My first stop in Dalton was accidental. I was actually touring Whitefield when I took a side road and found myself at Forest Lake State Park. The morning was overcast, but it is easy to imagine people enjoying the lake and picnic areas. It was early June when I was there and the wildflowers were stunning, especially the tons of lady slippers…




Just before I crossed back into Whitefield, I noticed a novel way to use a canoe at the end of someone’s driveway. I don’t know if it was too expensive to repair, but it made a neat planter…


I returned to Dalton a few days after I finished Whitefield to pick up where I had left off. My next find was more sad than anything else. I came upon what was once a beautiful log home. More of a micro-mansion than a cabin. What was left told a sad story, but what a view they must have had…



Dalton borders Vermont. The Connecticut River winds lazily between them. There is a very nice boat launch at the intersection of Whitefield Road (Rt 142) and Dalton Road (Rt 135). What I liked most about the launch was the railroad bridge…


The Connecticut River Valley is very fertile and there are plenty of farms to enjoy…



And lots of sweeping vistas…





New Hampshire has seen very little rain this summer. In fact, we are 8″ below normal for this time of year. If I returned to Dalton today, this wonderful wetland area might look quite a bit different…


What surprised me most in Dalton was the Team O’Neil Rally School. Who knew there was a rally school nestled in the mountains of New Hampshire?


Until next time – drive safe!

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9 Comments on “Dalton”

  1. smaty0o August 26, 2016 at 10:58 am #


  2. New Hampshire Garden Solutions August 27, 2016 at 10:45 pm #

    I can’t think of a better place to be lost in. What beautiful landscapes, and the shots of the lady’s slippers are beautiful!

    • Touring NH August 27, 2016 at 10:50 pm #

      Thank you. I enjoyed being “lost”. Forest Lake State Park was full of lady slippers.

  3. Sue Slaght September 7, 2016 at 3:02 pm #

    Such incredible vistas Laura. The rolling hills remind me of our Foothills sitting on the edge of the mountains. Too bad about the burned cabin. If old walls could tell their story.

    • Touring NH September 7, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

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      I think the cabin owners will rebuild. The gardens around the property still looked cared for, so someone must come by.

  4. gallivance.net September 7, 2016 at 8:35 pm #

    Great photos as always Laura. Burned out houses of any type, large or small, are a heartbreaker for me. I know that it’s just stuff and can be replaced, but it’s a personal tragedy no less. ~James

    • Touring NH September 7, 2016 at 8:41 pm #

      I agree. Belongings are just stuff. I walked around a bit and there were things belonging to youngsters. Hopefully their memories will only be of the good things.

  5. Marie Keates October 7, 2016 at 3:36 pm #

    Stumbling upon somewhere by accident is always a lovely surprise and this one was stunning. What a shame about the burnt out house though. There must be a story there I should think.

    • Touring NH October 7, 2016 at 8:43 pm #

      I hope the homeowners can rebuild. It is a beautiful property

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