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Faraway Pond • Dalton • New Hampshire
A privately owned estate with 55 acres of forest, meadow and ponds protected by Forest Society Deed.  Faraway Pond  is fed by pure mountain springs.   Mountain scenery, trails, islands, bridges, beach and picture perfect views make the Faraway Pond Property a very special place in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
The Vision
We see a future where this magical spot is preserved as a place of natural beauty to be used for private retreat and celebration of nature for generations to come.  
The Mission
The mission of Faraway Pond is to maintain and create natural places and man made spaces that offer a place of refuge and serene natural beauty that restores the spirit, ignites creativity and delights our children (and inner child) with the possibilities for learning and recreation.  
 
The Goals for 2018/19
It is our goal to restore  the existing structures to their original beauty and strength, including bridges, gazebo, forest trails, driveways and roads and to add tasteful and traditional structures to enhance enjoyment,
Strategy
Our strategy is to follow the original plan for the pond property as outlined in the Forest Society Deed.  We plan to continue the tradition of offering annual leases to support the maintenance and enhancements for the  Faraway Pond Property.  Keeping the land open and natural requires lots of loving effort,  creative, careful landscaping and a curated vision.  We will engage the help of professionals and volunteers in the effort to preserve and enhance the property.   In addition we will take steps to make the property energy independent. 
Plan
                  • Build a Post and Beam Barn above the berm section of pond
                  • Increase the solar energy gain by adding solar panels to the barn roof 
                  • Enhance the strength of the bridges and add new surface for better safety
                  • Clear and widen the trails where they have grown over 
                  • Remove fallen trees and clear debris from forest floor
                  • Resurface and restore the native gravel drives and existing parking areas
                  • Plant a pumpkin patch 
                  • Prune the orchard
                   • Install 2 "Flow" bee hives
                   • Host a cider making day in the Fall
                   • Host a Honey Gathering day in the Summer