Mont Vernon

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I have to say that the weather last week left me feeling pretty uninspired. The temperature stayed in the teens, there was no snow and everything was looking a little blah. After our nor’easter this weekend, I set out to see what I could find. I drove over to Mont Vernon, a town I used to drive through every day on my way to work. As with most places, it was somewhere to pass through on my way somewhere else. Writing this blog has given me an entirely new perspective. One of the coolest places I found is the now closed (unfortunately) Beaver Brook Farm and Transportation Museum. I wish I had the courage to venture past the “No Trespassing” signs, but….so all of these images are what I could see from the road…

Obviously someone still cares enough to put out a wreath

Obviously someone still cares enough to put out a wreath


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Santa's snow beard


Santa's snow beard

Santa’s snow beard


I saw plenty of other signs that the folds in Mont Vernon are ready for the holiday season…


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Even Town Hall looks festive

Even Town Hall looks festive


The snow that covers Herlihy Swamp left it looking like some kind of alien landscape…


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I found plenty of interesting building while driving around…


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A beautiful stone chruch

A beautiful stone church


Plenty of lovely barns

Plenty of lovely barns


And some very interesting machinery…


I have no idea what this is

I have no idea what this is


I was going to hike out to Purgatory Falls, I’ve heard they are beautiful, but I wasn’t prepared to hike in the snow. Sounds like a place to re-visit in the spring! I did walk around a little at the trail head and was intrigued by the way the snow clung to the fence…


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Although I didn’t make any tracks, it’s clear that the snow machines were out in full force after the snow…


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And the horses were making their own tracks…


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In many areas, the snow was still clinging to the trees…


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Last fall, I drove through Mont Vernon and stopped to admire one of the most beautiful views in town…






To learn more about Mont Vernon, visit the town’s website or the state’s website.

Thanks for coming along!







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9 Comments on “Mont Vernon”

  1. New Hampshire Garden Solutions December 17, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

    Years ago, in the 70s I think, there was a 3 day outdoor concert in Mont Vernon that I hitch hiked to. I never knew there was so much to see there. I wonder what that shingled tower is for.

    • Touring NH December 18, 2013 at 9:19 am #

      Ah…the 70’s when it was still safe to hitchhike! I’ve looked online and haven’t found out anything about the tower. It is in the historic district of Mont Vernon. If I find out anything I’ll let you know.

  2. mariekeates December 18, 2013 at 7:33 am #

    The tall building looks like it could have been a windmill once. Intriguing.

    • Touring NH December 18, 2013 at 9:22 am #

      I don’t think it was a windmill, perhaps a fire tower or watch tower. I haven’t been able to find out anything online. Intriguing indeed!

  3. marthaschaefer December 18, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    My two favorite shots; the santa and the lion in snow. You manage to find the best shots and the most unusual hidden gems every where you go! We are all waiting to see what you can find out about the shingled tower!!

    • Touring NH December 19, 2013 at 9:06 am #

      It’s too bad that the museum is closed now, it looked like there were plenty of cool things to see there.

  4. seekraz December 23, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    Beautiful snow shots……

    • Touring NH December 23, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

      Glad I got them when I did, We had several days of warm temps and most of the snow is gone and what is still here isn’t very pretty anymore!

      • seekraz December 23, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

        You’ll probably get more…. 😉

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