, Derry, New Hampshire


February 20, 2014

Snow days bring success to town events


“It was a Herculean effort by everyone,” he said.

Hoodkroft golf course was popular with people wanting to get a free snowmobile rides or try some cross-country skiing across the snow-covered greens.

At Gallien’s Beach, it was ice fishing and chili for everyone.

In Londonderry, the annual Musquash Conservation Day also had a good turnout this year, making those who love the town’s trails happy.

More than 100 people came out Saturday for the 22nd annual event. They enjoyed nature walks, snowshoeing, a bonfire and scavenger hunt.

The day in Londonderry was hosted jointly by the Conservation Commission and University of New Hampshire’s Cooperative Extension.

That day is planned every year with winter in mind, officials say, but is held with or without snow on the ground.

People also enjoyed snowshoeing at J & F Farms in Derry for an FFA-hosted event. Students participating in the FFA program were among those enjoying the brisk day.

“I totally love all the winter sports,” Kenzie Pepper of Chester said.

Her friend Michelle Decker, also of Chester, was ready to snowshoe, but dreamed of spring.

“It feels like this winter just keeps going and going,” she said. “It’s my first year of high school and I now have to walk a lot in it.”

There may be a light at the end of the winter tunnel for those dreaming of the beach or warm, sunny days with a lobster roll in hand.

A Derry landmark, Clam Haven, posted its sign over the weekend, inviting everyone to come by on opening day March 12.

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