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Newfound Center, Hebron

Newfound Center will open for the 2023 summer season on June 30! Come by for a visit, walk the trails, rent a kayak, or attend one of the Red Barn talks. We look forward to seeing you.

All of our Sanctuary trails are open from dawn to dusk and we encourage you to go outside and enjoy nature.

Please stay safe and be healthy!

Center Information & Hours

Visit Us

Visit us 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.

2023 Center Hours at Paradise Point

Newfound Center will be open daily starting on Friday, June 30.

Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8am-4pm
Closed Wednesday & Thursday

Grounds and trails at Paradise Point, Ash Cottage/Hebron Marsh, and Bear Mountain are open from daily dawn to dusk.

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. Enjoy the outdoors on foot or water on your own or with a Naturalist, visit our nature center, or attend our summer Red Barn Speaker Series!

Why Visit?

Naturalist Programs. Hiking. Boating. Nature Exhibits.
During the summer months, the Nature Center offers programs and guided tours for all ages. See our programs page for more details. At the Paradise Point Nature Center there are several exhibits about the regional natural history; live animals; and canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddle board rentals. Plus, with sanctuary trails open all year, there is always something to do. Binoculars are available to borrow while at Paradise Point.

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.

Support NH Audubon with a boat rental on Paradise Point! Get out on the water to discover the natural beauty and diverse wildlife of Newfound Lake. Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard (see rental information below). Explore the Newfound Lake Water Trail right from our dock! .

What's Happening?

Visit our Events Calendar for information about upcoming programs and events.

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2023 Programs - Red Barn Limited Series

Red Barn Presentations

Held on Tuesdays, 7:00–8:15 pm
Join us for our Red Barn Speaker Series on Tuesday evenings. Registration is not necessary - just come and join us for an evening's entertainment in the Red Barn.
Special thanks to this summer's sponsors, John S. Jordan Design and the Hebron Conservation Commission, and to our co-host, the Newfound Lake Region Association.

July 11, 2023
Nature through the Year in Backyard and Beyond,
with Francie Von Mertens (Author/Naturalist)
full event listing

July 18, 2023
Digging into Native NH,
with Dr. Robert Goodby (Franklin Pierce University)
full event listing

July 25, 2023
Local History as Told Through the Story of Ash Cottage,
with Mae Williams (Historic Preservationist)
full event listing

August 1, 2023
Summer Sky Gazing,
with Amanda Leith, Wallis Boram, and Christine Lightsey (McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center)
full event listing

August 8, 2023
Why Ice Storms Aren’t Cool: Forest Response to Catastrophic Events,
with Dr. Lindsey Rustad (USDA Northeast Climate Hub)
full event listing

August 15, 2023
The Iconic Common Loon,
with Caroline Hughes (Loon Preservation Committee)
full event listing

Boat Rentals

Rentals are first come-first served, but reservations may be made in advance by calling the Newfound Center office at 603-744-3516.

  • Tandem Kayak - half day $60

    (up to 4 hours) Member rate: $55

  • Tandem Kayak - full day $75

    Member rate: $70; 9am-4pm

  • Single Kayak - half day $50

    (up to 4 hours) Member rate: $45

  • Single Kayak - full day $60

    Member rate: $55; 9am-4pm

  • Canoe - half day $60

    (up to 4 hours) Member rate: $55

  • Canoe - full day $75

    Member rate: $70; 9am-4pm

Rental Policy

All rentals include: boat, paddles, life jackets, and a map of the north end of the lake.

Contact the Center to discuss special requests.

Please print and fill out this liability release and agreement prior to arriving.

Please Note: Reservations may be made with payment taken over the phone. Reservations can be made during regular operation hours. A credit card is required to make a reservation. We will accept cash from walk-ins.

Please print off, read and sign our waiver before arriving and turn it in to staff at Paradise Point. For minors, have a guardian sign in their place.

We can hold small personal items at the office while you are boating (wallet, keys, etc.). Please leave large items in your vehicles.

Staff will provide paddles and PFDs after your payment is received.

PFD’s will be provided, but if you have your own, we do encourage you to bring it/them.

Returning with your Boat
When you return, tie your boat to the dock if you are unable to put the boat back on the rack. Staff may be busy with other guests when you return.

Bring your PFDs up to the center and hang them on the dry line. Paddles may be placed on the rack outside, or as directed by center staff.

Don’t forget to let us know you have returned!

Newfound Audubon Center

Group Programs, Employee Outings, Kids’ Birthday 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. 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.