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Newfound Center, Hebron

Newfound Center, Hebron

Newfound Center is open for the 2024 summer season from May 24-September 3. 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.

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 at 603-224-9909 or email newfoundaud@nhaudubon.org.

2024 Center Hours at Paradise Point

Newfound Center will be open daily From May 24-September 3.

Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am-5pm
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, NH Audubon’s Newfound 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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2024 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.
Download the season poster.

July 16, 2024
Entomology for the Masses: Introducing the Insects,
with Dr. Pam Hunt (NH Audubon)
full event listing

July 23, 2024
State of the Lake: Summer Update,
with Paul Pellissier (Newfound Lake Region Association)
full event listing

July 30, 2024
Resurgence of Bald Eagles in New Hampshire,
with Chris Martin (NH Audubon)
full event listing

August 6, 2024
Story Cores: Tales Trees Tell in a Changing New England Landscape,
with Dr. Shelly Rayback (University of Vermont)
full event listing

August 13, 2024
A New Revolution in Migration Research: The Motus Wildlife Tracking System,
with Dr. Carol Foss (NH Audubon)
full event listing

August 20, 2024
Nature In Focus: Images of Flora, Fauna, and Landscapes of New England,
with Bob Fleck (Author/Photographer)
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 603-224-9909.

  • Single Kayak - 2 hours $45

    Member rate: $40

  • Single Kayak - half day $50

    (up to 4 hours) Member rate: $45

  • Single Kayak - full day $60

    Member rate: $55; 9am-4pm

  • Canoe/Tandem Kayaks/Standup Paddleboards - 2 hrs $55

    Member rate: $50

  • Canoe/Tandem Kayaks/Standup Paddleboards - half day $60

    (up to 4 hours) Member rate: $55

  • Canoe/Tandem Kayaks/Standup Paddleboards - full day $75

    Member rate: $70; 9am-4pm

  • Touring Kayaks - 2 hours $60

    Member rate: $55; limited supply/for experienced paddlers only

  • Touring Kayaks - half day $65

    (up to 4 hours) Member rate: $60; limited supply/for experienced paddlers only

  • Touring Kayaks - full day $80

    Member rate: $75; 9am-4pm; limited supply/for experienced paddlers only

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.