new camper out this way! We were/are so in love and plan on having this be a yearly tradition.”

Wonderful. First time visit, super kid friendly and dog friendly. Tons of activities. Nice nice hosts, staff and other campers. Will be back for sure! Thanks Chocorua KOA!”

If you want your site to be the popular campfire spot, pack extra chairs!

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We Trust That You’ll Love Our Awesome Park.............. 1 At Your Service.................2 We Pamper Your Canine Family Members............2 Authentic Outdoor Adventures Await..........3 What Our Campers Say......3 Local TV Channel Guide.....3 White Mountain Lodging...4 Wabanaki Lodge...............5 Campsites of all types........6 CCV Camping Guidelines..6 Salsa on a Stick.................6 Theme Weekends....... 8 & 9 Oh, The Places You Should Go.................. 10 Mt. Washington’s Cog Railway.......................11 Barnstormers Theatre.......11 We Welcome Groups....... 12 Our Community Garden.. 13 Local Farmers’ Market...... 13 Go Green Camping......... 13 Remick Museum............. 14 Tamworth Farmers’ Market....................... 15 On The Water................. 16 Hiking Mt. Chocorua....... 17 Our Namesake Mount Chocorua................... 17 Favorite Hikes................. 18 New Improvements & Partnerships................ 19 Meet The Owners........... 19 Pet-Friendly Holiday Park.20 How CCV Came To Be......20 The Fishing Line.............. 21 Moe Z. Moose Challenge.22 Seasonal Camping..........23 Tamworth Lyceum...........23 Aardvark Woodworking...24 Local Directory...............24 On Our Wild Side............25 Dining Guide..................26 Our Friendly Staff............28 North Conway Olive Oil ..29 Miles of Nature Trails.......30 Nature Trail Map............. 31 Site Map........................32 Page 3

CHOCORUA CAMPING VILLAGE Deluxe ~ On-Site Accommodations Are you ready to maximize your fun-time and enjoy every last minute of the green outdoors at our lakeside Holiday Park? Try one of our “Funtastic” full-amenity lodging options. Even your mother-in-law will approve! Chocorua Camping Village-KOA offers several leisure lodging options for those who need, or desire a more comfortable level of camping vacation. All of our Deluxe Lodging options are provided with eco-friendly shampoo & conditioner, and linen. Our White Mountain Lodge rentals are located within the campground on wooded sites, and each has an outdoor patio with patio furniture, a gas grill and a fireplace. Hemlock Lodge is our cozy 2-bedroom log-style park home. It has a full kitchen, living room, full bathroom, double-bed room, small bunk-bed room, TV, Wi-Fi, front porch and patio. 4 guests, maximum. Pets Accepted. Oak Ridge Lodge is our owner designed, 3-bedroom cabin (two bunkbed rooms, and one double-bed room) with views of Moore’s Pond. It has a hot-water bathroom with stand-up shower, kitchenette, an open concept living/dining room with cable TV, and Wi-Fi. 6 guests, maximum. Pets accepted.

pine ridge lodge

Chocorua House

Chocorua House is a full-amenity lodge with 2 stand-up shower bathrooms, a full kitchen, a double-bed room and a loft with three single beds. The living-room is equipped with cable TV, DVD, and has a small front porch overlooking the playground. 5 guests, maximum. Pets Accepted. Look to the Mountain Lodge is an authentic ski cabin getaway renovated for 3 season enjoyment. Log-sided, accessible from Rt 16, with view of Mt. Chocorua from front porch, this lodge is great home base for exploring the White Mountains. This cozy yet open concept lodge provides a double-bed room, and three small single bedrooms on the second floor. The large living-room, dining-room area lends to family fun game nights, or book reading evenings. Lodge is equipped with a full kitchen, bathroom, and TV & Wi-Fi. The patio and fireplace await you off the back porch. 5 guests, maximum. Pets accepted. Pine Ridge Lodge is the newest addition to our ‘glamping’ cabins. Our roomy 3-bedroom log-style lodge sleeps 6 guests in a master double-bedroom, and two bunk-bed rooms. A kitchenette, stand-up shower bathroom, dining/living-room, and outdoor patio with fire pit and grill, complete the amenities. Cable TV, Wi-Fi, and linens are provided. Reserve early - a favorite. Pets accepted. Hawk’s Nest - Hawk’s Nest provides a bunk bed room, a double Master Bedroom, bathroom and full kitchen. A flat screen TV and partial covered deck are wonderful for a cool or rainy day. Pets accepted. Birch Lodge - Enjoy peace and quiet within the pines in this 2-bedroom park model with screened porch overlooking the river. This unit has all the amenities you are looking for including a grill, fire-pit and large mossy yard. Sleeps 4. No pets please.

Special Lodging Options

Coming this season to our Village 2 brand new custom Tipis! Spending your nights in one of these art pieces is an experience the whole family will enjoy. Don’t like the exterior fool you, these are equipped with a double bed, a trundle bed and a futon. And with a deck and mini fridge, this is a tipi deluxe! Sleeps 6ppl. With only 2 on the grounds, these will book fast.

Birch Lodge

The following two lodging options are planned for the 2018 season, but may not be booked until ready for use in mid-May. They do not include bathrooms but are located in close proximity to a bath house. Fox Den - Our rental pop-up will give you a step-up from tenting at a reasonable price. The cozy pop-up provides an indoor 3 burner cook-top, small refrigerator, and heat for chilly evenings. Sleeps up to 4 adults. No pets please. Our New and Very Special Tipis These are comfortable 22 ft. diameter, fully furnished, unique lodging units located off the ground on decks with beds for a maximum of 4 guests. No pets please. If you are looking for a truly unique, secluded and off-the-grid rustic camp cabin experience, seek out our private community of Wabanaki Lodge. See Wabanaki Lodge on page 5.

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oak ridge lodge

hawk’s nest


West Park (Chocorua Camping Village) - Deluxe Cabins (1) # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Cabin Beds Max # Pets Rate (3) Name Guests Allowed Range Birch Lodge 2 - DBL 4 N $154 - $179 Chocorua House 1- DBL, 3-SL 5 Y $159 - $184 Hawks Nest 1-DBL , 1 bunk 4 Y $149 - $174 Hemlock Lodge 1-DBL , 1 bunk 4 Y $139 - $164 Look to the Mountain 1-DBL , 3-SL 5 Y $149 - $174 Oak Ridge Lodge 1-DBL , 2 bunks 6 Y $149 - $174 Pine Ridge Lodge 1-DBL , 2 bunks 6 Y $154 - $179

West Park Special Lodges (4) 8 Fox Den - Pop-Up Tr. 1-Q , 1- DBL, 1-SL 4 N 9 Great Wabanaki - Tipis 1-DBL, 2-SL 4 Y 10 Great Abanaki - Tipis 1-DBL, 2-SL 4 Y

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$89 - $124 $129 - $159 $129 - $159

Notes: 1. Check In - After 4PM, Check Out before 11AM for all lodging. All Deluxe Cabins include: Wi-Fi, Cable, Heat/AC, Bedding & Linen, Pots & Pans, Dishes & Utensils, outside fireplace, patio, gas grill and patio furniture. 2. Though there is no electricity available, all Wabanaki Lodge cabins have propane powered stoves, refrigerators and lights; those with bathrooms also have hot water. 3. Rates for all lodging, as well as campsites, are based on 2 Adults and 2 - Children; additional Adults are $12 ea/ night., additional children are $8 ea/ night as long as the total number of guests do not exceed the maximum number of beds. 4. These Lodges are currently planned for the 2018 season, but are not now available; thus we are not able to take reservations on them until mid-May. 5. Check-in after 1 PM, Check- Out by 11 AM for campsites. 6. Campsite rates are based on 2 Adults & 2 Children; 4 Adults is the maximum allowed per site.



Wabanaki Lodge

74th Season! A Unique Family Experience

Secluded Camping Under A Roof! Nestled in the pines along the banks of Moore’s Pond and the Chocorua River, Wabanaki Lodge is a community of 6 rustic cabins, available for couples and families. These cabins offer a natural and peaceful setting for relaxing and getting away from everyday commotion. At the lodges there are no cars, no telephones, no electricity; the cabins are only accessible by footbridge or boat. Wabanaki guests have access to a private beach and dock, playground equipment, and a community fire pit, as well as Chocorua Camping Village’s recreational activities and equipment. Each of these off-grid, cabins has its own Native American name and camp charm. All the cabins come with propane stove, refrigerator and lights as well as dishes, utensils and pots & pans. Three of the cabins have bathrooms with shower stalls and hot water; the other three have cold running water and their own private “out house” (full bathhouses with hot water showers are located at the campground, just a short walk away). All have either a woodstove, fireplace or propane wall heater for warmth and enjoyment. Beds with pillows are supplied at each cabin; however guests are asked to bring their own sleeping bags &/or linen. Linen may also be rented in emergency, from our housekeeping

department should you forget them. Adahi ~ Meaning ‘by the water’ is our smallest cabin, perfect for couples or families with small children. This cabin has one double bed and two twin beds. It has large curtain windows for a great breeze, as well as a private waterfront deck. Kamaki ~ the ‘friendship’ cabin is an all time favorite. Wood planking and exposed rafters make this cabin a great family or group retreat. One double bed in the loft, another double in the “master” room, single bunk beds and another single in a room off the kitchen. One of the largest cabins Kamaki sleeps 7 people. The brick fireplace makes for pleasant night chats and warm lazy mornings. A welcome addition to Kamaki in 2017 was a bathroom with hot water and a shower stall. Talaki ~ the cabin ‘in the woods’ is one of our three rustic lodging with hot water, shower and toilet facilities. It’s a cozy little lodge with a propane wall heater, a newly expanded, bedroom with 1 double and 1 single bed, as well as a double bed in the living room area. Great for families, Talaki sleeps 5. Tepee ~ ‘Native American home’. Our expanded ‘A-frame’ cottage has a large loft with sliding glass door which opens to a private deck. The loft has a double and two single beds. There is also a separate downstairs bedroom with a double bed. Thus the cottage can sleep a maximum of 6. Tepee has

a fireplace and a bathroom with a shower stall. The front 12’ ’ deck with benches and picnic table allows for pleasant outdoor gatherings, as does, the outdoor campfire fireplace. Woronoake ~ Named after a ‘Tribe of Indians’, this cabin is a favorite for its screened porch bedroom. It has one double bed, bunk beds and a single bed. A Franklin fireplace will keep you toasty on cold nights. Woronoake sleeps 5. Natseke ~ ‘In the pines’ has a wonderful open airy living room overlooking the pond. It also has a porch – like bedroom with a double bed and a bunked room. Large windows let plenty of light in, and there is a Franklin fireplace to keep you nice and warm. Natseke sleeps 4. Wabanaki is a vacation tradition: swimming, bonfires and s’mores, star gazin’ and contemplatin’. So come leave the hustle and bustle behind and have a relaxing and enjoyable vacation.









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To book your cabin stay, visit: East Park (Wabanaki Lodge) Cabins (2) Notes: 7. Extra Persons - All guests must register at office before entering. Day guests must leave by 9 PM. 8. A maximum of 2 dogs allowed /site without specific written approval of Manager. 9. Holiday Weekends require nonrefundable, 3 night min. reservation, to be paid upon reservation. 10. Dogs: Max of 2. Campsite: $2.50 ea / Lodging: $5 ea.

