Nicholas Howe

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L. L. Bean Stands By His Word | New England’s Gifts

In those days, the fabled L. L. Bean store in Freeport, Maine, was known principally for snowshoes and what we called “Barker Boots,” the rubber-bottom, leather-top, lace-up item that we thought was in universal use among lumberjacks in the deep woods of the North Country. If the bottoms ever wore out, we knew that L.L. Bean […]

Conway Scenic Railroad Train
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Conway Scenic Railroad | 7 Wonders of Fall

The Conway Scenic Railroad runs vintage equipment from the old round-house in North Conway, New Hampshire. From late spring to mid-December, some of the trains go south down the valley to Conway. The other trains run north to Glen and Bartlett through what an 1890 edition of Sweetser’s White Mountains described as “the broad intervales of […]

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Zealand Pond, NH: Prettiest Easy Hike

Zealand Pond is at a height of land, which is not where a pond is usually found. Hikers find the trail to it by turning off U.S. Route 302 at Zealand Campground, about two miles east of the town of Twin Mountain, and driving another two miles south into Bethlehem to park at the end […]