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Planning the Perfect Lakes Region Picnic

Planning the Perfect Lakes Region Picnic

Even though summer has winded down, there is still time for the perfect picnic. The kids, and grand kids, are back in school. Barbecues, lazy days of boating, and bathing suits will be replaced with cider mills, hayrides, and sweaters. But why not take advantage of the final days of summer-like weather and head out one last time with a picnic basket full of delectable local goodies!?

If a do-it-yourself picnic sounds nice, your first stop should be Beans & Greens Farm located in Gilford. Beans offers a tremendous array of items ranging from local honey and “fill your own” balsamic vinegar to smoothies and fresh-cut deli meats. Their crowning glory, however, is the incredible variety of local fresh fruits and vegetables, perfect for making salads and dip trays. If you have time, the back of the farm stand is home to some undeniably cute, and very friendly, farm critters tucked in between the gardens and greenhouses!

A picnic wouldn’t be complete without a cobbler or pie so the next stop on the DIY itinerary should be Picnic Rock Farms, situated off Route 3 in Meredith, for fresh-baked bread and desserts. Along with a friend, I have sampled most of the sweets but the blueberry pie and stone fruit cobblers have become the go-to. As with most local and family-owned farm stands, Picnic Rock has a little bit of everything. The fresh-cut herbs are perfect for easy-to-make salads (i.e. watermelon and fresh mint!) and their dipping oils, cheeses, and jams are great with crusty bread!

For the grab-and-go picnicker, The Wine’ing Butcher, located in Meredith, is hands-down your best bet! Their made-to-order deli menu ranges from mouth-watering brick oven pizzas to hot and cold “sandos” (try the Monterrey grilled—you will thank me later!). They also have an immense assortment of premade salads and side items, as well as the best selection of meats in the area. Beverages of all varieties, adult and otherwise, should certainly be acquired here. The wine and craft beer selection is not extensive, but they make up for that by stocking the most appealing and hard to find labels. For a bright, crisp, and refreshing summer wine I highly recommend the Hop Kiln Thousand Flowers.

As far as your picnic location goes, there are numerous—as in almost too many places to choose from. This may be the most difficult decision to make with all of the scenic beaches and state parks that are just down the road! If you own a boat, or you are a member of the American Boat Club of NH, there are a number of public boat launches and docks to tie up to and enjoy new areas around Lake Winnipesaukee.

Once you have gathered all the accoutrements necessary for a successful picnic all that is left is to pack up your car, or boat, and enjoy the last of that wonderful summer sun! Enjoy (and don’t forget your sunscreen)!

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  • 9’ high poured concrete foundation walls with steel reinforcement.
  • Foundation coated with House Guard with a 10-year waterproof warranty.
  • 2”x6” exterior wall framing; ¾” Advantech™ sub-floor and fir plywood roof sheathing.
  • CertainTeed™ 30-year architectural style roof shingles.
  • Red cedar shake siding over Tyvek™ house wrap with Cultured Stone™ accents.
  • Energy Star® rated low-maintenance vinyl. EcoBuilt™ garage doors with keyless entry.
  • Therma Tru™ Energy Star® certified exterior doors with oil-rubbed bronze finish hardware by Schlage™.
  • Masonite® solid core interior doors with Schlage™ hardware in oil-rubbed bronze finish.
  • Energy Star® rated forced hot air furnaces with central air conditioning.
  • Underground 500-gallon propane tank. Minimum of one zone per floor with programmable thermostats.
  • NFPA® residential fire sprinkler system. Kohler® decorative plumbing fixtures.
  • 200 amp electrical service.
  • Pre-wired for security.
  • Glazed maple cabinetry with granite counter tops. Kichler™ decorative lighting package in oil-rubbed bronze.
  • Heat & Glo™ high efficiency fireplaces with Cultured Stone™ surrounds and rough hewn beam mantles.
  • Ceramic tile flooring in all baths, selection of plush and Berber carpeting in bedrooms and random length red oak flooring in living areas.
  • GE® appliance package in stainless steel finish.

The plans, specifications and availability of styles are subject to change, error and omission. All dimensions and area calculations are approximate and subject to change.

