[caption id="attachment_2776" align="alignright" width="300"]Making maple syrup at Prescott Farm Making maple syrup at Prescott Farm[/caption] This has not been a typical winter—we’ve had many warm spells and not much snow. However, the maple trees always know when it’s time to run, and the sap is now rising. Little buds as well as taps can now be seen on trees all over New Hampshire. Maple sugar producers are preparing for the big harvest of our sweet harbinger of spring!

Wunderle's Winter CircusCome one, come all, to see the amazing and wonderful delights of the big top! Wunderle's Winter Circus is coming to the Flying Monkey Performance Center in Plymouth this weekend, featuring professional artists from outfits such as Ringling Brothers, Cirque Du Soleil, Circus Smirkus, L'École Nationale de Cirque, Bindelstiff, & 7 Fingers—all the best world-class circuses!

[caption id="attachment_2753" align="alignleft" width="300"]Dragonfly, Joseph De Robertis, De Robertis Designs, site #32, Scenic Park Dragonfly, Joseph De Robertis, De Robertis Designs, site #32, Scenic Park[/caption] Over the past two years, the Meredith Sculpture Walk has enhanced the beauty of downtown Meredith Village and enjoyed much success as tens of thousands of visitors and residents have toured the outdoor exhibit and explored the various installations around town. Now in its third year, “The Walk” promises to be just as fresh and interesting as ever with several new pieces to be chosen for this summer.

Fishing Derby landscapeDespite speculation earlier in the month that Lake Winnipesaukee would not be frozen enough for our usual winter activities, the two most popular events of the season are still happening! The New England Pond Hockey Classic will take place on nearby Lake Waukewan (see last week’s post here), and the surface of Meredith Bay is now freezing over enough to see ice-fishing bob houses popping up as folks gather from all over the country to participate in the much anticipated Great Rotary Fishing Derby!

pond hockey close upThe event of the season has steadily earned a reputation for providing players and fans alike with a traditional, nostalgic, and truly competitive pond hockey experience. The past several winters have seen quaint Meredith Village on Lake Winnipesaukee bustling with activity as hockey lovers from all over New England and beyond converge on this normally quiet winter wonderland.

Prescott Farm snowshoeFor those who don’t travel to warmer climates, the best way to enjoy winter is to get outside and play in the snow! In addition to skiing, skating, and snowmobiling, New Hampshire has wonderful opportunities for some quieter activities that still get the heart pumping and the spirit soaring! Here in the Lakes Region, Prescott Farm invites you to explore their 160-acre property during one of the most beautiful seasons in New Hampshire, with a variety of great winter programs for all to enjoy…

Interlakes TheatreYou may have seen this show before, but you’ve never seen it like this – Interlakes Theatre is bringing this hilarious holiday favorite to life…with a twist! This brand-new musical version will be performed at the Center Harbor Congregational Church for an art-meets-reality theater experience. Performance dates are Dec 12th at 7:30pm, Dec 13th at 3:00pm, Dec 19th at 3:00pm and 7:00pm, and Dec 20th at 3:00pm at the Congregational Church of Center Harbor at 52 Main Street (right next to the Center Harbor Post Office).

Spalidays 2015Perfectly timed to provide a relaxing indulgence between Thanksgiving and the busiest shopping season of the year, this full-service spa and salon on Lake Winnipesaukee will be throwing a big party to celebrate "all that is spa" along with ten years of “Spalidays,” and you’re invited!

FARM-FUN-RUN-NOV-2013-FOR-WEB-300x225Runners of all ages and experience levels will be coming together this weekend to participate in a unique event that keeps the sport fun and accessible to everyone, from the novice to the seasoned athlete. Looking to get out and run with friends and family on a picturesque course on a brisk fall day? Moulton Farm in Meredith has just the thing for you!