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Winter At The Fells

January 6th, 2012 by donnanandersen

The Walking Trails At The Fells in Summer

Although The Fells Main House is closed for the season, there is another world to explore during the winter.  The ground is frozen, many of the bushes wrapped to ward off the nibbling deer and the fountains are drained.  But if you stand quietly amid the frozen gardens you will be aware of new sights and sounds.  Be dazzled by the many colors of the winter Heather Bed, listen to the music of the rustling foliage & observe the winter birds including cardinals.  The trails are easily accessible and the grounds are open for self-touring, dawn to dusk every day.  You can hike, snowshoe or Nordic ski – conditions permitting.  Or attend one of the following activities:

January 14, 2012 Saturday 1-2:30 pm
Trail Walk: Snowshoeing (or Winter Hiking) and Winter Tree Identification
Join veteran trail walk leaders Dave and Fay Barden for a snowshoeing or hiking trek along the trails at The Fells.  Eduvcation Director, Michael Caduto, will point out tips for identifying trees in the winter.  Free,

February, 26 2012 Sunday 1 – 2:00 pm
Family Snowshoe Walk: Animals In Winter
Bring your snowshoes and join Kathleen Stowell, Education Director of the Lake Sunapee Protective Association, as she leads a winter walk on the grounds of The Fells.  Members free, nonmembers $5 per family.

There is another world to explore when you embrace winter and find a away to play in it!  Stay at Breakfast on the Connecticut and we will show you how!

 

 

 

150 Years Later New Hampshire’s Civil War Connections

April 20th, 2011 by donnanandersen

New Hampshire Civil War Infantry

12th New Hampshire Infantry

This year, 2011, marks the sesquicentennial anniversary of the start of the Civil War.  In New Hampshire there are many events being held that will look at the state’s role during the Civil War.  To highlight just a few, we begin with a series of lectures and exhibits at The Fells in Newbury, NH, the summer residence of John Hay, President Lincoln’s Private Secretary.

June 27 – October 10, 2011, Main House Exhibit
Features the diaries and letters of John Hay and those of 9th NH Regiment Corporal Elmer Bragg
May 19, 2011, New Hampshire Towns and the Civil War
Thursday, 4pm Newbury Town Offices
Jere Daniell, Professor Emeritus of History at Dartmouth College
June 26, 2011, Main House, Lincoln’s Civil War White House through the Diary and Letters of John Hay
Sunday, 4pm Advance Reservations Required 603-763-4789 x3
Dr. Michael Burlingame, University of Illinois – Author of over a dozen books on the Lincoln presidency

It is quite an experience to read the poignant words of Corporal Bragg that chronicle his experiences from enlistment to battlefields and eventually to his final days.  All lectures are free and entrance to the Main House exhibit is included with the site admission.  Visiting  The Fells will also give you the chance to explore and learn from the natural lakeside setting and the chance to explore their fabulous gardens.  So stay at Breakfast on the Connecticut and take a day trip to Newbury, NH and The Fells and go back in time to one of the most transforming periods in our history.