Naswa Resort

by Claire Folini
(Western, MA)

My parents Richard and Peggy Monahan found the Lakes Region and the Naswa Resort in Laconia quite by accident when looking for a place to stay for a New Hampshire vacation. We never stopped going back and had many fond memories of Lake Winnipesaukee and the Naswa Resort. Once we tried to spend the week at Hampton Beach and it was never the same.

My parents always wanted to retire in the lakes region but my mother died in 1985 of ovarian cancer and my father passed on in 2005. I am writing a travel guide that is dedicated to them, hopefully to be published soon.

My fondest memories are cleaning the cottage of all the cereal and bread to feed to the ducks, hitting Weirs Beach, and renting boats for our week of glory.

My favorite eats would have to be Hart's Turkey Farm, Naswa Resort Restaurant and Beach Bar, and Tamarack. My son graduated from college in Plymouth and we went to Hart's afterwards.

I ended up moving to New Hampshire after I was married and brought my children to the Lakes Region. I currently live back in Western, Massachusetts. My children both live in New Hampshire near Laconia. I would move to the Lakes Region in a heart beat.

Claire Folini

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Mar 29, 2010
for Claire
by: Victoria Makris

Claire ,
I remember your family well.Those were fun days. Please send a family photo sometime. Please visit with your family.

Mar 29, 2010
Bringing back the memories
by: Marilyn

Hello Claire!
Your post was so poignant--I could see you running out of the cottage with your leftover cereal, off to feed the ducks on the Lake!

The NASWA Resort is so proud of those kinds of fond family memories and we appreciate your sharing them. Since this year, the Resort celebrates 75 years of Family, Friends, Food and Fun, we hope you'll come by this season and celebrate with us!

Please identify yourself to Cynthia and/or Victoria Makris--the third generation of women running the Resort--I know they'd love to meet you!

Thank you for the kind words and sentiments!

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