Monday, July 13, 2015

I made it to Alaska! OK, it was just New Hampshire

I'm telling you though, it felt like Alaska!  We went to pretty much the most northern part of NH there is.  Lots of pine trees, lakes, rivers, and mountains!  AND... that's about it!  The town we stayed in, Errol New Hampshire, has a population of 291 people.  There is an elementary school on the main street, which I later read has 13 students attending.  There is a working payphone (cell service was super spotty- we drove about an hour and a half with no signal) in the center of town, which also houses a convenience store, gas station, and a sporting goods store called L.L. COTE (sound familiar??).  For such a small place, there were quite a few restaurants which I found surprising (I highly recommend the turkey club at Northern Exposure Restaurant and Pub), however if you are looking to eat dinner after 8pm (or get gas, or milk, or a candy bar), you're pretty much out of luck.   Basically, if you are looking for night life, shopping, and fine dining, this is the exact place NOT to go.  If you are looking for amazing 4 wheeling, snowmobiling, kayaking, wildlife, or just all around beauty and tranquility this is THE place to go.

The NH trail system is absolutely amazing.  I am going to let the pictures do the talking, but I do have to tell you about one of the towns we went to, Berlin, NH.  This place is like nowhere I've ever seen.   The town itself is surrounded by mountains, and you can drive your 4 wheeler (or snowmobile) on the roads alongside the cars and trucks!  We came off one of the trails, drove our ATV into town, parked, and had lunch at a charming little restaurant.  Crazy, right??  I'm sure this is commonplace for some of you, but where I live, you just don't see 4 wheelers and snowmobiles driving down the road beside you!

Berlin, NH (not my pic)
I was REALLY hoping to see a moose on our trip.  I SO want to see a moose in the wild!  And since we were smack dab in the middle of moose country, I thought my chances were pretty good. Apparently the moose know how much I want to see them, and are therefore deliberately denying me a sighting!  Yup, no moose.  We did, however, see a very large black bear which was pretty cool (thankfully it was running away from our ATV and not towards it).  So, my quest to see a moose shall continue...

OK, lets get down to the good stuff.  Here is a review of our trip in pictures.  I hope you enjoy!

Our little lakeside cabin


On the way to the waterfall in Berlin

Jericho warming hut


The payphone!!

Windmill farm

Gorgeous trails!


  1. Sounds like a great vacation, the view was amazing. Another spot to add to my vacation bucket list :)

  2. It looks like an amazing vacation. We love spending our summers by the water and this place looks so relaxing.

  3. wow! i can't believe how small that town is! 13 people in the elementary school??!? (I live in NYC, so this is especially foreign to me! haha) Sounds like a great vacation. :)

  4. That looks like such a fun trip.. so crazy to see pictures of such a small town! It is beautiful though!

  5. WOW! Beautiful town and what a great escape to get off the grid a little! It bites you didn't see any moose....that just means you'll have to go again! - Amanda

  6. Moose are gigantic, for the record.

  7. I lived in NH for about 25 years. We lived on the Seacoast though...about half way between Portsmouth, NH and Newburyport, MA. being about 20 minutes either way. I have heard of Errol but never been there. I once knew a woman who had a family cabin there. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  8. What a beautiful place! Love the photos. I can't believe the town is so small...gorgeous, though! Thanks for sharing at the Manic Mondays blog hop!

  9. Looks like a beautiful place , great photos! I hope you see a moose soon :) Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!