Monday, February 21, 2011

March 2011 Events around the Dartmouth Lake Sunapee Region

Saturday, March 5
16th Annual Chocolatefest 2011, 12-3pm
Chocolate Fest offers many of the area's premier chocolate treat experts providing you a challenge to select what you think is best! Family Fun at Wheeler Hall, Ware Campus Center, Colby-Sawyer College, 541 Main Street, New London, NH; Tickets $10 each, children 5 and under are free; 12 noon - 3 pm, voting ends at 2:30 pm

Saturday, March 5
SRKG, JOURNEY ALONG Sunapee Ridge to Lucia’s Lookout to appreciate the unique view seen only by dedicated trekkers. Call Gerry Gold, 526-2857. 10 miles, difficult.

Sunday, March 13, 2011
5th Annual Dummy Big Air Contest, Mount Sunapee Resort Newbury, NH
Homemade dummy skiers and snowboarders are shot down the runway and launched off a huge jump. Great spectator event. Prizes awarded for best designed dummies, biggest air and best crash.
Time:   All day,  For More Information: Call 603-763-3500

Saturday, March 19, 2011
Pats Peak Pond Skim -- Henniker, NH
Either participate or watch the fun at Pats Peak Ski Mountain. Try to skim across the man made pool of water; costumes are required to participate. There are prizes for best costume, best splash, and best skim. You can choose to either ski or snowboard across--don't miss it. Location: Flanders Road. Time: Registration is 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.; events starts at 1 p.m. Cost: no entrance fee, but purchase of a lift ticket is required. Information: 888-728-7732 or visit

Saturday, March 19, 2011 to Sunday, March 20, 2011
New Hampshire Maple Weekend -- Various Towns throughout NH
During the fourth weekend every March, over 50 sugar houses across New Hampshire open their doors to visitors. Take the opportunity to tour maple orchards and sugar houses and learn how maple syrup is made. Taste free samples of maple products and fill up on pancake breakfasts. You can also gather sap with horses or oxen, take a horse-drawn hay ride, watch a sap gathering contest or tour barnyards to see common and exotic animals. For locations, hours, and other information: 603-225-3757 or visit

Thursday, March 24
Backyard Wildlife, This presentation highlights a dozen wildlife species commonly seen in the Upper Valley. Participants learn cool animal facts and how the diverse mix of habitats in our region supports species such as American woodcock, painted turtle, pileated woodpecker, wood frogs, little brown bats and other captivating creatures. Free. Advance registration not required. Meets at The Fells Gatehouse. Sponsored by The Fells and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension. 4-5pm