Rowboat on Salt Pond

GPS: 41.834936 -69.973278 SALT POND Salt Pond is located in Eastham, Massachusetts. It’s actually a “kettle pond”, which means a depression in the earth created when the glaciers of the last ice age receded some 18,000 years ago. It was originally a freshwater pond, but over time, the ocean broke through the barrier, turning it […]

Jordan Pond Winter

Stars in winter over clear ice

GPS: 44.322269 -68.254389 ACADIA Most folks from the Northeast have been to Acadia National Park at least once. Those who have not yet visited are missing out on Maine’s most prized possession. Established in 1919, it was the 1st national park east of the Mississippi and remains the 2nd most-visited Park in the east to […]

The Grist Mill Pond

GPS: 42.357308 -71.475787 WAYSIDE INN The Wayside Inn is the oldest operating Inn in the country. Established as Howe’s Tavern in 1716, it’s now a Massachusetts Historic Landmark. The Inn is also known as Longfellow’s Wayside Inn to capitalize on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “Tales of a Wayside Inn”, a book of poems published in 1863 […]

Marlow Village

Winter sunset from the lily pond in Marlow

GPS: 43.116575 -72.199058 MONADNOCK The village of Marlow lies within the vaguely-defined Monadnock Region of southwest New Hampshire, an area encompassing the counties of Cheshire and Hillsborough. The region is so named after Mount Monadnock, the dominant geographic landmark that rises up 3165 feet. MARLOW VILLAGE Marlow is a small agricultural community on the northern […]

Owl’s Head Overlook

Dramatic clouds above Kettle Pond

GPS: 44.298103 -72.294737 GROTON STATE FOREST Groton State Forest is located in northern Vermont, halfway between St. Johnsbury and Montpelier. The forest comprises nine recreation areas, making this place a haven for photographers and nature lovers alike. OWL’S HEAD OVERLOOK Owl’s Head Overlook is a spectacular vista that looks over Groton State Forest and down […]

Autumn at Bell’s Neck

Color at marsh on Cape Cod

GPS: 41.680301 -70.111653 CAPE COD MARSHES Foliage on Cape Cod? You bet. In autumn, the Cape offers up much more than just sandy beaches. And a lot of the action happens around marshes. In the years of settlers, the forests on the Cape were cleared to near extinction — Henry David Thoreau wrote about it […]

Point the Way

GPS: 44.295681 -72.307900 Groton State Forest in Vermont is an addictive destination. The forest includes a number of beautiful ponds and mountain vistas, ideal for photography. The area is photogenic year-round, but I most enjoy it in autumn and winter. I return to Kettle Pond time and time again. The pond runs east to west, […]

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