37 Pleasant Street | New London, NH | 603.526.6368

If you are an ORFS participant and would like the monthly ORFS schedule emailed to you, please contact COA at 526-6368.

PLEASE JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY AT 10 a.m. for the following:

November 2018 Schedule

Meeting time is 10:00am

NOVEMBER 6 - EAGLE POND - Wilmot, NH. LEADERS: George and Nancy Smith - (802) 436-2616. Hike around the pond.

DIRECTIONS: Take Route 11 to Potter Place. Turn left (west) on Route 4 for 1.6 miles. Turn left on Eagle Pond Road and park right away near the rail trail. Bring a lunch and chair.


NOVEMBER 13 – Hazen Trail, Norwich, VT. LEADERS: George and Nancy Smith – (802) 436-2616. Hike the Hazen Trail (1.9 mi.). Eat lunch at King Arthur Flour.

DIRECTIONS: From New London take I-89 north crossing into Vermont merge onto I-91 north to Exit 13 toward Norwich/Hanover, turn right on Main St./VT-10A, turn right on Montshire Road, continue straight past the turn to the museum, Hazen Trail Head is on the left. To lunch go back to Main St. and turn left, continue on VT-10A under I-91 and turn left on VT-5, King Arthur Flour is on the left (about ½ mi.)


NOVEMBER 20 – Warner Waterloo Retreat Road Trail in Warner. LEADER: Gene Stanphill (603 938 5683).

DIRECTIONS: From exit 9 on I-95 in Warner, turn right on Rt 103 toward Newbury and go 2.3 miles. After crossing Warner-Sutton town line twice, turn left on E. Robey District Rd at the vertical sign post and bear left 0.3 miles past a tall retaining wall on right to sandy parking area on right. Lunch after hike at Pizza Chef in Bradford on corner of Rt 103 and E.Main #107.


NOVEMBER 27- The Fells, Newbury, NH. LEADER: Jim Harris (603) 748-7244. We will hike the trails and eat lunch on the veranda of the Estate house. Bring your lunch with you on the hike. We’ll walk back to the parking area after lunch. Those who want a shorter walk can stay on the road.

DIRECTIONS: From New London Four Corners (Flying Goose Pub) take King Hill Road to a left onto Rt. 103A and continue about 3 mi. and the Fells is on the right. We will park at the gate house. Handicapped drivers are welcomed to drive down to park at the Estate house for lunch.

December 2018 Schedule

DEC. 4th----Bowling at Meyer Maple Lanes, 125 Maple Ave. Claremont, NH. Bowl 10 pin or candle pin---Leader is Skip Hause, 603-440-2256. DIRECTIONS: From center of Claremont Opera House Square, take Pleasant St. (Rts 11 and 12) south toward Charlestown for 0.09 miles. Turn right at light on Maple St. In 0.6 miles turn at CITGO sign to Maple Lanes no. 125 behind the EZ Mart. Lunch at Chinese Imperial Buffet, 154 Washington St. Claremont, NH 03743.

ATTENTION, party animals! This is also the deadline to reserve your place for our annual Christmas party next week! Please make check out to Lyon Brook for $17.50 and send to Rosemary Silverberg at 101 Winslow Circle, New London, 03257.


Dec. 11th---Annual Caroling, Christmas Party and Yankee Swap in New London---Program director, Kathy Coombs, 763-2307, and Party Coordinator, Rosemary Silverberg, 526-7940--- DIRECTIONS: Meet at Bittersweet Residence on Pleasant St., (past the Chapin Center on the next block on right.) After enjoying the refreshments, drive to Lyon Book at 332 Parkside Rd. in New London. Please wear seasonal festive attire. Choose a prop and hat in the outer hall when you arrive. It is always amazing how we manage to provide such great entertainment with no books or rehearsals. All you have to do is follow the leader! After we finish at Lyon Brook, we will go into their lovely dining room for a catered holiday buffet. We have permission to BYOB. Please bring a desirable gift for our infamous Yankee Swap, which is always a grand finale!


Dec. 18th---no scheduled event

Dec. 25th---Merry Christmas!

Jan. 1st---Happy New Year!


Jan. 8th---Hike or snowshoe the Kidder-Cleveland-Clough Trail in New London before ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING---Hike leader is Valerie Davey, 603-843-8615 and meeting leaders, Kathy and Bill Coombs, 763-2307. DIRECTIONS: Turn left past the Chapin Center onto Cougar Ct. Drive past the elementary school and Outing Club on your right. At the end of the road you will see a large fenced in parking area. Drive back to the fence where the trail begins. Afterward get back in your car or walk up to the Chapin Center's big downstairs room for lunch. (Help appreciated with food. Would you be willing to donate a crockpot of soup, a loaf of good bread, cider or dessert? Please let Kathy know. Thanks!) When we are well fed we will have our annual one hour business meeting to assess how we are doing? Any ideas for new events and/or ideas for improvement? Please consider being a weekly leader or host. We also need more volunteers for monthly coordinators to share the responsibility of planning activities. We are thankful for every member's individual contributions. May we always strive to KEEP ORFS STRONG!