Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade - my 70th and taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Lebanon - Our New Home Town

Today marks three weeks since we arrived in New Hampshire.  It seems longer than that I guess because we have done so much already to become residents.

Here's a brief tour.

The center of town is formed around this green called Colburn Park.  A very large rectangle of grass, trees, pathways, benches, tables, a bandstand and playground.  This is where the Farmer's Market is on Thursday afternoons.


Here's Dan buying us spring rolls at the farmer's market.


On the north side of the park is this Civil war statue.  Made of wood surprisingly and just coated to look bronze.


It stands in front of this building, the Soldiers Memorial Building.  


Next door is the Opera House and Town offices currently under renovation.


The Lebanon Mall is next on the west side.  Three Tomatoes is a good restaurant there.


On the southside of the park is the Congregational Church.


On the east side is the library (below) and post office (no photo).


A lovely cemetery is behind the church and comes out on School Street which is one of the spokes of streets exiting the center of town.




In one section all the memorials were these obelisks.  Must have been popular then.


Lebanon has the start of the Northern Rail Trail.




The trail is very popular on weekends.  We see the cars parked at the Recreation Center lot with the bike racks.

On the other side of the Lebanon Mall is the Mascoma River Greenway.  This will soon be connected with the rail trail once the tunnel under the mall parking is completed.

The Mascoma River at the start of the Greenway.

We used it to walk to the auto repair shop where our car was inspected.  We needed a new muffler.

Looking back the way we came.


That's a brief intro to our new home town.  Much more to come.


9 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

It looks like you've landed in a really good spot.

Tom said...

...you will have wonderful architecture to enjoy!

Frugally challenged said...

I find your place names fascinating. I could visit Enfield and Andover without leaving this island, Canaan is rich in Biblical symbolism and sadly Lebanon (in the Middle East) is again suffering.

Latane Barton said...

What a lovely place to live. I have been across a tip of New Hampshire but never stopped. That's too bad. I'll have to try and go back for a visit. Have fun in your new home!!

Marcia LaRue said...

It looks so peaceful and quiet ... a stroll down that shaded trail would be so nice! Birds twittering in the trees, a breeze rustling the leaves overhead ... your own fantasy lane or fairyland ... 😀

Cynthia said...

I love old towns that have maintained their old buildings and have a farmers’ market. Looks like you picked a good one!

Gosia said...

lovely place. totally different from Europe

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks for the tour, Marcia. That walking trail would be a favorite place of our to walk or bike.

Stewart M said...

Thanks for the tour of your new home. I looks like you have started to find your way around. The town looks to have some very nice green spaces.

Hope all is well. Stewart M - Melbourne