Posts Tagged ‘Sunapee’


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...

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...
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...

December 4th, 2015test

Fending for themselves: Why you shouldn’t feed our wild animals

Fox and kits

Photo by Bill Dempsey

By Laura Nagy and Dave Wood

“Oh, isn’t he beautiful?  And look, the poor thing is cold and hungry.” Yes, winter can be hard on our wildlife neighbors, but think again before you decide to offer them food.  Continue reading...

October 31st, 2015test

Why live in Eastman?

By Steve Haase
Why do we choose to live in Eastman? The nearest full-size grocery store is at least 20 minutes away. The nearest shopping centerFish August 1, 2015 is at least 30 minutes away. The nearest “real” shopping is about an hour away in Concord or Manchester. There are no street lights or mail delivery. So why do we choose to live here? Continue reading...
May 9th, 2015test

A Trail for All Seasons

Article and Photos by Richard Sachs
(Originally published in Eastman Living, Spring 2015)

Western entrance at Spencer Street in Lebanon

Western entrance at Spencer Street in Lebanon

Are you familiar with the Northern Rail Trail?  When you drive up to Lebanon, you go right over it. This well used recreational gem passes under I-89 just past Exit 17, at about the 54.4-mile marker. If you can (safely) look over the guardrail, you will just spot it. This is the western end of it, which runs from downtown Continue reading...

July 10th, 2014test

Loony for Loons

Loons nesting

Signs go out each year warning people away from the nesting site.

By Judi Platt

July means many things to us in New Hampshire – fireworks, hot dogs, the Prouty, and this year, hot, hazy days with summer storms. Additionally, on Eastman Lake, once again July means nesting time for our resident loons. The signs are up in North Cove, and with the anxiety and excitement of expectant parents, we humans look forward to the births. Continue reading...

May 20th, 2014test

We got what we came for: Nordic skiing and kayaking within a month’s time!

Text and Photos by Judi Platt

April skiing at John's Glen

Skiing John’s Glen makes for a full day of beauty and exercise.

In our third winter at Eastman, we finally got what we came for—snow, and lots of it! After spending a few years looking at lake properties in the Carolinas, we bought at Eastman to cross-country ski (and kayak and hike and bike). Continue reading...

May 5th, 2014test

Living @ Eastman with Eastman Living

By Judi Platt

Winter 2014 Eastman Living Cover

Winter 2014 Eastman Living

At the recent Council meeting, ECA President Maynard Goldman gave a “shout out” (in the common vernacular of political stumps and Hollywood acceptance speeches) to Judy McCarthy and her team that produce Eastman Living. It may have been the only thing that the standing-room only Continue reading...

January 3rd, 2011test

Sunapee Skiing

I'm the father of two boys, aged nine and eleven, and we have a blast in the winter at Mount Sunapee and Eastman. Door to door, our home at Eastman is 20 minutes to Mount Sunapee. Our typical winter weekend starts with a day of skiing at Sunapee followed by a swim in Eastman's new pool. On the following day, we either skate on the lake outside our door, snow shoe, or head up to the X-C ski center Continue reading...