Overnight Guests Day Visitors 0 - 4 yrs. nc. nc 5 - 17 yrs. $8 $6 18 + yrs. $12 $8

# Cabin Name Beds 11 Adahi 1-DBL, 2-SL 12 Kamaki 2-DBL, 1-SL, 1-Bunk 13 Natseke 1-DBL, 1-Bunk 14 Talaki 2-DBL, 1-SL 15 Tepee 2-DBL, 2-SL 16 Woronoake 1-DBL, 3-SL

Max # Guests 4 7 4 5 6 5

Pets Allowed Y Y Y Y Y Y

Heat Bathroom Elect. Source Wall heater No No Fireplace Yes No Fireplace No No Wall heater Yes No Fireplace Yes No Fireplace No No

Rate (3) Range $109 - $144 $139 - $174 $119 - $154 $129 - $164 $139 - $174 $119 - $154

CAMPSITES (5, 6) Site Type Standard - (No Utilities, tent site) Quality - (water & electric ) Prime - ( 3 way hookup or waterfront water & electric) Delux Patio - (3-way, deck,patio furniture, gas grill) •

Pre- Season 5/1 - 6/7 $35 $45 $55 $72

Post Season 9/4 - 10/4 $42 $52 $62 $79

In - Season 6/8 - 9/2 $55 $65 $75 $92

Holiday Weekends $59 $69 $79 $97

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Camp Sites of All Types Whatever level of outdoor camping experience you are interested in, we’ve got a spot for you. If you just purchased a brand new sparkling 38ft RV, we have over twenty easy to navigate pull-thrus. Pulling a pop-up, or driving a truck Camper? We have just the site for you to wake up, have your coffee and campfire breakfast, on the water. From tenting to travel trailers, family reunions to romantic get-aways, Chocorua KOA has plenty of camp site options for you.

Full-Hook-Up Sites

Our Prime Sites provide 3-way hook-ups for camping units of all sizes. These wooded sites are back-in or pull-thru and will comfortably accommodate your 40’ Motorhome, travel trailer, fifth wheel, or hybrid. Join us for a stay-cation to fully enjoy our wonderful natural environment, as well as our daily recreation program. All of our Prime Sites provide water, 50/30 amp electric, septic connection, cable and Wi-Fi service, as well as a fireplace and picnic table.

Super Sites

Our Super Sites will give you plenty of space to set-up camp and most are right along the waterfront. Don’t worry about bringing camp chairs or a grill, all Super Sites are equipped with a Weber Gas Grill, and patio furniture for relaxing on your deck overlooking the tranquil Moore’s Pond. These glamping sites will have you reserving your next stay before you head home! All Super Sites provide 50/30 amp electric service, septic connection, cable and Wi-Fi, as well as a fireplace.

Salsa on a Stick!

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING: Your cooperation is appreciated.

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Tenting at Chocorua Camping Village maybe the best way to experience the great outdoors. Spend the day biking, and hiking our 5 miles of nature trails. Rent a paddle-board to explore the lake, join a volleyball game, and grab a pizza at the camp store. Relax and nap by the campfire to the sound of peepers, birds, and breeze on the water. We have over a dozen sites for Tenting and selfcontained campers under 20’, most are Waterfront Sites with Water & Electric hookups and gorgeous views. These are some of our most popular sites, and are perfect for pop-ups, truck campers, and tents. Our tent and water/ electric sites all provide a fireplace and picnic table. If you are looking for a memorable outdoor holiday experience for you and your family, bring your tent, RV or travel trailer and cozy up in the woods of Chocorua Camping Village KOA. If you are ready to create a lasting summer home away-from-home, we have sites that allow you to stay for 3 seasons! Check out our Seasonal Site community on page 23.

CCV Camping Guidelines We hope you will have a memorable and enjoyable camping vacation with us. To enhance your stay, please let us know how we may help. Please assist us by discussing the following guidelines with all members of your party. A more complete set of policies and regulations is available at our office and posted, on the bulletin board, in the Recreation Center. To protect our woods and your vacation spot, Chocorua Camping Village KOA (CCV) has taken a strict stand on the issue of moving firewood. Absolutely no firewood, of any kind, from anywhere, can be brought into CCV by campers. CCV defines firewood as any type of wood that you will burn in a campfire or wood stove, including kindling, pallets, and construction boards. ■ Check-In; for campsite is after 1 pm; for rentals after 4pm. CheckOut is before 11 am. ■ Please respect the tranquility of neighboring campers, QUIET HOURS: 10 pm to 8 am. ■ Alcoholic beverages may be consumed, in moderation, on your campsite ONLY. Please, no alcohol in any public areas of the park. ■ The use of firearms, bows and arrows, slingshots, sparklers or fireworks of any type are not allowed on park grounds. ■ Our town-issued fire permit requires that fires be restricted to fireplaces, and that flames at no time extend more than a few inches above the top of the fireplace. All fires must be completely

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extinguished before you retire for the evening or leave the campsite, or by 11 pm at the latest. Please do not cut or damage any trees or vegetation within the park. Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult in restrooms, rec. center, store, toddler’s playland, on the beach, or at the pool. ■ Children under the age of 18 yrs. must return to their campsites at or before 10 pm. ■ Bicycles may be used on park grounds from dawn to dusk (when park roadside lights are turned on). Bicycles should not be ridden at a speed greater than a brisk walk at any time within the park. Children under the age of 16 are required to wear helmets when riding bicycles on the campground; helmets are available at the camp store and rec. hall. At no time should children ride bicycles down the hill by the main entrance of the campground. Please ride only on roads or trails. ■ Boat rentals may be used from dawn to dusk. ■ Youth who are accomplished swimmers fifteen and older may enter the pool or beach areas, all other children and youth MUST be accompanied and supervised by a parent or adult at all times at the pool or beach. POOL/BEACH RULES are posted at the pool and must be read and observed before entering the pool area. For safety reasons, skateboards, scooters and motorized children vehicles are nor permitted on campground roads.

INGREDIENTS • 1 medium onion • 2 Beefsteak tomatoes • 1 large jalapeño pepper • 1 handful of fresh cilantro, chopped • 1 fresh lime PREPARATION: • Slide all veggies on a skewer • Place skewer directly on griddle or fire pit grate • Turn every 2 minutes until roasted • Chop all veggies, add cilantro, lime, salt and pepper • Serve with chips!

Join us for Open Fire Cooking Demos with Chef Todd on June 17, 2018!



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2018 ~ Awesome Theme Weekends!

Come rain or shine, Chocorua Camping Village offers a comprehensive recreation and activities program for the whole family to enjoy. All season, we offer a wide range of games, outdoor fun,

crafts, entertainment and more! Our theme weekends are listed here, but rest assured, 2018 will be jam packed with happenings on both weekdays, weekends and Holiday Weekends.

Moe Z. Moose Triathlon Weekend

NASCAR Weekend

Christmas in July

June 8-10, 2018

July 20-23, 2018

July 27-29, 2018

Highlights: • Kayak, Bike & Run Events • Kid’s Challenge • Camping Packages • Food & Entertainment • Camp Care Benefit

Highlights: • Christmas Decorating • Gifts for Kids • Santa!

Father’s Day Food & Fishing Weekend

Pirate Weekend

June 15-17, 2018

August 3-5, 2018

Highlights: • Food Demos • Good Eats • Fishing Derby • Entertainment

Highlights: • Car Building • Derby Race • Pit Stop with Burgers and Fries!

Highlights: • Costumes • Boat Building • Our Famous Boat Race • The Buccaneer Ball!

New Designs available in Camp Store on your favorite Mug, or T-shirt!

FAMILY RESTAURANT AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD We offer a large selection of appetizers, salads and 76 dinner entrées to choose from. Prices starting at $3.99 FULL LIQUOR LICENSE

Patio Now Open!

Kid’s Menu $5.95 including beverage

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Check out our merchandise in the Campstore! Page 8

Corner of 6 Mountain Valley Blvd & 1464 White Mtn Hwy, North Conway (in front of Hannaford’s)

Call 603-733-5550 for take-out



2018 ~ Awesome Theme Weekends! Check our facebook page for our weekly recreation schedules. Harry Potter Weekend August 17-19, 2018

2nd Annual Woodland Trail Family Challenge

Halloween Weekend! October 5-8, 2018

September 14-16, 2018

Highlights: • Costumes • Movie Marathon • Witchcraft • Wizard Games • Magic!

Tom & Karen Golden take home the blue ribbon and bragging rights for the Best Chili at our Chili & Chowder Cook-Off!

Highlights: • Family Trail Hunt • Prizes

Highlights: • Haunted Happenings • Costume Parade • Site Decorating Contest • Trick or Treat • Dance Reserve early, this weekend will sell out!

Pumpkin Patch Weekend September 28-30, 2018

Highlights: • Pumpkin Carving • Apple Cider Making • Fall Crafts

When you hear the bell, come running, an exciting activity is about to start! Please remember, we do our best to plan the schedule in advance, check our posted activities sheets for more information; remember however that weather and unforeseen circumstances may require us to occasionally cancel a planned program.

Tour and food tastings every Sunday at noon Tour is free 153 Gardner Hill Rd., Tamworth, NH 03886 603-323-0097 • •

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Oh, the places you should go! Area Attractions Mt. Chocorua: One of the most hiked and picturesque mountains in New Hampshire. A great family day hike. 9.5 miles north from CCV. Barnstormers Summer Theater: This is the oldest summer theater in the country celebrating its 88th season and has shows nightly July and August. Check out our dinner and theater package on our specials page. 6 miles northwest from CCV. Remick Museum: Explore New England’s history through their changing exhibits. Learn about medical history and what life was like for a country doctor. Visit the animals on the farm. Admission is $5. 6 miles northwest from CCV. Monkey Trunks: Monkey Trunks is New England’s largest high ropes and zipline park open to explor-

ers of all ages. If you’ve visited us before, you’ll want to come back again this year! 5 miles north of CCV. Madison Boulder: an erratic – a large boulder carried a great distance by glaciers – this erratic is one of the largest in the area and came from Canada. 11 miles north from CCV. Kancamagus Highway: a natural playground with lots of opportunities for hiking, fishing and swimming in the river. 12 miles northwest of CCV. In our region Conway Scenic Railroad: Travel with them on one of their nostalgic train rides of varying duration. Whether you choose one of the valley routes to Conway or Bartlett, or the legendary Crawford Notch excursion, you’ll experience the excitement of rail travel in the comfort of an open or enclosed

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restored passenger car. 20 miles north of CCV. Settlers' Green Outlet Shopping: Over 50 outlet stores all in one great shopping center! Located on Rt. 16 in North Conway. www.settlersgreen. com. 18 miles north of CCV. Mt Washington: Do the auto road, go up on the cog railway or hike it. 30 miles north of CCV. Story Land: A children’s theme park geared for young families. 26 miles north of CCV. Castle in the Clouds: A historic mountain top estate built in 1913/1914 on a high promontory of the Ossipee Mt. Range, with a breath taking vista of Lake Winnipesaukee. www.castleintheclouds. org. 20 miles southwest of CCV. Mt. Washington Cruise Ship: Sail from Weirs to Wolfeboro explore Wolfeboro for the day and then return to Weirs. They also offer scenic lunch and dinner cruises. Check out packages with the lunch cruises on our specials page. www. 28 miles west of CCV. The Flume: Beside Rt. 3 in Franconia Notch, 5 mi. north of Lincoln. Part of Franconia Notch State Park; a fee is charged. Your tour through this 800 foot chasm takes you on boardwalks through covered bridges, past waterfalls and views. Don’t miss the free 15 minute movie at the Flume Visitor Center. Franconia Notch State Park Page. 60 miles northwest of CCV. Wright Museum: Travel back in time to 1935 – 1945 America. This museum showcases the enterprising spirit of America as everyone rallied to the call to arms, during World War II. This historically accurate collection of memorabilia, vehicles, films and artifacts demonstrates the efforts that the American people brought to this time of crisis. 20 miles south of CCV. Clark’s Trading Post: Bear show, train ride, Merlin’s Mystical Mansion, Tuttle’s rustic house, Americana Museum and 1884 fire station, Avery’s

