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Beaver Pond, Kinsman Notch

Beaver Pond in Kinsman Notch of the White Mountains, New Hampshire USA during the spring months. Jakey's Crag is in the background.
Beaver Pond – Kinsman Notch, New Hampshire 
 

Beaver Pond, Kinsman Notch – Beaver Pond is a roadside attraction located along Route 112 in Kinsman Notch of the White Mountains, New Hampshire. This is a great pond to photograph during the autumn season. I find early in the morning when a reflection of the mountains can be captured in the pond the best time. The mountain reflection in Beaver Pond is excellent!

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Frankenstein Trestle, Crawford Notch

Frankenstein Trestle along the Maine Central Railroad in the White Mountains, New Hampshire.
Frankenstein Trestle – White Mountains, New Hampshire
 

Frankenstein Trestle, Crawford Notch – Frankenstein Trestle is located along the old Maine Central Railroad in New Hampshire’s Crawford Notch in the White Mountains. And the historical marker for the trestle is located along Route 302 near the Dry River Campground. The trestle is named for Godfrey Frankenstein, a German born artist who spent time painting in the Crawford Notch area during the 1800s.

The railroad was chartered in 1867 as the Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad Company, then leased to the Maine Central Railroad in 1888, and later abandoned in 1983. Since 1995 the Conway Scenic Railroad, which provides passenger excursion trains, has been using the track. The building of this railroad through Crawford Notch was a major accomplishment during the 1800s.

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Thorne Pond Conservation Area

Thorne Pond Conservation Area in Bartlett, New Hampshire. This conservation area is located along Route 302.
Thorne Pond Conservation Area – Bartlett, New Hampshire
 

Thorne Pond Conservation Area, New Hampshire – Thorne Pond Conservation Area is a small tract of land located along Route 302 in Bartlett, New Hampshire. The parking lot is directly across from the entrance of Attitash Bear Peak. I know little about this tract of land, but from what I have read online the pond was created to provide water for snow making at Attitash Bear Peak.

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Triple Falls, White Mountains

Proteus Falls along Townline Brook in the White Mountains, New Hampshire USA. These are a  series of three waterfalls referred to as Triple Falls.
Proteus Falls – White Mountains, New Hampshire
 

Triple Falls, White Mountains – Are you looking for easy roadside waterfalls to photograph? Here is three worth exploring. Triple Falls is a series of three smaller waterfalls consisting of Proteus, Erebus and Evans Falls on Townline Brook in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. They are located a short distance upstream from where Pinkham B Road crosses Townline Brook. Park at this crossing and follow the path upstream (left hand side of brook) to the falls.

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Acadia National Park, Maine

Sunrise over Frenchman Bay from Cadillac Mountain located in Acadia National Park, Maine.
Acadia National Park, Maine – Frenchman Bay from Cadillac Mountain 
 

Acadia National Park, Maine – If you love New England, a visit to Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island in Maine is must. You can start the day by driving up to the summit of Cadillac Mountain to watch the sunrise over Frenchman Bay; its one of the first places in the United States to see the sunrise. After sunrise, you can explore the shoreline and network of carriage roads and trails in the park. It is a great place to explore!

This national park has an interesting past. It was first established as Sieur de Monts National Monument in July 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. Then in February 1919, when it became a national park, the name was changed to Lafayette National Park. And then in January 1929, it was renamed Acadia National Park. Acadia was the first established national park east of the Mississippi River.

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Kancamagus Scenic Byway New Hampshire

Kancamagus Highway (route 112), which is one of New England's scenic byways in blizzard conditions. Located in the White Mountains, New Hampshire.
Kancamagus Scenic Byway – White Mountains
 

Kancamagus Scenic Byway, New Hampshire – The Kancamagus Scenic Byway, located in New Hampshire, is considered one of the best scenic drives in the Northeast. It is about 35 miles long and was opened in 1959 after two dead end roads, one in Lincoln and the other in Conway, were connected.

This scenic road is known worldwide for it outstanding foliage during the autumn months. And though the scenic byway attracts the most visitors during the autumn months, I think it is a great area to explore any time of year. Photographers will have endless photo opportunities.

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Chester Village Cemetery

Chester Village Cemetery – Chester, New Hampshire USA
 

Chester Village Cemetery – This past weekend I was in southern New Hampshire and stopped by one of my favorite graveyards. The Chester Village Cemetery is located in Chester, New Hampshire at the junction of Routes 121 and 102. It is a classic New England graveyard that has very old headstones and large maple trees that look incredible during the autumn months. The foliage was not peak, so here are old shots of the cemetery.

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Nansen Ski Jump, Milan

Nansen Ski Jump in Milan New Hampshire USA. This jump was constructed in 1936 and in 1938 Olympic Trials were held here. The jump was closed in 1988.
Nansen Ski Jump – Milan, New Hampshire  
 

Nansen Ski Jump, New Hampshire – Located along Route 16 in Milan, New Hampshire is the Nansen Wayside Park, which is home to the historical Nansen Ski Jump. Built in 1936 the Nansen Ski Jump at one time held major ski championships. And in 1938 the first Olympic Trials were held on the site.

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