Antrim

Steve and I got off to an early start to tour Antrim. I wanted to get to Greg Lake before the sun was fully up. I guess that is one good thing about winter, sunrise is at a reasonable hour.

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I had been to Greg Lake once before, about 5 years ago when a friend of mine took my mom and me fishing. Let me tell you, it is a beautiful lake with a picnic area, play area, beach and boat launch. As for the fishing, I’ll just say I enjoyed myself! I’m a bit disappointed with myself that I had never gone back, but, in a way, that is what this blog is about. Discovering, or re-discovering, places in my home state. On the east side of the lake, there is a small dam…

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And winter gives us some cool ice formations to enjoy…

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Since I had rushed us out of the house so early, we headed back to Antrim center for some coffee for Steve and some hot chocolate for me. Steve dropped me off near town hall while he went for our drinks.

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Each side of the tower has a mural on it…

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The history of these paintings can be found on the town’s website and I found it fascinating. There is plenty to see in the center of town…

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Maplehurst Inn

The First Presbyterian Church

The First Presbyterian Church

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While I was admiring the church, a gentleman walked over to me and asked if I like his church, to which I replied that I thought it was lovely. Much to my surprise, he offered to unlock it so I could see the sanctuary…

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He explained that the church is also used for a large number of community events. I learned from the town’s website that this is the among oldest continuously active Presbyterian congregations in the United States. I would like to thank Mo for giving me the opportunity to photograph the sanctuary, It is definitely a beautiful church with a rich history.

I walked back to where Steve had been waiting for me, but stopped to see the statue in front of the Antrim Baptist Church…

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There is also a pond behind the buildings on Main Street, with a foot bridge to a lovely park…

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Armed with my no longer hot -hot chocolate, we headed out of town center. I had read about another church in town and luckily it was very easy to find. It is often refered to as “The Old Stone Church” and is right on Rt 31 (also known as Clinton Road)…

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Our meanderings took us down many dirt roads and past many charming farms…

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And you can’t have farms without farm equipment…

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And fields…

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As we drove along Rt 9 in the northwest corner of Antrim, we followed the North Branch River…

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In the spring I want to go back and hike the Loveren’s Mill Cedar Swamp.

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12 Comments on “Antrim”

  1. mizcaliflower January 21, 2013 at 6:29 pm #

    Beautiful series Laura. I especially love the church. Very beautiful photos.

    • Touring NH January 22, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

      Thank you! I was honored to be able to photograph the sancuary. Such a beautiful church, inside and out!

  2. kim January 28, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    awesomesauce !

  3. Polly Stahl January 28, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    What beautiful pictures! I have relatives in Antrim so I visit often. another good place to photograph is the Tuttle Library.

    • Touring NH January 29, 2013 at 9:50 am #

      Thank you Polly! I will check out the library.

  4. Arby January 29, 2013 at 12:51 am #

    This is a lovely representation of my town!

    • Touring NH January 29, 2013 at 9:51 am #

      Thank you! I’m glad you feel that I did justice to Antrim. It is a lovely town!

  5. Audrey Jacobi March 2, 2013 at 12:34 am #

    Wow what memories your photos brought me. I was married in “The Old Stone Church” June 13th, 1981. I have lived in Wisconsin since April of 1984, but Antrim will always be home.

    • Touring NH March 2, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

      Hi Audrey,
      I’m glad that I brought such happy memories. I didn’t get a chance to go inside, it’s under renovation, but I’ll bet it’s beautiful!
      Laura

  6. Martha Gold March 13, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

    I grew up in Antrim and your photos brought back many memories. Thank you!

    • Touring NH March 13, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

      Hi Martha,
      I loved Antrim. I can’t believe it took me this long to really explore it since I only live 20 minutes away.

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