Greenfield

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It doesn’t matter in which season you visit Greenfield, there is plenty to do. I’ve been to Greenfield many times and I decided to include some of my older pictures in this post.

Greenfield is home to one of two covered bridges in Hillsborough County. The County or County Farm Bridge that is currently in use was built in 1936/37  as a replacement for the original bridge built in 1852. The original bridge was severely damaged by flood waters.

Taken from Powder Mill Pond while kayaking in 2009

Taken from Powder Mill Pond while kayaking in 2009

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County Bridge spans the Contoocook River where these two happy fishermen reside

 

Greenfield was also home to a very unique form of entertainment, Punkin Chunkin. While I believe that Yankee Siege retired after breaking the world record again in 2009 with a 2034 ft throw at the Delaware competition , I still love stopping by and marveling at the massive trebuchet and the 10,000 pound 14 ft diameter mace ball. Every fall for 6 years, the trebuchet was used to hurl pumpkins at the castle, much to the delight of kids of ALL ages!

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The farm on the opposite side of the road offers a great mountain view…

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There are many places in Greenfield to enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains…

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And there are plenty of unique things to see other than trebuchets…

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I don’t usually post pictures of people’s homes, but in this case, I just couldn’t resist…

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There are plenty of snowmobile trails in Greenfield, I saw this rider near Zephyr Lake…

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Might have to wait for spring to use the picnic table

Might have to wait for spring to use the picnic table

 

Other trails can be found near Greenfield State Park …

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In the summer, there is great kayaking at Otter Lake in Greenfield State Park…

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Greenfield offers so much, it is easy to see why I’ve been there so many times. Yesterday’s fresh snow made for some great photographic opportunities this morning, but I’m starting to get antsy for spring!

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

Use this interactive map to see where some of these photos were taken

 

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4 Comments on “Greenfield”

  1. Roger Patt February 25, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

    Great Photos! Thanks!

    • Touring NH February 25, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

      Thank you Roger! I can’t wait to get the kayak out and visit again!

  2. gallivance.net March 4, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    I think I may have seen a news feature on the Punkin Chunkin, and now I know where it takes place. And the snow photos are really beautiful. Mind you, since I live on an island on coastal Georgia, I can’t honestly say that I miss the snow, but I do like to see beautiful photos. ~James

    • Touring NH March 4, 2013 at 11:43 am #

      Thank you James. There are days when I’d rather be on an island on coastal Georgia, I’d rather shovel sun than snow!

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