Bath

If there is one thing Bath has plenty of, it is history! The Brick Store is believed to be one of the oldest, continually run general stores in America. It was recently sold and I hope the new owners can find a way to keep it going. On one side of the Brick Store is At The Hop, a neat gift/ice cream shop…

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On the other side of the Brick Store is one of the 3 remaining covered bridges in Bath…

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This bridge recently underwent nearly 2 years of renovations. Workers are still working on the dam below the bridge…

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I think my favorite covered bridge is the Swiftwater Bridge…

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A friend of ours owns a camp not far from here and I have spent many, many weekends below the bridge at the swimming hole. The Wild Ammonoosuc River is a popular place for gold panning in the area. While I have never panned for gold, I have found lots of tiny garnets in the river …

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The remaining covered bridge is the Bath-Haverhill Bridge.   According to New Hampshire Department of Transportation records, this is the oldest covered bridge in New Hampshire. Unlike the other bridges in town, this is the original bridge. All of the others were replaced after floods or fires. I think it is interesting the fine on this bridge is $5 where the fine on the Bath bridge is only $1 for driving a team faster than a walk over the bridge…

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Once I had seen all of the bridges, I set out to see what else I could find. Naturally, that led me to barns and farms…

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Not all of the barns were old…

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I found lots of places to pull over and just admire the view…

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Despite the size (38.6 square miles), there is an amazing amount of things to see in Bath. And endless ways to relax your day away! Wishing much success to the new owners of the Brick Store!

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10 Comments on “Bath”

  1. Ally Stark (@historicNH) August 10, 2016 at 3:55 pm #

    Great photos, loving the history! I have seen many of the barns you’ve featured here. Gotta love New Hampshire!

    • Touring NH August 10, 2016 at 3:58 pm #

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      Thank you, Ally. Bath is such a charming town. I always enjoy visiting!

  2. Robin S. Kent August 10, 2016 at 8:10 pm #

    I love those covered bridges! Great post!

    • Touring NH August 10, 2016 at 9:39 pm #

      Thank you. 3 in one town was really great to see!

      Laura

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  3. New Hampshire Garden Solutions August 10, 2016 at 11:07 pm #

    I love that last shot. It’s just my kind of place.

  4. Sue Slaght August 12, 2016 at 3:58 am #

    Perhaps it is because we don’t have any but those covered bridges are just amazing. So romantic, quaint and somehow they just warm my heart. Lovely images.

    • Touring NH August 12, 2016 at 9:39 am #

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      Thank you Sue. It’s hard to imagine some of these have been around since the 1830’s. Certainly says a lot about how they were made.

  5. Michelle September 8, 2016 at 2:13 am #

    Always enjoy your posts, Laura and I love the shot of the cattle grazing on the sloping field. But I’m sad to hear the Brick Store has changed hands! I met and talked to the previous owners years ago and they seemed to love what they were doing. Hope the new owners keep smoking that amazing cheese!

    • Touring NH September 8, 2016 at 10:47 am #

      From what I’ve heard, they are planning to keep the brick store pretty much as it was. I hope they can make a go of it!

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