Henniker

It was great to be out with my camera again. Steve and I headed out to Henniker. We knew there was a covered bridge and plenty of history to explore.The covered bridge is on the New England College campus, in the center of town…

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Looking towards town, you can see the stone bridge…

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We drove into town to see if there was a view of the covered bridge from the stone bridge. We noticed the plaque on the stone bridge…

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I wish it had been sunnier. It was threatening to snow and the gray clouds didn’t help with the photography…

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There are lots of historical buildings and markers in town…

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Quaker District School 1867

 

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Hemlock Corner Schoolhouse No. 6 1887-1932

As with many of our adventures during winter, we managed to find ourselves on a Class VI road, meaning it is not maintained. Once again the map led us astray!

Steve checking to see how deep the puddle was

Steve checking to see how deep the puddle was

As we ambled along, we took in the sights along the river…

I doubt these chairs are getting much use right now!

I doubt these chairs are getting much use right now!

 

I love how the ice forms on branches and rocks

I love how the ice forms on branches and rocks

 

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We finally came to a puddle we didn’t dare attempt…

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We turned around to search out better roads. I was saying to Steve how so many of the back roads don’t produce anything worthy of photographing and maybe we should stick to paved roads when we came upon Aucoin Farm

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These majestic elk were certainly worth the bumpy dirt road!

The Pat’s Peak Ski Area can be seen from quite a distance…

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During the winter of 2012, I visited the ski area hoping to get some action shots for a class I was taking…

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The view from the parking lot

The view from the parking lot

 

There are many beautiful barns in Henniker…

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One farm we drove by had a wonderful manger set up in an out building near the road…

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As you can see from this sign, apparently someone must have been complaining about the farm (I thought it was too funny not to share)…

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Just down the road from the sign, we saw another odd thing…

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As we were wrapping up our tour of Henniker, the sun started to break through and we were treated with a lovely reflection…

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I hope you enjoyed coming along with us!

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15 Comments on “Henniker”

  1. Benji Martin January 5, 2015 at 11:00 am #

    Reblogged this on Benji Martin Photography.

  2. New Hampshire Garden Solutions January 5, 2015 at 11:25 pm #

    Now I’m regretting all those times I drove through Henniker on my way to somewhere else.
    I wonder, if you can pull the pitchfork from the stone will you be made king?

    • Touring NH January 5, 2015 at 11:29 pm #

      Henniker was wonderful! I’m not sure if you’d become a king but I’d be impressed. Lol

  3. marthaschaefer January 6, 2015 at 1:02 pm #

    So glad to see you back in action! I have always loved Henniker, but you found some spots unknown to me. The farm sign is classic!!
    Thanks for the wonderful shots and the “tour”!!

    • Touring NH January 6, 2015 at 1:14 pm #

      I cracked up when I saw the sign, I thought “How true” Glad to be back Thanks for stopping by

  4. Jeff | Planet Bell January 6, 2015 at 5:43 pm #

    First off, that sign is hilarious. “…they smell bad and have sex outdoors…” I also like the 2nd photo – very artistic.

    • Touring NH January 6, 2015 at 6:57 pm #

      I loved the sign! Who knew that’s what happens on farms? Artistic is what I was going for – thank you.

  5. Marie Keates January 7, 2015 at 7:34 am #

    What a lovely walk, the elk were a brilliant fund and that sign really made me chuckle.

    • Touring NH January 7, 2015 at 9:09 am #

      Yes, the elk reminded me why I take the back roads, you never know what you will find. I thought the sign was great.

  6. seekraz January 13, 2015 at 3:25 pm #

    Looks like a nice place for a visit…and a bit of an excursion, too…on those back roads. Very nice. 🙂

    • Touring NH January 13, 2015 at 5:09 pm #

      I almost always find a back road to try! Luckily I’ve never gotten lost, but I did get stuck once. Thank you.

  7. Aprill December 29, 2016 at 1:57 pm #

    Wow! These pictures are so beautiful and brought back so many memories! Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Touring NH January 3, 2017 at 1:41 pm #

      Thank you for your visit April. I’m glad it brought back happy memories!

  8. Louise Aucoin Mansolf June 22, 2017 at 1:28 am #

    Aucoin Farm in Henniker is one of our family’s favorite places—home away from home.

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