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The Loon Center

Lee's Mills Road, Moultonborough, NH 03254
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: Home to the Loon Preservation Committee, this center works to protect one of the best known birds found in the Lakes Region.
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English first
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148 reviews 148 reviews
50 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were not sure what to expect when visiting here as it has been YEARS since our first stop. Our group was greeted at the door with info about the center and a short informational movie they loop throughout the day. The information they have at the center is great if you have an interest in these beautiful birds. There... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very informative center with 2 hiking trails. I had to do the much shorter because I was in a walking boot. Unfortunately, the longer trail is the one where you might see the loons, which I could not do. Liked that they had walking sticks available to "borrow".

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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The Loon Center is worth a trip with kids of any age - there are walking trails for the older, and FABULOUS interactive exhibits for the younger (can you say 'build your own loon nest'?). The staff is friendly and informed. Not a whole-day event, but just the right spot for a morning or afternoon away from the lake.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Cool place , nice gift shop for the nature enthusiastic ..... The loon cruises are a not to be missed experience of loons and time on a beautiful lake with spectacular views of the White Mountains .

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

So there aren't many loon centers, visit this one to learn all about this very interesting bird. I did the nature walk, although you won't be able to actually see the loon nesting sites. I did enjoy the nature center as I learned a few more things I didn't know about loons. I think kids will love this as the... More

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Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Wow, what an experience learning about the magnificent, protected bird and its habitat. Very, very interesting and a must see for the family. Also has a hiking trail to their nesting grounds. Fantastic gift shop with everything from books to trinkets with loons on them. The attraction is free with donations accepted.

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Ashland, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Very enjoyable movie about loons, even for those of us that already know much about them. Also good displays and gift shop. Came to explore the trails and do some Fall bird watching, but rain came down just as we started. (Reserved the highest rating until we can return and check out the trails.)

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Santa Paula, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This is a great stop! We had no children with us on this trip, wished we had. I learned more about this protected bird than I ever realized. The different sounds they make to communicate, their size, and how they carry their young on there back. Very well presented, a real treat!

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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

They show a very informative video about the local loons. Unfortunately we were there on a very rainy day so could not hike to the lake to see the nesting loons.

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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102 reviews 102 reviews
39 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Follow the lond road there. It's great if you are a bird watcher or a nature buff. A fair size place with many exhibits.

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