It’s summertime and the living is fun! Welcome to New Hampshire. I’m Nora LeDuc and your tour guide. New Hampshire has a rich history as one of the original thirteen colonies. In addition, our beautiful landscape of mountains, oceans, and lifestyle attract many visitors just like you.
So buckle up. We’re on our yearly Road Trip.
Today we’re headed to the Lakes Region. As we drive north on interstate 93, look to your left. You’ll spot an unusual sight, the Tilton Arch. This unique structure is made of Concord granite and stands 50 feet tall by 40 feet wide. It took two years to build and sits on a hilltop in Northfield.
The monument is a memorial to the ancestors of Charles E. Tilton, who was a wealthy resident of the town of Tilton and donated several statues to his neighbors.
We have a beautiful day to cruise. The fluffy clouds reflect in the clear blue water. The mountains surround the lake in various hues of green. Scattered along the shore, we view quaint cottages and contemporary homes. Feel like a swim? We’ll anchor for a dip at Long Sands Beach.
Once we’re cool, we’ll say goodbye to Noah and dine at a local restaurant. After, we’ll hurry to catch a free train ride on the Silver Lake Railroad. Yes, free! The train runs entirely on donations and the time of volunteers. Get ready to sit back and enjoy the scenery the conductor loves to point out.
Next, we travel to Center Ossipee for the mead wine tasting. You’ll find the perfect bottle for a gift. Then we shoot over to the bakery and pick up a snack for the trip home.
As the sun sets over the lake, we’ll slip into our car, tired but happy. We’ll chat about the good times we shared and contemplate when we can return again to the Granite State.
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Nora LeDuc is that author of twelve published novels set in New Hampshire. Her latest book Gone Before Goodbye is the first in the Love and Mystery in the 6-oh-3 series. The Devil Wore Sneakers, book two, will be for sale later this summer. Visit her on Goodreads, Amazon or FB. Check out all her titles here: http://www.noraleduc.com
(Pictures provided by Nora LeDuc)