The Loon Center has reopened to the public. As part of our reopening protocols, we will be implementing several changes to our daily operations as well as asking that visitors follow a few simple guidelines during their visit. These changes and guidelines are detailed below.
Changes to Daily Operations:
Increased cleaning frequency with all common surfaces being wiped down at least every 2 hours
All Loon Center Staff are required to wear a cloth face covering while in the building
The picnic area on the screen porch will be closed to the public.
Curbside pickup is available for online orders.
Due to continuing concerns about COVID-19, our hands-on children’s activities will be unavailable for the time being. Children’s activity and coloring sheets are available upon request for your enjoyment at home after your visit.
Loon Center Visitors:
For your safety and ours, we ask that you please follow the guidelines
Please ring the doorbell for entry.
Face masks are required for the duration of your visit.
Maintain a six-foot distance from others.
Number of visitors in the building will be limited to six.
No public restrooms available. A portable toilet is available at the trail head.
If you have any COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, we ask that you visit another day based on CDC guidelines.
Hours of operation are as follows:
High Loon Season (July 1 – Columbus Day):
9 am – 5 pm, 7 days a week
Off Peak Season (mid-May – June 30):
9 am – 5 pm, Monday – Saturday
Winter Hours (Columbus Day – mid-May):
9 am – 5 pm, Thursday – Saturday
OPEN Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and Columbus Day.
Closed other holidays and the day after Thanksgiving.
Markus Wildlife Sanctuary walking trails are open seven days a week all year, dawn to dusk.
Our displays, exhibits, and award-winning videos introduce visitors to the wonders of New Hampshire's loons and other wildlife. Admission is free, The Center hosts over 7,000 New Hampshire residents and visitors each year.
From Route 25:
Heading east on Route 25 at Moultonborough, turn right onto Blake Road at Moultonborough Central School (look for The Loon Center sign).
Heading west on Route 25 at Moultonborough, turn left onto Blake Road at Moultonborough Central School (look for The Loon Center sign).
Go one mile to the end and turn right onto Lee’s Mill Road. The Loon Center and Wildlife Sanctuary are on the left, at 183 Lee’s Mill Road.
From Route 109:
Heading north on Route 109, turn left on Lee Road, just past Bucky’s Restaurant and Tavern.
Heading south on Route 109, turn right on Lee Road, just before Bucky’s Restaurant and Tavern.
Go .7 miles and turn left onto Lee’s Mill Road (look for the Loon Center sign). Go .9 miles. The Loon Center and Wildlife Sanctuary are on the left, at 183 Lee’s Mill Road.
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