2010 Tour of New England and the Maritimes travel blog

Saco River Bridge

Swift River Bridge

Albany Bridge

Sabbaday Falls

Clark's Trading Post

The Basin

Falls above the Basin

Where the Old Man on the Mountain used to be

How the face fell

Posing for the Old Man


Today’s tour was the Kancamagus Highway that runs east and west across New Hampshire through the southern part of the White Mountain National Forest. It’s a great ride and probably unbelievable in the fall when the trees are turning colors. More waterfalls and covered bridges on this route.

We headed north to see the Old Man on the Mountain site. The face collapsed in 2003 when the chin slipped and brought the four slabs that make up the rest of the face down. A private group is trying to build a monument to the Old Man, but it seems to be going slow. The first part is supposed to open this fall, but I don’t think so based on what we saw.

Clark’s Trading Post appears to be New Hampshire version of Wall Drug or South of the Border without the miles of signs leading you to it. They have dancing bears, Chinese acrobats, and a steam powered train. We stopped by but only went into the free gift shop.

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