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Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,819
Posted By ghfromaltonbay

I remember hearing that the last room or 2 of the upper motel is within the ROW. I believe the ROW is 50 feet on either side of the center line of Route 11. Not sure if the restaurant building is...
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,819
Posted By ghfromaltonbay
Few motel units at Sandy Point

Sandy Point cottages went seasonal back in the 1980's. There are about 35 cottages all leased by the season. The Hillside motel was changed from 8 rooms to 4 two room efficiencies and they are also...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,200
Posted By ghfromaltonbay
Harbor Freight - great coupons

We have had HF here in NJ for years. I agree, not necessarily the place for professional contractors, but for those of us who occasionally need a tool, it's great. Also, their coupons have gotten me...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 02-19-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,016
Posted By ghfromaltonbay
VK is tops!

Had early dinner (4:45 pm) last Friday at VK. The broiled haddock special was worth the trip from Alton. Only 3 cars in the lot and 3 booths occupied. There were many takeout orders called in when I...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,835
Posted By ghfromaltonbay
Thanks, Slick craft!

Spent several days in Alton last week. Saturday the 13th was a perfect day to watch the runway. Had early dinner at the Dockside and had a front row seat for watching some planes and helicopters take...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,723
Posted By ghfromaltonbay
This time NJ got slammed.

About 2 feet here in northeast NJ (about 12 miles west of GW Bridge). It snowed from Sunday afternoon till late morning on Tuesday. Luckily I ran the snowblower on Monday when we had 15" of powdery...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,947
Posted By ghfromaltonbay
No thanks

Staying in an uninsulated cottage with no running water to boot isn't my idea of a good time. Unless April is unusually warm, May 1 is soon enough to start enjoying the season.
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,947
Posted By ghfromaltonbay
Alton Water Dept

Since we are on town water, we can't open up until late April after Alton turns on the water beyond the back bay bridge on Route 11.
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 03-11-2020, 12:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 28,096
Posted By ghfromaltonbay
Sandy Point

Just wish the Farmer's Kitchen had taken over Sandy Point Restaurant. The diner in Wolfeboro isn't very big. Will this be open year round or just tourist season?
Forum: Getting Here 03-05-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,292
Posted By ghfromaltonbay
Getting to 91 is the problem

I tried using 91 on my trip back to NJ. The problem was getting to 91 from Alton was a nightmare. I took Route 89 to 9, no problem, but from there on it was terrible. I was stuck behind 2 tanker...
Forum: Getting Here 03-04-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,292
Posted By ghfromaltonbay
Changed made

Correct, Barney Bear. Too many toll booths too close together on the GSParkway. I live right off Exit 157. They have improved the spacing by eliminating half the toll booths but doubling the tolls....
Forum: Getting Here 03-03-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,292
Posted By ghfromaltonbay
Culture shock!

This thread rings a bell. My retired parents stayed in Alton Bay from May - October for 30 years. Every fall when they returned to northern NJ, my Dad would need about a month to get over the shock...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,165
Posted By ghfromaltonbay

Check out a place called Suite Inn in Wolfeboro. It's a group of 4 apartments each with 2 bedrooms & full kitchen for short term rental. It's right in town across the side street from Black's Store...
Forum: Winter Sports 02-12-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,366
Posted By ghfromaltonbay
Winter Carnival

Most activities will be in the parking lot instead of on the ice. Several years ago when the ice was thinner too, they had horse drawn wagon rides instead of the sled.
Forum: History 01-31-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 30,499
Posted By ghfromaltonbay
Property taxes

Wow! Their property taxes are almost $1000/yr less than what I pay here in NJ for a house assessed at $149K. Mine would sell for about $325K and is a 1300 square ft cape on a 48x100' lot. I chuckle...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 01-20-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,761
Posted By ghfromaltonbay
Winter schedule

Last winter the diner was closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays. I just checked their Facebook page and it again shows closed those 2 weekdays. You should be safe for Thursday, Dan.
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 12-19-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,266
Posted By ghfromaltonbay
Restaurants in Wolfeboro

During the winter Garwoods, Nolan's, and Wolfe's Tavern are all good places to eat. If you travel a little farther, the new Dockside Restaurant in Alton Bay will also be open. Good place for...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,773
Posted By ghfromaltonbay
Wolfeboro Bay?

To me it looks like Barndoor Island behind The Mount and Rattlesnake Island in the background. Gunstock all the way in the back??
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,433
Posted By ghfromaltonbay
Problem with FoxNews

There seems to have been a widespread problem with Fox News channel. Don't remember if it was Tues. or Wed. around 5:30 pm, but I was watching the channel thru my HD DVR set top box with no problem....
Forum: Automotive 10-11-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,744
Posted By ghfromaltonbay

The 2 keyless remotes for my 2010 Malibu lasted until this past spring & summer. The diagnosis was broken contacts inside on both. I lucked out at this website recently too as the A.C. Delco remotes...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,251
Posted By ghfromaltonbay

There was one episode filmed in Alton. Officer Arseneault was on Letter S Road checking 2 guys for fishing licenses. The 17 yr old wouldn't cooperate & refused to talk or give any ID. The Alton PD...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,818
Posted By ghfromaltonbay
Talk Paul

Rattlesnake Gal who is a longtime contributor on the forum is Mrs. Tall Paul.
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,770
Posted By ghfromaltonbay

I remember very well, it was 1988 when we had a stretch of 90+ degree days. My nephew was born 7/21/88 and we were in a stretch of hot weather and the lake got to 84 degrees. We tied our inflatable...
Forum: History 06-13-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,550
Posted By ghfromaltonbay
Where were you.....

Back in 1969, we weren't seasonal renters and only vacationed for 2 or 3 weeks in Alton Bay during the month of August. On July 20, 1969 we were still in NJ attending a late afternoon wedding and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,954
Posted By ghfromaltonbay
Turtle Kraal Campground

Turtle Kraal RV Park on Route 28 in Alton rents sites on short term and seasonal bases. They are just south of the Alton circle. Check their website. Heard lots of good things about the facilities....
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