Brookfield

My tour of Brookfield marks another milestone for me. Last week, I completed Cheshire County. Brookfield is in Carroll County, so now I have toured at least one town in every county in New Hampshire.

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With views like this, I was sure I was going to love Brookfield. Moose Mountain is a big part of Brookfield life, with several nearby hiking trails and recreational areas…

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I decided to check out the Mountain Lake Hike at the Ellis R. Hatch Wildlife Management Area.

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What a wonderful¬† hike. As soon as you pass the gate, you cross a small bridge. The stream flowing beneath was so pretty, I couldn’t help but stop for a bit…

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The first part of the trail was the steepest, but I took my time and admired all of the signs of spring along the way…

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The only wildlife I saw

The only wildlife I saw

The were plenty of old cellar holes to wonder about. I couldn’t help but thinking about what life on the mountain must have been like when the Mountain Lake Camp was there.

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When I got to the lake, I just sat on the grassy banks and enjoyed…

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On my way back to the parking area, I saw what was left of an old tree with a small hole in the base. With the only noises around me being the songs of the birds, I imagined a gnome or a wood sprite quietly living out it’s day here…

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From the same parking area, there is access to the Copple Crown Hike. The trail map recommends about 4 1/2 hours for this hike and I knew I just wasn’t going to have enough time. Just down the road…

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is another hiking trail. I had to chuckle about the name…The Tumbledown Dick Hike.¬† As I was driving along Tumbledown Dick Road, I saw a HUGE patch of purple trillium (one of my most favorite spring flowers) next to a stone wall.

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I read later there are over 136 miles of stone walls in Brookfield. It isn’t surprising given how many old farms I saw…

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I was quite happy to come across a marshy area full of beautiful yellow flowers…

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It’s hard to give you a sense of scale,¬† but this overturned tree root system was nearly twice as large as my jeep.

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The railroad also played a big part in Brookfields history…

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And imagine my surprise, as I was driving along one of the many dirt roads, to see this in someone’s side yard…

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It looks lovingly restored, but a bit out of place. The antique gas pumps I saw in town also look restored…

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Another very common sight were small cemeteries. They are all over the place. Some have several graves while others have only one or two…

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I thoroughly enjoyed visiting Brookfield! I hope you did too! See you next week.

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8 Comments on “Brookfield”

  1. Alexandra Ene May 26, 2014 at 10:19 am #

    love, love, love the one with the bike and the sign, such a great idea.

    • Touring NH May 26, 2014 at 10:49 am #

      There were some beautiful farm signs. I love the flowers in the basket.

  2. New Hampshire Garden Solutions May 26, 2014 at 11:22 pm #

    The yellow flowers are marsh marigolds and they obviously are loving it there. I like how they built a little roof over the gas pump. They must really care about it. This looks like a great place that I’ve never been to.

    • Touring NH May 27, 2014 at 12:16 am #

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      It is definitely worth the drive! There was so much to see in such a small town!

  3. marthaschaefer May 27, 2014 at 11:22 am #

    Glorious spring shots of a place I have yet to visit. It is now on my list. So happy to see you out “touring” again!!

    • Touring NH May 27, 2014 at 6:15 pm #

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      Thank you. Brookfield is definitely worth the drive!

  4. mariekeates May 27, 2014 at 5:25 pm #

    What lovely photos of a lovely place, I love the old train carriage, or is it a tram car?

    • Touring NH May 27, 2014 at 6:14 pm #

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      Thank you. It is a train car. I was just surprised to see it in the middle of nowhere in someone’s yard.

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