Come along with me as we visit Southern NH and Southern Maine. There are so many beautiful and historic places, such as Prescott Park, Strawberry Banke, Dover Point……
~I have lots of photos here, so you may want to grab a nice cold glass of iced tea.~
Let’s begin in Portsmouth, NH~
Portsmouth, NH ~ a historic seaport in Southern NH, bordering the Maine line.
Prescott Park~ A 10 acre public garden park located on the Piscataqua River. Includes walkways, beautiful flowers and in the summer time also includes the Prescott Park Arts Festival. The Arts Festival combines a series of musical performances and full-length plays performed "alfresco" and under the stars. Just bring your blanket and a small donation and enjoy the performance, take a walk along the river and just enjoy the ambiance. This summer the production is
Produced by Prescott Park Arts Festival in partnership with Seacoast Repertory Theatre.
Prescott Park is situated in the historic section of Portsmouth NH and is directly across the street from Strawberry Banke.
Strawberry Banke is an outdoor history museum that features more than 40 restored buildings built between the 17th and 19th centuries. The buildings were built in the Colonial, Georgian, and Federal Style architectures. It is the oldest settled area in NH. My favorite time to visit is during the Candlelight stroll in December. Candle lit decorated houses, horse~drawn carriage rides around the property, gingerbread house contest, live music, holiday hearth cooking. Every person that is involved in the demonstrations etc. are dressed in period outfits. If you have a chance to visit, you will not be disappointed.
While our daughter Lizabeth and her family were in NH, they met up with a family friend that just so happens to be a photographer, and had a maternity photo shoot in Prescott Park. He is also the photographer that did their wedding photos. He is hosting a give away for a free photo pkg for homeschoolers. If you know anyone in the Southern NH area that may be interested please pass along this info. You can get to his blog and see more pics of my daughters photo shoot by clicking the pic below.
Prescott Park is a special place for our daughter Lizabeth. This is where she was engaged while her husband was stationed at the Portsmouth Navel Shipyard, which is located just across the river.
Now we are headed over the big bridge to Dover, NH~
Yummy seafood, fresh from the ocean that day!
This is an olde favorite place to shop. They had a green house, fresh organic produce , specialty items and a gift shop. This and all of the historic land has been in the same family for generations. President Lincoln stopped here once on his travels. Sadly, it is now closed and all of the farm and land is for sale. :(
Off to Down town Dover, NH.
Mill buildings and the waterfall….
Now on to the historic village of York, Maine
And of course to the beach….
The reason that we went to the East coast!
For a family reunion. Here are my sisters and I.
and with brothers…………
(A big thank you to Tracy and Claire, and your families for all of the hard work you did in pulling together the family reunion!!!)
my sister and her family……
No man needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one. ~Elbert Hubbard
Next post will have pics from Kennebunkport, Maine.
Thanks for coming along for the tour, with me.