Clarksville is the second most northern town in New Hampshire. The north side of Clarksville is bordered by Lake Francis…


Once I got off the main road, I was treated to such peaceful surroundings. There are miles and miles of trails crisscrossing the western side of Clarksville. Most of these roads are part of the snowmobile corridor. Some of them allow ATVs, some don’t. During the week, I hardly saw any ATVs at all. On the weekend, the few I saw were all courteous and following the posted limits. I stopped several times to enjoy the flowers…


Red Baneberry

Chokeberry flowers

Chokeberry flowers


Marsh marigold

The higher I got in elevation, the more I came across vast areas of lichens…


British Soldier lichen

While I was driving long, I saw an entire area that had a pinkish look to it. I stopped and went to investigate and found Bubblegum Lichen…


With so little vehicular traffic on the road, I found myself having to share it with the wildlife…



I came across a few cabins deep in the woods. Almost all of them were decorated with moose sheds (antlers that are lost naturally in late winter). I am assuming that these are shed since they are mostly singles…


There are lots of beautiful vistas…


The storms coming in

The storms coming in

I also found several waterfalls not far off the road…



Back on the main road, I continued to find wonderful winding roads, gorgeous scenery and photographic opportunities…






If you are looking for a peaceful and beautiful place to explore, Clarksville definitely fits the bill! There is plenty of lodging nearby, so why not make a week of it!

Thanks once again to New Hampshire Garden Solutions for helping with the flora ids! And “Thank you!” for coming along with me as I tour NH!! Feel free to share this post and leave me a comment to tell me what you think!

To find out more about Clarksville, visit the state’s website.

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4 Comments on “Clarksville”

  1. New Hampshire Garden Solutions July 16, 2013 at 11:30 pm #

    Beautiful photos of an interesting sounding place. I’m not sure if I’ve ever heard of Clarksville or not because as soon as I read your title the old Monkees song “Take the Last Train to Clarksville” started playing in my head. I hope it stops soon!

    • Touring NH July 17, 2013 at 1:01 am #

      REALLY, I’ve had that song suck in my head since I wrote the post, lol. Clarksville was a beautiful place, really enjoyed it!!!!!

  2. marthaschaefer July 17, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    Laura, as always, your photography is stunning! I particularly like the “winding road” shot. Thanks for the tour and yes, I too now have that song stuck in my head!!

    • Touring NH July 17, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

      Thank you Martha. Having the song stuck in my head seems to be a common reaction!

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