6 Photo Opps for Fall Foliage around NH’s Merrimack Valley Region

Just because it’s the last weekend of October, doesn’t mean we have to forget about the foliage.  We mapped out a route around the Merrimack Valley Region where fall is still hanging on for a bit longer.  Come on and follow along! https://youtu.be/nubCdmg1yps What better way to start the day than with a trip to Canterbury Shaker Village.  Even in the morning fog it’s such a beautiful spot! This national historic landmark is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Canterbury Shakers. Explore the grounds, which includes 25 restored original Shaker buildings, 4 reconstructed Shaker buildings, and 700 acres of forests, gardens and nature trails.  If you time it right you might just get a glimpse of their resident cat.     Finished up at Shaker Village just in time for a mid-morning coffee.  My go to place for my morning brew is Revelstoke on Main Street in Concord.  [...]

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5 Stops to Spot Seasonal Sights in the Monadnock Region

The long holiday weekend is here, and foliage is popping just about everywhere.  Why not make a trip to the Monadnock Region to see some stunning fall scenery framing some cool spots for photo opps. https://youtu.be/VRFEIg_pJ1g To start our day we headed to the village of Ashuelot in the southwestern corner of the state.  We were there to see what local historians call one of New Hampshire’s most elaborate covered bridges: the Ashuelot Bridge.  Originally it was built as a way to get wood across the river for use by the Ashuelot Railroad as the railroad had a station located right in town. With access to the Ashuelot Rail Trail located right next to the bridge we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to break out the bikes for a ride. The trail is about 22 miles long and stretches from Keene to Hinsdale – following the old Ashuelot Railroad.  [...]

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5 Fall Photo Opps in New Hampshire’s White Mountains

Fall foliage is looking pretty spectacular in New Hampshire right now.  Color is coming out just about everywhere. The White Mountains Region is always a favorite spot for leaf peeping and this year is no exception. Check out this route that takes you off the beaten path! https://youtu.be/_h0JP5Qa_Aw    Why not kick off this trip with a waterfall!  There’s several places to access Livermore Falls, we found a spot in Campton on the western side of the Pemigewasset River.  Follow the path down a hill, and within just a few minutes you’ll be at a great place to take in the falls and the surroundings.  From this vantage point you have a great view of the cascades that tumble down about 25 feet through a small gorge.  A bonus at this local is the old railroad line… spend a few minutes walking along the path winds along the River. [...]

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5 Stops to See Fall Foliage in NH’s Great North Woods

Hard to believe but fall foliage season is here again! And Mother Nature is wasting no time creating a beautiful canvas of color across the landscape in New Hampshire.  Colors in the Great North Woods are already starting to shine. Take a look! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNxaR25hxVg First up on our itinerary is the Polish Princess Bakery in Lancaster.  Housed in a historic building right on Main Street, this has become a local favorite for their amazing homemade breads and pastries.  Not to mention all the other delights you’ll find like fresh made pizza.  And of course seasonal drinks! Is there really any other way to start a leaf peeping adventure than by fueling up with a pumpkin spice latte?   Next we headed to Weeks State Park.  Drive up the auto road to the summit of Mt Prospect and wow, you’re greeted with some pretty awesome views.  Walk around the estate [...]

2019-10-11T10:39:23-05:00
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THE GETAWAY CAR: NEW YORK CITY to NEW HAMPSHIRE’S LAKES REGION

Friends from New York City were seeking summer adventures outside the big city. So they headed to New Hampshire's Lakes Region for fresh air, beautiful scenery and unforgettable experiences. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84_6liWR49Q&feature=youtu.be Insta-worthy Summer Spots Breathtaking views are a thing in New Hampshire. Here are some stunning spots to snap selfies this summer in the Lakes Region! Unique Adventures to Try This Summer There are countless ways to soak up summer with your friends and family in New Hampshire's Lakes Region. Scroll through, get inspired and give these one-of-a-kind experiences a whirl.    

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NH According to…Jodi Picoult

You may recognize her from the New York Times bestseller list (with eight recent novels debuting at #1), from her books-turned-blockbuster films like My Sister’s Keeper and The Pact… or from hiking Moose Mountain and running errands in Hanover. Yes, world-famous author Jodi Picoult has been a resident of the Granite State for two decades now. Here, she tells us how the state influences her writing, why she and her family love calling NH home, and much more.  […]

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Experience a Seaside Botanical Garden and a Coastal Picnic too

  https://youtu.be/qPHpWS0lkLo As soon as you enter Fuller Gardens you’re greeted by an amazing abundance of beautiful blooms. Thousands of roses growing on the grounds – more than 1,500 bushes in all with more than 125 different varieties! Stroll around the grass pathways and take in the scent and captivating colors! Talk about a dazzling display of dahlia’s --- such an incredible variety! Check out the big bold dinnerplate dahlia! Spend some time in the conservatory – with more than 300 variety of cacti – there’s a lot to see inside. The Japanese Garden and koi pond is a must. Walk in through the tall trees and you immediately feel a sense of peacefulness. And on a hot day it's a nice shady reprieve from the sun. One of my fav spots was the front garden. A border of English perennials frames another section of rose bushes. Fountains and [...]

2019-08-13T13:22:19-05:00
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16 New Sights in the City of Keene

I’ve always had a particular fondness for the city of Keene.  Perhaps it’s because growing up in nearby Walpole, our family would travel to the “big city” to do our weekly grocery shopping, go out to dinner, or to  see a movie. Or, perhaps it’s because as an adult, I love the city’s Main Street (it's on USA Today’s list of Charming main streets across the US), lined with eclectic shops, great restaurants, a historic theatre and performance center, and cool coffee shops. Now, another reason to be enamored with the Elm City: a fantastic display of the city’s history in larger than life murals on buildings around downtown.   The murals were painted by the Walldogs. If you haven’t heard of them, they’re a group of professional sign  artists from all over the world. Each year, hundreds of these artists travel to one community to paint the town! The [...]

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How I Live Free: Able Ebenezer Brewing Company

  https://youtu.be/RZM7sBIlG3Q   After serving in the Army together, Mike Frizzelle and Carl Soderberg went their separate ways in 2011 — one to California and the other to New Hampshire. Though the distance didn’t stop them from working on a business plan together. But where would they build the brewery they envisioned? Ultimately, it was the “Live Free or Die” state that felt right. Today, Able Ebenezer Brewing Company crafts 1,000 barrels a year in Merrimack, New Hampshire, where friends can gather in the tap room to sip great beer and swap stories, watch a game or listen to live music. Why We Returned to New Hampshire The personality we bring to the business, the brand we have chosen and the message we want to communicate resonates here in New Hampshire better than anywhere else. When people think of craft beer from the “Live Free or Die” state, we [...]

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