Visit for more info. garage, old mill pond water blaster boats, the old man climbing tower and so much more. 50 miles northwest of CCV. Strawbery Banke: In the spirt of Williamsburg & Sturbridge Village; a restored neighborhood where the past is forever present. Explore the neighborhood known for 400 years as Puddle Dock. Stroll through the centuries from the 1600’s to the 1950’s. 64 miles south of CCV. Hobo or Winnipesaukee Railroad: Scenic and family fun train rides. Check out their many special events. 49 miles northwest of CCV. Winnipesaukee Railroads: Meredith location: 24 miles west of CCV. Weir’s location: 29 miles west of CCV. Bar Harbor: Explore Acadia National Park; it’s quaint shops and restaurants and hike or bike it’s 50+ miles of spectacular carriage trails. 222 miles northeast of CCV. Boston MA, Portland ME: Explore any of these historic cities all a great overnight or extended day trip away. Boston: 116 miles south of CCV; Portland 50miles east of CCV. LL Bean: Freeport ME is the home of the LL Bean outlet shopping store and other great stores. 74 miles south of CCV. Hampton Beach: A great place to spend a day at the beach and explore the board walk with shops, restaurants and amusements. 75 miles south of CCV. Old Orchard Beach: Another great beach, which has shops, restaurants and an amusement parks with rides on the beach. 60 miles southeast of CCV. Silver Lake Railroad: Offering a relaxing 25 minute donation scenic train ride past lakes, streams, and beaver ponds. A perfect spot for a picnic and close and easy natural entertainment. Located on 1381 Village Rd (Rt 113) Silver Lake, NH. Just 5 miles east of CCV.

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First in the World — New England’s Mount Washington Cog Railway The Mount Washington Cog Railway is the first mountain–climbing cog railway in the world and the only cog railway east of the Rocky Mountains. The Cog is in Bretton Woods village, the popular destination of the White Mountains of New Hampshire, 6 miles from the grand Mount Washington Hotel. In operation since 1869, The Cog has a long past of innovation and was designated as a

National Historic Engineering Landmark in 1976. Privately owned for the last thirty years, the Cog has remained a key icon of New Hampshire’s heritage and has maintained its historic roots by allowing passengers to take the three-hour round trip riding in a historically inspired coach powered by a 1908 vintage coalfired steam locomotive. For visitors

interested in learning more about the Cog’s technological advances, trips with modern and eco-friendly biodiesel engines, built on-site, are available. No matter what motive power a passenger chooses, one can’t help experience a sense of adventure and history as the train begins the spectacular climb up a 3-mile-long raised track to the 6,288-foot summit of Mount Washington. Along the way, lively commentary is given from the brakemen about the many points of visual interest, the incredible history of the railway and the various climate zones passengers will travel through on their journey to top of the highest peak in the northeastern United States. As the train reaches the summit, the Sherman Adams Visitors Center comes into view. This hearty mountain-top facility houses a winter weather exhibit, cafeteria, gift shop and restrooms. There is an hour to visit the 1853 Tip Top House, (the original hiker’s hotel) enjoy a snack, explore the rocky summit. Visitors take in the spectacular panoramic view on the Observatory deck, spanning the peaks above the clouds and the mountains and valleys of New Hampshire all the way from the Atlantic Ocean to Canada. Before or after their trip up the rails, guests can take in the authentic railway station atmosphere at Marshfield Base Station. Many choose to enjoy lunch •

while watching the train operations indoors or out. The new Cog Railway Museum, located in the upper level, tells visitors the fascinating story of how the

historic railway came to be and offers media presentations and interactive exhibits. Visitors can also peruse the gift shop full of local and custom items to find that perfect Cog gift or souvenir. The Mount Washington Cog Railway experience is a must-do New England adventure. The Cog Railway is located at 3168 Base Road, Marshfield Station, NH just six miles from historic Bretton Woods and Rte. 302, 3 hours North of Boston and 6 hours north of NYC. Call 603.278.5404 or visit for deals and rates, information and train schedules.



The Oldest Continuously Operating Professional Summer Stock Theatre in the Country

Join us as we embark on our 88th Season of bringing live professional theatre to the Lakes Region and White Mountains. We are excited to share another summer in Tamworth with rollicking comedies, tap-dancing musicals, and edge-of-your-seat mysteries!

Check our website at for the 2018 Season Offerings. Tickets can be reserved at office, or are available by calling the box office 603-323-8500 or online at Curtain time: Tues–Sat 7:30pm; Sat Matinee 2:00pm; Sun Matinee 5:00pm

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We Welcome Organizations & Clubs! Chocorua KOA welcomes clubs of all sizes and we can’t wait to host your gathering! From Scout and church groups to Truck Camper and Vintage RV clubs, we’ve hosted some amazing weekends! For the most privacy and the best rate, book with us in the Spring or Fall. Contact us for dates, rates and accommodations.

We hosted 50 units for the NE Truck Camper Jamboree in 2017!

Our Pavilion is perfect for group gatherings!

Thanks for hosting our 2017 Spring Fling Scamp Rally! The turnout was great and the group loved your campground. See you next year!

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Green Camping Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Our Community Garden At Chocorua Camping Village KOA, the owners and staff alike desire to not just “Make it Great”! but, “Make it Great & Make it Green!” It is important for us as an outdoor adventure business to take responsibility for the affect we have on our environment. We are passionate about taking a progressive long-term managed effort to reduce our impact on our surroundings, while sustaining and improving our beautiful natural ecology for all our family, and guests to enjoy. Our community garden was lovingly planned and built to allow children and adults alike to come together, grow a bountiful harvest, expand knowledge and

enjoyment of our natural and managed landscape. An herb garden will be added, as well as benches for relaxing, a chalkboard for daily growth updates, and our very own composter! If everyone pitches in and sets aside their natural waste; vegetable and fruit scraps, cut up newspaper, shredded cardboard, wood ash, pine needles, leaves, coffee grinds, cups and ice cream smorgasbord bowls from our Camp Store, all compostable, we will be able to create our own fertile soil to improve and expand our gardens and flower beds every year! There will be marked containers for collecting compost or if you are near the

garden, by the Dog Park, you can stir in your natural refuse and watch the worms work their magic. Thank you so much for caring for our environment as much as we do! Composting saves reusable scraps from clogging garbage fills, and as an extra added bonus provides us with moneysaving fertile land enhancement. Together we can make a difference. Join us and watch our Community Garden grow!

Pitch in – Recycle

• Use our handy Recycling Centers located near the Pool, playground, and both garbage bins. Please remember to take the lids off plastic and glass bottles. Recycling cuts down on filling the land polluting garbage dumps by reprocessing glass, plastic, tin, aluminum & paper/cardboard for future use. Thanks for pitching in! • Make the change to reusable or compostable plates, bowls, and utensils. Every little step helps. We at Chocorua Camping Village-KOA are taking steps to create a working composting program to decrease our disposable waste while improving the landscape by producing quality compost soil.

Local Farmers’ Markets...

Tamworth ~ Saturdays 9am- 1pm in the parking lot of the Unitarian Universalist Church on the corner of Rt 113 and Main Street, Tamworth, NH. The many and varied farms of the Tamworth area come together for a large offering of produce, dairy, maple, mushrooms, baked goods, honey & jams, hard cider, mead, craft beer, as well as flowers, crafts and hot prepared breakfast, coffee and Big Love Burritos! Snap & EBT accepted. Center Ossipee ~ Saturdays 10am - 1pm located in Main Street Park on Moultonville Road. Featuring Produce, baked goods, arts, crafts and more (vendors welcomed). Ossipee ~ A year round Farmers and Crafters market. Saturdays 10-2 Meats, veggies, raw dairy, honey, art, baked goods, herbals, goodies & more. Mountain Grainery at 755 White Mtn Hwy (Rt 16). North Conway ~ Saturdays 9am - 12noon starting June 11th at the North Conway Community Center located at 2628 White Mtn Hwy (Rt 16). This large market hosts a wide variety of veggies, fruits, meats, fish, breads, coffee, chocolate, beer, mead, crafts, fibers and even fresh madeon-site breakfast and lunch. Wolfeboro Area ~ Thursdays 12:30 - 4:30pm starting June 2nd, at Clark Park, located on 233 South Main Street across the street from Huggins Hospital. Produce, meat, eggs, bread, goat’s milk products, mead, herbs & oils are featured to purchase and savor. Snap & EBT accepted. •

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Discover a Family-Friendly Destination in the Heart of Tamworth Village

A short drive from the Chocorua Camping Village–KOA, and nestled in quaint Tamworth Village, you will find one of New Hampshire’s hidden gems, Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm. This unique attraction offers all generations of visitors a glimpse into the important contributions once made by country doctors, and hands-on learning activities

based on the agricultural way of life in New Hampshire from 1790 to present. Settled over 200 years ago by the prominent Remick family, a visit to the farmstead offers the opportunity to surround oneself in the daily activities of a farm and imagine life as it might have been lived by the two country doctors who owned and lived on the property, Dr. Edwin Remick and his son, Dr. Edwin “Doc” Crafts Remick. Together, they served the rural community where they were born and raised and provided 99 years of continuous medical care to Tamworth and surrounding towns. The Museum Center is located in the house Dr. Edwin Crafts Remick shared with his wife, Marion Ella Miles Remick. Once a tourist guesthouse, today visitors can walk through the modest living quarters, which are largely unchanged from the time Doc and Marion called it home. You can also take in exhibits of Remick family history and learn about country living traditions and practices. The “Our Medicine Through Time” exhibit helps visitors

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understand how medicines progressed from backyard gathering and in-home creation to the local pharmacy, and includes a visit to a simulated soda fountain counter, once common in drug stores. There is always much to explore at Remick, and from mid-June–early September it is easy to spend a full day enjoying the summertime lineup of daily activities: try your hand at milking a goat, help collect eggs from the chicken coop and feed the barnyard animals, meet and learn about friendly farm animals and more. The farm is home to sheep, goats, cows, steers, chickens and pigs, and a miniature horse named Sadie. Watch a historical demonstration and see cows being milked during their afternoon milking time. Take a tour of the historic Captain Enoch Remick House, built circa 1808, and the original doctors’ office shared by both Dr. Remicks. This impressive house, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was Doc’s boyhood home and contains the antique furnishings of the Remick family, an antique toy collection, and 19th-century murals attributed to the American painter John Avery. The original

medical office used by both doctors is preserved in the house, as well. The immediate museum property covers nearly 100 acres. Slopeside gardens grow vegetables, dye plants, medicinal herbs, and even a children’s interactive play

garden. A memorial flower garden offers a quiet spot from which to imagine a simpler time. There are several working and history-filled structures on the homestead to view or explore. Discover a cattle barn, milk house, icehouse, maple sugar house, stable, and a historic English barn. A walking trail allows for spectacular views of the pastoral land, pond, distinctive Mount Chocorua and the Ossipee Mountain Range; an exploratory walk can be found along the Swift River. Bird lovers will find many species to enjoy and photographers will find abundant subject matter. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic; covered and open-air picnic tables are located on the grounds, including the bank of the Swift River.

