Road Trippin – The Mount Moosilauke Highway

These images were made on a road trip from Plymouth to Lyme, NH. It was mostly secondary roads one of which was called the Mt. Moosiluke Highway. No actual moose were seen but I did find a moose sculpture.

This is a popular tourist attraction. There are no polar bears (sorry). It is a series of small glacial caves that are rather small. They form when glaciers push huge rocks together but there are spaces left between the rocks.

The former Wentworth, NH train depot is now a historical museum.

Cool paint job on this service station, but it’s now closed.

Little green apples…You know the song; don’t make me sing it.

The back of a small town fire department.

Rustic folk art. A bear carved out of a log using a chain saw. I was telling a Spanish speaking friend about this and learned the Spanish word for chain saw is motosierra. That is the coolest sounding word ever.

I’ve seen this before. Fresh cut logs are placed in piles with sprinklers keeping them wet. I’ve seen posts that say it protects the wood and others that say it helps to rid the wood of the sap. Not every lumber mill uses the technique.

42 thoughts on “Road Trippin – The Mount Moosilauke Highway

  1. neworldma

    I love NH so much! I hear there are some places where you can go on a “moose safari.” Apparently they like to come out around dusk.

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Iโ€™m glad you like our area. Yes, up in the White Mountains and further north there are moose safaris. Iโ€™ve not done it but youโ€™re correct that they come out at dusk.

  2. Sarah

    Love the bear and moose sculptures! Motosierra is a new word for me too – very cool! ๐Ÿ˜‰ And since I don’t know the song, would you sing it for me? (Or point me to it via YouTube? ) ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Sandra

    I love Roger Miller! Great song. These pictures are so much fun. Looks like a great time! I hope your work week is off to a good start my friend. Take good care

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Roger Millerโ€™s name always reminds me of King of the Road. It was a fun road trip. Iโ€™m working on another for more bridge pics. I was teaching online this AM and could see turkeys in the woods outside our house. I kept hoping theyโ€™d come in the yard so I could share the image with my students. ๐Ÿ˜‚. I hope youโ€™re week has a fun start also.

      1. Sandra

        Roger Miller makes me think of that Disney classic Robin Hood, the animated version that featured his music. He had such a great voice. I love his sense of humor too. Oh those turkeys! Little rascals they are. Glad you’re doing well. Same here. Let’s keep it going! ๐Ÿ™‚

      2. milfordstreet Post author

        Amen! And I didnโ€™t know Roger Miller did the music for the animated Robin Hood. Iโ€™ll have to add that to my list of movies to watch.

  4. Liz Gauffreau

    You got a great set of photos! Polar Caves holds a special place in my heart. My little brother and I begged and begged and begged my mother to take us–and when she finally gave in, we all went through the lemon juicer and the orange squeeze (or something like that!).


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