• 10 Stop,  Big Dog Falls,  Black and White,  Hiking,  Landscapes,  ND Filter,  Smith Pond,  Trail Photography,  Upper Valley Land Trust,  water

    My Favorite Places

    Some of my favorite places include Smith Pond (including Little and Big Dog Falls), Bicknell Brook (Colette Trail), and Grafton Pond. I seem to find myself driving down Route 4A a lot in my free time. I visited all three this past week after heavy rain over Christmas wiped out most of the white stuff. Big Dog Falls and Smith Pond Brook The rain that wiped out most of the snow made the hike up to Big Dog Falls much faster than using snowshoes and created spring-like flows over the falls. Big Dog Falls is a 1.6-mile jaunt from the 4A parking lot and the hike is very relaxing, especially the…

  • Upper Valley Mountain Biking Cornish Town Forest
    Landscapes,  Mountain Biking,  Trail Photography

    Upper Valley Mountain Biking

    When my son first became interested in mountain biking last year, I wanted to be part of his learning experience. My old bike was about 25 years old. Although it served me well for all those years, I quickly found out that it was inadequate for all of our adventuring needs. I began to research and (with my wife’s begrudging agreement) purchase the correct bikes, tools, and gear. Now the fun begins! After riding the few Upper Valley mountain biking trails that we knew, we wanted to explore and discover new places. By searching online, talking to friends, and other riders, we discovered that the Upper Valley has many places…