Loon Center and Markus Wildlife Sanctuary
The Loon Center, located on the north shore of Lake Winnipesaukee on the Frederick and Paula Anna Markus Wildlife Sanctuary in Moultonborough, was built as the new headquarters of the Loon Preservation Committee in 1993. In addition to staff offices, public meeting rooms and a research laboratory, The Loon Center houses exhibits, displays and the Loon’s Feather Gift Shop, with all proceeds from the store benefitting LPC’s Loon Recovery Program. Our interpretive exhibits, presentations, and nature trails on our 200 acre wildlife sanctuary (including over 5,000 feet of pristine shoreline on Lake Winnipesaukee), give over 10,000 yearly visitors an introduction to the natural environment of New Hampshire and promote a greater understanding of loons and the natural world.
To do our part to reduce the spread of Covid-19, the Loon Center is closed to the public until further notice. We are paying close attention to guidelines issues by state and federal agencies, and we look forward to welcoming visitors again when it is safe to do so. At this time, the trails of the Markus Wildlife Sanctuary remain open to the public. We ask that all who use the trails follow social distancing guidelines, including maintaining a safe distance of at least 6 feet from other hikers.