Newfound Center, Hebron

Due to staffing shortages the Newfound Center will remain closed for the 2022 summer season. Please check back for any updates or future programming that may become available.

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 [email protected].

The rest of the year, contact the primary phone number at NH Audubon: 603-224-9909 or email [email protected]

2022 Center Hours at Paradise Point

Newfound Center is closed for the season.

The Newfound Center season is normally open from Memorial Day to Labor Day every year.
 
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.

Get out on the water and explore the Newfound Lake Water Trail right from our dock! Bring your own or rent a kayak, canoe or paddleboard (see rental information below).

What's Happening?

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

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2022 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 sponsor, the Hebron Conservation Commission, and to our co-host, the Newfound Lake Region Association.

August 2, 2022
Tracking New Hampshire’s Endangered Northern Harriers,
with Chris Martin (NH Audubon)
full event listing

August 9, 2022
Dragons and Damsels of New Hampshire,
with Dr. Pam Hunt (NH Audubon)
full event listing

August 16, 2022
Climate Change and Coastal Carnivores: Rising Water and Changing Habitat,
with Mirka Zapletal (Newfound Lake Region Association)
full event listing

August 23, 2022
Astronomy Talk and Viewing,
with John Bishop (NH Astronomical Society)
full event listing

Boat Rentals (not available for the 2022 season)

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

  • Single Kayak - half day $50

    (up to 4 hours) Member rate: $45

  • Single Kayak - full day $60

    Member rate: $55

  • Canoe - half day $60

    (up to 4 hours) Member rate: $55

  • Canoe - full day $75

    Member rate: $70

  • Stand-Up Paddle Board - half day $60

    (up to 4 hours) Member rate: $55

  • Stand-Up Paddle Board - full day $75

    (up to 4 hours) Member rate: $70

Rental Policy

All rentals include: boat, paddles, life jackets (for average build), 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. Other items may be left by the dock.

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!!!

COVID-19 Safety Measures:
For the protection of you and our staff, we require visitors to wear a mask when inside the center, which we will be doing, too. Make sure it is covering your mouth AND nose. If you do not have a mask, we have disposable masks available at the center.

Masks are not necessary while on the water or walking the trails with your family.

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 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.

Explore 39 wildlife sanctuaries throughout all 10 counties of New Hampshire.

Committed to the conservation of ecologically important lands.

We regularly observe and count 14 species at NH Audubon’s Raptor Observatories.

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The New Hampshire Audubon offers multiple opportunities for those interested in joining us as a member or donating for one of our various causes.

About Us

Founded in 1914, NH Audubon’s mission is to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people. It is an independent statewide membership organization with four nature centers throughout the state. Expert educators give programs to children, families, and adults at centers and in schools. Staff biologists and volunteers conduct bird conservation efforts such as the Peregrine Falcon restoration. NH Audubon protects thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and is a voice for sound public policy on environmental issues. For information on NH Audubon, including membership, volunteering, programs, sanctuaries, and publications, call 224-9909, or visit www.nhaudubon.org.