The Museum Store sells farm-fresh eggs, farm-raised ground pork sausage meat and ground beef, farmproduced herbal remedies, dried herbs and teas, Remickmade maple syrup and locally produced honey. There are many informative guide booklets available on a wide range of topics related to farming and historic traditions, as well as farm-related children’s books, handcrafted and Remickmade gifts, including a museum-produced cookbook. Fresh vegetables, herbs and flowers may be found at the farm stand during the growing season. Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm brings all generations of visitors together for a meaningful learning experience, and the “back-in-time” admission price of $5 per person (free for ages 4 and under) makes it an affordable outing for families. As a Blue Star Museum, active-duty military (including Reserve and National Guard) and their family members enjoy free admission from Memorial Day to Labor Day, which the Museum & Farm extends to veterans and their guest. Visit the museum’s website——or call 603-3237591 (800-686-6117) for current hours. Remick Museum & Farm is located just off Route 113, at 58 Cleveland Hill Rd. in Tamworth Village, and can also be found on Facebook and Instagram. Open year-round.

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Tamworth Farmers’ Market... A Tamworth Tradition Did you know not far from CCV, the town of Tamworth has an open air farmers’ market every Saturday through Columbus Day weekend? Jot down your list or just come by and be inspired. Run by Peg Loughran and Bob Streeter, with a dedicated core of vendors. The Tamworth Farmers’ Market (TFM) seeks to encourage buying local produce and goods to help support local farming and related enterprises. TFM is celebrating its 10th year supporting local New Hampshire farmers, bakers, brewers and even candlestick makers at the crossroads of 113, 113A and Main St. in Tamworth Village. The market is held 9am-1pm in the parking lot of the Unitarian Universalist, which presents picturesque views of the Behr Farm and the Ossipee Mountains in one direction and Mount Chocorua in the other. You can browse tents or find a seat under a shaded umbrella while listening to

local music and having a late breakfast or a quick lunch. Of course, if you’re looking for the best selection it pays to show up early! The market has 20-25 regular vendors who specialize in seasonal crops, berries, and fruit. And already, the market is bursting with a rather long list of offerings: Homeraised pork, lamb, beef, chicken, vegetables, herbs, plants, sheep cheese, yogurt, kefir, maple sugar and syrup, honey, preserves, breads and baked goods, prepared lunch, take- home specialties and new this year, mushrooms both cultivated and foraged. You really can get everything you need for your regular meals or for an impromptu picnic or cookout. The church itself brews Fair Exchange coffee and runs a thrift store with all kinds of treasures and necessities. For information about becoming a vendor or guest artisan call (603) 323-2392 or (603) 323-2368. •

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On the Water ~ Kayak,

Canoe, & Paddle-boarding

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• Moore’s Pond - From our rental boat dock, a short paddle to the south bend of Moore’s Pond will bring you to the peaceful rubble of our historic granite dam. A beauty to behold, the hydro-electric dam has been out of operation since the flood in 1914. Paddle amongst the giant blocks of granite where Bass can be seen hovering around the scattered piles of fortitude. An allusive fish to bite, you may have luck on the line with a worm at dusk or dawn. A small covered-bridge behind the dam lends itself as a picturesque backdrop to a relaxing experience in nature, paddle in hand. • Chocorua Lake - A bountiful feast for the eyes and calm for the soul, to float and paddle, peacefully surrounded by forest and Chocorua Mountain majesty. Accessible and sandy bottomed, this non-motorized lake is heralded for its unspoiled, pristine environment as well as its refreshing cool rinse from the summer’s heat. At the base of the rock crested peak, you can take in all of Chocorua’s timeless grandeur, caressing its waters with your self-powered vessel. Be sure to pack a picnic lunch, and camera to capture this astounding New England panorama.

Rapids -

• Ossipee River - A mellow, wide-river rapid experience can be had in a day with a drop off at the beginning of the outflow of Berry Bay in the village of Effingham Falls. The put-in for this Class 1 to Class 2 river is off of Rt 25 heading East towards Porter and Parsonsfield, Maine. Take a left on to Rt 153 ( Green Mtn / Eaton Rd ), cross the river via bridge and take the next left on to Parsons Rd. Put-in Location GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 43.79428 Longitude: -71.06018 Take-out Location GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 43.80644 Longitude: -70.88902 • Bear Camp River - A 26.3 mile tributary of Ossipee Lake that leads to the Atlantic Ocean. The Bear Camp River

rapids are a good challenge for an intermediate paddler. Meandering to racing, the white water rapids are Class 2 to Class 5 throughout the Saco River watershed. Rising at the Sandwich Notch, Bear Camp flows southeast, careening over Beede Falls, and running along Rt 25/113 to Tamworth, NH. Access for a 3.5 mile kayak adventure begins on Rt NH 113 - Jackman Pond Rd, at the bridge, approximately .2 miles off of Rt 113/25. There are 7 notable rapids in the short stretch beginning just after put-in at the bridge. Cold Brook Rapid will start you off with a rigorous Class 3, followed by the Bear Camp Gorge where the river splits around an island. The left channel is recommended for ease, the right is a true Class 4 with drops up to 6’, eddies, and a powerful exit hole that

guarantees a roll. The Bear Camp Dam, removed in 2003, is another tricky Class 4 rapid with a dramatic drop on the far left route, or a smaller drop hugging the river bed to the right. Nearing the end of the trip, a playground of Class 2 + rapids of the Ossipee Surf are fun to paddle and dip around in. The largest drop of the ride will be awaiting the experienced paddlers on the right. Most intermediate kayakers will want to skirt the hole by sticking to the left bank. The Whittier Rapids at a Class 3 will finish the paddle excursion with a take out at Rt 113 - Tamworth Road Bridge. Enjoy the lakes, ponds, and rivers of our area at your own risk. Please take precautions, and inform family and friends of intended routes, put-ins and take-outs. Paddle on!

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Mount Chocorua

White Mountain National Forest Please consult a good trail map before you hike Mt. Chocorua. The following information is intended to provide an idea of lengths and variety of trails only. Any of the round trip options to the summit are over 7 miles and a will take 6 hours or more.


Hiker Responsibility Code: You are responsible for yourself, so be prepared. Remember the ten essentials: Map, compass, warm clothes, extra food and water, flashlight or headlamp, matches/ firestarter, whistle, rain/wind gear, and pocket knife. The White Mountain National Forest requires a recreation fee at most trailheads and developed recreation areas. There are self-serve pay stations at these locations. Single bills are recommended for pay envelopes.

Liberty Trail

To reach the trailhead, turn on to Chocorua Lake Road off of Rt. 16, between Big and Little Chocorua Lake. Follow this dirt road and turn left onto Fowler’s Mill Road. Continue on Fowler’s Mill Road to Paugus Mill Road where you will see a sign on your right for the Liberty, Bolles, and Brook Trails. Please respect private property on the way to the parking area. Trail distances and estimated hiking times from trailhead: Junction of Hammond trail: 2.7 miles, 2 hours, 10 minutes. Jim Liberty Cabin: 3.3 miles, 2 hours, 40 min. Brook Trail: 3.6 miles, 3 hours Mt. Chocorua Summit (via Brook Trail) 3.9 miles, 3 hours, 20 minutes Elevation

Gain: 2,500ft. Trail narrative: Leaving the NE side of the parking lot, the trail ascends at a steady, moderate grade along an old bridle path. The Durrell Brook is crossed at 1.1 miles, one third of the way to Jim Liberty Cabin. The Hammond Trail enters to the right 2.7 miles. The Liberty Trail continues to Jim Liberty Cabin at 3.3 miles. The Liberty Trail meets the Brook Trail on a ledge at 3.6 miles. Continue on the Brook Trail another .2 miles to the summit of Mt. Chocorua. (The Beeline enters 10 yards from the Liberty and Brook Trail junction.) The summit of Mt. Chocorua is .2 miles farther via the Brook Trail. Loop Hike Options: The Liberty Trail and the Brook Trail can be combined for an excellent day hike loop.

Brook Trail

Follow directions to Liberty Trailhead above. Trail distances and estimated hiking times from trailhead: Claybank Crossing: 2.5 miles, 1 hour, 40 minutes. Liberty Trail junction: 3.4 miles, 3 hours. Mt. Chocorua summit: 3.6 miles, 3 hours, 15 minutes. Elevation gain: 2,300 feet. Trail Narrative: With its steep ledges the Brook Trail is more challenging than the Liberty Trail. It has excellent views on the rocky ledges near the summit of Mt. Chocorua . The trail can be hazardous in wet or icy conditions. The trail begins by following a gravel road beyond the parking lot gate. The trail leaves the gravel road on the right at .4-mile and follows south of Claybank Brook. The trail passes to the junction with the Bickford Path and continues to the first ledge at 3.0 miles

near where the new Beeline relocation enters on the left. The trail climbs the steep, open ledges of the Farlow Ridge with cairns and yellow blazes to mark the way. The Liberty Trail enters from the right at 3.4 miles with the summit of Mt. Chocorua another .2 miles via the Brook Trail.

Piper Trail

The trailhead is on Route 16, 6 miles south of Conway behind the old Davies’s General Store. Trail distances and estimated hiking times from trailhead: Nickerson Ledge Trail: 1.2 miles, 1 hour Chocorua River Crossing: 1.8 miles, 1 hour, 20 minutes Camp Penacook Spur Trail: 2.8 miles, 2 hours, 15 minutes Mt Chocorua summit: 4.3 miles, 3 hours, 30 minutes Elevation gain: 2,700

feet Trail Narrative: The trail starts on a gradual grade following an old logging road. The Weetamoo Trail turns off to the left at .08 miles and the Nickerson Ledge Trail turns off to the right at 1.4 miles. The Piper Trail ascends moderately past a cleared outlook to Carter Ledge. It than becomes steeper and changes in to a series of switch backs, stone steps and paving. The Camp Penacook Spur Trail at 3.1 miles branches off to the left and ascends .2 miles to the shelter. Open ledges are soon discovered giving great views to the north, east and south. The Champney Brook Trail comes in on your right at 3.9 miles and .2 miles further, the West Side Trail comes in on your right. The Piper Trail continues following yellow blazes over open ledges to the summit.

Our Namesake... Mount Chocorua The Legend...

