On Golden Pond — Still Touches the Spirit


We just returned from renting a cottage on the still pristine Lake Winnipesaukee in NH. Amazingly, the place in W. Alton, NH remains mostly unchanged from my first stay there as a kid in 1970. This week helped bring back the memories of childhood– swimming, canoeing, enjoying the gorgeous sunsets (see photos below), hiking Mt. Major, giant Kiddie ice cream cones at Sawyers, the teen-friendly arcade at Weirs Beach, tasty pizza at Giuseppe’s in Meredith, the free concerts at Cate Park in Wolfeboro…

Many things remain the same and it refreshes the spirit to know that there’s a part of our lives and in nature that can remain constant and keep us connected to nature. For me, it was an “on golden pond” experience… and one that my family wants to continue the tradition.

(note: The movie “On Golden Pond” with Henry & Jane Fonda and Katherine Hepburn was filmed on Squam Lake, NH, about 12 miles from where these photos were taken — in the “Lakes Region” in central New Hampshire, USA.)

Two nights in a row of spectacular sunsets

Perfect place to watch a July sunset

Magical sky over Lake Winnipesaukee (Gilford and W. Alton NH)

David Conti
David Conti is a health & wellness advocate, marketing executive, community leader, and creative corporate communicator. A graduate of Boston College, David’s many interests include corporate health programs, music, personal growth, sustainability, Qi Gong, and building a social media community. He is also the co-founder of NE Businesses for Social Responsibility, which he started in 1988.
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