Day Tripping

Winter Sports History at the New England Ski Museum 

Winter Sports History at the New England Ski Museum 

Story & Photos by Kathi Caldwell-Hopper 

NE Ski Museum's North Conway location

This day tripping story is somewhat unusual for two reasons. First, I am not a skier and I am writing about a ski museum. Secondly, it takes place a bit north of the Lakes Region and while really not in the Laker’s coverage area, it’s definitely worth sharing. 

A Technically Timeless Adventure

A Technically Timeless Adventure

By Kathi Caldwell-Hopper 

I love old stuff. I always have. When I was a kid, the 1970s craze for digging up old bottles was on the rise and my parents joined in. I recall more than one summer Saturday spent studying the ground in all sorts of places, often deep in the woods, where my parents “had a hunch” that someone had, just maybe, had a dump pile. And in that pile, now covered with dirt and weeds, there would probably be old bottles

Paradise on the Water: the Newfound EcoTour

Paradise on the Water: the Newfound EcoTour

Story & Photos by Kathi Caldwell-Hopper

There was a time when summer just wasn’t summer for me without a canoe ride on Newfound Lake. I grew up in the Bristol, NH area and Newfound Lake was the water body of choice for don’t-go-many-places folks like my family. By my teen years I was busy with a summer job, but my brother and I always took a day to rent a canoe at a local marina and row around Newfound Lake before summer came to a close. The canoe rental was affordable and do-able for two boating limited teens. I recall the hot sun, getting the hang of rowing and being out on the beautiful lake. 

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