Part of the Sandwich mountain range, Mount Chocorua, stands picturesque, framed by sky and tree. It is one of New Hampshire’s most beloved mountains for its great hiking trails and beautiful familiarity. Mt. Chocorua received its fame after

1725, when the Pequawket Indians and the settlers of the area, under direction from British Army Captain Lovewell, fought against each other in the first and last battle of the White Mountains. Men on both sides were killed and the Pequawket tribe picked up their village and moved to the banks of the St. Lawrence River in Canada. Only one proud and bold Indian chief stayed behind; Chief Chocorua. Chocorua kept his young son Tuamba with him in the mountains, teaching him

to hunt and instilling the love, resource, and pride of nature within him. The Chief befriended a settler family, the Campbells, in the town now named Tamworth. Cornelius Campbell, his wife Caroline and their ten year old son Cornelius Jr. agreed to care for little Tuamba while Chief Chocorua was called

away to a Pow Wow in Canada. Tuamba loved playing with Cornelius Jr. and very much enjoyed Caroline’s cooking. He acquired a curiosity of the different tastes of the settler’s kitchen, one day trying a dish that was meant to kill the wolves attacking the Campbell’s cattle. It was strong poison meant for large animals; Tuamba became very ill and died. With heavy hearts, the Campbells buried Tuamba in their farm field. Two months later, while Cornelius was •

away from the farm, Chief Chocorua returned to find his little son dead and buried. Agony and betrayal coursing through his blood; he slit Caroline’s throat, mortally wounded her son, and ran off screaming to his mountains. When Cornelius returned to his cabin and found his family slain, he knew it was Chocorua. He grabbed his musket and ran to the mountains to avenge his family. He pursued Chocorua to the highest peak of the mountain. Chocorua stood on the edge of the highest boulder, looking at the only white man he’d called friend; he knew that Cornelius would kill him, so he raised his arms to the sky and shouted “Evil spirits breathe death upon the cattle of the white man. Wind and fire destroy your dwellings. Panthers and wolves howl and fatten on your bones. Chocorua goes now to the Great Spirit.” And he leapt off the mountain, crushing his body and releasing his legend on the rocks far below. Exactly two years later the body of Cornelius Campbell was found in the woods near his cabin, partially eaten by wolves; no explanation of his demise evident. The mountain people believed in the curse of Chocorua, and dissuaded many farmers from settling the area of Tamworth and Conway, New Hampshire. One hundred years to the day of the Pequawket Chief Chocorua’s death, a

devastating plague killed all the cattle from Albany to Conway, New Hampshire. Remember this haunting legend when you reach the peak of Chocorua. Look out over the mountains he called home, imagine the inner struggle he must have felt as he sealed his fate, creating a legend to last throughout time. To summit Mt. Chocorua is not only achieving a New Hampshire classic, but is also delving into the history of events that entices us to gaze over the mysterious, majestic White Mountains. Trail maps can be found at the campstore or check out the map above for our favorite trails.

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Some Favorite Hikes in the Whites! *Mt. Chocorua

Thanks to Greg Parsons who supplied this list and gave us permission to use his research on some of the best hikes and waterfalls in our area! We have edited down this list, but for “difficult” rated hikes and this list in it’s entirety visit: This list is based upon a mix of Greg’s experience of hiking nearly all of the major trails in the White Mountains, plus a thorough review of dozens of websites and just about every hiking guidebook that has been published on this area over the last 15 years.

Arethusa Falls

Arethusa Falls

Pine Mountain

Hart’s Location, NH 3.2 miles - MODERATE 38 miles from Chocorua KOA Arguably the finest waterfall in all of New England; 160-foot tall gorgeous horsetail-style falls; can be combined with a hike to nearby Ripley Falls and a hike up Frankenstein Cliffs.

Gorham, NH 3.5 mile loop - MODERATE 42.6 miles from Chocorua KOA Awesome views for the effort involved (a very high ‘bang for the buck’ hike); park at the trailhead for the Pink Link trail off Pinkham B Road (a dirt road that is usually open and passage by all vehicles from May to October); several excellent outlooks, especially at the top; look for the specially-carved granite seat for two at the top.

Glen Ellis Falls

Jackson, NH 0.6 miles - EASY 37.1 miles from Chocorua KOA Beautiful 64-foot plunge waterfall in Pinkham Notch off NH 16; there are stairs that bring you down to the base of the falls that can be very slippery when wet or icy, so be careful.

West Rattlesnake

Mt. Garfield

Middle & North Sugarloaf Bethlehem, NH 2.6 miles to Middle Sugarloaf/3.2 miles to both Middle & North Sugarloaf - MODERATE 51.4 miles from Chocorua KOA One of the great “bang for the buck” hikes in the White Mountains; a hike of only 2.6 miles brings you to the summit of Middle Sugarloaf, which offers some of the finest views in the White Mountains from huge open ledges; extend your hike to 3.2 miles in total and you can also visit North Sugarloaf, which offers excellent views from two different viewpoints.

Center Sandwich, NH 1.8 miles - EASY SIDE OF MODERATE 23.9 miles to Chocorua KOA One of the best views of lakes to be found anywhere in New England; located north of Squam Lake; access via the moderately steep Old Bridle Path (out-and-back); photographs never do this place justice, so you’ll just have to make a visit yourself; closed for most of April and May each year due to the “mud season.”

Mt. Willard West Rattlesnake

Mt. Garfield

Franconia, NH 10 miles - MODERATE 60.4 mils from Chocorua KOA Hike the Garfield Trail to see the beautiful panoramic view of the Pemigewasset Wilderness from the summit; approach is generally easy with one short but semi-rough section just before the top; can be combined with Mt. Galehead for a long but tough loop (short road walk required).

Chocorua, NH 7.6 miles - MODERATE 7.7 miles from Chocorua KOA Features a big, open rocky summit with more than enough room to fit the massive crowded that convene here; several route options can be found on each face of the mountain, and all are rewarding; a first big summit for so many young hikers in New England. The best loop is probably Brook Trail + Liberty Trail loop.

Mt. Willard

Hart’s Location, NH 3.2 miles - EASY SIDE OF MODERATE 42.7miles fro Chocorua KOA Offers wide, scenic views of Crawford Notch; an outstanding adventure for first-time hikers; a favorite (and relatively easy). While you are parked at the trailhead, also consider exploring other nearby attractions, including: Ammonoosuc Lake, Beecher & Pearl Cascades, Gibbs Falls, and Crawford Cliff.

Each of these hikes in or near the White Mountain National Forest is outstandingly scenic - you can’t go wrong with any of them (unless, of course, if you hike them in poor weather).

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New Improvements & Partnerships Recent renovations include: a new community fire pit and seating in our Center, a double sided deluxe ring toss game, trail signage and maps.

From educators, to top notch entertainment, our partnerships are too many to list! We’re looking forward to continued improvements and

thank our staff for making our grounds and our programs so fantastic.

New Community Fire Pit & Benches!

New Woodfired Pizza Oven!

Trail Signage & Maps

Double Ring Toss

Meet the Owners

Lee & Shirley

Chocorua Camping Village owners, Lee and Shirley Spencer, have contributed a good portion of their life to building and constantly improving your camping retreat. Over the past 44 and more years the Spencers have cultivated a desire to share their love of the outdoors, travel and education with as many people as possible. Shirley has lead and attended numerous educational and environmental study trips as a 5th and 6th grade teacher in N.C. and Dover, N.H. Lee and Shirley were presented with a Lifetime Achievement for over 20 years. She was Award for their hard work and dedication to 40+ years of instrumental in providing Chocorua Camping Village. experiential education, and headed programs like Mini Society, a young entrepreneur club, and Students Against Drunk Driving. Lee has designed and overseen development of CCV from thickly wooded acreage to the Park as it is today. He served as a New Hampshire State Representative, has taught and done research for both Duke and NH Universities, and has been an integral part of the Chamber of Commerce, as well as a Board Director for NH Campground Owners Association. When they are not conjuring up new projects for the managers or trying to keep the books straight, you may see them at the dog park with Bentley and Mini, or drivin’ off in the Magenta MG to the Thursday Night Old Time Car Show. During the off season they pack up the RV and go traveling; Colorado, Italy, China, Bahamas, New Zealand. What a Life! So, when you see Lee or Shirley running around this summer, say “Hi” and ask them “What are you up to now?!” ...guaranteed you’ll get an interesting story! •

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Pet-Friendly Holiday Park! We, at Chocorua KOA know from personal experience that the pups in our life are an important part of the family camping adventure. At the top of the list with s’mores,

campfires, games and summer swimming are the frolicking good times with the pooch. So pitch your tent, park your rig, leash up Wigglebutt, grab a ‘doggie bag’ and head over to our fully fenced Doggie Day Care playground. Once past the double meet n’ greet gate let them loose to run free, sniff, piddle and romp to their hearts content. Your pal will think he has gone to heaven; so many smells, so little time, so many toys and balls... could it get any better? Oh yes, for both you and your favorite furball the fun has just begun. Welcome to a canine dream come true: a full-fledged dog agility course skirting the inner perimeter of the Doggie Day Care Agility Course. Carefully researched and

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constructed, these bright yellow and blue activities are for your paws only! First up are the presentation tables, 1,2,3, where small medium and large dogs alike can start off slow by being primped and praised, just like a show dog! Once they’ve gotten the feel of the tables, have them jump from one to the next in succession. The next piece is hard to miss, a regulation size A-Frame for medium and large dogs. Your pup will need a running start for this one; they may be nervous at first but with plenty of excitement and praise they will be eager to please, and you will swear they are part mountain goat!

lots of love encouraged. The See-Saw is the most challenging piece of agility equipment, and will probably require enticement as well as a hand on the collar. Once over the mid-section, the totter landing can be a little shocking; keep your tone upbeat, praise your furry friend to the highest and she will be ready for a repeat performance. Next up, around the bend, is a small A-Frame for the vertically challenged pups. Shiatsus to Chihuahuas will be at the top of their game on this miniature mountain. A short jog further will bring your cherished companion to our largest piece of entertainment; the regulation sized Dog Walk, a full 36 feet of prancing pleasure. Whilst strutting their stuff on the 12 foot eye-level plank your courageous canine will be the ruler of the course! Lots of congratulations are in order for your precious pet as he completes the Chocorua Camping Village-KOA’s Doggie Day Care Agility Course! Repeat often for maximum benefit and enjoyment. No Membership Required.

As a wonderful convenient addition to our amazing canine playground we offer Doggie Day Care, during July & August, (please make requests in advance), with staffed, covered Day Kennels. If you want to venture to outlet shop in North Conway, swing the ropes course at Monkey Trunks, or indulge in fantasy at Story Land, allow our Dog Day Care Team to keep your buddy company in your absence. Be assured we keep our treat box full, a healthy stock of balls and by the time you come back from your adventure, don’t be surprised if our staff greets your pooch by name! For new-comers to our camping resort, you won’t want to miss throwing sticks for your friend at the Ol’ Dog Swimming Hole off the 3rd bridge, keeping them cool and refreshed in the Chocorua River along our 5 miles of trails, off leash, or join in the fun of swapping tails at ‘Yappy Hour’. Ruffing It or roughing it? You decide. Check out our website www. for the season’s doggie activities, and more...

