WHO: Doug Most, Globe deputy managing editor/features, and family
WHERE: Holderness, N.H.
WHAT: Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
There will come a day when you are driving home from a camping/hiking/Storyland trip to New Hampshire and you need to get out of the car. Scratch that. The kids need to get out of the car. When that day comes, take Exit 24 off Route 93 and make your way to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. You’ll have as much fun as the kids will.
Even if you don’t take one of the 90-minute boat tours of the lake, there’s more than enough to occupy two or three hours. The boat tour could make it an all-day adventure. It’s a zoo in the middle of the forest, and the staff gives short, entertaining, educational talks on the animals, holding a falcon on their wrist or a lizard on their arm.
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