About a mile from our home in Brookline, NH, is an old rail line that is now a recreational trail. Following it, you’ll come to a small body of water. (More on that another day.) On the other side of the pond, you can barely see a cabin through the trees. A small wooden bridge takes you across the dam to the cabin pictured above. There are no windows and the door looks a little drafty. The back of the chimney has these double doors and a few other features to function as a cookstove. Beyond the cabin and up a narrow road are the remnants of Hayden’s Quarry. You can barely discern the granite walls through the foliage. A pile of waste granite off to one side is the best indicator of this place’s purpose. Granite was hewn from the walls, hauled by teams of oxen to railcars, and then transported to Boston and points beyond.
Today, all of this is conservation land free for all to explore.
For a video tour of the cabin, click here.