Like Swanzey, I’ve been to Jaffrey many times. Most of the photos in this post are recent, but a few are from a couple years ago. I have to be honest, I had been putting off touring Jaffrey, even though it is the next town over. I wanted to wait until I had the opportunity to climb Mount Monadnock. It dominates nearly every view in Jaffrey and is said to be the most climbed mountain in the US and 2nd in the world. When I do get a chance to climb it, I will do a post on my re-visited page, but for now, here is the rest of Jaffrey…


The old dam and mill building in the center of town are neat to check out. The mill buildings have been converted into current use and are on the National Historic Registry…




As I was walking on the River Walk, I noticed the plant life in the river, just below a very thin layer of ice. I was surprised by how green it still was…


Also in the center of town, you will find a gazebo on the square…



Nearly everywhere you go in Jaffrey, you will see amazing views of Mount Monadnock…













I took time and had my lunch at this park. The weather warm for this time of year. After lunch, I explored a bit and found this bridge…


I couldn’t tell where it went, there was no clear path, at least to me. Not only that, but if there was, I might not have trusted the bridge to hold my weight…


Across the field/marsh I could see bird houses…


And  leave resting on the ice in the stream…


Mount Monadnock is not the only mountain that you can see from Jaffrey…


I saw plenty of cool old barns and farm equipment…




I had to stop and get out when I drove by this farm, it isn’t every day that you see an emu in New Hampshire along with all of its other friends…





Later in the day, I stopped by Shattuck Park. The water level of Thorndike Pond is down by several feet for dam repair, but it looks like a very nice place to visit in the summer…



I found these really cool mushrooms that I’m sure my friend Allen over at NH Garden Solutions could identify…


There are quite a few little parks around Jaffrey. Several years ago, I stopped at one to watch the geese…


I’ve also seen beavers in some of the other ponds…


The pond in mid-summer

The pond in mid-summer

I thought that the church spire was very interesting and beautiful…



Jaffrey doesn’t have to be a town that you just spend one day enjoying! There are several inns and bed and breakfasts, in a town filled with rural charm.

To find out more about Jaffrey, visit the town’s website or the state’s website.

Thanks for stopping by!

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15 Comments on “Jaffrey”

  1. New Hampshire Garden Solutions November 18, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    I found a lens cap on top of the fence post in your 11th shot from the top, so we aren’t the only ones taking photos there. I think that mushroom is probably a fly agaric because of its warts but I’m not sure. Freezing can change the shape and color of mushrooms and make them almost impossible to ID. I like the river plants-that might be a good place to look for freshwater sponges, which I’ve been trying to find. The shot of the beaver is excellent and a very hard shot to get! I’ve spent many cold, damp mornings sitting in beaver swamps waiting for sunup so I could get a shot of them, but never did get any good ones.

    • Touring NH November 18, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

      It’s a beautiful place to shoot! The river plants were right there at the dam, it would be hard to get to them unless you swam. I think it is too deep to walk to. That beaver was a riot. I sat there with him for over an hour.

  2. marthaschaefer November 18, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    Great Post Laura! I go through Jaffrey all the time but seldom really “see” it. The shot of the church with Mt. Monadnock in the background is spectacular.

    • Touring NH November 18, 2013 at 5:44 pm #

      Thanks Martha! It is such a pretty area, hard not to get a good shot!

  3. Christine Guptill November 18, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

    nice pics of our area in New England

    • Touring NH November 18, 2013 at 11:33 pm #

      Thank you. I’m really enjoying touring NH!

  4. Dee Rivard November 19, 2013 at 12:57 am #

    You did a wonderful job with this. I lived in Jaffrey-Peterborough for 60 years and you have done yourself proud.
    Thank you\

    • Touring NH November 19, 2013 at 10:11 am #

      Thank you so much for your kind words!

  5. mariekeates November 19, 2013 at 7:48 pm #

    Looks like a lovely place to spend an afternoon or several. I love the church.

    • Touring NH November 20, 2013 at 9:52 am #

      There are so many beautiful views and so many paces to take a walk or hike. Plus there are so many little parks in Jaffrey, definitely a beautiful town!

  6. Sheila Bergeron November 19, 2013 at 9:50 pm #

    I live in Jaffrey and know just the spot where you took some of your pictures. I live right around the corner from the Emu. We love seeing the animals there. Thank you for such a nice view of my hometown.

    • Touring NH November 19, 2013 at 11:59 pm #

      Your welcome! I love the emu, such a cool find while out driving around!

  7. seekraz November 25, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    Very welcoming images…makes me want to visit….and I love those old bridges out in the middle of nowhere…some of my favorite “finds.” 🙂

    • Touring NH November 25, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

      Thank you. I love old bridges and we have so many here in NH. I hope you do get a chance to visit!

      • seekraz November 25, 2013 at 6:41 pm #

        You’re welcome…and that would be wonderful!

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