We don’t get to leave Concord that often, so when we do, we really like to make it count.
Since we started taking these field trips a few months ago, we’ve traveled far and wide to exotic destinations like Sunapee, Henniker and Hooksett. For this issue, we decided to stay a little closer to home.
While it’s always fun and exciting to check out some faraway place we’re not familiar with, we thought it would be interesting to explore some towns right around here – after all, if you’re reading this in paper format, you’re in Concord or Bow and you probably spend most of your time in this general area.
That’s why we decided to check out Penacook, Boscawen and Canterbury.
While Penacook may be technically part of Concord (though we couldn’t really find anybody who could give us a firm definition of what exactly Penacook is), the other two locations are real towns on their own, and apart from a brief trip to Concord’s borders several years ago, we’ve never spent any time in either.
You may not think of Penacook, Boscawen and Canterbury as hotbeds of activity, but we found a good amount of attractions and general points of interest to keep us busy for a week – which means you should have no trouble finding something to do in any of the three places yourself.
It’s true that none of these towns really qualify as an economic or cultural/social hub, but each has its own charms and quirks – and that’s the best stuff, anyway.
On our trip(s) last week, we just wanted to find as much cool stuff as we could in each of the three places. We focused on things that everybody in the public can go and check out on their own, and we specifically tried to find things that the whole family can enjoy.
While a few things we wanted to check out weren’t open during the week, we found plenty of free, outdoor attractions that anyone can visit any time they want.
We also found some hidden gems we weren’t expecting to find, and learned a lot about the communities surrounding the capital city. We hope you’ll learn a thing or two, too.