Environmental Education Center
928 White Oaks Road
Laconia, NH 03246
Open year round, seven days a week.
Prescott Farm offers environmental education for all ages throughout the year including WildQuest camps, public programs, field trips, and long-term partnerships with local elementary schools.
Prescott Farm has been owned by the Prescott family for over 200 years. Originally comprised of 700 acres, bounded on one side by Paugus Bay and including three small islands, Prescott Farm ceased to be an active farm in the 1960s. In 1997 the family established a private non-profit organization and gifted 160 acres of farmland to it, and entered into a partnership with the NH Audubon Society to offer environmental education programs.
The farm is designated as an official New Hampshire Wildlife Viewing Area and offers hiking on more than three miles of woodland, pond and field trails. Visitors can also explore the three-story historic barn, beautiful heritage flower and vegetable gardens, and an old-fashioned maple sugar operation (during the month of March).
The trails are open daily from dawn to dusk. There are three main trails, the Forest Trail; the Pond Loop Trail; and the Sugar Trail.