Christmas Bird Count 2018

Last week a friend called asking if we were interested in participating in the annual Christmas Bird Count. We didn’t have plans and wanted to go for a hike anyway, so why not count the birds while we do it?! The Christmas Bird Count first began in 1900. Prior to that point, it was actually…

Tarleton Take Two

Last year we visited and blogged about a canoe trip to Lake Tarleton (read about it here), but it was so windy that day we were forced to stay near the boat launch for fear of tipping the boat in the white-caps. We finally had the chance to venture back there recently on an absolutely…

Gemming and Wildlife

Recently we ventured to the Poland Maine area for a family reunion. We went on a couple of side trips in the area that are worth blogging about – readers will enjoy these two adventures. First was digging and sifting for gems at Maine Mineral Adventures. The roadside attraction is on Route 26 in Bryant…

Top of New Hampshire

Andrew’s mom and step-dad were in town a couple of weekends ago and we took the excuse to cash-in a favor from a friend for tickets on the Cog Railway up Mount Washington. If you’ve never taken the train up the mountain, you should splurge at least once in your life. It’s a fascinating and fun way to…

Hot Day Cool Caves

How do you beat the summer New England heat? Head to a mountain gorge of course! Last weekend we went to Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves in North Woodstock, NH. This interesting property is owned by SPNHF, but the “attraction” is leased out for management by White Mountain Attractions. There is a fee to…

Fishing on the Fourth

The 4th of July has come and gone and I wanted to share a short fishing excursion that we took. We visited the Robert Durant Natural Area off Couture Road and Route 2 in Jefferson, NH. This property is owned by the NH Fish and Game Department and Lindsay had the pleasure of meeting and…