Additional Features

  • Backyard Living Areas with Outdoor Kitchen, Fireplace & Spa
  • Screened Porches & 4-Season Sunrooms
  • Custom Finished Bonus Spaces
  • Wine Cellars
  • Screening Rooms
  • Fitness Studios & Steam Rooms
  • Home Automation & Generator Systems

Features & Benefits

  • 9’ high poured concrete foundation walls with steel reinforcement.
  • Foundation coated with House Guard with a 10-year waterproof warranty.
  • 2”x6” exterior wall framing; ¾” Advantech™ sub-floor and fir plywood roof sheathing.
  • CertainTeed™ 30-year architectural style roof shingles.
  • Red cedar shake siding over Tyvek™ house wrap with Cultured Stone™ accents.
  • Energy Star® rated low-maintenance vinyl. EcoBuilt™ garage doors with keyless entry.
  • Therma Tru™ Energy Star® certified exterior doors with oil-rubbed bronze finish hardware by Schlage™.
  • Masonite® solid core interior doors with Schlage™ hardware in oil-rubbed bronze finish.
  • Energy Star® rated forced hot air furnaces with central air conditioning.
  • Underground 500-gallon propane tank. Minimum of one zone per floor with programmable thermostats.
  • NFPA® residential fire sprinkler system. Kohler® decorative plumbing fixtures.
  • 200 amp electrical service.
  • Pre-wired for security.
  • Glazed maple cabinetry with granite counter tops. Kichler™ decorative lighting package in oil-rubbed bronze.
  • Heat & Glo™ high efficiency fireplaces with Cultured Stone™ surrounds and rough hewn beam mantles.
  • Ceramic tile flooring in all baths, selection of plush and Berber carpeting in bedrooms and random length red oak flooring in living areas.
  • GE® appliance package in stainless steel finish.

The plans, specifications and availability of styles are subject to change, error and omission. All dimensions and area calculations are approximate and subject to change.

Additional Features

  • Backyard Living Areas with Outdoor Kitchen, Fireplace & Spa
  • Screened Porches & 4-Season Sunrooms
  • Custom Finished Bonus Spaces
  • Wine Cellars
  • Screening Rooms
  • Fitness Studios & Steam Rooms
  • Home Automation & Generator Systems

Features & Benefits

  • 9’ high poured concrete foundation walls with steel reinforcement.
  • Foundation coated with House Guard with a 10-year waterproof warranty.
  • 2”x6” exterior wall framing; ¾” Advantech™ sub-floor and fir plywood roof sheathing.
  • CertainTeed™ 30-year architectural style roof shingles.
  • Red cedar shake siding over Tyvek™ house wrap with Cultured Stone™ accents.
  • Energy Star® rated low-maintenance vinyl. EcoBuilt™ garage doors with keyless entry.
  • Therma Tru™ Energy Star® certified exterior doors with oil-rubbed bronze finish hardware by Schlage™.
  • Masonite® solid core interior doors with Schlage™ hardware in oil-rubbed bronze finish.
  • Energy Star® rated forced hot air furnaces with central air conditioning.
  • Underground 500-gallon propane tank. Minimum of one zone per floor with programmable thermostats.
  • NFPA® residential fire sprinkler system. Kohler® decorative plumbing fixtures.
  • 200 amp electrical service.
  • Pre-wired for security.
  • Glazed maple cabinetry with granite counter tops. Kichler™ decorative lighting package in oil-rubbed bronze.
  • Heat & Glo™ high efficiency fireplaces with Cultured Stone™ surrounds and rough hewn beam mantles.
  • Ceramic tile flooring in all baths, selection of plush and Berber carpeting in bedrooms and random length red oak flooring in living areas.
  • GE® appliance package in stainless steel finish.

The plans, specifications and availability of styles are subject to change, error and omission. All dimensions and area calculations are approximate and subject to change.

Additional Features

  • Backyard Living Areas with Outdoor Kitchen, Fireplace & Spa
  • Screened Porches & 4-Season Sunrooms
  • Custom Finished Bonus Spaces
  • Wine Cellars
  • Screening Rooms
  • Fitness Studios & Steam Rooms
  • Home Automation & Generator Systems