10 Things to Do in Holderness That You Shouldn't Miss

March 30, 2018 Timmy Ribble

Holderness is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 2,108 at the 2010 census. An agricultural and resort area, Holderness is home to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center and is located on Squam Lake. Holderness is also home to Holderness School, a co-educational college-preparatory boarding school.
Restaurants in Holderness

1. The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center

39 Main St, Plymouth, NH 03264-1410 +1 603-536-2551
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4.5 based on 101 reviews

The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center

The Flying Monkey is a Main Street theater revived by The Common Man family in NH, featuring a 450 seat intimate venue for live concerts, comdey shows, theatrical productions and films. In the Spring 2011, The Monkey will add a cinema downstairs for first-run and classic films.

Reviewed By Marilyn H - Pepperell, Massachusetts

We saw Big Bad Voodoo Daddy here last night. The sound was excellent. So much better than other small venues I have been at. I purchased tickets through Mission tix, which was easy enough, but I didn't realize I could have called directly to the theater to buy my tickets. I had a Common Man gift card I could have used if I had known that. No big deal, but I want to make others aware. I booked dinner seating. The Monkey is part of the Common Man group, so the food is a mini menu from CM. I really like Common Man, but I thought the food was not up to the quality of Common Man dining. Again, it didn't ruin my experience, as you can see I still gave it five stars. Because the show was fantastic and the venue is pretty perfect.

2. West Rattlesnake Mountain

Rt. 113, Holderness, NH 03245 +1 603-271-2215
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5 based on 160 reviews

West Rattlesnake Mountain

Reviewed By SteveH0615 - Pennsylvania

The rattle snake trail is a must do. Fairly easy to start and then gets a little steeper. Little kids may need a little help near the top. It took our group four hours for the round trip. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy the awesome view of Squam lake.

3. Riveredge Marina

283 River St, Ashland, NH 03217-4411 +1 603-968-4411
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4 based on 6 reviews

Riveredge Marina

Riveredge Marina is Squam Lake's largest operating marina. We offer boat rentals, full marine services, boat houses, slips and more. Riveredge Marina is our marina, your lake house.

Reviewed By 50statewannabe - Waynesboro,PA

We stopped in Riveredge Marina on Monday August 5th to try and rent a boat for a day of fishing on Squam Lake. The young lady at the desk acted like we were a bother and showed us boats on line that could be rented- then proceeded to smirk and tell us they didn't have any available.
Very rude, less than helpful, and condescending. Will never go back.

4. Moulton Farm

18 Quarry Road, Meredith, NH 03253-6606 +1 603-279-3915
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4.5 based on 186 reviews

Moulton Farm

Moulton Farm practices sustainable agriculture and is dedicated to providing the highest quality fruits and vegetables while preserving its rich soil for future generations. We are now open for our 2018 season. Our farm market offers baked goods, prepared foods, cider doughnuts from Cider Bellies, seafood from Sal's Fresh Seafood, and a quality selection of meats, cheeses and other items from northern New England producers. Our garden center offers a wide range of plants and supplies for your garden, deck or patio. In September and October enjoy our corn maze and "pick your own" pumpkin patch and our full range of fall favorites such as pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks from our fields and pies from our farm bakery. In November and December in addition to seasonal produce, you will find holiday foods and decorations including locally grown Christmas trees.

Reviewed By Annecva

Cider Bellies Doughnuts is right next to the farm stand. There's plenty of activities for the kids (tractor ride, corn "sand" box, corn maze, magic show). All around great place to visit with your family.Thanks for sharing how much you enjoyed our fall activities and the special magic show we had as part of one our "Old Farm Days" events. Thanks for your review!

5. Valley Snow Dogz

Rt 175, Campton, NH 03223 +1 603-340-2390
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5 based on 72 reviews

Valley Snow Dogz

Sled dog rides and tours during spring, fall and winter months. Wheels during the non-snowy months and sleds during the winter. A family of mushers and their lovable sled dogs. Various locations in the White Mountains and Lakes Region including Waterville Valley, Thornton And Squam Lake. Great fun for families,groups and for special occasions and events. Year-round sled dog education and kennel tours

Reviewed By Callie M

I booked the "sugar sweet" tour for my boyfriends Christmas present. Lidia was more than accommodating, very prompt with communication, and so so nice. The dogs are wonderful, well cared for, and friendly.

It was below 0 on our tour, and Lidia and her team ensured we were bundled up in sleeping bags as to keep us warm, and took fun pictures to capture our experience! The trails through the woods were beautiful, and as the sun set, it was perfect!! I would recommend to anyone who loves huskies and the beauty of winter weather.

6. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

23 Science Center Road, Holderness, NH 03245 +1 603-968-7194
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4.5 based on 329 reviews

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is a fun and enlightening place for everyone to enjoy. Here at the Science Center, we house and exhibit many different wild animals, including river otters, mountain lions, bobcats, deer, bears, birds, foxes, and skunks. The wild animals at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center are ambassadors of their species, here for the purpose of educating our visitors about New Hampshire's natural world. Most are orphaned, injured, or otherwise unable to survive in the wild. Observing these animals up-close, together with experiencing our hands-on exhibits, offers visitors the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of our native wildlife and appreciation of the natural world.

Reviewed By Marcia C

Our visit, which was booked at the last minute, was pure magic! The interpretive exhibits, especially the Water Matters one, were very informative and fun. How are ice blocks made? How do earthworms aerate the soil? And Laurie was a great tour guide and lake boat driver. Loves everything about Little and Big Squam...and it shows! Don't miss this attraction!

7. Rhino Bike Works

1 Foster St, Plymouth, NH 03264-1605 +1 603-536-3919
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5 based on 10 reviews

Rhino Bike Works

Reviewed By Don S - Plymouth, New Hampshire

I have been riding with the bicycle groups out of Rhino Bike Works for many years. They have bicycle sales and rentals as well as group rides most days each week. They can suggest great road or mountain rides for your ability level. There is never any pressure to buy anything but why not support a business that helps our sport so much.

In the winter cross country skiing takes over with a similar enthusiasm and great suggestions. These guys are experts.

8. American Police Motorcycle Museum

194 Daniel Webster Hwy, Meredith, NH 03253-5607 +1 603-279-6387
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5 based on 58 reviews

American Police Motorcycle Museum

Museum is closed. Our museum is the only museum in the country which chronicles the history of the motorcycle policeman. There are 94 motorcycles on display from 1909 to 2005, a movie theater, a workshop where we build a bike a year, a special Laconia Race exhibit with racers from 1909 to the present,our lobby is dedicated to our military with original WW11 motors and much more. Our pride and joy is our junior motor officer area where children receive a badge and police ID card if they take a pledge to read every night, obey their parents, promise not to bully, and say no to drugs.

Reviewed By Patricia G - Hollis Center, Maine

The Lakes Region of New Hampshire has much to offer tourists and residents alike. This museum is a "must" place to visit. I've visited for each of the last 3 years and am looking forward to another visit this summer. The museum is unique in...MoreThank you very much for your thoughts. We are proud to share the rich history and sacrifice of all those who serve. Hope to see you again. Sincerely Doug

72 Depot St, Ashland, NH 03217-4510 +1 603-968-3163
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4 based on 1 reviews

Bernsen Gallery

Bernsen Gallery is located in a 19th century railroad freight depot. Bill's art is created from old farm and manufacturing items. "Implements from the past, assembled in the present for the future

Reviewed By Rebekajean - The Woodlands, Texas

We were driving through the area and stopped in to view the metal work. Lots of fun pieces spread out over the property. Love the building, an old train station. The artist is on site with his friendly dog. Because he works with metal and some pieces are pointed, not a great place for young children to roam around. Hubby and I enjoyed his work but I especially loved the metal faces mounted on the sliding barn door that leads to his indoor gallery. Inside is a completely different form of art. Natural wood pieces mounted on the walls. Very interesting. Glad we stopped. No charge to look so we recommend taking a look if you are in the area.

10. Experience Squam

Squam Lake, Holderness, NH 03245
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5 based on 29 reviews

Experience Squam

Come experience pristine Squam Lake in a way that is personalized to your liking. Relax aboard a 23' Sea Ray Bow-Rider. Bask in the sun or stay shaded under the boat's canopy. Zoom fast around the lake or putter along. Anchor in quiet coves or off sandy beaches, swim or jump off the boat. Be daring and jump off infamous "Jumping Rock". View wildlife, tour historic Church Island and On Golden Pond movie sites. Stroll along a boarded swamp-walk or pick native blueberries in season. Cruise at sunset, or star gaze under a full moon. This is the perfect excursion for those who'd like to rent a boat for a day or a couple of hours, but are leery of navigating Squam's shallow and rocky waterways, and don't want to have to get a boater's license. Bathroom facilities are accessible on several public islands. Our boat operators are commercially licensed and insured and have 25 years of boating experience on Squam.

Reviewed By Charlotte J - High Wycombe, United Kingdom

We came across Cindy by chance when we met a friend of hers. We were struggling to find a boat tour of Squam lake as we were travelling out of season. Once in touch with her, she kindly organised a bespoke trip for us, even...MoreWow!! These pictures are so beautiful, and they do show off how spectacular the day was!! So glad you ran into Heidi and Paul who put you in touch with me!! Cindy

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