DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

May 9, 2013

Londonderry group to host 'Adams Pond Day'


Derry News

---- — LONDONDERRY — The Londonderry Commerce and Visitors Center will host its second annual “Visit Adams Pond Day” May 12 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The event begins at the Mack’s Apples U-Pick 2 Pavilion on Adams Road between Cross and Fiddlers Ridge Roads.

Families can bring a picnic lunch, take a stroll, enjoy the apple blossoms, receive special prizes and participate in a nature hunt for all ages.

There will also be free raffles for items donated by area businesses, including Salon Bogar, Martinelli Travel and Creative Fitness for Women.

Organizers of the event hope that it will bring awareness to the current issue that Mack’s Apples is facing concerning Adams Pond.

“The pond is a hidden asset to the community of Londonderry,” CVC director Kathy Wagner said. “It helps keep the water table up so the farm can use the water for irrigation.”

The dam at the pond may need improvements, too, Wagner said. The cost could be $15,000 to $25,000. She said the state is currently working to secure an engineering study, along with Mack’s Apples, to determine what those improvements might be.

“We need to raise awareness and find a solution for Mack’s Apples and Adams Pond,” CVC staff member Jacklynn Woodriff said. “Not only does the problem greatly affect the farm, but it affects the residents and visitors who enjoy the pond each year.”

More information about “Visit Adams Pond Day” is available at visitlondonderry.com.