Blog :: 05-2013

NH Executive Home For Sale, Wolfeboro NH Real Estate

Wolfeboro NH Real Estate 13,000 Square Foot Executive Home on 53 private acres

Wolfeboro NH Executive Estate on 53 Acres Talk about potential! This magnificent home is also one of the best values out there. This 13,000 square foot executive home could be use as your family get away, executive retreat or a possible training center for your business.  Where else can you get this quality at $169 a square foot to use as private home for a very large family, corporate retreat, horse property etc. etc. Every bedroom is a suite with bath and all are very large. A stunning marble kitchen opening to a dining area and family room with a fireplace is welcoming with views to the mountain out back. The colossal foyer makes a real statement when you first enter this home. A caretaker's apt or in-law is attached and has its own 2 car garage. There are 3 laundry rooms and the house is about 120' long. Sited on 53 acres, it is bounded by a brook that goes into 3000 acre Lake Wentworth. If you are looking for privacy and a large estate property with this kind of value you can't find a better one than this.  Golf - Hiking - Skiing - Shopping - Restaurants - Museums - Theater are all close by.  Manchester Regional Airport is 45 minutes away and you can be in Boston in less than 1.5 hours.

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New Wildlife Management Area Open to Public in Wakefield NH

WAKEFIELD, N.H. - A new, 122-acre  Wildlife Management Area on Marsh Road in Wakefield has been conserved through  the collaborative work of N.H. Fish and Game, Moose Mountains Regional  Greenways, the Town of Wakefield Conservation Commission and the Society for  the Protection of N.H. Forests.

N.H. Fish and Game acquired the  property to protect its outstanding wildlife and water resources, and to  provide the public with recreational opportunities such as hunting, fishing,  hiking and nature study.  Conserving the  property brings protection to more than a mile of shoreline on the Branch River  and Union Meadows.

"The Branch River is home to the  bridle shiner, a state threatened species, and the lower stretch of the river  along the property is great waterfowl habitat, as is all of Union  Meadows," said Rich Cook, a N.H. Fish and Game land agent. "This property has  been identified in the state's Wildlife Action Plan as the  highest ranked habitat in the State by ecological condition."

Town of Wakefield Conservation  Commissioners Dave Mankus and Peter Kasprzyk worked with the landowner, who  expressed an interest in conserving the property and offered to sell it at  below market value.

"Folks on the  Wakefield Conservation Commission worked very hard to make this project happen,"  Mankus said. "We negotiated with the landowner and lined up surveys and  appraisals, wrote grants, and did much of the work it takes to complete a  project of this size.  We are very happy  that it is now over the finish line."

WSFR ProgramFunds for the purchase came from a  variety of sources.  Moose Mountains  Regional Greenways helped write grants to raise funds for the purchase of the  property and also contributed more than $18,000 from its own conservation fund  to cover expenses for surveys, appraisals and legal work.  Other funders were N.H. Fish and Game, which  allocated $100,000 of federal Wildlife Restoration funds to the purchase; the  Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP), which awarded a $50,000  grant for the project; and the Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP),  which provided $4,000.

Designating the property a Wildlife  Management Area permanently protects it from future development. 'When you walk  in off the Marsh Road entrance you are very quickly in a different  world, high on a natural gravel berm deposited by the glaciers, with the Branch  River rushing by below.  It is a truly  special property and now it will remain available for the public to enjoy  forever," said Keith Fletcher, Director of Land Conservation for Moose  Mountains Regional Greenways.

The Society for the Protection of  New Hampshire Forests acted on behalf of Fish and Game to acquire the  property.  But Forest Society land  protection land specialist Mike Speltz, who brought the deal to completion,  credited the landowners for making the project happen.  "In the end it was the generosity of Ginny  Harding and her friend Flora Belle Weber, and their love for this land, that  made this possible," Speltz said.

First-ever N.H. High School Bass Fishing Tournament Is Big Success, 2013

NHIAA_bass_GilfordHS_13CONCORD, N.H. -- An exciting new high school sports  competition - a student bass  fishing tournament -  took place  in New Hampshire yesterday, and from the looks of pride on the kids' faces, the day was a big success.  This year, 136 students  from 44 New Hampshire schools took part.

The New Hampshire  Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA)  conducted the event, with assistance from the N.H. Fish and Game Department,  on May 9, 2013, at Lee's  Mills in Moultonborough, NH on Lake Winnipesaukee. This year's event was a trial tournament (therefore limited in  scope), as the NHIAA and schools prepare for full implementation during the  2013-2014 academic year.