How C.C.V. Came to be... A Brief History of your Favorite Vacation Spot

Our third piece of doggie amusement is a small pup’s delight – a low Dog Walk. All Twinkles has to do is follow the paw prints up the ramp, across the sturdy plank and down the second ramp. She will make you proud,

As you stroll the grounds of Chocorua Camping Village and our activity trails, we hope you enjoy the natural camping environment as much as we do. It doesn’t take much to imagine back over 400 years ago when the land was untamed and just starting to populate and be divided into the original Tamworth town lots. Back in the 1600’s this area was discovered and utilized by homesteaders to farm and graze their cattle on the nutrient rich hay of the marsh. Moore’s pond was so loaded with trout, it was noted, that the area fisher folk netted up to 50 bushels a day. If you want to try your hand at catching some of those tasty ancestors, line and bait your pole and get ready to enter our fishing derby! Around a century ago, the quick flowing Chocorua River, entering in and exiting out of Moore’s Pond, sparked the interest of the Chocorua Innkeepers. They purchased the existing granite mill dam at the southern narrow of the pond, where the river converges. In 1912, the owners of the Chocorua Inn converted the mill dam into a hydro-electric operation hoping to supply energy to part of the town. A year or so later their hard efforts were demolished in the infamous Hundred Year flood, never to be reconstructed. As the eastern portion of the dam was breached, the levy broke and released two thirds of the pond in a few short hours. The 15 foot drop in water level increased the acreage, extended the waterfront line, and allowed the marshlands to thrive again. The remnants of the old granite dam are a beautiful portrait to New England’s resourcefulness. We encourage you to take paddle up the narrow in a kayak or canoe and wonder at the ingenuity and tenure it would have taken to cut, haul, and place the huge granite blocks that comprised the picturesque dam. Don’t forget to bring along your pole and worms, the bass love to hide in the shade of the underwater rubble. Years later in the late 1940’s, Pastor Edward Hayes, of Chocorua Village Church, admired the land along the Chocorua River and Moore’s Pond as he walked the woods with his wife Ruth. After consideration and some ample bargaining he secured the 185 acre parcel for just a dollar an acre! He started construction on the community of seven rustic cabins in the 1950’s, naming

them Wabanaki Lodge after the Native American Tribe. All building materials and eventually Lodge guests had to be ferried in by rowboat. In those times vacation was a family affair, often lasting all summer, and at Wabanaki Lodge the retreat came complete with a to-do list of projects and chores for the guests to accomplish during their stay! The early 1970’s brought a young Spencer clan to the Tamworth area. Leo and Shirley Spencer had heard through family rumors that the land and lodges of Wabanaki were up for sale. Having spent memorable summers at the pond side cabins, the Spencers purchased the lodges and undeveloped property from Leo’s Uncle Ed Hayes in 1973. With a 1969 CASE tractor, Lee started the gradual and continual process of road and site construction, keeping the natural environment intact as much as possible. After some harrowing rowboat experiences with 2 young children, a baby, and 2 eager swimming dogs, to get to the main cabin at Wabanaki, the Spencer’s residence, a series of bridges were built to access the Lodges. Chocorua Camping Village opened up to the public with 10 sites and a comfort station (bathroom facility) in 1975. While Leo designed and constructed the Rec Hall and Camp Store, Shirley, a 6th grade teacher, spent her summer breaks working the office, maintaining the cabins, and creating the business infrastructure of Wabanaki Lakeside Vacation Corporation. Together, with family and staff they have created nearly 45 years of family vacation opportunities and memories. Chocorua Camping Village continues to grow and improve every year. The dedication of the owners, the managers, and staff keep our guests coming back to rejoin our family camping experience and to see what’s new this year. How about you? C.C.V. now has 150 wooded sites, 12 on-site rentals, 2 bathroom facilities with Laundromat, a full recreation schedule, 5 miles of nature trails, a swimming pool, beach, store, Rec Hall, game room, large dog park with day kennels and the most incredible, friendly staff you’ll ever meet! Make this summer a standout one! Come join the family tradition of Chocorua Camping Village; with any luck you may even get out of the to-do chore list!



The Fishing Line Moore’s Pond and the Chocorua River are a fisherperson’s delight! About 50 acres in size and up to 38 feet in depth, our aquatic environment is home to several species of game fish including: Bass, Rainbow and Brown Trout, Pickerel, Perch, Pike, Sunfish, Shiners, and Hornpout. A cast line with a worm, crawler, lure, or a fly is sure to hook a live one. If it’s too small, remove the hook and try again. You’ve got all day and a great tan to catch also. Chocorua Camping Village often has fishing tournaments running, we have three age categories, and past awards have been a free ice cream smorgasbord or a fishing diploma of recognition! You think you can reel in a big one? Come cast Moore’s Pond and Chocorua River a line.

Good fishing can be had from the banks of the pond and river or you can rent a rowboat, canoe, or paddle boat from our campstore. Please keep these courtesies in mind while casting for your dinner: • Please refrain from casting in or near swimming areas (hooks in bare feet are very painful!) • Keep all trash, including worm containers, in boat or pockets. Dispose of properly, in a trash can, not the water or woods. • Please respect private property, land your boat only on campground property. • If your catch is too small or you don’t plan on eating it, please remove the hook and release it. This helps retain the stock for future days and years. •

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Inaugural Moe Z. Moose Challenge @ Chocorua KOA Swim . Bike . Run . Kayak ... And Stay!

Chocorua Camping Village and Tri Tek Events would like to invite you and your family to join us on June 9th & 10th for the Moe Z. Moose Challenge. Saturday’s Off Road Challenges include triathlons of varying distances. The adult triathlons are timed events with a 2 hour or 4 hour challenge. Sunday’s events include trail runs of varying distances. Fly through trials on your mountain bike, swim and kayak like crazy on our pond and run, run, run through our woods! If you love competing, the outdoors and camping, then this is the challenge for you. Compete as an individual or team. Everyone ages 6 and up can participate! Bring the family and make it a weekend! For more details visit: Stay over! We have cabins, breakfast a few dinners and activities planned all weekend. For more information on lodging, visit: and look for the Moe Z. Moose Challenge page. Proceeds from this year’s Moe Z. Moose Challenge will benefit KOA’s Care Camp. KOA’s Care Camp’s recipient is Camp Sunshine ( in Casco ME. Camp Sunshine provides free of charge retreats for children enduring terminalillness and their families.

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Seasonals at Chocorua Camping Village KOA The weekend has arrived; it’s Friday night. You rush home to pack the camper, hook up it up and get on the road. You arrive at the campground, check-in, find your site, back the trailer in, level it out, get the kids settled, grill a burger and sit to enjoy your first cool drink. You shut your eyes for just a minute as the fire crackles, and vavoom, it’s Sunday afternoon and you’re packin’ up to do it all over again, in reverse. Have you ever wondered about those folks who are at ease, laughing, relaxed, towels in hand, headed to the pool as you are scurrying around gathering your troops and belongings on that inevitable check-out day? Why do they get to stay? Don’t they have to drive through traffic too? We’ll let you in on

vacation property. Seasonal campers enjoy the camaraderie, recreation and security of our little outdoor community. Friendly conversation, campfire laughs, pot-lucks and of course, all the amenities and recreational opportunities of the campground, are just few benefits these long-term vacationers savor. If you want to join the ranks of Sunday Morning Revelry and leave behind the hustle and shuffle of weekend packing, think about joining our seasonal family; park it and leave well enough alone! If you’re interested in being part of our seasonal community, see our office staff for availability.

Thank you Larry & Cindy, seasonals since the 1980’s!

Tamworth Lyceum... locAL FOOD, FLAVOR & FUN!

Dennis, Bob & Cathy - Super Seasonals! a little camping secret... Those families that are frolicking on Sunday like their life depended on it, are known as seasonals. They bring their campers in May 1st and leave them here all summer and fall. Many choose to winterize and leave their campers on-site for the winter. Seasonal camping at Chocorua Camping Village KOA gives you that summer home on the lake. It provides all the benefits of a vacation home without the expense and work of maintaining a

The old Tamworth General Store was built in 1826 – the same year the American Lyceum movement began. The idea was to create a public lecture space where knowledge of arts, letters, philosophy and science could be dispensed freely. Thoreau passed by here in 1858, stayed at a nearby inn, and possibly stepped through our very door! We’ve made some changes since then. We’ve created a new space for music, town gatherings, and enjoying a meal with family or friends. We’ve turned an old-fashioned mercantile into a creative commons for locals as well as travelers:

The Tamworth Lyceum. The Tamworth Lyceum is a café, gift shop, event space, and natural grocer nestled in historic downtown Tamworth. We are open Tuesday through Sunday with a menu inspired by New England, focusing on local ingredients. We partner with local farmers and bakers to create a seasonal array of options as well as serving up local beer, wine, and mead. Come in for a hearty breakfast, a warm lunch, or a handcrafted latte to fuel your outdoor adventures. Be sure to check our events calendar online and try to catch some live music as well!.

Tamworth Lyceum • 85 Main St, Tamworth, NH • 603-323-5120 • •

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Aardvark Wood Working

Aardvark Woodworking in Freedom By Sarah Wright

Award-Winning Craftsman Bill Crone

603-539-5792 30 Hampshire Rd Freedom, NH 03836

Featuring JP Goodwin Artist and Restorer of Oil Paintings

Studio Open: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm or call for off hour appointments

Bill Crone, the owner of Aardvark Woodworking in Freedom, has been practicing his craft for 17 years. He uses the word “practicing” because he feels he is still learning and improving his skills with every piece he creates. It’s one of the things he enjoys about woodworking. Like any artist, he’s constantly honing his craft, experimenting and changing things up to see what looks good, what works and what doesn’t. Most of Bill’s products are created by “wood turning.” He uses a machine called a lathe, which turns the wood while he works on it—like a pottery wheel, but sideways. His pieces are made with cherry and maple wood, red oak, and black walnut when he can get it. Bill tries to source his wood as locally as possible, working with foresters to get logs, and then doing his own milling. (Although he uses some exotic wood for special items.) Bill makes all kinds of beautiful products; customers can choose from an array of handmade bowls, cups, and vases, lovely pen and pencil sets, handcrafted checkers and chess game sets, bottle stoppers, wooden necklaces, wood-handled kitchen utensils, and two kinds of jewelry boxes, a traditional one as well as a band saw version made in one solid piece without any mechanical fasteners. Bill still builds some furniture pieces upon request, and he can also replicate spindles for stair railings or chairs. (While on his web site, I couldn’t help but notice the beautiful wooden tops he makes. A simple children’s toy becomes something more when it’s made of solid maple and painted with artist brush markers. Consequently, all of Bill’s products are food safe or child safe.) Aardvark Woodworking is a member of New Hampshire Made, and the Chambers of Commerce in both Ossipee and Conway. The Mount Washington Valley Arts Association (of which he’s also a member) recently gave one of Bill’s bowls a “Best in Class” craftsmanship award.

To find out more about Aardvark Woodworking, and to see photos of some of his beautiful pieces, visit If you have further questions, call 539-5792. Bill offers a 10 percent discount to veterans, active service personnel, and their immediate families.

