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Lake Wentworth Kayak & Canoe Excursion

Due to weather, trip will be on Friday, July 25th.

Join experienced kayak guides Joel and Joyce Nelson on this morning exploration of Lake Wentworth on Friday, July 25!  The trip will depart from Albee Beach at 10:00am and will take you exploring on beautiful Lake Wentworth.  9:00am is drop off and unloading time.  This event is open to all participants ages 15 and up (participants ages 15-17 must be accompanied by an adult).  You must supply your own kayak with flotation, equipment, and PFD.  Some experience with kayaking is necessary.  Bag lunch will follow and guests are welcome to view the New Hampshire Boat Museum’s new exhibit on the anniversary of the Smith River Canoe and Kayak Race.  

There is still space available to participate, please call 603-569-4554 to register!

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Still Room Available in our Summer Camp!

This summer the New Hampshire Boat Museum is offering a fun-filled week of camp for children. This hands-on, fun adventure will help children discover how the lakes, rivers, and streams of Wolfeboro connect our past with our future.

Campers will participate in crafts, games, and experiments designed to instill an appreciation for our abundant freshwater resources. Students will create a model birch bark canoe and a magical wish boat. Kids can run off their energy with boating-themed relay games. Science enthusiasts will enjoy discovering plants and animals living in our lakes and wetlands. Highlights will include one special off-site visits for each session. Lower elementary students will visit Back Bay with the Back Bay Skippers to learn how to sail model sailboats. Upper elementary students will ride on the New Hampshire Boat Museum’s wooden boat, The Millie B, followed by a tour with the captain of the docked Winni Belle. To conclude our adventure, we will eat a bag lunch onboard the Winnie Belle overlooking the Town Docks.

Lake Discovery Camp will be led by educator Alicia Wingard and a team of dedicated education volunteers. We promise your kids and grandkids will have a blast!

Cost: $15 per day for members’ children and grandchildren.  $18 per day for not-yet-members’ children and grandchildren.

Session 1: Lower Elementary Grades K-2, July 21-22 from 9:00am to 11:30am

Session 2: Upper Elementary Grades 3-6, July 23-25 from 9:00am to noon with Friday the 25th being a full-day field trip.

Please Call 603-569-4554 to register for the camp, space is still available in both sessions!

Aquatic Critters kids

Looking for Things to do in New Hampshire This Summer?

The New Hampshire Boat Museum is proud to be a part of the New Hampshire Heritage Trail: Portsmouth to Plymouth Museum Trail!  The trail includes 13 museums across the great state of New Hampshire.   The goal of the Experience New Hampshire Heritage Trail is to create awareness of the many exciting history and cultural heritage museums in the Portsmouth to Plymouth region. By visiting our diverse museums, historic sites, and homes, you will encounter the authentic New Hampshire experience. With over 300 years of history to explore, the trail museums bring to life the New Hampshire independent spirit that is still alive and vibrant today. Visit the website to see all trail destinations, descriptions, hours and locations.

The trail is especially good for those rainy summer days or for finding something both fun and educational to do with the children and grandchildren while on their summer vacation!

So get in the car this summer and explore New Hampshire and the great museums that the state has to offer!  

New Hampshire Heritage Trail