Gilsum is one of 13 towns in New Hampshire that is celebrating its 250th birthday this year. I’ve been to Gilsum several times over the years. Each June, they have what is called a rock swap there. It is a gathering of 60+ vendors of rocks, minerals, gems and assorted related treasures. I’ve been several times and have always come away with something cool. Nearly every time I go to Gilsum, I stop at the Gilsum Stone Arch Bridge. It rises 36 1/2 feet above the Ashuelot River…




The Ashuelot River winds through Gilsum, creating many photographic opportunities…










And the ice formations still intrigue me…







One of the things that I noticed while driving through Gilsum is that people have a firm grasp of how to relax in style…







It is easy to imagine peaceful evenings spent with friends, enjoying the outdoors. Or lazy afternoons, curled up with a good book. I took in many lovely views while driving around…







I’ll bet this is gorgeous in the fall.


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

As always, your comments are greatly appreciated!


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5 Comments on “Gilsum”

  1. New Hampshire Garden Solutions April 3, 2013 at 11:40 pm #

    I used to do a lot of rock hunting and have sheds, closets, and any other free space full of minerals that I found there. I’ve never seen Monadnock from there though-nice view.

    • Touring NH April 4, 2013 at 9:51 am #

      I really enjoy the rock swap. I make a lot of my own jewelry and I always find something I have to have! I’ve lost count of how many towns that have a view of Monadnock. I’ve been holding off on touring Jaffrey so I can hike Monadnock when I do. ~Laura

  2. seekraz April 4, 2013 at 12:41 am #

    Beautiful images…I do love those river photos…and yes, that place will look wonderful in the fall…maybe you’ll visit again…? 🙂

    • Touring NH April 4, 2013 at 9:54 am #

      I’ve started a list of places that I want to go back to in other seasons. Almost every town I’ve visited so far has made the list! That is why I made the Revisited page, so I’ll have a place to post he photos when I do go back. ~Laura

      • seekraz April 4, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

        That will be nice to see when you get there…that place and every other place I’ve seen of yours so far…seems like country that was made to be admired in the fall….

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