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The Fells

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Matt S wrote a review Oct 2020
Brighton, Michigan1,901 contributions479 helpful votes
The Fells was a gorgeous venue for a fantastic outdoor wedding and covered reception pavilion. The history of the building was certainly enlightening, but the star of the show, hands down, is the grounds themselves. It is absolutely gorgeous, combining gardens, woods, mountains, and a great backdrop of Lake Sunapee. The staff here during the wedding were great, and the food and drink (catered) excellent. Overall, the lucky couple couldn't have chosen a better wedding venue in the area!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Gina K wrote a review Jul 2020
Allentown, Pennsylvania22 contributions3 helpful votes
This is a magical and historical place to visit in the Lake country of New Hampshire! The gardens are truly lovely and the walking trails are well marked. Saw a sweet family of 15 plus turkeys trundling through the lower garden...what a treat!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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joycesQ2456CF wrote a review Jul 2020
NEWBURY, United States5 contributions3 helpful votes
The Fells is beautiful. There are lovely gardens, a magnificent house, educational and musical offerings. Children will be fascinated by the fairy house making area. The hiking trails are well maintained but could use a bit more marking.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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PaleoGypsy wrote a review Jul 2020
Reading, Pennsylvania1,915 contributions430 helpful votes
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The cost of admission per adult to see the gardens and National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is $10.00 per person. An additional fee is charged to tour the home. Bring EXACT cash. The cash is placed in a wooden box. No envelopes are completed, as everything strictly works off of the honor system. If you are from out-of-state and are unfamiliar with the area, be aware of the fact that your GPS may navigate you to a residential area. You may only be located about three-tenths of a mile from your destination. When you do arrive, you will park in a gravel parking lot. Look for the”kiosk” to pay, and view the map. Walk down the 0.25 mile gravel road to access the main areas. In addition to touring the gardens, there are miles of well-maintained trails that are included in the NWR. I especially enjoyed the trail that allows some glimpses of Lake Sunapee-the John Hay Ecology Trail (1.5 miles). If you are seeking the quiet and want to listen to the birds singing, you will have to contend with the seasonal and competing sounds of motorboats and jet skis from the adjacent, Lake Sunapee. These sounds, however, are the sounds of money for this area, as this is a tourist-town. Hopefully, in the future, the NWR will increase its amount of bog trails, as humans are interfering with a portion of the land along the trail. Look for snakes,herrings, squirrels, chipmunks, and more. The bathroom facilities are about 1 year in age. They are beautiful and impeccably cleaned. Overall, this visit proved to be an enjoyable experience.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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NHWanderlust wrote a review May 2020
NH1,768 contributions262 helpful votes
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We stumbled upon this beautiful place on a drive around Lake Sunapee. It's a combination of woodland nature trails, quirky and humorous sculptures, and a gorgeous estate - all gifted to the State of New Hampshire by the Hay family, the patriarch of which (John Hay) was quite an accomplished person. Since we visited on the day it opened, the wildflowers were not in bloom. But the trails and the grounds were still very enjoyable. A very peaceful, quiet place to enjoy nature. Can't wait to go back.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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