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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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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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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The Lure of the Lupines: 5 Spots for Photo Opps

  You could pretty much set your calendar to it.  When you see spikes of purple, pink, blue and white dotting the landscape you know it’s got to be June in the 603.  If you’re not sure where to go to photograph them, we’ve got a few ideas. https://youtu.be/sExxID0HGGM Head to Sugar Hill, Franconia and Bethlehem and you’re sure to spot the large showy spikes growing just about everywhere – near ponds, along roadsides and of course in fields. For the 1st photo opp  – we’re taking you to the field across from the Sunset Hill House  in Sugar Hill.  A wooden fence surrounds the area and there's a big ole maple tree right in the middle of the field, and of course lupines. Lots and lots of lupines. I’d say that combination pretty much adds up to picture perfect. Our 2nd stop is perhaps one of the most [...]

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