Surry is a very small town in the western part of New Hampshire, only 15.9 square miles. My husband, Steve, has decided that he likes chauffeuring me on these trips. It gives us time together and makes the trip that much more enjoyable. Our first stop was at the Surry Mountain Lake Dam. The dam was created by the US Army Corps of Engineers and offers some great views of the lake and Surry Mountain…Surry-4






The light wind made the 25˚ day feel even colder while standing on the dam and I was very glad to get back to the jeep. You can find more information about the dam at Pond Road on the east side of NH-12A is still closed due to the bridge being washed out and we took Crain Road into the village. Turning right on Village Road takes you to Surry Mountain Lake State Park. Although the park is closed in the winter, I had no problem imagining what it must be like in the summer, with all the people kayaking on the lake, playing frisbee by the pavilion or simply soaking up some sun on the beach…


The edges of the lake have begun to freeze, trapping all sorts of things in its grasp…


And the bare branches of the red dogwood stand out against the muted browns of the winter forest…


For more information about the state park, check out their website

Village Road offers some pretty views of Surry Mountain…


Back on NH-12A, we saw a gorgeous farm…


NH-12A follows the Ashuelot River, offering some inviting places to stop and enjoy the river…




To continue following the river, we turned right onto Gilsum Road. There are several places to pull over next to the river. It’s not hard to visualize a picnic lunch in the spring or summer…


But winter offers something of beauty, as well…


We turned around when Gilsum Road in Surry became Surry Road in Gilsum. It always amazes me how roads can change names at the town line. Back on NH-12A (turning left, back the way we came) we turned right onto Joslin Road. There are quite a few picturesque homes, farms and fields here…


Joslin Road ends at Old Walpole Road. We turned left. On one of the few side roads, we came to a small field with a gigantic ledge peeking thru the trees. It really was an awesome sight…

Surry-116In the summer, you would probably miss it with the leaves on the trees.

With our tour of Surry complete, we started for home, already planning our next town. You can sign up for email updates, so you never miss out! Please feel free to comment on the blog, let me know what you like or don’t like.

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