The Loon Center

The Loon Center, Moultonborough: Hours, Address, The Loon Center Reviews: 4.5/5

The Loon Center
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Madeleine
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Family
Informative visit for my 6 and 8 year old grands. The hiking path was terrific too. Perfect activity on an overcast day to mix a bit of fun and education.
Written July 13, 2022
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CoachRFM
Youngsville, NC166 contributions
Very interesting information on the mysterious loon. This was a free visit with a short video followed by a moderately difficult trail to a loon nest.
Written June 14, 2022
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Traveling grandma
East Bridgewater, MA9 contributions
My 9 year old granddaughter loved this place and learned a lot about loons. We did not walk the trail, as we had seen a loon up close in the lake where we were staying. But the granddaughters found the video informative and were fascinated by the size of the stuffed loons at the center. Nice little gift shop as well.
Written June 28, 2021
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TwoaYear
Beverly, MA88 contributions
While the nesting trail was a pleasant walk, we did not see any loons. We heard some calling, but they were far away on the main water. The bugs were horrible today though we had donned some bug spray on hats and arms before starting. BRING the bug spray with you for another dose. They were much worse on the way back. We had limited time and could have spent more time in the center itself. The video pacing was a bit slow and felt much longer than 20 minutes. A cute small gift shop.
Written May 17, 2021
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Steve K
Boston, MA934 contributions
This is a review of the the Loon Nest trail at the center, not of the center itself. This trail promises a views of nesting loons, but there is only one spot where one MIGHT get to see a nest. (Loons build nests on the water and the trail is NEVER close to the water, so ...) The trail is generally well-marked, but there are a few spots where more yellow trail blazes would be helpful- we were briefly lost a few times. Also, the signs do not clearly indicate when one reaches the end of the trail and thus should head back to the center. We visited too late in the season to see any loons in nests, but I doubt that one would get good views even at peak times, given the distance between the trail and the water, and intervening shrubs.
Written September 16, 2020
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Oliver
Moultonborough, NH6 contributions
I have been here multiple times and enjoyed myself. Learned a lot about loons as well as other animals. The hiking trails are also very nice as well.
Written July 21, 2019
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Tom058
Frederick, MD229 contributions
Couples
This visit was a follow up after a "Cruise" on Squam Lake (Golden Pond). On that trip we were up close to Loons and enjoyed their songs and saw a nesting bird on a raft nesting platform.

The Look Center offers loads of information about loons including an informative 20 minute film.

We plan a return visit next year.
Written July 11, 2019
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LizDK5
South Berwick, ME12 contributions
Couples
Small venue but very informative. Learned all about the habits and life cycle of loons and watched a live feed of a loon tending the nest. Great for all ages. It is free to the public but gave a bit of support by a few purchases in the gift shop. There are a couple of hiking trails but it was overcast and buggy the day of our visit so we passed on that.
Written June 4, 2019
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Elizabeth G
5 contributions
Solo
The Loon Center in Moultonborough, NH is a treat for all ages. The center has mounted specimens, posters, and great videos about loons. These beautiful birds can be sighted on most lakes in the region. During the June-July breeding season, you can sometimes spot a local pair on a nest from the outlook on the wooded walking trails at the center. The Loon Preservation Committee has studied and worked to restore the NH loon population for 40 years, with great success.
Written June 4, 2019
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Millerdb
Tolland, CT329 contributions
Couples
We walked the longer Loon Nest Trail today, about 1.9 miles (loop trail). It was great fun, but we were here the wrong time of year to see any loons. We did encounter a cool garter snake, however. Fortunately, we wore our hiking boots. Parts of the trail were slightly wet, and there were rocks and roots everywhere, with the trail covered by fallen leaves. But, the yellow tree markers were excellent. There were only a few slightly tricky places where there could have been some added markers, but we figured things out fine. We also enjoyed the visitor center and a video about loon behavior. In total, we were there around 2-3 hours.
Written November 8, 2018
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