Bow

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The dreary December skies have been making motivation a bit hard to come by, despite the fact we are experiencing one of the warmest winter starts on record. I decided not to wander too far from home in case the skies opened up. Lucky for me, Bow, New Hampshire is only about 45 minutes from home and well worth the trip. Bow has nearly tripled in size since its incorporation in 1727, going from 9 square miles to 28.4. The town has a rich history, with several notable residents, including Mary Baker Eddy (founder of Christian Science) and John Ordway (a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition).

There are still many historic buildings and landmarks to visit…

As well as newer parks and preserves…

There is plenty of beautiful scenery along country roads or along the shores of the Merrimack River…

Or if you prefer, you can get off road…

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Industry has never been a stranger to Bow, a fact which stands true today…

With turkey still being a traditional Christmas dinner, I was surprised to see these ladies out on the streets, perhaps they know hunting season is over…

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Thank you for coming along and may the joys of the season be yours.

 

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11 Comments on “Bow”

  1. New Hampshire Garden Solutions December 22, 2015 at 10:40 pm #

    I didn’t know that Bow was that small.
    I’ve never seen as many turkeys as I have this year!

    • Touring NH December 22, 2015 at 10:47 pm #

      Even as small a town as Bow is, it is a really pretty town. Yes, lots and lots of turkeys this year.

  2. Sue Slaght December 23, 2015 at 3:39 am #

    Very brave turkeys I think! Happy holidays!

    • Touring NH December 23, 2015 at 10:07 am #

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      Brave indeed. Happy Holidays to you too!

  3. NGNaturally@blogspot.com December 23, 2015 at 5:00 am #

    There are some great hiking trails in Bow. Thanks for sharing.

    • Touring NH December 23, 2015 at 10:12 am #

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      Your welcome. I didn’t get a chance to do any hiking in Bow, but I know there is quite a bit of conservation land to explore.

  4. gallivance.net December 25, 2015 at 5:04 pm #

    We’ve seen a few large flocks of turkeys lately, which is always a joy to see. I think these large flocks are a sign of a healthy ecosystem. And BTW, a December post from you that doesn’t feature snow on the ground?? It’s been a warm Dec for us as well, and the cold weather wimp in me says that’s OK. Terri and I truly appreciate that you still follow along and we hope that you have a fun, relaxing holiday and a wonderful 2016. ~James

    • Touring NH December 26, 2015 at 9:33 am #

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      It is pretty common here to see large flocks of turkeys. I love seeing them late spring when all the babies are learning their way. We’ve been having a record breaking warm spell. It was over 60 degrees on Christmas Eve. I agree with your cold weather wimp – no complaints here! I always enjoy reading your posts. Adventure on! Have a wonderful New Year!

  5. Marie Keates December 27, 2015 at 9:40 am #

    I can’t imagine seeing turkeys wandering about. We only see them ready plucked in the shops here.

    • Touring NH December 27, 2015 at 10:04 am #

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      It is pretty common to see turkeys roaming around. It’s really neat when you see a tom with his tail fanned.

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