Individual medals were awarded for the largest total  catch (four fish maximum) and for the largest largemouth and largest smallmouth  bass caught.

The event included a strong educational component. Teams  had adult mentors who guided them through the process of learning about New  Hampshire's aquatic resources and the responsibility that goes along with being  anglers.

"We are excited that scholastic sports and the  angling community came together to create this opportunity for students  to set the foundation for a lifelong outdoor activity," said Karina Walsh,  who coordinates the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Let's Go Fishing  Program. Walsh and N.H. Fish and Game Fisheries Biologist Gabe Gries served on  the NHIAA Bass Fishing Committee and  provided logistical and volunteer  support for this event.

Additional information about the tournament can be found  on the NHIAA website at

The New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association is  a private not for profit organization that has served as the leader of high  school athletics for its member schools in New Hampshire since 1947. The  student bass fishing tournament is in keeping with the NHIAA goals of adding  sports that will have lifelong appeal to student athletes and providing more  sports that are coed and inclusive to all populations within our schools.

Taken from the NH Fish and Game Website

Southdown Shores Condo for Sale on Lake Winnipesaukee

lake winnipesaukee condo for sale Beaches - Tennis - Marina - Walking Trails

Laconia NH Private setting Large 3 plus bedroom with 3 bathrooms open concept Colonial. Tastefully decorated with good quality features, updated kitchen, granite countertops.  Enjoy the warmed of the fireplace after a day of skiing at Gunstock or the large screened porch for early morning coffee prior to heading down to the beach or marina.  First Floor Bedroom  or Office with a bathroom. VERY Private Unit. 5 minute walk to Beach and Marina. You will enjoy this gorgeous well kept gated community. Much to do in Summer and Winter.  Walking trails - Tennis - Beaches - Club house - Skiing and Hiking close by - Great restaurants and outlet shopping are minutes away.  Listed by Paula Hinckley

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Invasive Beetle Survey Finds Infestation Along Merrimack River, NH


Concord NH A survey is now underway in Concord, to determine how far an infestation of invasive beetles has spread. The Emerald Ash Borer has been detected in trees up and down the Merrimack River in Concord. But so far the survey has not found any of the pests outside of a six-mile radius of the city.

There are 25 million ash trees in New Hampshire, found mostly in western and Northern counties. They make up about 6 percent of the state's forests. But so far, the beetle that has decimated forests in the Midwest, has only been discovered in and around Concord

The city has been divided into quarter mile squares. In each square, surveyors try to find two ash trees within a quarter mile radius. On a plot out on the heights, just past the Steeplegate Mall, Adam Taschereau and Randy Marcotte with the Division of Forested Lands searched for trees to survey.

"That's white oak, that's white oak, and that's not Ash," says Taschereau, surveying the trees.

It's not always easy to find Ash, as these surveyors will tell you. In Concord the trees tend to be clustered along the Merrimack, because "hey kind of want their feet a little wet" according to Marcotte.

There aren't any in this plot, but when surveyors find trees, the next step is to take some branches. Sawyers take limbs from near the crown of the tree, since the Ash borer infests from the top and work their way down. The logs are brought to a warehouse where officials and volunteers peel back the bark.

"We're stripping the bark off in layers and sections so that we don't miss something like this. If we just peeled all the bark back we might miss some of the young galleries," says Cheryl Smith from the UNH cooperative extension, who's helping out today.

A gallery is the sinuous, winding path, eaten under the bark by the beetle larva. It looks a bit like a winding river as seen from a satellite.

Plenty of infested trees have been discovered. Kyle Lombard, of the division of Forested Lands, briefs Governor Hassan on where they are, during a visit to the Ash Borer survey headquarters. "So far with about half the

Credit Sam Evans-Brown / NHPR
Kyle Lombard from Division of Forested Lands shows where EAB has been detected, mostly along the Merrimack River points completed, we have about a three mile stretch right along the river, that we have infested trees. So we can't find anything out here, can't find anything out here, but we have found stuff really tight to the river. Which is expected because that's where all the ash is."

For the better part of this month officials have been conducting this 3-mile radius survey around the first tree discovered. It should be finished by the end of this week, and that's important because in May, the borer larva will emerge as beetles and take flight looking for new trees to infest. So if officials are going to slow the insect's spread, they have to act fast.

Even as the survey around Concord is happening, land-owners are calling in to tell officials about suspect trees, besieged by woodpeckers.

Lombard heads out to Hopkinton to check on one. "It's outside of the six mile radius, which makes us nervous so we're going to cut it down just to see what it is," he explains, "We're hoping that it's just native wood-borers, but if it isn't then it's a game-changer." If it is Emerald Ash Borer, the survey will have to be reset, widening it's scope.

