For the fourth and last post on our trip to New Hampshire,
I'm taking us back to Hancock where we started.
Hancock is a very small town, more like a village really.
Only about 200 residents reside in the main part of the town.
|THE HISTORIC HANCOCK INN|
Directly across the street from the Inn is the Hancock Market.
A quaint little grocery store ~ just what you would expect
in a little New England town.
A little further down the street is this pond.
The water was like a mirror that day.
So calm and beautiful, perfectly reflecting its surroundings.
Here is the town burial ground with it's granite stones.
Some date back to the very early 1800's.
They almost tell the stories of families that lived here.
Some are very sad ~ so many young children.
This view is from the burial ground looking back up Main Street.
The library is only open three days a week so plan your book
borrowing needs accordingly. : }
One morning I took a leisurely stroll so I could admire all of the antique homes.
The character, charm and history of it all was almost overwhelming.
One thing I noticed was that yards and flower beds were not perfectly groomed.
The landscaping was more natural, blending in with nature.
Many cape cod homes as you would expect with their picket fences and stone walls.
Most of the homes were painted white, but some adorned
colonial colors as well.
As you can see, this home was having some work done.
Isn't the detail amazing?
The old granite hitching post still intact.
As you might be able to tell, I loved everything about New Hampshire.
So authentic, nothing cheesy or commercialized.
The people, homes and buildings coexist beautifully with nature
just as they have for hundreds of years.
Thank you so much for reading.
If you ever plan to go to New Hampshire,
I would be happy to share our experience and any
information that I can.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!
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