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    The Basin – Tuesday Tour Guide

    Henry David Thoreau described the Basin in Franconia Notch as “perhaps the most remarkable curiosity of its kind in New England”. Samuel Eastman said it was “one of the beautiful haunts of Nature, a luxurious and delicious bath fit for the ablutions of a goddess.” I have lived in New England for most of my life and had never heard of it until moving up here. The first time we heard the Basin  mentioned was when Ryan’s class couldn’t make it to their field trip due to a road closure, so they picnicked at the Basin. I didn’t give the place much thought until some friends mentioned how beautiful it…

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    Devil’s Hopyard – Tuesday Tour Guide

    The Devil’s Hopyard is a site in the White Mountain National Forest.  When my friends first asked if we wanted to hike to the Devil’s Hopyard with them, I wasn’t sure what I was getting into.  The name sounds intimidating, but the Appalachian Mountain Club’s White Mountain Guide classifies it as an easy hike that is relatively short and flat (only 2.6 miles round trip and 250 feet of elevation gain). The trailhead begins at South Pond Recreation Area in Stark, New Hampshire.  The Day Use Area there features a beach, picnic tables and grills.  There is a $7/car fee to access the Day Use Area, but since we were…

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    The Devil’s Hopyard – Sunday Snapshots

    Recently we had the chance to hike to the Devil’s Hopyard with friends.  The trail is located in the White Mountain National Forest and is accessed from South Pond in Stark, NH.  The name sounded ominous, but it turned out to be a gorgeous and fairly easy hike!   Keep your eyes out for a more detailed post and description of our hike to the Devil’s Hopyard on Tuesday!   This blog is participating in the Sundays in my City link up.  To see photo posts from other bloggers’ communities, click the button below.

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    Littleton, New Hampshire – My (New) Hometown!

    Littleton is a very cheerful little mountain town, full of quirky shops and restaurants.  The town seems to have almost a magnetic pull to it.  People are just drawn here. The first time I ever visited Littleton, I was amazed by what a cute little town it was and wondered what it would be like to live here.  Unbeknownst to me, Cal had driven through the town two years earlier and thought the exact same thing.  I have met so many other people who were drawn to this town in the same way. Still, when it came time to decide where to move to in New Hampshire, we never considered…

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    Fourth of July Festivities – Littleton, NH

    Last week was a busy week for us between fireworks, friendly potlucks and a town-wide block party.  It was a great first Fourth of July experience in our new hometown of Littleton.  The small town we were renting in previously was a very isolating experience for us, our experience thus far in Littleton has been the complete opposite of that and I have loved exploring and getting to know the town and area better. On the 3rd we had a potluck with new friends and then rushed home in order to see the Littleton Fireworks show.  We were having such a great time with friends, that we ran later than…