Fodor's Expert Review Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Holderness Zoo/Aquarium Fodor's Choice

This 230-acre property includes a ¾-mile nature trail that passes by trailside exhibits of black bears, bobcats, otters, fishers, mountain lions, red foxes, and raptors. A pontoon boat cruise offers the best way to tour the waterfront—naturalists talk about native fauna, from bald eagles to loons; dinner and sunset options are available. Kids' programs teach about insects and wilderness survival skills. The center also operates nearby 1-acre Kirkwood Gardens and maintains three short hiking trails, all of which you can access for free.

Zoo/Aquarium Body Of Water/Waterfall Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge Fodor's Choice Family

Quick Facts

23 Science Center Rd.
Holderness, New Hampshire  03245, USA

603-968–7194

www.nhnature.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Trail $15, lake cruise $27, Live-animal exhibits closed Nov.–Apr.

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