Umbagog Lake Programs

2019 Discover the Power of Parks nature programs have begun! Interpretive ranger Thomas Cummings has planned informative and fun programs for you to take advantage of while visiting Umbagog Lake State Park.

All programs are free with paid park admission. No pre-registration is required.

Programming Schedule

Date Events
August 4 (Sunday) 11am-1pm: Outdoor Skills
7pm: Golden Hour
August 9 (Friday) 10am: Talking Trees
1-4pm: Friendly Furs
8pm: Umbagog Campfire
August 10 (Saturday) 10am: Loons of the Lake
2pm: Water’s Properties
8pm: Star Stories
August 11 (Sunday) 9am-1pm: Leave No Trace
7pm: Golden Hour
August 16 (Friday) 10am: Lake Science
1-4pm: Eat What?
8pm: Umbagog Campfire
August 17 (Saturday) 10am: Design a Fish
2pm: Water’s Properties
8pm: Nighttime Animals
August 18 (Sunday) 11am-1pm: Outdoor Skills
7pm: Golden Hour
August 23 (Friday) 10am: Talking Trees
1-4pm: Friendly Furs
8pm: Umbagog Campfire
August 24 (Saturday) 10am: Loons of the Lake
2pm: Water’s Properties
8pm: Star Stories
August 25 (Sunday) 9am-1pm: Leave No Trace
7pm: Golden Hour
August 30 (Friday) 10am: Lake Science
1-4pm: Eat What?
8pm: Umbagog Campfire
August 31 (Saturday) 10am: Design a Fish
2pm: Water’s Properties
8pm: Umbagog Campfire

Program Descriptions

Design a Fish
Not all fish look the same, and there are many reasons why. Come learn why the fish are different and make one of your very own.

Eat What?
The shape of animals can give you a bunch of information. We’ll look at different animals and figure out what they eat.

Friendly Furs
Come learn about the mammals that call New Hampshire home. You’ll be able to touch some different furs and learn safe practices to have when viewing wildlife.

Golden Hour
Capture the beauty of the surrounding wilderness. Bring a camera, smart phone, and/or partake in some painting or sketching. Watercolors and sketching material provided.

Lake Science
Wind and water combine to make waves. In this program we’ll study how these two variables interact with one another.

Loons of the Lake
Learn why loons have such an important role in the ecosystem of Umbagog Lake. You’ll be able to take home your very own loon craft too!

Nighttime Animals
Not all animals are active during the daytime. At this program we’ll explore some of the animals that are active only during the night.

Outdoor Skills
Knots, compass orienteering, fire making, and some basic meteorology are all great skills to practice. Swing by the table and work on any number of these skills.

Talking Trees
Learn about the different trees of the Great North Woods, and how you can identify them.

Umbagog Campfire
Bring a chair, and some friends to enjoy a campfire. Here we’ll share stories of the lake and lean how to make delicious after dinner treats over a campfire.

Water’s Properties
Water is such a unique substance. In this program we’ll gather data and test different ideas we have about H20.
 

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