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Newfound Lake Region Association’s Boat Storage Lottery Now Open

Newfound Lake Region Association’s Boat Storage Lottery Now Open

Caption: NLRA boat storage lottery winners enjoy direct access to Newfound Lake and the Cockermouth River.

Bristol – There may still be ice and snow on Newfound Lake, but boating season is just around the corner!  Enter the Newfound Lake Region Association’s boat storage lottery for the chance to keep your canoe or kayak right on the shores of Newfound Lake and the Cockermouth River at Grey Rocks Conservation Area.  All NLRA members are eligible to participate in the lottery, with seven storage spaces currently available.  Lottery winners will be chosen at random on April 4th, and winners will submit a $200 rental fee for the storage season of May 1-October 31, 2022.  Submit your entry at NewfoundLake.org/storage-lottery.  Questions can be directed to Conservation Program Manager Paul Pellissier at [email protected], or call 603-744-8689.

Grey Rocks Conservation Area, the site of a former marina, was placed in permanent conservation in 2011 and has since been restored by the NLRA to more natural conditions.  Home to abundant wildlife, Grey Rocks visitors may spot everything from beaver, bullfrogs, and turtles, to diverse species of waterfowl and Newfound’s resident pair of nesting bald eagles.  From the non-motorized boat launch, paddlers and rowers can make their way to the Cockermouth River, the Hebron marsh, or into the open waters of Newfound Lake.  In 2016, with a grant from the Newfound Area Charitable Fund, NLRA published the Northern Newfound Water Trail, a helpful map for boaters detailing the numerous points of interest along the north shore of Newfound Lake. On land, Grey Rocks visitors can enjoy 1.5 miles of trails, viewing platforms, and picnic tables.  Well-behaved dogs are allowed on-leash.  Grey Rocks is a carry-in carry-out property, so remember to bring a bag for any trash or waste. 

Grey Rocks is open year-round, with trails maintained by NLRA’s volunteer Snowshoe Crew and the parking area maintained courtesy of 3 Lakes Landscaping throughout the winter. Visit Grey Rocks and see everything it has to offer at 178 N Shore Rd, Hebron, NH.

To learn more about the NLRA and Grey Rocks Conservation Area, visit NewfoundLake.org.  Membership with NLRA supports education, programs, and collaboration that promotes the conservation and preservation of the Newfound watershed.

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