I wasn’t quite sure what to expect as I drove into Lyman. A glance at the map showed a couple bodies of water, lots of hills and mountains and a few roads with neat names…


As with many of the other towns I have visited recently, farming seems to be the major way of life in Lyman. Beautiful barns grace the landscape everywhere you look…




This second story porch shows even the kids get to play with the “heavy equipment”…


I’m not sure about the lack of a railing, maybe it’s the big kids who play on the porch. County back roads led to sweeping vistas and sandy beaches…






While driving along Dodge Pond Road, which actually follows the shore of Round Pond, I caught sight of something I had to stop and take a look at…


As I was taking a few shots, the owner came out of the house and happily answered all of my questions about this contraption. It’s called a Hydrobike. Tons of fun, easy to use and nearly tip-proof! She even invited me to give it a try next time I was in the area…such nice people in Lyman!

There is only one active business in Lyman (other than farms), The Ogontz White Mountain Camp. The first thing I noticed was the bunk houses. It’s easy to see why camp is only open seasonally…


Across the street, on the shore of Ogontz Lake is the lodge…


I stopped to chat with one of the camp workers and he invited me to explore all I wanted. One of the buildings on the property is called the troll house…


But, I think the neatest building I explored was the barn!


The former horse stalls on the left are the dorms for the volunteers and camp workers. Inside the barn, at every turn, there were very cool things to photograph…




The upstairs of the barn is used as a theater…



You can read about the history of the camp, which started out as a prestigious girls school, here. Just past the barn was a wonderful garden…


Lyman was truly a joy to explore. Everyone I met was outgoing and friendly. Just the kind of place to unwind!

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11 Comments on “Lyman”

  1. marthaschaefer August 1, 2016 at 6:13 pm #

    I’ve never heard of Lyman. What a wonderful find and the camp looks very inviting. I love the shot you took in the mirror. Your barn shots are always a joy. Have you thought about publishing a book of your barns?

    • Touring NH August 1, 2016 at 7:11 pm #

      I’ve thought about it, but that’s as far as I’ve gotten. There are just so many lovely barns in NH.

  2. New Hampshire Garden Solutions August 1, 2016 at 9:42 pm #

    It looks like a great place to explore. They grow some big bears up there though!

    • Touring NH August 1, 2016 at 9:47 pm #

      It really was a neat town! I didn’t see any bears but it’s not hard to imagine them.

  3. John R Bolduc August 2, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

    As far as business in Lyman, about five years ago I came across a little curio shop in the Tinkerville section off town.
    I have quite a few pictures I took of Lyman but most are not of the places you took photos of.
    I also got photos of the microburst damage that happened a day prior to my trip there.

    • John R Bolduc August 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm #

      Tinkerville - Lyman NH

    • Touring NH August 2, 2016 at 6:17 pm #

      I don’t think the curio shop is there anymore. Several people commented tome the camp was the only business left in town other than farms. Great shots you took.

  4. Sue Slaght August 2, 2016 at 5:24 pm #

    Another charming town and it looks like so much to explore. I especially like the piano player. Your first photo from your dashboard had me right there with you. Love that creative perspective.

    • Touring NH August 2, 2016 at 6:16 pm #

      Thank you Sue. There is a lot to explore and I couldn’t get over how friendly everyone was.

  5. Marie Keates September 13, 2016 at 6:49 am #

    The troll hous look intriguing and I love the barn.

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