Family Activities

LSPA offers a  variety of opportunities for families to get outside and enjoy the beauty of Lake Sunapee, its waters and watershed.

Animal Sounds, a Live Animal Program

Thursday, July 5th 6:00 pm

Squam Lake Science Center is back again to open our spectacular series of summer programing! Come be a part of an amazing evening filled with learning and up-close observation of critters that inhabit our own Granite State!  Join a Squam Lake naturalist to meet three live animals native to New Hampshire and learn about the sounds they make and why they make them.  Come, bring the family and be prepared to be in awe and enjoy your encounter with New Hampshire wildlife.


The Natural Lakeshore Habitat - A Closer Look  

A Lakeshore Walk at The Fells

Come learn about the wonderful natural world that exists where the water meets the land.  This joint Fells-LSPA program will explore this ecotone, or transitional meeting of two different natural communities.  What are the plant and animal species that inhabit this zone? What special relationships exist here?  What does a healthy lakeshore habitat look like?  This program, designed for upper elementary school age through adults, begins with a presentation the the John Hay Classroom in the Gatehouse, followed by an easy hike along the shore of Lake Sunapee.  Waterproof boots may be helpful.  LSPA and Fells members: free.  Nonmembers: included with regular admission fee.  Advanced registration is requested, though walk-ins are welcome.  To reserve call The Fells: 

603-763-4789 x3


  • LSPA   Out and About  Backpacks for children.  

Out and About backpacks are full of seasonal activities, books and ideas on exploring nature. Backpacks are available for borrowing from LSPA Learning Center in Sunapee Harbor or at your local library.



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 LSPA Out and About Backpacks!   

LSPA Out and About Backpacks!