Newfound Audubon Center, Hebron

Paradise Point Center

Center Information/Hours

Visit the New Hampshire Audubon Newfound Center on North Shore Road in Hebron, NH.

Have a question or want to register for a program?

Call us from Memorial Day to Labor Day at 603-744-3516 or email newfoundaud@nhaudubon.org.

The rest of the year, contact the primary phone number at NH Audubon: 603-224-9909 or email nha@nhaudubon.org.

Early Season: Open on weekends starting June 3

Summer: June 17 – Labor Day
Weekdays: 10-4
Weekends: 8-4

About the Center

Located on the beautiful northern shore of Newfound Lake, the Newfound Audubon Center is comprised of three wildlife sanctuaries, the Paradise Point Nature Center, Ash Cottage at Hebron Marsh Sanctuary and the Bear Mountain Sanctuary. During the summer months, the Nature Center offers many programs for all ages, several interactive exhibits, and canoe and kayak rentals. With sanctuary trails open all year, there is always something to do.

Why Visit?

The Paradise Point, Hebron Marsh, and Bear Mountain Sanctuary trails are open year-round to bird watchers and hikers, Nordic skiers and snowshoers. Paradise Point and Hebron Marsh extend to the water’s edge, allowing visitors to experience more of Newfound Lake’s habitat, while Bear Mountain’s hillside habitat exemplifies the beauty of New Hampshire’s woodlands.

Trail Guides

Directions

From Concord: Drive north on Route 93 to Exit 23. Follow Route 104W to Bristol. Follow directions below.

From Bristol: Drive north on Route 3A for 9 miles. Turn left onto North Shore Road. After one mile, Paradise Point is on the left. Drive 1 ½ miles past Paradise Point to Hebron Marsh Sanctuary. One quarter mile past Hebron Marsh, turn left after Hebron Village onto West Shore Road. Bear Mountain Sanctuary is 1/4 mile ahead on the right. Note: Parking for hikers is on Cross Road, 1/8 mile from Hebron Village on the left.

From Plymouth: West on Route 25 to West Plymouth rotary. Turn right at rotary sign directing to Newfound Lake and Bristol, Route 3A. Turn right on North Shore Road. After one mile, Paradise Point is on the left. Drive 1 ½ miles past Paradise Point to Hebron Marsh Sanctuary. One quarter mile past Hebron Marsh, turn left after Hebron Village onto West Shore Road. Bear Mountain Sanctuary is 1/4 mile ahead on the right. Note: Parking for hikers is on Cross Road, 1/8 mile from Hebron Village on the left.

Group Programs / Employee Outings/ Kids’ “BEARTH”day Parties / Camp Outreach

The Newfound Audubon Center can be the spot to hold your employee outing, special family reunion, wedding or other event. Space for parking is extensive at Ash Cottage, but events can also be held at Paradise Point. Consider having a day of canoeing and kayaking available to your group, include a nature program or even a campfire to round out the fun and learning. In addition to our engaging programs, our nature center includes several interactive exhibits and live animal displays. With three separate sanctuaries, and 3,500 feet of unspoiled frontage on Newfound Lake, we are the perfect destination for inquisitive and adventure-seeking groups. Have your child’s summer birthday party at Newfound Audubon Center! We will help plan everything and include a program, too! Catering to camp and recreation departments, we offer flexible programming and can work directly with you to complement your current curriculum.

Rentals & Lessons

Canoes & 2 Person Kayaks Fee Member Fee
Full Day $ 45 $ 36
Half Day (3 hours) $ 35 $ 28
Kayaks Fee Member Fee
Full Day $ 35 $ 28
Half Day (3 hours) $ 25 $ 20
Stand-Up Paddle Board Fee Member Fee
Full Day $ 45 $ 36
Half Day (3 hours) $ 35 $ 28
Yoga/Fitness Lesson w/Board Rental
w/o Board Rental
1.5 hour lesson $ 35 $ 20

Please call to register for Paddleboard sessions and multiple boat rentals.

Rental Policy

All rentals include: boat, paddles, life jackets (for average build), a list of safety tips, and a map of the north end of the lake. Reservations can be made in advance for full day rentals only.

To register for a program, please contact the Newfound Audubon Center at (603) 744-3516 from May through September and leave a detailed message. You may also email any inquiries to newfoundaud@nhaudubon.org.

Red Barn Presentations
June 20 – August 29 from  7:00–8:15 pm
Programs held across the street at Meadow Wind B&B. Park at Ash Cottage.
Suggested Donation: $5M/$7NM

Join us for our Red Barn Speaker Series on Tuesday evenings. With topics ranging from Bobcats and Golden Eagles to landscaping for lake protection, there will be a talk to spark everyone’s interest!

Visit The Red Barn Speaker Series page for the full schedule.

For other programs at Newfound Center, check our events calendar and enter “Newfound” in the search bar.