For many islanders, the docks at Glendale are the gateway to their lives on the islands. Every summer the same scenes of arrivals and departures play out over and over. Islanders and their families arrive and pull up to the docks. Fond greetings are exchanged, cars are unloaded, boats are loaded and the family happily head out to their island home. There to enjoy the peace and tranquility of a simpler life. Meanwhile, some families arrive at the docks by boat from their island homes to shop, run errands or pick up their mail on the mainland. Others are leaving the island and will unload their boats, load up their cars, give fond farewells and leave for home. Summers are always a busy time at the docks.
The Town of Gilford regulates the operation of the Glendale Facility for use by residents, property owners and their guests. It is open from April 1 to October 31. The facility includes boat launches, docks, parking lots, trailer parking, trash and recycle receptacles, restrooms and mailboxes During the summer months the police have representatives to ensure the smooth operation of the facility and compliance with the rules.
The NH Marine Police are located in Glendale as well.
Reminder: Island Clean Up day is July 29, 2017 this year. It is always the last Saturday in August.
The Gilford Public Works department is very helpful to islanders bringing their clean up items to the town docks.
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