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.

jeep waldo


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…


first white lady slipper…


first white trillium…


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


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





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


but after a few days, it returned to normal…


There are some spectacular views…


And, of course, plenty of wildlife…









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.
    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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