Lombard and a colleague fell the tree quickly, and the second it's down, Lombard is on it, peeling off the bark.

"That's native," he says eying a distinctly different boring pattern.

An ash tree felled in Hopkinton was plagued by bark beetles, not Emerald Ash borer. So far the beetles have only been found in Concord An ash tree felled in Hopkinton was plagued by bark beetles, not Emerald Ash borer. So far the beetles have only been found in Concord

False alarm, on this tree. But the extent of the borer infestation is still to be determined.


Leave Young Animals Alone -- Keep Wildlife Wild

white_tailed_deer_fawn_WJBerg_USFWSCONCORD, N.H. - With the arrival of spring, many species  of wildlife are giving birth to their young. Finding young wildlife can be  exciting, but in most cases, even if it appears abandoned, its mother is not  far off. If you encounter young wildlife - even young animals that appear  to need help - the kindest and safest thing to do is to leave them alone and  let nature take its course.

Reports have already begun coming in to Fish and Game and  local wildlife rehabilitators from people who have picked up young animals,  often mistakenly thinking they are orphans. "Picking up fawns, baby  raccoons or young animals is an error in judgment," says N.H. Fish and  Game Wildlife Programs Supervisor Kent Gustafson.

"People think they're  doing a good deed, but they are often removing the animal from the care of its  parents and potentially exposing themselves to the risk of disease. In  particular, your actions may result in the animal having to be euthanized for  rabies testing."

Young wild animals (including mammals, birds, reptiles  and amphibians) typically have their best chance of surviving when they are in  their own natural environment, says Gustafson. What should you do if you find a  young animal? "Give wildlife plenty of space and leave them alone and in  the wild, where they belong," he said. If in doubt, report the location of  the animal to N.H. Fish and Game by emailing or  calling 603-271-2461.

Gustafson explains that seeing a deer fawn alone, for  example, does NOT mean that it is orphaned or that it needs your help; it is  normal for a doe to leave her fawn alone while she goes off to feed , and in  many cases, the doe will not return until nightfall. Leaving the fawn  undisturbed, and where it is, gives it the best chance of being reunited with  its mother.

"Fawns are not defenseless creatures. Their cryptic  coloration, tendency to stay perfectly still and lack of scent are all  adaptations that help them survive," Gustafson said. Does are easy for  predators to detect because of their size and scent, so they keep a distance  from their fawns, except during brief nursing sessions, so that predators don't  key in on them. If sympathetic people handle or repeatedly visit a fawn, it  only serves to draw the attention of predators and discourage its mother from  returning.

"This hands-off and keep-your-distance policy also  applies to bear cubs and moose calves," Gustafson continued. "It's  also worth noting that sows and cows can and do actively protect their  young.  In any case, if you're lucky enough to see a deer fawn, bear cub,  moose calf or other wild animal, count your blessings and leave the area." Only qualified people with special rehabilitator permits,  issued through N.H. Fish and Game, may take in and care for injured or orphaned  wildlife. Improper care of injured or orphaned wildlife often leads to their  sickness or death. For example, under NO circumstances should anyone feed a  fawn. Improper foods such as cow's milk invariably lead to severe diarrhea  (scours), which is usually fatal. Unless you have rehabilitator credentials, it  is illegal to have in your possession or take New Hampshire wildlife from the  wild and keep it in captivity.

For a list of licensed wildlife rehabilitators,  go to

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the  guardian of the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats.  Visit

Walk to Meredith from this Lake Winnipesaukee Waterfront Home

Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate Lake Winnipesaukee Home in Meredith

If you are looking for a Lake Winnipesaukee home in Meredith that is convenient to shopping and the downtown look no further. Located on Pleasant Street with views down Meredith Bay this 2008 home has 4 bedrooms and 4 baths. You have a master suite with private balcony and breathtaking views. The main floor is open concept with a kitchen with breakfast bar opening into the living room. The slider off the main floor has a large deck for entertaining and direct access to the front yard and dock. The large lower level is a walkout with equally great views and quick access to your dock. the lower level has a 3/4 bath and additional space that can finished to provide  even more living space. You even have unfinished space below the garage that can be finished if desired.

One of the best attributes of the home is that you are on town water and sewer which makes long term maintenance much easier and less expensive to deal with. Whether you want to walk to town or watch July 4th fireworks over Meredith Bay, this home has much to offer a family or second home buyer. Offered at $945,000.

To view this property feel free to call 603-677-7012 or visit www.nhlakesproperty to view additional waterfront homes on Lake Winnipesaukee.

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