Two weeks ago we arrived at our destination near the small town of Keene, in southwest New Hampshire, where we will be until the end of June. The days started out pretty cold, then came several rainy days until now when the last few days have been just perfect. We love spending our time with our family here and have done some exploring on our own.
The local Farmers Market is in downtown Keene on Saturdays and Tuesdays. Here you can buy locally grown fresh produce, bottles of maple syrup, fresh home-made cheeses, baked goods, and crafts.
Since it was such a beautiful day we went for a drive to find some of the cool bridges in the area. The first one we found was a 100-year-old Cheshire Railroad Stone Arch Bridge. I could not find a safe place to park the car and walk for a good picture so had to shoot this from the car as we drove by.
There are several covered bridges near us. The West Dummerston Covered Bridge, in Dummerston VT, not far from Brattleboro VT, across the border from Keene NH, at 280 feet, is the longest covered bridge entirely within the state of Vermont.
The Ashuelot Rail Trail crosses near the Cresson Bridge so we walked that for a while and found this neat old railroad bridge along the way.
We have the pleasure of crossing the Thompson Bridge every time we leave or return to Ashuelot River Campground, where we are staying. It’s like stepping back in time every time we go somewhere.
And then there is a cool bridge at Ashuelot River Park in downtown Keene, NH.