What’s not to love about Walpole?! I spent the day with my friend Jackie of The Inn at Valley Farms. She showed me some of the highlights in Walpole. We started our adventure by enjoying some time at the farm. I loved all of the gardens, spectacular views and of course, the animals. If you follow TouringNH on Facebook, then you know that I had been at the farm in February. What a dramatic difference the change of seasons brought. Spring is in the air now and everything is coming back to life after a long winter. Both the inn and the farm have won numerous awards for their sustainable practices.


Wall Covering





Coming in for a closer look at the funny ladies with cameras





“Yea, I know I’m too cute!”




A great place for the freshest meats and eggs you’ll ever put on your table – buy local – buy fresh





One of the barns at the farm




The Eggmobile





Rural beauty




Overlooking the farm





Happy as a pig in mud!




Here piggy, piggy




Shedding their winter cashmere coats





“I’m not looking at you!”




“Time to rise a shine”





Signs of spring




Double bloodroot flowers




Window dressing


When we left the farm, we headed across the street to Alyson’s Orchard…we were lucky because some of the trees had begun to blossom…



The sweet smell of spring




The bees were so laden with pollen, I don’t know how they could fly




A bit of whimsy at the orchard




Another great statue at the orchard




Definitely will be going back during PYO season. They have apples (50 varieties), peaches, plums, pears, nectarines and berries.




Standing tall




Overlooking the valley




Overlooking the farm




One of Alyson’s ponds


From the orchard, we drove by Great Brook Farm. It is one of the oldest, continuously run farms in the country. It had been in the Graves family for over 250 years…




From there, we went to Walpole Mountain View Winery. It doesn’t open until Memorial Day weekend, but you can be sure that I’ll go back when it is open to taste all of their delicious wines…



My new favorite weathervane!




Looking into Vermont




The winery. Wait till you see the view from the tasting room


We decided to go down to Main Street to get a bite to eat. There were lovely views on the way…



Star Magnolia




Another busy bee


We opted for a sandwich that we could eat in the park instead of dining at Burdick’s. Besides, I wouldn’t have been able to resist the homemade chocolate! We also bypassed the Tavern in favor of the park.







The town common proved to be the best choice. The sun was shining, the birds we singing and it just felt great to be outside…


Town common




I thought this was comical



After lunch, we walked back to Jackie’s truck, passing several more lovely sights…



A great place to have lunch




Beautiful garden spot




I love spring!!




The old houses that line Main Street are gorgeous






Jackie and I went back to the inn where she gave me a list of other places I might like to visit in Walpole. I didn’t get a chance to visit them all, but I did stop at Boggy Meadow Farm for some of their outstanding cheese!!




I finally headed towards home but couldn’t resist one last shot…



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

Thank you for stooping by! Please feel free to comment and share!




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6 Comments on “Walpole”

  1. tamedfaddism May 20, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

    Walpole seems like a beautiful place. I recently visited Braintree for a quick weekend break – they seem so similar. I live in london so places like this are always a great place for me. LOL it’ll be swappsies for the sound of cars and birds 😀

    • Touring NH May 20, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

      Walpole is a wonderful town to visit. Maybe someday you’ll get a chance to venture there

      • tamedfaddism May 20, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

        Hopefully 🙂

  2. New Hampshire Garden Solutions May 20, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    My family is originally from Westmoreland so Walpole is well known. I like to climb the high blue trail there to get views into Vermont.

  3. Martha Schaefer May 21, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    Wonderful shots Laura. Hard to choose but I would have to say the Rooster wins by a beak!

    • Touring NH May 21, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

      Thank you Martha. He was crowing up a storm!

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