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Monthly Archives: October 2010

The leaves are at their peak for fall foliage. I headed over to Mount Agamenticus (also known as “Mount A” or “Big A”) to do some hiking. Located near Ogunquit and The Yorks, Mount Agamenticus rises to 692 feet and offers good views of the White Mountains and Casco Bay.

The Portland Head Light is iconic New England. So much so that once when I was at the Red Lobster it was the cover photo on their menu. I had wanted to get some sunrise shots and decided today was the day. So I got up early and drove over from Manchester, New Hampshire. Located in Cape Elizabeth, near Portland, the lighthouse sits in Fort Williams Park. It was commissioned by President… Read More

Decided to get up early and take a drive along the southern Maine coast. Leaving Manchester, New Hampshire, I headed over to Interstate 95 which becomes the Maine Turnpike. I exited on to US Highway 1 and then took 1A through York Harbor, York Beach, and Cape Neddick. After that, I headed back to US Highway 1 until it came to Maine Highway 5 and that took me into Old Orchard Beach…. Read More

Took a quick drive this afternoon to some rural areas outside of Manchester, New Hampshire. The fall colors are really pretty right now. Spotted some gorgeous colors in…well…some cemeteries. Is that weird? I don’t think so. The first place I pulled in to was the Mt. Calvary Cemetery off of Goffstown Road on the west side of Manchester. After that, I was at the Green Lawn Cemetery in Mont Vernon, New Hampshire…. Read More

Miller State Park near Peterborough, New Hampshire features a road to take you to the summit of Pack Monadnock (2,290 feet) where you’ll have great views of the Wapack Range. After driving to the top, I decided to get in some hiking and view the fall foliage.

On the way back from Acadia National Park, I stopped in Bucksport, Maine, on the Penobscot River. I toured around Fort Knox State Park. The fort was built in the mid-1800s due to anti-British resentment and boundary claims between the UK (with it’s land in Canada) and the US. Fort Knox is also the site of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge. The bridge includes an observatory–the only one of its kind in the… Read More

I had been itching to get to Acadia National Park in Maine. I decided that since I had a three-day weekend, I would make it happen! Because this was a bit of a last minute decision, I ended up staying in a hotel about an hour from the park: the Comfort Inn in Belfast, Maine — a nice place and every room had a view of Penobscot Bay. After checking into my… Read More

Camden, Maine is a picture perfect postcard town on US Highway 1. Just outside of town is Camden Hills State Park. Stopped in to do some hiking at the park. There’s also a road that leads to the top of Mount Battie which gives you great views of Camden and Penobscot Bay.

This morning I drove to cute Boothbay Harbor, a quintessential Maine seaside town. After that, I was off to Owls Head State Park to tour Owls Head Light. Both are great stops for a drive across coastal Maine.

Ahh, autumn…my favorite time of year. And the place to be is New England. After a morning trip to Flume Gorge, I was off for some leaf-peeping. First stop: Indian Head Resort, near Lincoln. They have a large (and rickety!) observation tower you can climb to get some good views of the area. Then it was off to drive the Kancamagus Highway (aka “The Kanc”) – New Hampshire Route 112 – through… Read More