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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
We hear from performer Jamie Kaler, who you may recognize from his role in the TBS sitcom My Boys, appearances in bigtime shows like Friends and Will & Grace, or as a face you’ve seen around his hometown of Hooksett, New Hampshire. […]
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 [...]
Fall is one of my favorite times of the year so it’s always hard for me to see the leaves falling from the trees. But we are indeed putting the wraps on another foliage season in New Hampshire. And what a season it was! What a treat it was for me to see the transformation of the season each week as we traveled from region to region to capture the breathtakingly beautiful scenery. I must give props to Mother Nature though – she sure did put on one amazing show!! This video blog highlights the sights and sounds we found in our travels around the Granite State this fall. Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Check out my favorite photos
Wow! What can I say about the leaf transformation over the past several days? I think "unbe-leaf-able" pretty much sums it up! (I've been waiting all week to use that one). Seriously though, I had an amazing time seeking out the season's best foliage -- and from my view the colors are striking, stunning, and nothing short of SPECTACULAR! See my Great North Woods region trip.
Hello Friends! Here's a fun fact: 83 percent of New Hampshire is covered with trees. We're talking thousands and thousands, make that millions and millions of trees. While not all of them change color in the fall....a whole lot of them do, which is great because I LOVE leaves! Red, orange, yellow, crimson, coral, peach even green! Doesn't matter the color, I collect them all and I'm going out on a limb here to tell you one of my favorite fall activities is leaf-peeping! Along North Pembroke Road, Pembroke See more early fall colors