Newfound Audubon Center, Hebron

Paradise Point Center

Center Information/Hours

Come visit us at North Shore Road in Hebron, NH. Have a question or want to register for a program? Call us at (603) 744-3516 or email newfoundaud@nhaudubon.org.

Early Season: Open Memorial Day Weekend

Summer: June 18 – 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 $ 40 $ 32
Half Day (3 hours) $ 30 $ 24
Kayaks Fee Member Fee
Full Day $ 30 $ 24
Half Day (3 hours) $ 20 $ 16
Stand-Up Paddle Board Fee Member Fee
Full Day $ 45 $ 36
Half Day (weekdays: 10-1 or 1-4; weekends: 8-12 or 12-4) $ 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.
Half Day rental is from 10AM-1PM or 1PM-4PM.
Full Day rental is from 10AM-4PM.
Season Pass rentals are subject to availability. Boats are due back the same day they are rented.

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 21 – August 23 from  7:30–8:45 p.m.
Park at Ash Cottage. Programs held across the street at Meadow Wind B&B.
Suggested Donation: $8M/$10NM, Family $16M/ $20NM
Join us for our Red Barn Lecture Series starting Tuesday evenings. With lecture topics ranging from New Hampshire wildlife to Mount Washington weather there will be a lecture to spark everyone’s interest!
Visit The Red Barn Lecture Series page for the schedule of lectures.

Mondays:

SongBird Survey Ash Cottage or Paradise Point.

8:00-9:00am Donations accepted.

Walk the trails and help to be a citizen scientist as we listen and look for birds.  Don’t forget your binoculars! Pre-registration required

T’ai Chi for beginners with Viki Kiman

July 11 – Aug 1, 9-10am at Ash Cottage

$15 drop-in or $12/class for 4-week session.

Join Viki for some slow moving exercises you can enjoy anywhere for health and relaxation.  Attune yourself to nature and start your day off in a peaceful setting.  Call 968-9017 to register.  See mountainrivertaichi.com

Paddleboard fitness and Yoga w/Andrea at Paradise Point

June 27-Sept 1, 9-10:30am. $20pp w/ your own board $35pp w/o board.  Pre-registration required.

Get in your cardio-workout while you balance on a paddleboard over the calming waters of Newfound Lake.

Tuesdays:

Species Seekers 

July 5, 19  – August 2, 16, 30th (Every other Tues)1-2pm

Suggested donation: $3 Member/$5 Non-member

Patrol the trails seeking out different groups of animals. Armed only with staff advice and identification tools, you must employ stealthy tactics. The highest number of confirmed species sightings wins the prize.

Red Barn Lecture Series 

June 21-Aug 30 7:30-8:45pm Meadow Wind B&B, Hebron.

Suggested donation $6 Member, $8 Nonmember. See website for details.

Wednesdays:

Ecosystem Explorations

August 3-24th, 11am-12pm at Paradise Point

$5 Member/$7 Non-member ($20 for 4-week session)

Join a staff member for a journey through the different habitats, ecotones, and forest types in our sanctuaries.

Paddleboard fitness and Yoga w/Andrea.

June 22- Sept 3 9-10:30am $20pp w/ your own board $35pp w/o board.

Pre-registration required.

Thursdays: 

Wilderness Skills

July 14, 28 and Aug 4,18 10-11:30am at Paradise Point

$10 Member/$12 Non-member

A staff member will lead hands-on sessions aimed at improving outdoor skills. Learn how to build a shelter, read a map, build a fire, forage for food, fish or cook in the outdoors.  Pre-registration required.

Fridays:

Campfire and Tales

July 15 and Aug 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Paradise Point

Suggested donation: $5 per individual, $20 per family. Registration encouraged but not required. Doug Riddle, better known to locals as Amoo, will spin yarns that stretch your imagination to its limits. Come enjoy a bright fire as the summer sun fades away. Bring your own hotdog to roast. S’mores will be provided.

Saturdays:

Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga w/ Lori or Beth

Starting June 25th. 10:30am-12pm at Paradise Point. $20pp w/ your own board $35pp w/o board.

Pre-registration required.

Sundays:

Nature Crafts and Fairy Houses

June 19 – Aug 28, 10am-12pm at Paradise Point

$3 Member/ $5 Non-member

Create keepsakes and mantle pieces with staff as we learn about the environment through arts and crafting with natural materials.

Paddleboard Fitness and Yoga w/Andrea

June 26- Sept 5 10-11:30am at Paradise Point. $20pp w/ your own board $35pp w/o board. Pregistration Required.