The town of Orange covers roughly 14,848 acres, over a 1/3 of which make up a good part of Cardigan Mountain State Park and Cardigan Mountain State Forest. It is a beautiful drive up Cardigan Mountain Rd to the trail head, parking and picnic area. Here is a link to the trail map.


Wonderful place for a picnic before you start your hike...

Wonderful place for a picnic before you start your hike…





I didn’t hike the trail, but I bet the views from the fire tower are spectacular! The town’s website has a great photo gallery including views from the top of Cardigan. If fishing is more your style, you can stop by Orange Pond…


Since it was late May when I toured Orange, I got to see one of my favorite trees in all its blooming splendor…


The Orange Town House is a lovely building, built in 1769…


Other buildings I saw included a wonderful barn…


And an old building, no longer used. I peeked in the window to see if I could determine what the building had been used for. Was it a small house at one time or perhaps a workshop? The bare interior didn’t give me any clues…


Thank you for coming along with me to Orange. Until next week…..



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9 Comments on “Orange”

  1. Sue Slaght July 20, 2015 at 12:46 pm #

    Looks like a wonderful walk. So peaceful and I especially loved the red of the building against the green.

    • Touring NH July 20, 2015 at 12:48 pm #

      The barn really jumped out in contrast to the fields. If I ever get back in decent shape, perhaps I’ll go back and hike Cardigan.

  2. New Hampshire Garden Solutions July 20, 2015 at 8:05 pm #

    I didn’t even know there was an Orange, New Hampshire!

    • Touring NH July 20, 2015 at 8:24 pm #

      Sometimes I wonder if you ever got out of the Monadnock region! Lol. It really was beautiful. I wish I could have hiked Mount Cardigan.

  3. marthaschaefer July 20, 2015 at 10:35 pm #

    Like NHGS I have never heard of Orange! Orange you going to ask me in? Sorry, couldn’t resist!!

  4. Marie Keates July 27, 2015 at 7:15 am #

    I love that last house. Something to get the imagination going.


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