Peterborough Part 1

There is no better time to start a blog about New Hampshire than in the fall when the trees are putting on a spectacular show for us all to enjoy. I’ve decided to start with my hometown of Peterborough. I have plenty of pictures from around town, but the point of this blog is for me to get out and see the towns that I’m writing about. That being said, I set out last weekend capture some of my favorite places in Peterborough.

As I drove past the fly pond, I stopped to enjoy the colors reflecting on the water…

From there, I went to the dam on Hunt Road. There is a great little area there where you can relax and enjoy the river, maybe do a little fishing…

From here, I drove down Rt. 202 towards downtown. I knew that it would be easier for me to park in Depot Square and walk around than try to park at all the spots I want to go to. At a brisk walk, you could cover downtown in about 10 minutes. I took about 2 hours, stopping at the many cool places in town. Probably one of the most photographed  buildings is the iconic Peterborough Diner…

Walking towards the river, I came to a pavilion and the walking path that leads to a beautiful park where they have a farmers market all summer long…

From the park you can see the church steeple…

Peterborough has a unique selection of shops and boutiques in downtown. Some of them are found in Depot Square, while others are on Grove Street. Here are a few in Depot Square…

And here is a view of Grove Street…

Putman Park is on Grove Street, next to the river and the post office. It is a great place to gather with friends, picnic, play ball or just hang out…

I am going to make an exception here about all photos being taken the week the blog is written. Putman Park is absolutely beautiful in the spring…

I walked towards Main Street to get a good view of town hall, but had to stop and take several pictures of a Korean Dogwood Tree…

Then turned to see the church whose steeple I could see from the park…

A bit of history here, Thorton Wilder loosely based his play “Our Town” on Peterborough. Another historic fact is that the library was the first free public library in the country…

I was headed back to my jeep when a sight on the fence side of Rt 202 caught my eye, sometimes the small things are the neatest…

As I drove up Old Street Road, I thought about all of the history right here in town. I’ve lived here 8 years and never knew until recently that the drummer boy, William Davidson, from the Revolutionary War is buried here..

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I rounded out my day by stopping at a marsh on Rt 202…

In Peterborough Part 2, I’ll check out lots of other great places!

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