Moultonborough, NH: A Complete Community Profile of Moultonborough, NH.

NH Community Profiles: Moultonborough, NH                                              

 

Moultonborough, NH

Located at the intersections of Routes 25 and 109, Moultonborough gets its name from Colonel Jonathan Moulton, one of the wealthiest men in the colonies, before the Revolutionary War. It is sophisticated and stylish, with some of the best views of Lake Winnipesauke.

Actor Claude Rains (Casablanca, Laurence of Arabia, The Invisible Man) is buried in Moultonborough. Poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier was once a resident. Poet Robert Frost made his summer home here.

Remember Katherine Hepburn in On Golden Pond? (The Loons! The Loons!) Well, Moultonborough has an entire nature center devoted to them! The Loon Center, 183 Lee's Mills Road, about one mile NH Loon Center is a great family attractionoff Route 25, offers educational programs and hiking trails for those who want to know more about the bird. Surprisingly high-tech methods for loon preservation are presented, so this could be an interesting trip for many family members. Admission is free.

Castle in the Clouds is the former unrestrained home of shoe tycoon Gustave Plant. The arts & crafts mansion was built with state of the art amenities, and makes the most of its mountaintop setting. For architecture fans, this one is a must! The property has frequent events, including summer weeknight concerts so be sure to check their program guide. The Carriage House Restaurant is located on the grounds and is open daily for tasteful lunches that have garnered high praise by the critics.

While in town be sure to visit the Old County Store at Moultonborough Corner. Erected in 1781 and a National Historic Site, you'll find nearly 5,000 square feet of diverse and interesting products, including keepsakes, weather vanes, apparel, gifts and so much more. With a 1950s-1960s feel, think of it as a gift shop on steroids -and- hormone therapy. It also holds a small free museum. DO stop here.

Dining includes the Lemon Grass, 64 Whittier Highway, reservations recommended, offering Asian cuisine that gets rave reviews despite its location next to a car wash. El Mariachi, a Mexican restaurant at 1094 Whittier Hwy., serves lunch and dinner. The Village Kitchen, 734 Whittier Highway, is popular with the locals, and will please you as well. Buckey's Restaurant & Tavern, 240 Governor Wentworth Hwy., is also available.

Lodging in Moultonborough includes the Lake Shore Motel and Cottages, 76 Lakeshore Drive, off Route 25 and a Rodeway Inn at 340 Whittier Highway (Route 25). For inn lovers, the Olde Orchard Farm, 108 Lee Road, offers just the right English touches.

Moultonborough is fine destination in itself, and can be a great stopping point on a trip from the seacoast on your way to the White Mountains.

Moultonborough Public Library - Click for a larger image!

NH Loon Center - Click for a larger image!

 

Scheduled Events

  Jazz Ensemble   (2/24)
  Juston McKinney   (2/24)
  Kiwanis Winter Carnival   (2/24)
  Outdoor Progressive Dinner   (2/24)
  US Team Telemark Race   (2/24-25)
  29th Annual Chocolate Festival   (2/25)
  Piano Concerto Concert   (2/25)
  School Vacation Activities  (2/26 - 3/2)
  Juried Student Art Exhibit   (2/27)
  Forty Girls   (3/1)
  Martin Espada   (3/1)
  26th Annual SnoDeo   (3/2-3)
  Bradley Jazz Collective   (3/2)
  Footloose   (3/2-4)
  Dartmouth Idol Finals   (3/2)
  The Greatest Showman   (3/4)
  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof   (3/4)
  RUNA   (3/4)
  Reining in Online Abuses   (3/6)
  Melvin Seals & JGB   (3/8)
  Sweet Charity   (3/8-11)
  Silent Movie   (3/9)
  GNW Sleddog Challenge   (3/9-11)
  Contemporary Piano Festival   (3/10)
  Night Tree   (3/10)
  Shamrock Shuffle   (3/10)
  St. Patrick's Comeda Gala   (3/10)
  Tab Benoit   (3/10)
  Semiramide   (3/10 & 11)
  PSU Symphonic Band   (3/14)
  Fundraising Dinner & Auction   (3/15)
  Peter Wolf   (3/15)
  BMW xDrive Experience   (3/16-18)
  Peter and Jeremy   (3/16)
  Phil Vassar   (3/17)
  Zoe & Cloyd   (3/17)
  Walkabout Youth Arts   (3/21)
  The Lion King, Jr.   (3/22 - 4/1)
  April Verch   (3/23)
  Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio   (3/23)
  Tom Petty Tribute   (3/23)
  Nashville Celts   (3/24)
  Symphony Orchestra   (3/24)
  Matt Haimovitz   (3/28)
  Al Jardine   (3/29)
  All New England Jazz Festival   (3/29)
  Giselle   (3/30 & 31)
  Cosí Fan Tutte   (3/31 & 4/1)
  Squirrel Nut Zippers   (3/31)
  Hot Tuna   (3/31)
  Dido and Aeneas   (4/3)
  Silk Road Ensemble   (4/5)
  The Grateful Ball   (4/6)
  War and Peace   (4/6 & 7)
  Fred Marple   (4/7)
  Southside Johnny & Asbury Jukes  (4/7)
  Piano Master Class   (4/8)
  Sally Pinkas   (4/10)
  Fine Arts Exhibit   (4/10)
  A Dream Play   (4/12-15)
  Daymé Arocena   (4/12)
  Climbing, & Conservation   (4/13)
  Jake Shimabukuro   (4/13)
  Tommy Emmanuel CGP  (4/13)
  Luisa Miller   (4/14-15)
  Artimus Pyle Band   (4/14)
  Swing North Big Band   (4/14)
  Celia Chen   (4/17)
  Heifetz on Tour   (4/18)
  Anthony Hudson   (4/19)
  The Pillowman   (4/19-29)
  PSU Playwrights' Showcase   (4/19-21)
  Carbon Leaf   (4/20)
  Leslie Odom, Jr.   (4/20)
  Ukulele Orchestra   (4/20)
  Murder Mystery Weekend   (4/20-22)
  Devon Allman Project   (4/21)
  Mountains to the Sea   (4/22)
  The Shape of Water   (4/23)
  Downsizing   (4/24)
  La Bohème   (4/24 & 25)
  Inon Barnatan   (4/25)
  Barbara Edelman   (4/26)
  Dance Ensemble & Choir   (4/27 & 28)
  Land of Trash  (4/27)
  Cendrillon   (4/28-29)
  Cold Chocolate   (4/28)
  Dartmouth Gospel Choir   (4/28)
  Leo Kottke   (4/28)
  New Repertory Theatre   (4/28)

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