New England Pond Hockey

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Every year pond hockey teams from all over New England gather on Meredith Bay of Lake Winnipesaukee to play. Locals are sprinkled throughout the teams, vendors pull their trailers out on the ice, bars and...
Oldest Floating Post Office in the Country

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Delivering mail on Lake Winnipesaukee has generated some wonderful stories and traditions.  Island residents come from near and far to stay during the summer and some islands are able to receive...
Fairy Houses on Bear Island

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Here is another sweet Bear Island tradition - Fairy Houses! I used to build these as a kid the woods for my Matchbox cars and trolls.There's a collection of them near St. John's Church that children have built...
Phillip the Bear

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If you pass close to shore after you go through the no wake zone at the Northwestern tip of Bear Island you might see a bear carving in the woods on Bear Island.  This is "Phillip the Bear" in memory of...