Squam Lake, NH

At the end of a three-hour drive, a long dirt road, and a winding driveway, you'll find a tucked-away cove where five households of my extended family have lived for six generations.

For a few weeks in August, all sixty-odd of us gather from our respective corners of the globe (yes, globe) and fill our sun-drenched days with swimming, mountaineering and each other's precious company.

This is the first summer since I was ten that we've had a boat. I'm ecstatic, because it lets us do so much more...

Like this!

Rattlesnake Cove

Squam is the place that has remained constant throughout my life, that has brought me together with my far-flung family time and again. It's why Augusts are sacred for me. I am beyond lucky. I never forget it.

"At the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling."



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