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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!

August
27

[caption id="attachment_2420" align="alignright" width="300"]Franconia Range Franconia Range[/caption] Have you been looking for some White Mountains property? If so, you won't be disappointed. The White Mountains area of New Hampshire has so much to offer, including breathtaking views that will leave you with a feeling of peace and tranquility. This area offers a multitude of fun things to do, including some of the best hiking trails in the country. Here are the top five hiking trails in New Hampshire, according to their popularity: 1. Rockingham Recreational Trail - Manchester, New Hampshire The Rockingham Recreational trail is approximately 26 miles long and has a difficulty rating of "moderate." You should plan on a full day if you want to complete this trail. You can use this trail year-round while enjoying its beautiful ponds and bridges. 2. Mt. Chocorua - Pequawket, New Hampshire The Mt. Chocorua hiking trail is extremely popular due to its rocky terrain over several mountains in the Whites and because of its breathtaking views. This trail is approximately 10 miles long and has a difficulty rating of "difficult." You can expect it to take half a day to complete. 3. Mt. Moosilauke - North Woodstock, New Hampshire The Mt. Moosilauke trail is a loop hike with an optional ski decent at certain times of the year. This trail is approximately eight miles long and has a difficulty rating of "moderate." Plan on this trail taking at least a half a day to complete. 4. Franconia Ridge - Mt. Lincoln & Lafayette - Franconia, New Hampshire The Franconia Ridge trail is an extremely rigorous ridge-hike with fantastic views from every angle. This trail is approximately 8.5 miles long and has a difficulty rating of "difficult." You should expect this hike to take you the entire day to complete. 5. Ashuelot Rail Trail - Keene, New Hampshire The Ashuelot Rail trail is wildly popular due to its wide variety of covered bridges along the way. This trail is approximately 22 miles long and has a difficulty rating of "moderate." You should allow yourself a full day to complete this trail. If you would like more information about the White Mountains, please contact us today. We look forward to helping you become a part of our community!
July
17

tn_102_6944 tn_100_1413 tn_102_6945 tn_102_6947 The Village at Maplewood (VAM) in Bethlehem, NHis an extraordinary condominium complex located "north of the notch" in the breath taking White Mountains of NH. Come enjoy the quiet setting at VAM that offers walking trails throughout, plentiful with green/common space and a rec center with a new indoor pool, hot tub, work out center and meeting room. Homeowners vary from full time/professionals to retirees and those that are passionate about vacationing here every free minute they can. A beautifully appointed end unit town home with 3 full levels of living has an enhanced landscaping and yard area, hardwood floors, a beautiful oak mantel and a finished walkout lower level. Or maybe you'd prefer a 3 bedroom with unfinished walk out basement ready for you to finish off to suit your own needs. Also a 5 bedroom 3 level middle unit is large enough to accommodate lots of guests or have 2 families share. In any of these townhouses you will find a 1st and 2nd floor master suite with private baths, large living room with a fireplace, and an open kitchen and dining area with lots of natural daylight shining in. Located just between Cannon Mountain/Franconia Notch State Park , Bretton Woods Ski Area and the Mt. Washington Hotel you'll have your choice of areas to ski at, plentiful hiking and the White Mountains as your big back yard. From the Village of Maplewood stroll to town and enjoy one of the most enjoyable dinners at the Chef owned Cold Mountain Cafe and then catch a free concert on the green. The farmers market at Wren has the most wonderful fresh produce, specialty foods and locally made gifts and art, not to mention how warm and wonderful the people are in this community. The Village at Maplewood in Bethlehem, New Hampshire is definitely worth a look! Email me at beth@peabodysmith.com if you have any questions.
June
11

pavillions IMG_4698 B-14 Ledgewood is a unique community nestled in the heart of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Drive through the stone pillar entrance and meander up the paved road, and you will understand that this is truly a special place. Over 1600 acres in the towns of Bethlehem and Carroll, with 24 premier home sites ranging in size from 17 to 100 acres, the community consists of woodlands, mountain tops, meadows, babbling mountain streams, ponds and access to spectacular water frontage on the Ammonoosuc River. But, don't let me forget the views! There are absolutely stunning mountain views from each of the privately situated home sites. Mount Washington, Lafayette, Cannon, the Twins and Kinsman Ranges are within view of the community - just to name a few. Protective and conservation covenants are in place to ensure that the community will be enjoyed by the abundant wildlife and homeowners alike for many years. We have seen bear, deer, fox, moose, rabbit and turkey quite regularly on property. Feed the trout, or catch & release from the 2 stocked ponds. Lupine fields are a relatively new addition that are in bloom early to mid June – quite a beautiful array of purples, pink & white. Ledgewood is close to all the activities one would expect to enjoy in the White Mountains – skiing at either Bretton Woods or Cannon, hiking, biking, fishing – whatever your pleasure, it is surely not far away. Some very exquisite homes have already been built, but you won't see most of them from the road, as they have all maximized their privacy and views by building back and up on their home sites! Pictures just do not do justice to this beautiful haven, to really experience it, you need to walk it!Only 5 home sites remain! Click here to find out more information.  
May
15

PeabodyLogoBoasting rustic farmhouses alongside lavish early 20th century country estates, New Hampshire's White Mountains region is a historic homebuyer's dream come true. Deemed as one of New England's most beautiful locales, the White Mountains region is rich with more than three centuries of history, and showcases a wide variety of historic properties, some of which even date back to the years of George Washington's presidency. New England historic homes in the White Mountains feature fascinating architectural details that have been lost in today's whirl of new construction, such as impeccable woodwork, hardwood floors, stained glass window panels and other artistic touches that make a home truly unique. But while they hark back to a bygone era, these New Hampshire historic properties also offer updated kitchens, bathrooms, garages, manicured lawns and other modern conveniences that today's homebuyers have at the top of their checklists. A strong selling point for many historic homes in New Hampshire's White Mountains is, of course, the stunning scenery of the countryside and the quaint, friendly atmosphere of the region's towns and villages. Being the longest established residences in the area, White Mountains historic homes—particularly those in the countryside—tend to offer the most beautiful views, overlooking lakes, rivers, streams and open wildflower fields set against the rugged backdrop of the mountains. Historic properties in town—such as those located in Littleton, Bethlehem, Plymouth and other communities—come in a variety of styles, from magnificent Colonials with formal entryways to cozy vintage cottages, and have the added convenience and pleasure of being a part of "Main Street USA," with unique shops, restaurants, theaters, and events just around the corner. With so much variety in architecture, sizes, floor plans, prices, and amenities, New Hampshire's White Mountains real estate is sure to have that perfect New England historic home you've always dreamed of.  

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