It’s camping season which means it is time to check out some new camping possibilities.
Cue a chuckle here because you cannot imagine what we have seen by doing this in person instead of online.
A week ago we set out for Milton, NH and found a campground on the water that will be on our list to try this year.
The Town of Milton located on the NH Maine border was incorporated in 1802 and has a current population of approximately 4,000.
During the 19th Century, Milton used water power to provide electricity for shoe factories, sawmills, woolen and felt mills, carriage shop and tannery.
Wool blankets manufactured in Milton were used by Admiral Robert E. Peary on his expedition to the North Pole and Admiral Richard E. Byrd at the Antarctic.
Today, Milton is a quaint little town with a chain of large ponds, boat launch and public beach.
On this last visit, what caught my eye was a small island with a home built on it. When we pulled over to take a photo of the island, I noticed the dam, picnic area and the small town feel to the whole area. Oh, we’re going to have to go back with a picnic lunch.
Many of the wonderful New England mill towns have converted their mills inside to now include residences, offices and businesses. There are wonderful tall ceilings, large beams, and creaky wood floors. The interiors are like a small village with open doors and people chatting with neighbors.
It is a good thing to bring life back into these wonderful buildings with such a strong connection to our past. Now, if only the walls could talk what a history lesson we could enjoy.