Hancock

Hancock is a historic town, with plenty of photography opportunities. The town was settled in 1764 and was named Hancock in 1779 in honor of John Hancock. The town offices are housed in the old school building…

And, yes, the small building in the foreground in the Police Department.

I parked behind the post office and found some great views of Norway Pond…

The geese certainly seemed to be enjoying the shoreline. From there, I walked across the street and visited the War Memorial and the Pine Ridge Cemetary…

Back across the street is the First Congregational Church. It is said to be one of the most photographed churches in New Hampshire…

The next most well-known building is the Hancock Inn, built in 1789. I considered asking the DPW guys to move the cones, but they were hard at work…

Then I came to the Hancock Public Library, with their sandwich board advertising a class I might have to look into!

I did notice the stockade in front, perhaps that is for the people who don’t return their books on time.

I left Main Street and continued on Rt 137. When I saw the sign for Seven Maples Campground, I turned left onto Longview Road. I had just gotten to where the pavement ended and I saw this in the woods just off someone’s driveway. I have no idea if it still runs, but I liked it…

I continued on Longview Road until I came to Shady Lane (also a dirt road). This is where I left you when I posted about Bennington. If you remember, I said that I had come upon a beautiful area, but realized that I wasn’t in Bennington anymore and you’d have to wait to see what I had found. Well, I was at Eva Marsh State Wildlife Management Area…

I took Antrim Road back to Rt 137 and headed to the opposite side of town. I have hunted, hiked, boated and fished in this area for several years, so I knew that the Hunts Pond Road towards the Harris Center had lots of perfect places to showcase here…

Hunts Pond is next to Lake Nubanusit. A pair of bald eagles nest near there. I have seen the nest from my kayak, but have never gotten any real good pictures. I was turning around to head to the Harris Center when I came across this…

I guess I’d title this one “Ode to a VW”. Across the road I stopped to get a better look at this…

I spoke, at length, with the owner, who graciously allowed me to take all the time I wanted with his “doodlebug”. It still runs and gets a lot of use hauling trees for firewood. Returning from the direction I had come, I turned right onto Kings Hwy. I would love to someday talk to the owner of this farm and find out exactly where this door leads…

I stopped quickly at the Harris Center. I certainly did not give it the time it deserves! With miles of hiking trails, I could do an entire post on the Harris Center. If you like to hike, this is the place for you! You can find more information about it at http://www.harriscenter.org/

It was almost time to call it a day and I started heading back to Peterborough, but I just couldn’t resist some of the old barns along the way…

If you like old barns, Hancock is a treasure trove!

Here is the newest “farm animal” in Hancock…

Well, that is Hancock in a nutshell. There is much more to Hancock that I have posted here, so next time you’re out on a drive around, check it out.

For more info on Hancock check out http://www.hancocknh.org/ and http://www.nhes.nh.gov/elmi/products/cp/profiles-pdf/hancock.pdf

Have a great Thanksgiving!!!

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4 Comments on “Hancock”

  1. nu gratis sex November 24, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    You have a nice website over here. I just wanna say thanks for all the interesting info on it. I’ll follow your weblog if you keep up the good work!

    • touringnh November 24, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

      Thank you I’ve been having a lot of fun with it! I will definitely try to “Keep up the good work”

  2. George Ouellette November 25, 2012 at 9:42 am #

    Laura, You have done a great job with this and your latest work on the town of Hancock is exceptional. I like the history with your photos very much. Well done. PS.Would I have taken those cones out of the Hancock Inn photo with Elements 11? On 2nd thought it does add a modern touch to the vintage scene. Thanks for sharing.

    • touringnh November 25, 2012 at 10:48 am #

      Thank you George. I did consider using PE11 to take out the cones, but I try not to edit the photos much beyond what LR can do.

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