Sunday, July 14, 2013

Northern Rail Trail, Enfield, NH

A short walk from our daughter and her hubbys home in NH is the Northern Rail Trail.

We took several walks this week on this lovely trail..

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The Northern Rail Trail is a multi-use rail trail in western New Hampshire, USA, currently 48 miles (77 km) in length from Lebanon to Franklin.[1] It uses the right of way of Boston & Maine's former Northern Line that was acquired by the State of New Hampshire in 1996. The trail is managed by the NH Bureau of Trails.


Emma NH_087This Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was fluttering around 

and landing on dog poo..

must have been getting something it liked from the poo..

Emma NH_076American Redstart above my head.

We also saw Chestnut-sided Warblers, Catbird, Kingfishers, Eastern Phoebe

American Goldfinch and other birds to add to our area list.

Emma NH_080The trail  heading west, takes us by Mascoma Lake

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Great place for a cooling dip in the summer…in winter the lake freezes and people Ice fish here..

Emma NH_089Samarrah took me on a short detour to view this property that is for sale.

Emma NH_091This could be yours for 294 thousand dollars..

  • 2 bed / 1 full bath
  • 1,244 sqft
  • Emma NH_093The land and cottage is only accessed via the bike trail or by boat..

    Emma NH_094Any takers?

    Emma NH_095The land around the cottage was quite nice with many native plants and mushrooms..

    Emma NH_099Chanterelle mushrooms..

    edible, but not enough here to make a meal of so we just left them.

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    Boletus of some sort.

    Maybe~ Leccinum subglabripes

    Emma NH_120We did a loop back toward the home from the little white cottage....

    These ledges have many carvings on them..

    Most of them over 100 years old.

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    I suppose these were carved by the men working on the railroad.

    I did not find any information about these while looking at the Rail Trail website.

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    Emma NH_109 A great trail for a walk, run or a bike ride..

    Next visit we will take the bikes to see more of the Northern Rail Trail.

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