Scenes of November, New Hampshire

November scene of leaf drop along Thornton Gore Road in Thornton, New Hampshire during the autumn months.
Leaf Drop – Thornton, New Hampshire

Scenes of November, New Hampshire – November in the White Mountains is unlike any other month. For a short period of time during this month, in between leaf peeping and ski season, the region is comparable to a ghost town. And as a photographer, I like this time of year because I can move around the White Mountains without getting in the way of others who are visiting the region.

If you have followed my work for any length of time, you know that my monthly shooting schedule is planned out in advance. For this month, seventy percent of shooting was very local and focused on one of the old hill farming communities in the area.

Thompson Falls in Pinkham Notch of the New Hampshire White Mountains during the autumn months. This waterfall is on Thompson Brook.
Thompson Falls – Pinkham's Grant, New Hampshire

I spent two November days shooting in the Shelburne and Pinkham Notch area. And I also made a quick visit into Evans Notch to do some scouting for next year. Yes, I am already planning for next year. Hard to believe another year is just about over! When in Pinkham Notch I visited Thompson Falls (above). This waterfall is on Thompson Brook, near Wildcat Ski Mountain, and it is a great spot to visit.

Abandoned cellar hole at Thornton Gore in Thornton, New Hampshire during the autumn months. Thornton Gore was the site of an 19th century hill farming community. Based on an 1860 historical map of Grafton County this is believed to have been the T. Wyatt homestead.
Abandoned Cellar Hole – Thornton Gore, New Hampshire

I spent just about two weeks of this month documenting the abandoned Thornton Gore hill farming community. Located in the northern part of Thornton this farming community was abandoned during the 19th century. Based on an 1860 historical map of Grafton County the above cellar hole is believed to have been the T. Wyatt homestead. I will be writing about this farming settlement sometime in the future.

Remnants of an abandoned spur line of the Wild River Railroad in Bean’s Purchase, New Hampshire. This was a logging railroad in operation from 1891-1904.
Wild River Railroad – Bean’s Purchase, New Hampshire

I mentioned earlier that I was scouting in Evans Notch this month. While in the area, I did some shooting along the abandoned Wild River Railroad in Bean’s Purchase. The Wild River Railroad was a logging railroad in operation from 1891-1904. And remnants of a spur line (above) of the railroad still can be found today.

Rollo Fall along the Moose River in Randolph, New Hampshire USA during the autumn months.
Rollo Fall – Randolph, New Hampshire

We have had some rain this month in New Hampshire! And during the rain storms, the waterfalls were looking good. I visited a few of the smaller waterfalls, and Rollo Fall (above) was looking exceptional. This waterfall is on the Moose River, and the land it is on recently became part of the Randolph Community Forest. Back in the early days of the White Mountains, Lowe’s Path traveled past this small, but interesting waterfall.

You can license any of the above images for usage in publications by clicking on the image you are interested in, and you can view more new images from the month of November here. And don't forget that my 2017 White Mountains New Hampshire calendar is available.

Happy image making..


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Erin Paul is a professional photographer who specializes in environmental conservation and historic preservation photography in the New Hampshire White Mountains. His work is published worldwide, and credits include; Backpacker Magazine, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and The Wilderness Society.

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