(written by Bill)
This is a series of blogs covering a 21 day road-trip my wife and I made through eight New England States during the month of September – Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
Part 3 – On our third day we headed west to New Hampshire. The drive from Bar Harbor through the middle and western section of Maine was wonderful and I could write a lot about it but I will focus on New Hampshire in todays blog.
Once across the border into New Hampshire we headed straight to Mount Washington’s Cog Railway. This happens to be the highest peak in the North Eastern States and has some of the worst recorded weather in the world! Although you are able to drive your car up to the 6,288′ summit, , I strongly recommend you take the Cog Railway. I guarantee it will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time.
When we got on the train everyone was looking at me like I was crazy. Seems I was the only one wearing shorts. Even though it was September and comfortably warm when we boarded, it was literally freezing at the top of Mt Washington (~32F, 0C).
After our train experience we were back in the car driving through some gorgeous forests when we came upon a beautiful lake that beckoned us to stop and have lunch. As we sat enjoying the view, a couple of folks came by and told us they had seen a moose just around the lake. Having never seen one in the wild we couldn’t resist and ventured out into the wilderness. As luck would have it we were rewarded with our first sighting.
Later in the day as we were driving on the Kancamagus Highway we came upon a couple of covered bridges. Since we don’t see a lot of these on the west coast we had to stop and take some pictures. I plan on showing more covered bridges in this series since we really have a fascination and love for their historical value.
Click here to see more photos of our first day in New Hampshire
Hope you enjoy…