Berlin

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From unincorporated places to the city of Berlin. Berlin is the second of New Hampshire’s 13 cities that I have toured. It is known as “The City That Trees Built” and with good reason. Logging was a way of life in early Berlin and many reminders remain today, such as the boom piers in the Androscoggin River…

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These were used to help the different logging companies keeps their log booms separate during the annual run to the mills. A wonderful collection of murals was painted on 4X8 sheets of plywood, by students from the College of Arts and Sciences, and placed in the broken out windows of the Brown Company’s Research and Development building. These murals represent Berlin’s history. This building now houses a museum…

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With 24 murals in all, it is quite a masterpiece. Here are a few examples of the murals…

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Many people find the sight of the mill less than attractive, but I chose to look at its pieces instead of the whole mill. I enjoyed the lines and colors I found…

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There are several city parks in Berlin. I visited 2 of them. The first park I visited, Veteran’s Memorial Park, had a wonderful gazebo and benches for enjoying the outdoors (plus a cool moose statue)…

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The second park I visited, I failed to get the name of, but I believe it was off of Truck Rt. 16. It has very nicely landscaped gardens, picnic tables, benches and a great view of the Androscoggin River…

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You can also visit Jericho Mountain State Park while you are in Berlin…

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And in July, make sure to go for the Jericho ATV Festival

Part of the southwest corner of Berlin lies within the White Mountain National Forest. As I drove down the dirt road, I was amazed at the huge number of Canadian Yellow Swallowtails gathering in the road…

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I also visited the Berlin Fish Hatchery

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Even if  you don’t want to stop and visit any of these places (which would be a shame) the drive alone offers some incredible scenery…

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To find out more about the city of Berlin, visit the town’s website or the state’s website.

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6 Comments on “Berlin”

  1. Audrey Jacobi July 9, 2013 at 11:08 pm #

    Thanks for sharing these pictures. I grew up in N.H. and sad to say didn’t enjoy all I should have. How sad that is. 😦

    • Touring NH July 10, 2013 at 12:20 am #

      That is exactly why I started this blog! I’ve lived here most of my life and have never seen most of this state. I hope you will continue to enjoy NH through my blog. ~Laura

  2. seekraz July 10, 2013 at 12:12 am #

    I would imaging that the town was settled by German immigrants…way back when? Very nice photos, Laura….

    • Touring NH July 10, 2013 at 12:24 am #

      I’m not sure of the origin of the settlers, I’ll have to look into it, but the folks that live there now make sure to pronounce it with the emphasis on Ber and not Lin. That make a big point of saying that BerLIN is in Germany not NH. Thanks for stopping by Scott, I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures!

      • seekraz July 18, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

        🙂

  3. New Hampshire Garden Solutions July 16, 2013 at 10:30 am #

    i wonder how I missed this post. The trouble with Berlin is they had all their eggs in one basket, so when the paper industry crashed, so did they. I’m not sure how they’ll ever get back on their feet without some new type of industry. The fact that they’re so far from everything doesn’t help.It’s beautiful country though.

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