Paradise Point Hours
June 1 – August 31
Monday through Friday 10am – 4pm with extended hours on the weekends
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Canoe & Kayak Rentals
|Canoes & 2 Person Kayaks||Fee||Member Fee
|Full Day||$ 40||$ 30|
|Half Day (3 hours)||$ 30||$ 20|
|Full Day||$ 30||$ 25|
|Half Day (3 hours)||$ 20||$ 15|
|Season Pass||Fee||Member Fee
|Monday – Friday||$ 250||$ 200|
|Anytime||$ 300||$ 350|
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.
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.
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.