I was driving along a dirt road, coming from Groton, unsure if I would know when I crossed the town line, when I found this lovely welcoming sign…


Most of the time, when I am on back roads, all I see is the marker placed by the state. A vertical sign, green with white lettering and I frequently miss them. Clearly the folks in Dorchester are proud to announce you have arrived!

Dorchester has a beautiful historic district…

The Grange building

The Grange building


The little red school house

The little red school house


The church

The church



One of the farms I came across wasn’t just any old farm (so to speak). It was D Acres – a Permaculture Farm and Educational Homestead. One of the fields I passed had a sign explaining how this piece of forest was being transformed into usable farmland, including the use of pigs to root out all of the stumps. Of the many building, the barn was one of my favorites…


Dorchester boasts many lovely farms…


With lots of happy animals…




I love coming across what I can only describe is antique vehicle heavens…


With the required “junk yard dog”…


As if historic buildings, beautiful farms and antique car heaven isn’t enough of a reason to check out Dorchester, I found another of my favorite things to photograph – waterfalls…


I’m so glad you came along with me. Please leave a message and tell me what would most draw you to Dorchester.

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15 Comments on “Dorchester”

  1. marthaschaefer June 29, 2015 at 12:01 pm #

    The antique cars are fabulous! Did you get a chance to go and poke around them?

    • Touring NH June 29, 2015 at 12:14 pm #

      I didn’t because I couldn’t tell if anyone was there and Fido didn’t look like he was inviting me in.

  2. New Hampshire Garden Solutions June 29, 2015 at 9:09 pm #

    The cars and the waterfall would be enough to get me there!
    I’m surprised that you find so many towns that I’ve never heard of.

  3. seekraz July 6, 2015 at 1:26 pm #

    Beautiful place…I love the green!

    • Touring NH July 6, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

      Thank you. It was a fun place to tour!

  4. Marie Keates July 7, 2015 at 8:24 am #

    Iv’e recently been to Dorechester, Dorset, England. Sadly I was just passing through but I wonder if your Dorchester is named after ours? The waterfalls and the car heaven are interesting looking places and I love all the old barns.

    • Touring NH July 7, 2015 at 8:50 am #

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      This is what I found about its name. “First chartered in 1761, Dorchester was probably given its name in honor of ancestors of Governor Benning Wentworth, who held the titles Marquis of Dorchester and Earl of Kingston”

  5. Jeff | Planet Bell July 16, 2015 at 2:36 am #

    That red school and antique vehicle heaven are so cool.

    • Touring NH July 16, 2015 at 8:10 am #

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      I really would have liked to check out all the old cars, but “Fido” didn’t seem to interested in company!

  6. Hannah August 19, 2022 at 12:41 am #

    Beautiful photos, but you should really ask permission before taking photos and posting them on the internet of folks personal property. Those are my fathers cars, and my dog.

    • The Wandering RVer August 19, 2022 at 10:31 am #

      Hannah, your father has an amazing car collection and your dog is very handsome or beautiful, whichever the case may be. I’m sorry if my posting the of the photos bothers you. They were all taken from the road, I did not trespass.


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