New Boston

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It has been over 25 years since I lived in New Boston. Like so many other places I have lived, I never really explored very much. I knew about the obvious things such as Dodge’s Store…

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The Molly Stark Tavern…

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And the beautiful town common…

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Engine House circa 1898

Engine House circa 1898

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I also knew Route 13 follows the south branch of the Piscataquog River…


And since New Boston is home to the Hillsborough County fair, I knew I would get to see some beautiful barns and farms…

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My favorite! Highland cattle

My favorite! Highland cattle


I have no idea how long this barn has been abandon, but I'm guessing, it is quite a while

I have no idea how long this barn has been abandon, but I’m guessing, it is quite a while


Taking time to really explore brought a few surprises. One of the first things I came across was a brand new beaver pond. I can’t imagine how long it took the beavers to fell so many trees, there were dozens of trees down…

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There are numerous ponds, brooks and marshes in town and each one offers something a little different…

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I found remnants of two bridges…

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Since the water in the brook was quite low. I donned my mud boots and walked down stream a bit to really enjoy all of the flowers…

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Cardinal flowers

Cardinal flowers

Joe Pye Weed

Joe Pye Weed

When I first saw the broadleaf arrowhead flowers I thought, “My, how pretty.” It wasn’t until I went in for a close-up that I saw the white orb weaver spider…

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I also found another heron rookery. The bright mid-day sun left a lot to be desired for ideal images, so I settled for some of the water lilies…

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And a bright blue damselfly was kind enough to pose for me…

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As I was driving down a dirt road, I saw something bright red out of the corner of my eye and I had to go back and see what it was. The bunchberries were so red, it hardly seemed natural…

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Speaking of red, I also found the School House #4…

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Another house I drove by had an amazing plot of rudbeckia…

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Someone in New Boston must have had fun converting the old Jeep into a tow truck…

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And I will leave you with my “Huh?” image. It seems in every town I drive by something that leaves me wondering either why or how. So here is my pick for New Boston…

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16 Comments on “New Boston”

  1. marthaschaefer September 21, 2015 at 11:33 am #

    Wonderful barns and the beaver dam was fascinating! I had no idea New Boston has so much to offer!!

    • Touring NH September 21, 2015 at 11:47 am #

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      I didn’t know either! It would have been really neat to have a webcam of the beavers at work.

  2. Oh, the Places We See September 21, 2015 at 11:45 am #

    Love the barns and the info (new to me) on “Old Molly.” When will the best color of turning leaves come to your part of the country?

  3. Sue Slaght September 21, 2015 at 2:11 pm #

    Isn’t it amazing what beavers can do? To fell such large trees seems remarkable. Wonderful captures of the barns but your macrophotography is superb. The white spider is amazing. How ever did you even see it?
    The final photo reminds me of photos I have seen in Iceland where little homes are left out for the elves. Could it be the same?

    • Touring NH September 21, 2015 at 2:21 pm #

      I’m always amazed the beavers don’t get squished! The spider was pure luck. The closer I got to the flower, the more obvious it was. I like the idea of homes for elves!

  4. New Hampshire Garden Solutions September 21, 2015 at 9:39 pm #

    That’s a great town! I like the barns too, and the cardinal flowers, of course. I still haven’t found any.

    • Touring NH September 21, 2015 at 10:10 pm #

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      There was one section of the river where the cardinal flowers seemed to go on forever. I know with your color blindness they don’t jump out at you like they do to me. Some day, we’ll have to get together and visit a place I know they can be found!

  5. Jeff | Planet Bell September 27, 2015 at 3:55 pm #

    Beautiful photos as always. It is interesting to see the summer flowers and the start of fall at the same time. I like the bottom photo and finding things like that. There are always weird things out there.

    Do you ever get tired of driving to these picturesque villages? They all seem so perfect!

    • Touring NH September 27, 2015 at 11:04 pm #

      Some times I do get tired of the drive to them but always enjoy the tour of them. I’ve toured nearly everything close to home. Now the drive is 1-2 hours to get somewhere I haven’t been.

      • Jeff | Planet Bell September 27, 2015 at 11:08 pm #

        That makes sense. Soon, You’ll have to branch out to Maine or Vermont! Even on those drive, you are looking at a lot of beautiful countryside and farms.

      • Touring NH September 27, 2015 at 11:20 pm #

        I still have over 150 towns to cover in NH before I can even think about branching out. It should take me almost to when we move into Waldo and head to Alaska!

  6. Marie Keates October 1, 2015 at 7:04 am #

    Looks like an interesting place. We don’t have beavers here so it was interesting to see the trees they cut down to make their pond. Those little houses are curious too. Wonder what that’s all about?

    • Touring NH October 1, 2015 at 9:14 am #

      Beavers can cause quite a bit of problems with all the trees they take out.


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