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The Loon Center

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Address: Lee's Mills Road, Moultonborough, NH 03254
Phone Number: 603-476-5666
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Activities: Birdwatching
Description: Home to the Loon Preservation Committee, this center works to protect one...
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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Great nature walk and

We visited the Loon Center purely to take advantage of the sunny weather and have a nice walk. What we found exceeded our expectations: the video and exhibits about the loons were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2014
Wanderlust777
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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264 reviews 264 reviews
62 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We visited the Loon Center purely to take advantage of the sunny weather and have a nice walk. What we found exceeded our expectations: the video and exhibits about the loons were fascinating, and the staff were so friendly and helpful. The walk down to the lake was first-rate, even though the loons had already left the area. It passes... More 

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Charleston
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We were staying at "The Village of Loon Mountain" and we asked how the mountain got it's name and they stated that it was named after a bird called the Loon. We saw a brochure about the Loon Center so we made it a late morning stop on the same day we were going to take a two hour cruise... More 

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Enfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you are interested in learning about loons this is the place to go. They have videos about the loons and speakers to give more information about them. There is also a path that you can go on. Very interesting if you would like to know more about the loons.

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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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15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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37 helpful votes 37 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
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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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