Posts Tagged ‘natural environment’


June 13th, 2017test

10 Cool Spots for Family Fun

Summertime in Eastman: Family fun is around every curve and cove. The most difficult thing you’ll have to do is decide what to do first.

The lake, of course: Paddle, peddle, or sail one of the many watercraft available to rent at South Cove Activity Center. Practice your butterfly, sidestroke, or crawl. And don’t forget Lake Appreciation activities on Aug. 6.

Playgrounds: Take the little ones to slide, swing, or climb on playground equipment on the beaches at North, South, Continue reading...

May 30th, 2017test

Blazing Trails

Blazes for Eastman Trails

New blazes for Eastman trails

Text and Illustrations by Craig McArt

Have you ever followed what looked like a trail only to end up at someone’s back door? Or gone out for a quick walk in the woods and ended up wandering around for hours? Does trying to find your way on hiking trails that are missing trail markers frustrate you?

The Eastman Community Association’s (ECA) Woodlands and Wildlife Committee is overhauling its method of marking trails to improve the Continue reading...

May 23rd, 2017test

Exploring in and around Eastman

Exploring in and around EastmanBy Craig McArt

Charged with encouraging appreciation of our natural environment, Eastman’s Woodlands and Wildlife Committee entices us in its new booklet, Exploring In and Around Eastman, to take advantage of our beautiful surroundings. The publication encourages us to get out and explore the many natural and historical treasures that can be found in Eastman and close by.

The committee was given responsibility for publishing the booklet by Eastman’s Plan 2020, the Eastman Community Association’s Strategic Plan adopted in 2012. Continue reading...

May 12th, 2017test

2016 Eastman Survey reveals demographic trends

There’s a changing narrative about Eastman. A recent version you may have heard was: Eastman is changing! Younger families working in the area, many with younger kids, are making Eastman their primary home. We have more full-time residents, more busy families, and more children.

The Eastman Community Association (ECA) has surveyed Members with the help of RSG, Inc., a nationally recognized survey research firm located in White River Junction, VT, three times beginning in 2007. Most recently, from the results Continue reading...

July 21st, 2016test

Paddling Picks Outside of Eastman

From Leslie MosesPeaceful paddling _ Amy Hoffman
Long, hot summer days make the water the perfect place to spend your free time. There is a variety of nearby locations that offer a spectacular day of paddling. Each is within a two-hour drive, with a couple only 15 minutes from Eastman via Winding Wood Road in Spring Glen. Here are some of the old favorites of Eastman paddlers. Continue reading...
July 9th, 2016test

Northern Paths

Upper Falls _ Craig McArt

Upper Falls

Post and Photo by Craig McArt

More than one trail stretches northward from Eastman into Enfield’s Henry Laramie Wildlife Management Area. The familiar one leads to Cole Pond, but another one of similar length begins at Butternut Pond and takes you to Halfmile Pond. Halfmile is a small, narrow fingerling of a pond, about a quarter-mile long—call it a half-mile around to justify the name. NH Fish and Game stocks this 8-acre pond from the air with trout. Continue reading...

July 4th, 2016test

Saving Our Loons–Hook, Line and Sinker

Loon and chicks _ Cathy LacombeBy Susie Burbidge

We are extremely fortunate to have a resident pair of loons that calls Eastman Lake “home” each summer. How would you feel if one of those treasured adults was found listless, close to shore, unable to keep its head up, and showing signs of a neurological disorder? Continue reading...

March 21st, 2016test

Shooting the Moon . . . and the Sun and Stars

Stars Over EastmanText and Photos by Steve Handley

On September 27, 2015, there was a lunar eclipse that was viewed by probably millions of people fortunate to be under clear skies—and photographed by many. Several members of the Eastman Photography Interest Club, formed in 2014 under the leadership of Fred Orkin were among them.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly behind the earth into its umbra, or shadow. This can happen only when the sun, earth and moon align Continue reading...

March 11th, 2016test

Three Women’s Passion for Winter Camping

Renee Gufstason and Amy Hoffman loaded downBy Judy McCarthy / Photos Courtesy of The Campers

When Amy Hoffman first came to Eastman and got involved in local hiking, hike leader John Lloyd taught that being adequately prepared was essential to going up a mountain. Preparation became Amy’s bottom line for all outdoor activities. When she and her friends Maureen Connelly and Renee Gustafson decided to try winter camping, Amy was clear that they had to know everything about it before they started. The Aloha Foundation in Continue reading...

March 8th, 2016test

Eastman is a 2016 Best Intergenerational Community

Eastman Community Association has been selected as a winner of the 2016 MetLife Foundation/Generations United Best Intergenerational Communities Award.

“I’m so proud of this community,” said General Manager Ken Ryder. “This distinction came to us through the hard work of volunteers and staff, not only on the application, but in what we do here every day: work together to make Eastman a wonderful place to call home.”

Eastman Member Carol Greenfield knew that this award was an excellent Continue reading...