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There are lots of reasons to visit Unity! Between the beautiful rural scenery and the unique finds on the side of the road, Unity will have you wanting to come back again and again. When my camp neighbor told me about his brother’s business of creating children’s rides and trains. I knew I had to drive by and see and I was not disappointed. His yard is full of colorful fun…

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The people of Unity are resourceful, as well. I’m not sure what this piece of machinery started out in life as but now it is used for logging. You certainly wouldn’t go down and pick one of these up at the tractor supply store!

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As I was driving along, I also saw some old machinery, cars and trucks on the side of the road. I love old trucks and often wonder what the story is behind them…

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As I drove by the firehouse, I couldn’t help but notice the weather vane…

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The weather vane wasn’t the only unique adornment I saw. I’m betting these folks like to ride motorcycles. They seemed so perfectly placed that I doubt if it was by chance. I don’t think this is where the kids left them at the end of a fun filled day…

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There is a lot of farmland in Unity, so it wasn’t surprising to find so many lovely old barns…

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Barns weren’t the only buildings that caught my attention…

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I went in search of the abandon mica mine and I’m so glad I did. The road wasn’t much more than a path through the woods, but the reward of following it speaks for itself…

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A short walk when I reached the mine brought me to the top of a ridge. From here, I could see Claremont and into Vermont. Pieces of mica littered the ground. Everywhere I looked, shiny reflections caught my eye…

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On my way back from the mine, I stopped at Marshall Lake. The parking area is directly across from the family cemetery. As I walked towards the lake, a very large bird made it very clear I was too close to her nest. She flew overhead and squawked, never landing quite long enough for me to get a good picture. She followed me all the way to the lake and back. I tried unsuccessfully to spot the nest, so I ended up with only pictures of the lake…

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This covered bridge is part of a driveway. I think it’s neat the homeowner went to so much trouble to cross the stream. It seems to fit the location perfectly…

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I found another river crossing that wasn’t in such good repair…

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But this little guy didn’t seem to mind at all…

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I hope you enjoyed visiting Unity with me!

 

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10 Comments on “Unity”

  1. marthaschaefer September 8, 2014 at 11:56 am #

    Barns and weathervanes, the architecture and the vistas. Great job capturing the beauty of this town!

    • Touring NH September 8, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

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      Thank you Martha! It really is such a beautiful town.

  2. Jeff | Planet Bell September 9, 2014 at 6:00 am #

    That looks like a quirky and beautiful town. I like the covered bridge on the way to the home – so charming.

    • Touring NH September 9, 2014 at 7:56 am #

      The covered bridge fit so well with the landscape. At first I thought it was a road, not a driveway.

  3. New Hampshire Garden Solutions September 9, 2014 at 11:17 pm #

    I could have sworn that I left a comment here last night. Oh well, I must be getting on in years.
    I love the town hall and the Quaker meeting house. There used to be a suspension bridge much like that one in Gilsum that crossed the Ashuelot River. It was called the swinging bridge. The river took it out a few years ago.

    • Touring NH September 9, 2014 at 11:28 pm #

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      I’d say the bridge has been out for quite a while in Unity! I love the old style of the town hall.

  4. mariekeates September 10, 2014 at 9:36 pm #

    What a fabulously quirky place. I love the trains and the old vehicles and that weather vane!

    • Touring NH September 11, 2014 at 8:06 am #

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      I’m glad Al told me about his brother’s house and all of the cool things he had made. It was certainly cheerful!

  5. gallivance.net September 13, 2014 at 2:54 pm #

    Beautiful photos as always Laura. Unity looks like an interesting and quirky place. That’s one fancy weathervane. We’ve started a collection of weathervane photos, an eventually will get around to a post. Tell me that on the 5th photo, the birdhouse is not attached to the truck. ~James

    • Touring NH September 13, 2014 at 3:31 pm #

      You are the third person to use the word quirky in their comment. Looking forward to your post about weathervanes. I love them Yep, the birdhouse is attached to the tree trunk!

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