Farms and Educational Centers
NH’s Agriculture, Farmer’s Markets, and Fruit Stands
Beans and Greens Farm is a family owned and operated farm in Gilford, NH. They are a local friendly one-stop shop for fresh veggies, fruits, local meats, baked goods, deli sandwiches, and salads.
Moulton Farm has been providing locally grown food and fun to the Meredith community since 1890. You can pick up produce at their farm market, enjoy one of their farm to table brunch buffets or dinners, or enjoy some of their festive events like their annual corn maze. From early spring through late December you can find vegetables they grow using sustainable methods and non-GMO seed.
Stone Brooke Hill Farm is New Hampshire source of fresh pick-your-own apples and blueberries in the Gilford area.
Heritage Farm Pancake House is a great family fun stop in Sanbornton. Heritage Farm Pancake House offers petting farm animals, wagon rides, maple syrup tours on their beautiful property along with a Pancake house that serves a traditional family-style breakfast.
Educational Centers –
Canterbury Shaker Village in Canterbury, NH is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Canterbury Shakers and providing a place where visitors can learn about the life, ideals, values, and history of the Canterbury Shakers through their tours, programs, exhibit, and much more. Canterbury Shaker Village offers visitors a variety of entertaining, educational and engaging experiences in one of the most picturesque settings. For more information, visit www.shakers.org.
Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum is located in Warner and their sole focus is on Native Americans. Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum educates through storytelling, discussions, teachings, training and more. Education is more to them than a simple exhibit, they provide teaching of Native American crafts, language courses, and many other activities to help educate their visitors about the Native American knowledge, skills, values, beliefs and habits.
Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm is located in Tamworth Village, on a 200+-year-old village farmstand. Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm offers a peek into the past and highlights the ways we can learn from it agriculturally and domestically. Remick is the only country doctor museum in the New England area and provides season-based opportunities to connect with all ages. For more information, visit http://www.remickmuseum.org/
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness, NH, is where guests can get up close and personal with many native New Hampshire critters, from bald eagles and barred owls to black bears and bobcats. Squam Lake Natural Science Center staff host educational lectures, events, and tours. Watch the river otters gobble up their lunch, explore life below the surface in a woodland vernal pool or trek alongside birding experts while learning the origin of each song. For more information visit www.nhnature.org.
Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center in Laconia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental education and preservation. They provide year-round educational programs for all ages and a place for the Lakes Region community to explore their curiosity, have fun and connect with the natural world. For more information, visit www.prescottfarm.org
The Loon Center in Moultonbrough is located on the Markus Wildlife Sanctuary. The Loon Center offers nature trails, exhibits, videos and the Loon’s Feather Gift Shop. Admission is free to the public. For more information, visit www.loon.org
America’s Stonehenge in Salem is a 4,000-year-old megalithic site and astronomical calendar built by an ancient culture. The American Stonehenge is open year-round. For more information, visit www.stonehedgeusa.com
Belknap Mill Society Museum in Laconia was built in 1823, it is one of the oldest, unatlered brick textile mill in America and the “Official Meeting House of New Hampshire.” Historic Belknap Mill is a Museum featuring the earliest hosiery factory in New England. Hosting activities for the area youth it teaches as well as fascinates. For more information, visit www.belknapmill.org