Did you know Hopkinton was once the state capital of New Hampshire? Yes, indeed! (Albeit a few years ago, now). That’s not the only cool thing I learned while exploring the towns of Hopkinton and nearby Warner. Take a look for and see for yourself! Learn More
I’ve always been fond of the lovely lakeside community of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. One of the first things I like to do when I take a trip to the town, is head to the town docks and just sit back and enjoy the beautiful views of the Big Lake (aka Lake Winnipesaukee). But beyond the scenic beauty, you’ll find the small town charm that many New Hampshire towns are known for, and let’s talk about all the things you can see and do when you’re visiting.
Thought I’d share a few of the pictures I captured on my travels through town. Enjoy! Be sure to stay tuned for our next v-log when we head to the town that boasts the oldest surviving covered bridge in the world! Learn More
Buckle up because we’re heading out on an adventure! This week we’re taking a ride into the world of rally car driving. Now, before you say you can’t do it because you have no idea how to drive a rally car, neither did I. Here’s the scoop: you don’t need to be a professional driver to do this. All you need is an open mind and a willingness to learn. So sit back, strap yourself in and let’s put the pedal to the medal. Learn More
I’ve heard a lot about the mysterious caves and rock formations at America’s Stonehenge and finally made some time to go and see it for myself. There are more than 100 acres, so one of the first things you’ll notice as you start to walk the grounds is that nature is all around you. The day I visited I could hear the birds chirping away in the trees, and on the ground rustling leaves, sure signs other small wildlife was right nearby. Learn More
If you’ve never visited a distillery before, you’re not alone. I hadn’t either, until I took a road trip to one of my favorite areas of New Hampshire, the Monadnock Region. When you get there, head to the town of Winchester and step inside the New England Sweetwater Farm and Distillery. It’s really cool to see what the owners are doing to capture the flavors of the region in their handcrafted spirits. Learn More
It’s a beautiful time of year for a road trip to New Hampshire. For anyone who enjoys a scenic drive I’ve got just the place. Head to the Franconia Notch area and keep your eyes out for beautiful spikes of purple, pink, blue and white along the roadsides. I’m talking about lupines, lots and lots of lupines. Learn More
A castle in the woods of the Monadnock Region? Yes, indeed. How it got there, and the woman who built it make for some very interesting history in this region. I’ve wanted to visit this site for….well, let’s just say a long time. Finally I satisfied my curiosity.
How cool would it be to make your own loofah out of fiber from farm animals? I’ll tell you, very cool and easy too! And you don’t need to have your own farm to do it. Nestled in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, the Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa offers visitors the opportunity to experience their working farm and take a class in wet felting. I stopped by this spring to see what it was all about. As a native Granite Stater, I have to admit I had never heard of wet felting so I was pretty keen to learn the basic technique. Learn More
It’s a tell-tale sign of spring in New Hampshire, maple sugaring season. And it’s one of my favorite times of the year. As soon as the snowbanks start to recede and the temperatures start to rise, you can bet you’ll start to see steam billowing from sugar houses. There’s nothing quite like stepping into a sugarhouse and having the sweet smell of boiling sap greet you.
The making of maple syrup, a centuries old tradition, is a rite of spring in New Hampshire and it’s celebrated at sugar houses all over the state. March, also known as Maple Month in the Granite State is your open invitation to stop by local sugar houses, talk to maple producers and see first-hand how this sweet treat is made.