Posts Categorized: Scenic Areas

Greeley Ponds Scenic Area, Livermore

Greeley Ponds Scenic Area - Reflection of forest and mountain in Upper Greeley Pond in the White Mountains, New Hampshire. This is a great short hike to two beautiful ponds.
Upper Greeley Pond – Greeley Ponds Scenic Area, New Hampshire

Greeley Ponds Scenic Area, Livermore – Located in Livermore, New Hampshire in between Mount Kancamagus and the East Peak of Mount Osceola is the Greeley Ponds Scenic Area. Designated a scenic area in 1964, this 810-acre parcel of land in the White Mountains contains mature hardwood forest and two scenic mountain ponds.

The two mountain ponds offer interesting photographic opportunities. And early in the morning a nice reflection of the Osceola Mountain range can be seen in the upper pond (above and below). And the forest surrounding the ponds consists of an interesting mix of hardwoods and softwoods.

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Lafayette Brook Scenic Area, Franconia

Lafayette Brook Scenic Area during the summer months in the White Mountains, New Hampshire. Old growth forest can be found in the Lafayette Brook Scenic Area.
Lafayette Brook Scenic Area from the Franconia Bike Path

Lafayette Brook Scenic Area – The officially designated Lafayette Brook Scenic Area is in Franconia, New Hampshire; part of the White Mountains. Consisting of 990 acres, it has a remoteness to it that is comparable to the Pemigewasset Wilderness. The V shape of the valley is likely the reason as to why the area has a secluded feeling.

The photographic subject matter varies from an old growth forest on the backside of Eagle Cliff to a scenic waterfall (on Lafayette Brook) deep in the valley. It's also a great place to explore different forest communities. Explorations of this scenic area usually start at the old bridge that crosses Lafayette Brook on the north end of the Franconia Bike Path. But for the more adventurous, study a map of the area for other options.

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