Millsfield

I began my Great North Woods adventure on Memorial Day weekend. I had been looking forward to this trip for quite some time. Several months ago, I made reservations at Log Haven Campground. Of course I had no way of knowing that it would be raining to beat the band when we arrived. My husband drove Waldo (our motorhome), towing my jeep, while I followed in his truck. He spent the weekend with me before heading back to Peterborough.

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Millsfield is the first unincorporated place that I have toured and I couldn’t have picked a better place to park Waldo than at Log Haven! My site is right next to Clear Stream and I can look out my windows every morning and enjoy the peacefulness of the rushing stream (now that it stopped raining). Millsfield brought a number of firsts for me…first unincorporated place, first time staying in Waldo by myself, first yellow lady slipper…

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first white lady slipper…

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first white trillium…

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and my first time touring a place with our dog, Diesel,

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There are plenty of places to hike near Log Haven. There are snowmobile, ATV and logging trails. Diesel certainly enjoyed his time in Millsfield…

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With all of the rain on Memorial Day weekend, Clear stream was a rushing torrent…

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but after a few days, it returned to normal…

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There are some spectacular views…

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And, of course, plenty of wildlife…

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For the next several weeks, I will continue to post about my adventures in the Great North Woods. As always, your comments and shares are greatly appreciated.

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6 Comments on “Millsfield”

  1. Bridget Parent June 5, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    Very nice, keep up the good work. Really enjoyed it.

    • Touring NH June 5, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

      Thank you Bridgett! I’m having a ball! Glad you enjoyed it.

  2. New Hampshire Garden Solutions June 5, 2013 at 11:17 pm #

    The moose must have been a surprise! I’ve never heard of Millsfield. I’m wondering if the white and yellow lady’s slippers are actually color variants of pink lady’s slipper. I think the pink lady’s slipper is the only one with a leafless stem. if so, the yellow one is quite a find!

    • Touring NH June 6, 2013 at 1:37 am #

      I’ve seen 3 yellow lady slippers since I’ve been here, one white and I haven’t seen any pinks. They sure are beautiful!

  3. New Hampshire Garden Solutions June 6, 2013 at 10:14 am #

    I looked up some information on lady’s slippers and found this: Pink Lady’s Slipper (also commonly called Moccasin Flower), is the only species in the genus with basal leaves and a leafless stem. This means that your yellow example of a pink lady’s slipper is extremely rare-rare enough so the State Heritage Foundation would like to hear about it. This link will show you what a true yellow lady’s slipper should look like. Note the leaves growing on the flower stems. http://www.discoverlife.org/20/q?search=Cypripedium+parviflorum
    I wish i could get up there!

    • Touring NH June 6, 2013 at 10:39 am #

      Very cool! Thank you! I’ll contact the State Heritage Foundation today.

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