Local Directory Area Hospitals & Clinics

Help For The Four-Legged

Area Churches

HUGGINS HOSPITAL 240 South Main St., Wolfeboro 603-569-7500

MEADOW POND ANIMAL HOSP. 2025 NH Rt. 16, West Ossipee 392 Whittier Hwy, Moultonborough 603-253-7701

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD The River Church 2600 E. Main St., Conway 603-447-6686

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 3073 White Mtn Hwy, No. Conway 603-356-5461 Saco River Medical Group 7 Greenwood Ave, Conway 603-447-3500 White Mountain Community Health Center 3073 White Mtn Hwy, No. Conway 603-356-5472

KINDNESS ANIMAL HOSPITAL 5 Water Village Road, Ossipee 603-539-2272 CONWAY VETERINARY HOSPITAL 407 White Mountain Hwy, Conway 603-447-3449 INTERLAKES ANIMAL HOSPITAL 182 Daniel Webster Hwy, Meredith 603-279-0707 SANDWICH ANIMAL HOSPITAL 477 Whiteface Road, Sandwich 603-284-6206 WOLFEBORO HARBOR VET. HOSP. 667 N. Main St., Wolfeboro 603-569-3777

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BAPTIST Main Street Baptist Church 121 Main St., Conway 603-662-0083 Chocorua Community Church 40 Deer Hill Rd., Tamworth 603-323-7186 Madison Church Rt. 113, Madison 603-367-4705 Water Village Community Church 370 Water Village Rd., Ossipee 603-539-3707 BIBLE Ossipee Valley Bible Church Rt. 16, West Ossipee 603-539-4805 CATHOLIC Our Lady of the Mountains 2905 White Mtn Hwy, Conway 603-356-2535 CHURCH OF CHRIST Church of Christ Rt. 113, Conway 603-447-8855

CONGREGATIONAL 1st Congregational Church of Ossipee 50 Route 16B, Ossipee 603-539-6003 Conway Village Congregational 132 Main St., Conway 603-447-3851 EPISCOPAL St. Andrew’s In The Valley 678 Whittier Rd., Tamworth 603-323-8515 LUTHERAN Lutheran Church of the Nativity 15 Grove St., Conway 603-356-7827 METHODIST Moultonboro United Rt. 25, Moultonboro 603-476-5152 Moultonville United 96 Moultonville Rd., Ctr. Ossipee 603-539-6422 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes 30 Tamworth Rd., Tamworth 603-323-8585


Walk on the Wild Side...


Hiking along our nature trails is fun and relaxing! But here’s a peak at the wild side! Listed below is a guide to help you identify some of the critters you might encounter! The Eastern Chipmunk is a small ground squirrel. It has reddish-brown fur with a white belly and a white stripe, bordered by two black stripes, on each side. They grow up to eleven inches long. This animal lives in open woods, forest edges, and brushy areas. They dig burrows up to ten feet long. Usually the main burrow has enlarged cavities for storing food. Inside the burrow, chipmunks will build a nest with leaves. The entrance to the burrow is a hole about two inches wide. Eastern Chipmunks breed in early spring. They only have one litter of three to five babies. The red squirrel is a small squirrel with reddish to reddish-gray fur on top and a white or cream underside. It has white around its eyes. Its tail is not as long or bushy as the tail of other tree squirrels. In the summer, the red squirrel may have a black stripe on its sides. It’s curved front claws and powerful hind legs make it a very good climber and jumper! The red squirrel eats a wide-variety of foods including insects, seeds, bark, nuts, fruits, mushrooms and pine seeds or cones. Sometimes it eats insects, young birds, mice and rabbits. A large part of its diet is made up of pine seeds. In the fall, it will cut green pine cones from trees and store them in the ground. It also stores nuts and seeds in piles or middens under logs, at the base of trees and underground. It doesn’t always find or eat all of the seeds and nuts it has stored. Because of this, the red squirrel fills an important niche in spreading seeds in the forest. The beaver is North America’s largest rodent and is built for life in the water. Adults can be up to four feet long and weigh over 60 pounds. The beaver has webbed hind feet and a large, flat, nearly hairless tail. It uses its tail to help maintain its balance when it is gnawing on trees. It will also slap its tail against the water to signal danger or to warn away predators Most of the beaver’s diet is made up of tree bark and cambium, the soft tissue that grow under the bark of a tree. They especially like the bark of willow, maple,

birch, aspen, cottonwood, beech, poplar, and alder trees. Beavers mate for life, but if one mate dies, the other one will find another mate. Beavers mate when they are about three years old. Females have one litter of kits a year between April and June. Before birth, the female will make a soft bed in the lodge. The baby’s eyes are open when they are born and they can swim within 24 hours of birth and will be exploring outside the lodge with their parents within a few days. They will stay with their parents for two years. Beavers can live to be 20 years old. When beavers build dams, they create new wetland environments for other species. These wetlands can help slow erosion, raise the water table and help purify the water. Beavers can play a major role in succession, when beavers abandon their lodges and dams, aquatic plants will take over the pond and eventually, shrubs and other plants will grow and the area will become a meadow. The shrubs in the meadow will provide enough shade to allow tree seedlings to grow, once the trees grow, they will take over and the land will turn into a woodland area. The raccoon is often recognized by its black mask and tail covered by white rings. The name “raccoon” come from the Indian word “arakum” which means “he scratches with his hands.” Adult raccoons may be up to 3 feet long and weigh up to 30 pounds, although some male raccoons can weigh up to 40 pounds! Raccoons are found across most of North America. Raccoons are omnivorous and have an opportunistic diet dictated by seasonal protein and energy needs and food availability. Breeding occurs between January and March, and peaks in February. Raccoons pair only to mate, and do not form long-term pair-bonds. White Tail Deer- referring to the white underside of the tail, which is held conspicuously erect like a flag when the animal is alarmed or running. White-tail deer have good eyesight and acute hearing, but depend mainly on their sense of smell to detect danger. Bucks develop a pair of spiked antlers by the fall of their second year, when they become fierce fighters for the autumn mating season. Winners of head-on clashes are awarded mating privileges with the does in the vicinity. Male’s antlers are shed from January to March and grow out again in April or May. Mating occurs from October to December. •

At birth, fawns are spotted with white and weight between 3 and 6 lbs. White-tail deer feed on a variety of vegetation, depending on what is available in their habitat. They are browsers feeding on twigs, leaves, bark, shrubs, the fruits and nuts of most vegetation, as well as lichens and other fungi. White-tail deer wave their tails characteristically from side to side when they are startled. White-tail deer may bound at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour through tangled terrain in a forest. White-tail deer are good swimmers and often enter large streams and lakes to escape predators. White-tail deer are the most nervous and shy of our deer. Moose- Moose generally live in forested areas where there is snow cover in the winter, and prefer moist conditions where there are lakes, ponds, and swamps. Standing six feet high at the shoulder and weighing over one thousand p o u n d s , this giant commands respect. The Algonkian Indians had an appropriate name for this magnificent animal. Their word “mons” or “moz” (depending on the dialect) means “twig eater”. Although moose lack teeth in the front of the upper jaw, they have little trouble dealing with the woody plant material that constitutes much of their diet. Willow and Birch are it’s favorites but aquatic plants, particularly water shield, yellow pond lily and pondweed, constitute a preferred and important part of the moose’s diet in summer. A moose in its prime has little to fear from most predators, for few animals apart from man possess the ability to kill it. Mating takes place in September and October. Fe males attract males with their long, moaning vocalizations, which can be heard up to 2 miles away. They also emit a powerful scent. Rival males compete for access to females during the breeding season. Males may simply assess which is larger, and the smaller bull retreats, or they may engage in battles that can become violent. There is an eight month gestation period and females give birth during late May and early June. Few Bull Moose survive longer than 15 years in the wild and the oldest recorded cow moose was 22 years old. Moose are active throughout the day with activity peaks during dawn and dusk. Moose are good swimmers, able to sustain a speed of 6 miles an hour. They move swiftly on land. Adults can run as fast as 35 miles per hour. Moose have poor sight but their hearing and sense of smell are excellent. Their large ears can be rotated 180 degrees and their keen noses find food below deep snow. Always remember to respect our fellow creatures and give them lots of space. Never try to approach or catch our woodlands friends as you may end up with way more than you bargained for. And remember, you can always join us for a nature walk to learn more about the species in these woods!

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Chocorua Camping Village’s Dining Guide Menus are available at the office and rec hall. ★ Almost There Restaurant Great Burgers, Food & Music, Pool, Darts South of the Kancamagus 9.5 miles north of CCV 1287 NH Rt 16, Albany, NH (603) 447-2325 See our ad on page 26 ★ Café Noché Best Mexican for Lunch or Dinner 13.2 miles north of CCV 147 Main Street, Conway, NH (603) 447-5050 • See our ad on page 10 ★ Fiesta Jalisco Mexican Restaurant Authentic Mexican Food 16 miles north of CCV 6 Mtn Valley Blvd, No. Conway, NH (603) 733-5550 • See our ad on page 8 ★ Georges Diner Celebrating 23 Years of “Just Good Food!” 23.3 miles southwest of CCV 10 Plymouth Street Meredith, NH (603) 279-8727 See our ad on page 19

★ Hart’s Turkey Farm Turkey, Seafood & Everything, too! 26.5 miles southwest of CCV 233 Daniel Webster Highway Meredith, NH (603) 279-6212 See our ad on page 16

★ M&M Deli & Grille Deli · Restaurant · Grocery Store Breakfast & Lunch 9.2 miles south of CCV 1312 Route 16, Ossipee, NH (603) 539-3354 See our ad on page 26

★ Hobbs Brewery & Tavern Fine Food, Fresh Beer, Steaks,Fish, Prime Rib, Big Burgers & More 3 miles south of CCV. 2415 Rte 16 West Ossipee, NH (603) 539-2000 See our ad on page 21

★ Mountain View Station Head down the tracks, Park your caboose and blow off some steam! 9 miles south of CCV 79 Main Street, Center Ossipee, NH (603) 301-1414 See our ads on page 26

★ Inn at Crystal Lake Casual & Funky Pub! Charming Dining Room! 9.9 miles northeast of CCV Route 153, Eaton, NH (603) 447-2120 See our ad on page 18

★ The Other Store Breakfast, Lunch & Ice Cream! 4.4 miles west of CCV 77 Maine Street, Tamworth, NH (603) 323-8872 See our ad on page 14

★ Jake’s Seafood & Grill Co., Inc. Seafood at its best! Great early bird specials! 4.1 miles south of CCV 2055 Rt 16, West Ossipee, NH (603) 539-2805 See our ad on page 29

★ The Pizza Barn A Family Tradition for over 40 Years! 5 miles south of CCV on Route 16 1860 Route 16, Center Ossipee, NH (603) 539-2234 See our ad on page 19

★ The Lobster Trap Seafood, Steak & Italian 19 miles north of CCV 2840 West Side Rd, No. Conway, NH (603) 356-5578 See our ads on page 30

★ River’s Edge Grill and Tavern at Indian Mound Golf Club Salads, sandwiches & Munchies. Dine in or take out. 8 miles south of CCV 310 Route 16 B, Center Ossipee, NH 603-539-7733 See our ad on page 27

★ Sap House Meadery Offering tapas style tacos, cheese boards, beers, meads and craft cocktails! 8.1 miles south of CCV 6 Folsom Rd, Center Ossipee, NH (603) 539-1672 See our ad on page 12 ★ Scandinavian Baking Delicious Scandinavian Baked Goods, Coffee & Tea. 2.2 miles north of CCV Deer Hill Rd, Chocorua, NH (603) 323-2021 See our ad on page 28 ★ Tamworth Lyceum Good Food, Gold Beer! 4.4 miles west of CCV 85 Main St, Tamworth, NH (603) 323-5120 See our ad on page 23 ★ Yankee Smokehouse BBQ Lunch & Dinner, Feast Combos Visit Our Beautiful New Bar! 2.6 miles south of CCV Rt 16 & 25, West Ossipee, NH (603) 539-7427 See our ad on page 21


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GREAT VACATION TIMES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Young Couples... world without automobiles, television and computers. Enjoy an afternoon of swimming, canoeing, kayaking or rowing on our pleasant mountain lake, with a magnificent view of the picturesque Mt. Chocorua; or perhaps you

RVers... trust you have placed in us. Our RV sites are significantly larger than those offered by most parks, and all prime and deluxe sites are served with 50A electricity, Wi-Fi, cable TV, water and sewage connection. Deluxe sites, most of which are on the waterfront, are larger than other sites and are equipped with decks, patio furniture, propane grills and privacy landscaping. We find that the majority of our RV

Families... recreation team. Children delight in the activities and programs we offer such as: ballgames, crafts, tie-dying, nature walks, swimming, movie nights, dances, karaoke, fishing, bicycling, rainy day board games and numerous family oriented games and challenges. Parents, as well as children thoroughly enjoy many of our programs and activities including: family feud, bingo, nature trail walks, scavenger and treasure hunts, painting classes, potluck dinners, pizza parties, hay rides, ice cream smorgasbord, boating and fishing and game room activities such as pool,

might relish the opportunity for a quiet walk along one of our many private woodland nature trails, where mother nature exhibits her best fauna and flora, often including sightings of white-tail deer or even an occasional meandering moose.

