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July
8

Waterfalls - White Mountains, NH - Badger Peabody & Smith RealtyNew Hampshire is home to more than 100 waterfalls, enough to keep even the most avid nature lover busy for many years. Our real estate agents are excited to share some of their favorite waterfall hikes in the White Mountains!

Many of New Hampshire's most beautiful waterfalls are easily accessible, mere footsteps away from the highway. Others require some serious trekking. You'll find examples of both on this list, but rest assured that all the waterfalls listed below are accessible to most hikers. 

  • Rainbow Falls - 47 Cummings Hill Rd., Plymouth, NH 03264
    Rainbow Falls is the centerpiece of Walter-Newton Natural Area, a picturesque nature preserve in Plymouth. A charming multi-tiered cascade on Glove Hollow Brook, Rainbow Falls has a 25-foot total drop surrounded by serene woodlands. Rainbow Falls is easy to reach via a 1.2-mile out-and-back hike from the trailhead on Cummings Road, just a few minutes from these Plymouth homes for sale.

  • Arethusa Falls - Arethusa Falls Rd., Hart's Location, NH 03812
    Bemis Brook tumbles over a rugged granite rock face to form the 140-foot Arethusa Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls in New Hampshire. Located within Crawford Notch State Park, the falls can be reached via the Arethusa Falls Trail, which departs from a trailhead on U.S. Route 302. It's a 2.8-mile out-and-back hike over moderate terrain, a short drive from many Hart's Location homes for sale. There are also many other great hiking trails in this 5,000-plus-acre park. 

  • Gem Pool - Base Station Rd., Jefferson, NH 03583
    The hike to Gem Pool via the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail gives you great bang for your buck in terms of scenery. Not only do you get to see the Gem Pool itself—a cascading stream that tumbles down a craggy rock face into a crystal-clear pool—but also two additional unnamed falls on the Ammonoosuc River. The falls are accessible via the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trailhead within White Mountain National Forest. Located near these Jefferson homes for sale, this is a spectacular hike but also a bit more strenuous than the other falls on our list. The trail is a 4.4-mile out-and-back that gains about 1,600 feet in elevation.

  • Georgiana Falls - 9-3 Georgiana Falls Rd., Lincoln, NH 03251
    One of New Hampshire's lesser-known waterfalls, Georgiana Falls is accessible from a barely-marked trailhead on Georgiana Falls Road, a stone's throw from these Lincoln homes for sale. This moderate waterfall hike is popular among locals and is two falls in one. Lower Georgiana Falls is easier to reach, requiring just a 1.6-mile out-and-back hike. But Upper Georgiana Falls (also known as Harvard Falls) is the more impressive of the two and adds just one extra mile to the trek. 

  • Glen Ellis Falls - White Mountain Road, Jackson, NH 03846
    Located within the Glen Ellis Scenic Area in White Mountain National Forest, Glen Ellis is the easiest to reach of all the waterfalls on our list. The pathway to this beautiful 70-foot cascade is just 600 feet from the roadside and just minutes from many Jackson homes for sale. Of course, you have options if you're interested in a longer hike. The trailhead to Glen Ellis Falls also serves as an entrance point to the Appalachian Trail, extending all the way from Georgia to Maine!

Contact us today to learn more about life in New Hampshire, and be sure to ask our real estate agents how we can help you find your dream home in the White Mountains!

