Oct 232017
Camping in New Hampshire

Camping in New Hampshire

Fall is the perfect time to go camping in New Hampshire. The weather is cool but not too cold, and the foliage is a stunning sight to behold. If you have the time to spare, head out for one of these local New Hampshire outdoor getaways.


Bear Brook State Park

A large portion of Allenstown, New Hampshire is made up of Bear Brook State Park. This park is perfect for those near Hurlbert Toyota, as it’s just a 40-minute drive from Epping, New Hampshire. With over 10,000 acres to explore and 101 wooded campsites to choose from, you’ll have no trouble making yourself at home here.


Coleman State Park 

If you head north you’ll come across Coleman State Park, a charming sight situated on Little Diamond Pond. It’s a great spot for fishing, kayaking, and more. The park also has several cabins for rent, great for colder nights or larger groups.


Deer Mountain Campground

This campsite is way up north in Pittsburg, New Hampshire, just south of Canada. The 25-site campground is located in the gorgeous Connecticut Lakes State Forest. It’s the place to go if you’re looking for a primitive camping experience. It’s great for wildlife watching—you may even spot a moose if you get lucky!

Jun 272017
New Hampshire July 4th

New Hampshire July 4th

New Hampshire July 4th celebrations are plentiful. In fact, you might have a harder time deciding which ones you don’t want to go to than finding one in the first place.


15th Annual American Celebration in Portsmouth

On July 1st, 3rd, and 4th, the Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth has a festival in honor of the country’s anniversary, featuring activities ranging from 1940s-style swing dance to a Naturalization Ceremony for new citizens to the Old-Fashion Field Day event.

2nd Annual Light Up the Sky in Salem

Nearby Salem High School celebrates its second year hosting this 4th of July event with food, drink, and activities that include dancing, fire safety trailer tours by the Salem Fire Department, and even the singing competition Salem Idol.

Big Island Pond Fireworks Show

A lake that stretches from Atkinson through Darry and Hampstead, the Big Island Pond is an awesome place to be for the annual fireworks show. The date is currently set for July 3rd, but if the event is rained out it will be moved to the next day on July 4th. The show begins at 9:15pm.

Fireworks Over Wolfeboro Bay

This one’s a bit of a drive from Hurlbert Toyota’s hometown of Epping—an hour drive, to be exact—but the spectacle of the July 4th  parade followed by fireworks over Wolfeboro Bay that evening is an event that can’t be missed.

We at Hurlbert Toyota picked out our favorite New Hampshire July 4th events for you to check out. Of course, these are only four of them, and there are plenty more out there.

Jun 112015

Cat in towel

Kitten season is officially upon us, meaning animal shelters across the country are being flooded with tiny furry friends, in addition to the adult population already on hand. This is why June is recognized as Adopt-a-Cat month. If you’ve been considering adding a fuzzy friend to your family, spend some time to find the purrfect new addition.

The American Humane Association offers some great advice when considering adopting a cat. Here are some of their suggestions.

  • Consider adopting two. Cats are very social animals, and with two cats on hand, they will be able to keep each other company. This is especially useful if you work full-time and they are left alone all day.
  • Find a cat with a complimentary personality. Visit with multiple cats and talk with workers at the animal shelter to help you find a cat with a personality that works with yours.
  • Introduce the cat slowly to the family. If you have young children or other pets at home, your new cat will need a few weeks to adjust. Keep them in a secluded area with everything they need and slowly work them into your family unit.

To help you find the ideal kitty, use sites like petfinder.com to search for local cats that are available for adoption. You can even customize the search for adult cats, kittens, and other needs, such as the cat being declawed.

Will you be adding a cuddly, purring addition to your family soon? Send Hurlbert Toyota some pictures if you do!

Nov 032014

A new cargo van is helping feed the hungry in Exeter, New Hampshire. The van, worth over $35,000, was donated to The Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry by the Exeter Area New Cars Dealers Association, which includes Hurlbert Toyota, a non-profit collaboration between car dealers in the area. The Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry is using the new van in order to deliver meals to members of the city who are in need.

“The new van will be used transport tons of supplies and food – about 135 tons” says Cleo Castonguay, Exeter’s Society of Saint Vincet de Paul’s president.

In 2012-2013, the nonprofit had donated over 269,700 pounds of food, with a value of $730,000. These food items went into making over 190,000 meals. For the 2014 year, $1 million dollars worth of food has already been distributed.

The van includes trunk doors that open all the way so they touch the sides of the vehicle, which eliminates excess space when trying to back the vehicle right up to a loading dock, a rear-view camera that allows the driver to maneuver in reverse safely, and a sunken floor that adds on an additional foot of space for cargo.

Aug 122014

Toyota recognizes the importance of giving back to its community and recently donated approximately $100,000 towards the Blue Springs Water Garden project in Blue Springs, Mississippi.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi is proud to call Blue Springs its home. The park will have features for all ages to enjoy, including a picnic pavilion, play structure, butterfly garden, and a community garden that focuses on Toyota’s sustainability and conservation efforts.

“We could not have asked for a better corporate and community partner and we are thrilled to work with Toyota on this project,” said Blue Springs Mayor, Rita Gentry, in a statement. “This park will serve as a symbol of the wonderful relationship we share with Toyota and will be a safe community space that all our residents can enjoy. We have bright future together.”

Construction on the park will be completed by September 20, 2014, in time for Toyota’s National Public Lands Day event. Both Toyota team members and members of the Blue Springs community will work together to build the park.

While Blue Springs, Mississippi may be far from us here at Hurlbert Toyota, we are proud to see Toyota working to become an integral part of its community by working together with local residents.