Welcome to the photoblog of Erin Paul Donovan, a professional photographer located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire USA.
Specializing in environmental conservation and historic preservation photography mainly in the New Hampshire White Mountains. Image archive consists of forgotten history and landscape scenes of the White Mountains and New England region.
Weeks State Park, New Hampshire – Weeks State Park is a 420-acre, more or less, property on Mt. Prospect in Lancaster, New Hampshire. The main attraction of the park is the historical Weeks Estate on the summit. Built in 1912 for John Wingate Weeks (1860-1926), the main house is built of fieldstone and stucco.
Born in Lancaster on April 11, 1860, John Wingate Weeks was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. He was a leading conservationist, congressman, senator, and secretary of war but is best known for the Weeks Act of 1911. The Weeks Act authorized the Federal Government to purchase private land in the eastern United States and maintain the land as national forests. He is the reason why we have the White Mountain National Forest.
Newfound Lake, New Hampshire – In my New England travels, I always seem to forget about Wellington State Park located on Newfound Lake in Bristol, New Hampshire. The park can be accessed year around, and there is a sandy beach on the park grounds. No question the summer season is the busiest time to visit.
I have photographed Wellington State Park during all four seasons and think it is a wonderful place to spend the day with family or friends. And if you are a photographer, you should find something to shoot.
Kancamagus Scenic Byway, New Hampshire – New stock photography images have been added to the ScenicNH Photography image archive. These images are focused around the Kancamagus Scenic Byway in the White Mountains of New Hampshire USA. Above is a slideshow of scenes from along the Kancamagus Byway.
The Kancamagus Scenic Byway is considered to be one of New England's top scenic byways. The best time to drive, explore and photograph it is during peak foliage season. I also find the winter season a great time to explore the scenic byway, but autumn is best.
Phineas P Gage, Vermont – If your travels ever take you to Cavendish, Vermont and you enjoy oddities, here is one worth checking out. Located in the downtown section of Cavendish is a plaque bolted to a boulder in memory of Phineas P Gage, who was known as the "Man With a Metal Rod in His Head".
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