October
16

5 Riverside Avenue, Lisbon, NH We are pleased to feature a chat with one of our current sellers in Lisbon, NH. Our property owners at 5 Riverside Avenue have owned this multi-family property for a couple of years now, and now offer this in-town charming property that could easily be converted to a single-family, live-in-one-and rent-another and have someone else pay your mortgage. Or add to your investment portfolio and have frontage on the Ammonoosuc River . To get a sense of what is like to live in Lisbon, NH, we asked a few questions: P&S Realty: At this time, you feel the time is right to leave the beautiful Lisbon community. What led you to this decision? Sellers: Well, we aren't actually leaving because we own another home just down the road! We purchased Riverside Avenue as an investment property just after we purchased the other one. Jenn grew up in Lisbon and walked or drove past the house more times than she can count. Despite that, she had never been inside and it was fun to check out what the century-old home had to offer. The location is so convenient to the Lisbon Regional School and Lions Community Field. We've decided to sell the home to be able to have more time to focus on the other property we own in town. P&S Realty: Why is it great to live in Lisbon, NH?  What did you enjoy about the area? Sellers: You're always bound to run into someone you know whether you're in Lisbon at a sporting event/game, having dinner in Littleton or getting ice cream near Woodsville. The small-town, New England charm is always evident and it's such a beautiful area to live. P&S Realty: Where do you shop and dine in the White Mountains and why do you enjoy those places? Sellers: There are some great restaurants in Littleton, NH, and we particularly love going down by the river and hanging out at those places. Lisbon has a new Thai restaurant called Thai Kitchen in Lisbon and they are getting some great reviews! There are some great breweries now in the area with such great atmospheres and, of course, great beer! For shopping, I always make sure to visit Pentimento's when I'm in town. Here are some links to area eateries and breweries we enjoy: The Little Grille in Littleton Chang Thai in Littleton 99 Restaurant in Littleton Lisbon Village Pizza in downtown Lisbon Slick's Ice Cream in Woodsville Schilling Beer Company in Littleton Rek-Lis Brewing Company in Bethlehem Iron Furnace Brewery in Franconia P&S Realty:  What do you look forward to the most when you come to your home in Lisbon? Sellers: Because our main home is in Northern Virginia where it's a much different pace of life, we love coming up to Lisbon where it just feels like life slows down for us in the quiet small town. There is access to so many outdoor activities in the area and it's so nice to see even locals take advantage of it all and appreciate it. We enjoy Franconia Notch State Park—swimming at Echo Lake, walking through The Basin.We enjoy going over toward Crawford Notch and checking out Bretton Woods and in Vermont, we enjoy the Kingdom Trails in East Burke, VT . P&S Realty:  What events can you recommend to people coming into the community? Sellers: The Lisbon Lilac Festival is a must with a parade, rides, music and food over Memorial Day weekend. If there are sports events/games going on at the community field, we enjoy walking down and watching the hometown teams. P&S Realty:  What tips would you give to new people coming into the community? Sellers: Get involved in the community by joining adult soccer or softball leagues or other activities. Get your morning coffee from Du-Ez Convenience Store. Get outside and take advantage of living in the White Mountains! If you do any of that, you'll quickly meet new people.  P&S Realty:  What were the favorite features of your home? Sellers: Given the age of the home, we loved many of the older features of the home, particularly the woodwork and curved wall upstairs. It has great storage areas and a very large yard. As previously mentioned, its location is great and convenient to so many things.
January
15

DSCN2241asdfasdf DSCN2247afdsa vaughan Bethlehem New Hampshire is a scenic, small town that that has retained all of it's charm in the years since it was settled in the 1800's. There were many Grand Hotels in Bethlehem and although most are now gone, there are still active bed and breakfast establishments and hotels. It was a railroad line stop on the way north to Dixville Notch and the Balsam's Resort, with as many as 7 trains coming everyday to Bethlehem to unload vacationers. My father has told stories of my grandparents traveling to The Balsams for summer vacations, (I imagine to beat the heat from Forest Hills, NY) and commenting on how many people would depart the train in Bethlehem. It's funny to think that 80 years later I would settle in that same town! I love living in a small rural New Hampshire town. It is very similar to the town I grew up in, just south of Syracuse NY. One of the things that I love about Bethlehem is that you can walk on Main Street and explore the shops, duck into an ice cream shop (yes, even in the winter!) and enjoy a great indie flick at the Colonial Theatre (Sorry that IS closed in the Winter), or in the summer enjoy a Sunday concert at the gazebo on a residential street just past the Elementary School is a home for sale. 166 James Street The home is a split level home on .51+/- acres, at the end of dead end road. New windows and new siding. Contact me at diane@peabodysmith.com if you have any questions.

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