Perhaps, it might be that, one of our full amenity , (AC, TV, Wi-Fi, & fulllinen service) , deluxe, log-sided cabins would best serve your escape; or would a waterfront or secluded campsite be of more interest to your adventurous spirit. Regardless of your choice of an intimate

cabin or a spacious campsite, you can be certain to find that peace, contentment and genuine hometown hospitality abound at CCV &/or WL. We would like nothing more than the opportunity to continue to serve you throughout life’s stages with family style attentiveness.

guests travel with their canine family members and therefore love our Dog Park, Doggie Day Care service, Dog Pond swimming area, and the special attention we pay to each of our canine guests. A Few of the many other opportunities which our RV guests most appreciate include: • Walking and/or biking on our overfive-miles of, on site, woodland nature trails

• Boating—canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, rowboats, paddle boards, glassbottom float boards • Fishing • Swimming at our lakeside sandy beach or in our pool • Relaxing and reading in our Rec Hall reading room with the book exchange library • Socializing around our Rec center campfire • Enjoying one or more of the

numerous off-site day trips which are highlighted within the pages of this paper If you have other specific interests including, but not limited to hiking, shopping, visiting historic sights or museums, antiquing…, please do not hesitate to consult with our Recreation Team or other staff who are only too willing to assist you in optimizing your experience while staying with us!

ping-pong, foosball, air hockey and more. Our numerous on-site activities are also augmented by opportunities by nearby off-site attractions and activities which encourage many families to take short day, or half-day excursions, many of which are highlighted here in the CCV Times. Some of the many nearby, (within only a few miles), fun things to do include: miniature golf, go cart rides, laser tag, rope course, Silver Lake RR, hiking Mt Chocorua, hiking or horseback riding along miles of trails at Castle in the Clouds, a day visit to Remick Country Doctor & Farm Museum in the quaint town of

Tamworth, where the Tamworth Farmers Market is held on Saturday mornings. The Madison Boulder State historical site is only five miles from CCV and a fun visit. Slightly longer day trips include: Story Land, Conway Scenic RR, Clarks Trading Post, Outlet Mall Shopping in Conway, Mt. Washington Cog RR, which ascends the highest mountain peak in the eastern US, or a few hours drive can take the family to iconic Freeport Maine and the home of the internationally known, L.L. Bean complex, an extravaganza outdoor goods shopping as well as numerous factory outlet stores.

Many of our visiting guests; however, find that onsite family walks and simple relaxation, especially for mom and dad , while the youngsters join friends in our recreation activities, seems to best fit the bill. Evening family gatherings around the campfire for story telling, songs, and of course, the toasting of marshmallows for yummy s’mores. With so many choices what’s not to love about a CCV vacation, whether it be for a couple of days or a week or two. We at CCV look forward to your visit and frequent return.

9-Hole Rates Available


Route 16B • Center Ossipee, NH 03814 •




Before Noon Coupon Required

45 pp Noon-3 pm $

40 pp 3pm-Close $

GOLF 59 pp Before SPECIALS 2pm $

18 Holes include Greens Fees & Power Cart

Jonathan Rivers, Director of Golf


44 pp 3pm-Close $

49 pp After 2 pm $

Valid thru May 2019

• Call for Tee Times: 603-539-7733 • Entertainment Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner ~ 7 Days Year-round Restaurant: 603-539-2901 *RENTAL CLUBS AVAILABLE* Serving a Full Menu Daily / Takeout •

South on Rt. 16, 10 minutes away

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Our Friendly Staff is Here For You

We know that having good people on board really makes all the difference and we really appreciate our staff so much. It’s our goal to keep them feeling appreciated and to create a warm, “summer family” environment at our campground. We want our people to come back year after year and for the most part they have. We strive to be the summer family that you always come back to! Whether you need directions, a rec schedule or help backin’ in, our first-class staff can easily be found throughout our campground...look for yellow!

Betty Schneider’s

Scandinavian Baking Creatively Baking with Love & Butter Since 2007! Stop by, and enjoy homemade freshly baked goods! Coffee & Tea are always on the house!

ating r b e l e C rs! 11 Yea

7am-5pm, Mon-Fri 7am-3pm Saturday

Cardamon Raisin Bread, Almond Cake, Muffins, Cookies & More!


Open Tuesday through Saturday 7am-4pm; Closed Sunday & Monday

603-323-2021 • 603-662-6047

Route 113 East, Deer Hill Road, Chocorua Page 28

• California Paints • Electrical Supplies • Windows & Moldings • Interior & Exterior Doors • Owens Corning Insulation

539-5971 Rt. 25, Ctr. Ossipee Golden Rule

Building Supply Center

• IKO Roofing • Paneling • Lumber • Concrete Blocks • Chimney Blocks

• Glass • Hardware • Kitchen Cabinets • Plumbing Supplies • Bricks & Cement

FREE DELIVERY • HARDWORKING LOW PRICES Everything for your Building, Remodeling or Home Improvement Project. At Junction of Rte. 16 on Rte. 25 East, Center Ossipee, NH



YOUR VERY OWN OLIVE OIL AND BALSAMIC VINEGAR TASTING BAR What if there was a way to take your cooking up a level or two and also add some health benefits to the way you cook as well. Welcome to the world of Ultra Pure Premium Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars. At the North Conway Olive Oil Co. located in downtown North Conway we have over 80 different varieties of some of the freshest Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars in the World. The best part is that we provide you with a tasting bar where you can sample all the wonderful flavors before you buy, as well as receive suggested pairings for any dish you can imagine. How about a spicy Baklouti Green Chile Olive Oil paired with a Mango Balsamic for a Fish Taco or Mango Salsa. Just the right amount of heat and sweet! A Tuscan Herb Olive Oil and an 18 year old Balsamic for an unbelievable dipping oil for bread. Another great idea is an Expresso Balsamic marinated steak tip or meat. Come on down and let us suggest something for you. We promise you, you will be blown away by our taste and freshness. Our Olive Oils are ranked 95-98 out of 100, some being crushed just over a month ago, and containing high levels of Polyphenols, an antioxidant in Olive Oil which research has shown to reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and have many cancer reducing abilities. There is also research indicating it helps with Alzheimer’s. We are also only one of a handful of Olive Oil stores in the United States with the designation of Ultra Premium Olive Oil. This standard exceeds world standards for olive oil quality. Our Balsamic Vinegars are also the highest quality and are aged from 12-25 years. All are from Modena, Italy and contain no added sugars, preservatives or salts and all of our products are Non GMO and Gluten Free. North Conway Olive Oil Company “A Taste to Excite Your Imagination” 2730 White Mountain Highway, North Conway Village 603-307-1066 • •

Canoe Rentals From $35/day Kayaks From $25/day Shuttle Available At Reasonable Rates! Bearcamp River Trip for Family Fun! Thule

603-323-7442 • Rt. 16, Tamworth (on your right, just north of McDonald's)

Find us on line: (603) 539-2805 2055 White Mountain Hwy., West Ossipee, NH

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Miles of Nature Trails for You to Explore A short journey over our picturesque long wooden bridge will reveal you to the gateway of over 5 miles of winding wilderness trails. A pair of walking shoes, or a mountain bike, and a bottle of water is all that you’ll need to travel the path of the emerald pine forest. If you’re new to our camp don’t miss this opportunity to reconnect with Mother Nature and ignite within you the magic of the wild! Make your way to Wabanaki Lodge parking area, follow the pine needle trail to your right, and you’re on your way to peace and quiet. The long bridge will come up to you like a vision in

a movie. Beautiful, serene and untamed, this is the healthy ecosystem of a New England marsh. In the fog of the early morning, deer can be observed nibbling on reeds. Blue Heron gather brush to nest in the afternoon light, while cranberries and wild iris flourish in the nutrient rich boggy

water. A branch of the Chocorua River flows under the bridge, its current carrying trout and perch to Moore’s Pond as it ripples the vibrant watergrass like a mermaid’s mane. Across the 3rd bridge, a favorite doggy swim hole, and diligent beaver dam construction site, bear to your left and enter the woods of River Run Trail. Like Dorothy following the Yellow Brick Road, the pine needle path will unveil a forest of mystery and abundance. You will be transformed into a believer as the sun rays dance through the maple leaves; ladyslippers unfold from the decay and the scent of balsam elicits a sigh. The fairies are dancing with the shadows, the gnomes are just around the bend saddling up the fox for a 2 o’clock tea time rendezvous with Aunty Em and Toto. The rest is up to you. Do you continue on River Run Trail to picnic at the table and take a dip in the sandy bottom swim spot, or venture up the way to berry on Knowles Hill. Just a bit beyond you’ll discover an amphibian habitat at the vernal pools of Moose Pond Trail or scoot, bounce and scale the varied remnants of the glacial playground on Boulder Hill. It’s your adventure. Pack a lunch and bring along a blueberry bucket for the 1 acre clearing on Hidden Valley Ridge Trail or bring a journal and a camera to create your very own fairy tale. You could spend the whole day exploring amongst the aspen, birch and fern! Whichever route you choose, may the force of nature be with you, and may you meet the emerald pine city with the wonderment of a new world discovered. Check out our trail map on the next page!

Receive a Complimentary Cup of Chowder or House Salad with purchase of Each Entrée Please present coupon when ordering

Lobsters of All Sizes Restaurant Pub Lounge Catering Visit our website at 2840 West Side Road, North Conway

Call 356-5578

Just one-tenth of a mile south of Echo Lake State Park Page 30

New England Clam Bakes & Raw Bar! Enjoy Your Lobster A Dozen Different Ways!





Daily n e Op unch for L :30 at 11

Traditional New England Broiled & Fried Seafood

We Have Jumbo Lobsters!

Italian Specialties • Steak • Chicken • Kids’ Menu



Check out our great new Fox Den Trail! 18 7



16 4 3

Points of Interest



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(1/2 mile)

Beach Island Campground Area Nature Trail Area Private Property Wabanaki Lodge Wetland Water Route 16


Hiking Trail

Rec. Hall

Picnic Table


Rental Boats



Dog Bath

Blueberry Clearing

Nature Trails Chocorua View Footbridge Overlook Trail - .25 mile River Run Trail - .66 mile 1





Hidden Valley Trail - .2 mile Hidden Valley Ridge Tr. - .15 mile Hawk Valley Trail - .25 mile Carriage Road Trail


Boulder Hill Trail - .45 mile Knowles Hill Trail - .42 mile Moose Pond Trail - .12 mile Fox Den Trail - .5 mile Tall Pines Trail - .5 mile Private - Wabanaki Lodge Path Campground Trail

NOTE: numbers are at intersection of trail junctions, and BRING A MAP ~ laminate copies available at store. •

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