Hello fellow readers! So sorry it has been a long time since we’ve written a post, but we’ve been very busy. We have spent the good part of the spring and summer searching for a new place to call home and we moved in the beginning of September. The past month has been filled with packing and unpacking, getting Alden used to his new school, and exploring the 10 acres that we can now call our own. Last weekend we did get out for a short walk at Bretzfelder Park in Bethlehem, NH. It is owned and managed by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and we were pleasantly surprised at how great it turned out to be for a quick morning walk in the woods.
We parked at the small parking area for the wildlife pond, but there is also more parking just up the road near a building and pavilion. Alden is all about walking on his own and we left the backpack carrier in the car. The pond looks manmade and a sign said it is open for ice skating in the winter. We took the trail around the edge of the pond and into the woods, across a stream, and up the switchbacked trail.
This trail leads to the pavilion that hosts a number of talks open to the public throughout the year. We also found the infamous Memorial White Pine Tree which is said to be over 200 years old. You can read more about the history of the tree here: www.therocks.org/bretzfelder.
We will surely come back to this place to enjoy it throughout the year. A truly wonderful park to visit. Now we’ve got to get back to unpacking!