Friday, June 3rd we headed southeast towards Antrim, NH to find the starting point of this hike.
I'd read about it in the Jan/Feb issue of NH Magazine and thankfully clipped the article which I found earlier last week tucked into the bookshelf. It seemed like the perfect destination - an hour away - and close to Hillsborough where we knew of a great place to lunch afterward - The Tooky Mill Pub.
The path didn't look to inviting as we set out. This was once a road leading to a sawmill at the falls of North Branch. According to the article "the first mill .. was built in 1798 by one of the settlers from County Antrim (Ireland) and over the years, expanded for a saw and grist mill to making pails and barrels.
"In 1864 Josiah Loveren bought the mills and produced lumber, shingles and siding."
Dan and I speculated that the lumber used for those products was likely the white cedar from the swamp we were headed to.