Marlow

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I know that many times, I am not catching a town at its best because of the time of the year. Marlow is one of those towns. Luckily, I had visited Marlow in previous years. I didn’t know back then I would eventually start my TouringNH site but my archived files have been a big help. Marlow is beautiful, no matter what time of year you visit, but it really shines in the fall…

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I’m sure when I visited several years ago, I drove right by the studio where these chainsaw carvings are made. Nowadays, I try to be much more observant. I’ve used a chainsaw and, frankly, they scare me. I can’t imagine carving with them but this artist clearly has mastered its use…

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There are several lakes and rivers in Marlow that add to the list of things to do and places to visit. There is a boat launch on Stone Pond and I can envision lazy days fishing from my kayak…

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Or the family enjoying a picnic in their gazebo…

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The Christmas Tree Inn on Route 10, has an interesting history. Once a private residence and later an eyesore, in 1982, it was the birthplace of PC Connection. I found an interesting blog which tells some of the story about it and some of Marlow’s history. To read more about it, click here.

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There is still plenty of farmland in Marlow and I really liked how the fallen grasses left behind patterns…

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No doubt, had I been a few days or a week later, this all would have been baled and ready for sale as hay. No matter when you visit Marlow, you will discover many reasons to go back again.

 

 

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9 Comments on “Marlow”

  1. marthaschaefer May 12, 2014 at 11:25 am #

    Wow! Those chainsaw carvings are really impressive. Glad to see you are out and about, Touring again.

    • Touring NH May 12, 2014 at 11:53 am #

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      Having a great time enjoying all NH has to offer. Thank you for stopping by each week to check out what I’ve been up to!

  2. New Hampshire Garden Solutions May 12, 2014 at 11:17 pm #

    I remember when the Christmas Tree Inn was a real eye sore. It has come a long way since those days. I was just up there again yesterday, after a trip to Loveren’s Mill cedar swamp in Antrim.

    • Touring NH May 13, 2014 at 8:34 am #

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      I can’t wait to see all of the cool things you found at Loveren’s!!

  3. New Hampshire Garden Solutions May 13, 2014 at 11:05 pm #

    Actually there wasn’t much going on at the swamp, but I did see a lot of painted trilliums.

  4. mariekeates May 14, 2014 at 5:57 am #

    Love those carvings. It’s hard to believe they were done with a chainsaw!

    • Touring NH May 14, 2014 at 8:52 am #

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      The first time I ever heard of chainsaw carvings was at a county fair about 20 years ago. I’ve seen several demos and I have to say, those people are very talented and a bit scary!

  5. gallivance.net May 15, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

    Great village and foliage shots Laura. When compared with New England, our fall colors are downright muted, and your photos remind me of how vivid they can be. And I’m with you on chainsaws. I’ve used them a few times, and I was nervous the entire time. I now enjoy watching the pros trim our trees here at the condo. ~James

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