There are many adjectives I could use to describe Harrisville: beautiful, lovely, gorgeous, serene, peaceful, I could go on and on.  Harrisville is a mere 20 minutes from my house and I had never taken the time to enjoy it. I had previously driven through on my way somewhere else, but it deserves much more than a drive by! I toured Harrisville twice last week, once by myself and once with my husband. We spent considerable time in the historic mill village (link to lots of great historical information). The history is fascinating and the buildings are extraordinarily preserved…

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It was wonderful to see so much history in harmony with life in 2013. The wonderful smells of lunch coming through the door of the Harrisville General Store made me wish I hadn’t already eaten!! Renovations in the village are ongoing, but I was told by one of the folks in the store that almost all of the buildings are in current use, either as affordable housing or business space.  Impressive! I could have stayed longer in the village (there is so much to see) but the rest of Harrisville awaited.

I found myself fascinated by the ice on the Nubanusit Brook…

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Tremendous cellar hole

Tremendous cellar hole

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As well as the ice formations near the Skatutakee Lake…

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The dam at Chesham Pond also made for some interesting ice…

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And there was no lack of people enjoying the ice fishing at Silver Lake…

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And an awesome view of Mt. Monadnock can be seen from Childs Bog…

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The sound the ice was making was incredible. No less noticeable than the happy sounds from all of the people out enjoying it! There were beautiful views and interesting sites around every bend in the road…

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I love it...double decker seating!

I love it…double decker seating!


Steve and I concluded our trip to Harrisville by checking out Aldworth Manor Road. Where we found another amazing piece of history…


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The history of this manor is really cool to read!


With everything that Harrisville has to offer, it is certainly worth a visit (or two!!)


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To find out more about Harrisville, visit the town’s website or the state’s website






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8 Comments on “Harrisville”

  1. New Hampshire Garden Solutions March 14, 2013 at 11:03 am #

    I used to work in the building in your 4th photo from the top, growing disease resistant elm trees for Elm Research, Inc. Harrisville is a beautiful town!

    • Touring NH March 14, 2013 at 11:25 am #

      The refurbished mill buildings are awesome. I love that they are in current use, so often they are neglected and left to the ravishes of time. Harrisville has a lot to be proud of!

  2. seekraz March 20, 2013 at 3:35 am #

    There’s something crazy beautiful about the ice along a river or stream…wonderful stuff.

    • Touring NH March 20, 2013 at 8:45 am #

      I love ice formations on the rivers and waterways. I’m always fascinated by the different shapes that Mother Nature forms. ~Laura

  3. Tricia A. Mitchell April 8, 2014 at 10:21 am #

    The ice makes things look so delicate; I really like how you’ve captured the stream’s moving water.

    • Touring NH April 8, 2014 at 10:23 am #

      Thank you. Things certainly do look different in the winter.

  4. Tia W November 21, 2022 at 10:20 am #

    Hi great reading yoour post


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