This picture was taken in June 1998 overlooking Mendum's Pond.
Mendum's Pond is located on Hall Road off Route 4 in Barrington, NH. This area is designated as a recreation area by the University of New Hampshire . Mendum's pond contains 187.6 acres of forestland, including two beaver ponds. It is a nice place to take a swim, drop a canoe in, or just hike around and enjoy the abundance of wildlife. Recently, there has been timber harvest activity, leaving openings in the forest, which is prime real estate for deer and moose.
In 1930, Arthur W. McDaniel donated a small parcel of what is now known as Mendum's Pond to the Women's Athletic Association of the University of New Hampshire. In 1970 he then granted the rest of the area to UNH for the sum of one dollar.
For the last few decades UNH has used some of the shoreline property to house its Sailing Club. The rest of the property has been allocated accordingly: a recreation area, an active natural and wildlife area, and a timber harvesting area. The recreation area consists of a picnic area, canoe rentals, and a playground.