Fodor's Expert Review Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Holderness Fodor's Choice

This 230-acre property includes a ¾-mile nature trail that passes by trailside live-animal 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.

Fodor's Choice Family Nature Preserve

Quick Facts

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


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Trail $22, lake cruise $27, Live-animal exhibits closed Nov.–Apr.

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