Wentworth Location

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is plenty to do in the unincorporated township of Wentworth Location. You could spend quite a long time there soaking up the tranquility, simply  meandering around great places like the Magalloway River Trail and Long Pond. My first suggestion for spending the day in Wentworth Location is to first stop off at the Salt of the Earth Bakery…

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After you have had your fill of bakery treats, drive south on Rt. 16. There is a great fenced in field with a lovely barn in the background. What really caught my attention was all of the birdhouses on the fencing…

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Next head over to the Mt. Dustan Country Store and Cabins for the rest of your supplies for the day. Say hi to David and Bridgett Parent.  Make sure to get some ice cold water, lunch for the road and some bug spray (they have everything there!)…

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From this point, you have several choices (my first time there, I hiked)… Go to the Magalloway River Trail for a very easy hike/walk through some amazing scenery…

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The path is lined with really  cool trees. The needles are so soft and almost have a rubbery feel to them…

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Tamarack aka American Larch

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Take the first path on your left to the wildlife viewing station…

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As you walk along the path, be sure to look all around. I found all kinds of neat things on the forest floor…

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It’s hard to capture how green this moss is. It really stood out from the surrounding forest

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Bunchberry

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I believe this is Native Azaleas

A big thanks to Allen over at New Hampshire Garden Solutions blog for helping me to identify these plants!

While I didn’t see any moose or deer, there was plenty of evidence they were around…

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I would have loved to have seen the moose that made this print, it has to be huge!

If you continue south on Rt. 16, just before the Errol town line, you will find a road off to the right. This leads to Long Pond, a beautiful secluded pond…

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The loons were to far away for me to get any good shots of them, but I did manage to get some wildlife pictures…

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If you time it just right, you will get to witness the incredible transformation of the dragonfly nymph into full fledged dragonfly…

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All that is left behind is the empty nymph hull…

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and plenty of newly hatched dragonflies…

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I was somewhat surprised to see the mature dragonflies dive bombing the hatchlings. Several were knocked out of the air and into the pond where they became an instant snack for the fish waiting just below the surface.

If hiking isn’t your thing, there are so many places to put your kayak or canoe in along the Magalloway River. There is a larger boat ramp in Errol, but I’ll save that for another post. I hope you’ve enjoyed visiting Wentworth Location with me. For an area as small as it is, it sure packs a lot of things to do!

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4 Comments on “Wentworth Location”

  1. New Hampshire Garden Solutions June 24, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    Beautiful photos, especially the dragonflies. I’d like to go up there someday and look for orchids. Thanks for the mention!

    • Touring NH June 24, 2013 at 11:00 am #

      Thanks for the help identifying the cool things I found. It is a great place to visit. So m,uch to do in such a small community!

      > Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:48:23 +0000 > To: LauraLMahoney@msn.com >

  2. Sandy Snow June 24, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

    Great photos of the dragonfly hatching. The larches turn a beautiful gold in the fall. We had a lot of them along the road at our property in Connecticut. I bought them through the state’s forestry seedling program many years ago. I thought it would be a good idea to have people tag them in early fall for Christmas trees. In late fall they drop their needles — no one would want a bare tree, so they all would be available for sale again the following year.

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