[caption id="attachment_2621" align="alignright" width="300"]Camp Menotomy, Meredith, NH Camp Menotomy, Meredith, NH[/caption] Summer camps in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire have a long and proud history. This is where the modern model for summer camps was born and nurtured! The tradition of summer camps continues today, and is going strong. Folks from around the world bring their kids here just for the experience, as nothing compares to summer in New Hampshire, and the quality of educational summer camps here is top notch.

Lake-Winnipesaukee-Antique-and-Classic-Boat-Show-2012-1721-215x215Visitors to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire will have so many options for fun things to do this weekend, choosing the best activities may be a challenge! In addition to the top-notch water activities, cruises, hiking, theater, concerts, shopping, and dining in the area, the weekend is filled with special events happening all around Lake Winnipesaukee. We had a hard time choosing what to highlight, but here are a few happenings we’ve uncovered…

blue moonWhen a full moon appears twice in one calendar month, the second one is called a "blue moon." It’s a rare occasion, and that’s why some things happen only “once in a blue moon.” Tonight is one of those rare occurrences, as a bright blue moon will be shining over the Lakes Region, and there are a couple of unique events happening to mark the occasion…

[caption id="attachment_2599" align="alignleft" width="300"]Mikey LoBalsalmo and Ashley Landroche Whalley rehearse the tango for The Addams Family, opening July 14 at Interlakes Summer Theatre. Mikey LoBalsalmo and Ashley Landroche Whalley rehearse the tango for The Addams Family, opening July 14 at Interlakes Summer Theatre.[/caption] Professional theater is a summer tradition throughout New England as actors and directors come to the area from the big cities for the changing seasons. Musicals are a big part of the summer theater lineup in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, and one local venue specializes in the genre. This summer, Interlakes Summer Theatre has a fabulous season underway, with rave reviews from locals and visitors alike!

LoonWithChickThere is nothing like the haunting call of a loon on a quiet night—it is an unmistakable, soothing sound of summer in the Lakes Region. Here in New Hampshire, loons are treasured as an integral part of lake life, and folks all around the state are working together to monitor, protect, and celebrate this beautiful and endangered animal.

[caption id="attachment_2576" align="alignright" width="199"]Rickie Lee Jones Rickie Lee Jones[/caption] Summer is finally upon us, and with several famous artists lined up to play at two of the premier stages in New Hampshire, concert season is shaping up to be a great one in the Lakes Region! The Flying Monkey and Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (formerly Meadowbrook) have booked some big names this year, and their summer concert schedules are solid!

Wine Festival 2015Meredith is gearing up for the event of the year—two fun nights of fabulous food, wine, and music on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee that will showcase wines from around the world, along with fabulous food from local restaurants—all while raising funds for the Veterans Count Program in New Hampshire.

http://millfallsmarketplace.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/MS-Mount-Washington-at-Church-LandingThe trees and lawns are finally green and lush, and the scent of lilacs is in the air! After this weekend, the danger of frost in New Hampshire will be past us. Summer is almost here! The change in weather coincides with a day set aside to honor our fallen heroes, and to mark the occasion, the Lakes Region will be alive with events and celebrations you wont want to miss…