Freedom seemed an obvious choice of town to visit on the Fourth of July. After all, I did go to Hell Hollow for Halloween. The perimeter of Freedom includes more than 10 miles of water frontage, making it a perfect place for a summer retreat. Some people personalize their lake front homes with signs, other have a more unique way to make it their own…


One of the homes we passed had a wonderful display of Texaco signage…




And another home spiffed up their carriage with a beautiful red, white and blue quilt…


The constant threat of rain did little to discourage people from celebrating on the shores of Ossipee Lake, Broad Bay, Leavitt Bay, Berry Bay and the Ossipee River…






Steve and I were looking for a less crowded place to enjoy the 4th, so we headed over to the Freedom Town Forest. After looking at the trail map, we decided to head over to the Trout Pond.






The sides of the roads and paths looked as if a painter had spilled gallons of paint. Yellow seemed to be the color of choice for the wildflowers in bloom…


Toad’s replacement has finally hit the road with us. Meet Trouble…

Named for how much trouble we had when we bought it, how much trouble I can get into with it and the fact, sometimes people see me and say "Here comes Trouble"

Named for how much trouble we had when we bought it, how much trouble I can get into with it and the fact, sometimes people see me and say “Here comes Trouble”

As we were driving on one of the back roads, we interrupted some vultures having lunch. The flew off into the trees to wait for us to move on…


One of the last parts of Freedom we visited was the village. An old Ford seemed to stand guard at the entrance to Rest A While Park.


And the Freedom Village Store brought lovely colors to such a dreary day…


Across from the store, the Freedom Gallery sign showed off beautiful clematis, bringing even more colors to admire…




If you are thinking of visiting Freedom, the Freedom Old Home Week would be a great time to go…


I hope you had a great 4th of July, next week, we will resume posting our tours from the Lakes Region.


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9 Comments on “Freedom”

  1. marthaschaefer July 6, 2015 at 12:09 pm #

    You always find the hidden gems! Love the signs and flowers. Welcome “Trouble”!!

    • Touring NH July 6, 2015 at 1:10 pm #

      Trouble is raring to go out touring!!

  2. New Hampshire Garden Solutions July 6, 2015 at 11:20 pm #

    That’s another one I’ve never heard of. Looks like a great little town though!

    • Touring NH July 7, 2015 at 8:46 am #

      You’d really enjoy the Freedom Town Forest. It includes the Ossipee Pine Barrens and some other unique features.

  3. Sue Slaght July 10, 2015 at 5:06 pm #

    You have such a great eye for photography. I love the hidden things you find, the first photo a prime example, and the interesting and creative perspectives and angles you choose. Well done!

    • Touring NH July 10, 2015 at 6:36 pm #

      Thank you Sue. The owner of the property asked why I was taking a picture of his house, I laughed and said I wasn’t. I thought the pig was cute

  4. Marie Keates July 16, 2015 at 4:56 am #

    I loved the flying pig

    • Touring NH July 16, 2015 at 8:11 am #

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      I thought it was pretty unique!


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