New England Fall Foliage Run: 2004

Sunday, October 3, 2004 (Rain date October 10th)

12 Noon
110 Bible Hill Rd
Hillsboro, NH

TE/AE New England invites Sunbeam owners to a Fall Foliage Drive in Southern New Hampshire. We’ll have cookout with hamburgers and hot dogs. Please plan to bring a side dish or dessert to complement the meal and anything you might want to drink. Additional lawn chairs may be a good idea if we have a large turnout.

Please RVSP:

Jim Boynton (603) 464-3607 or via email: jimboynton@comcast.net.

Stu Brennan (508) 384-2488 or via email: stubrennan@comcast.net

The Drive

We will leave Hillsboro via Route 202 South to Peterborough. Peterborough is the home of The MacDowell Colony and site of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town”. The drive continues on 202 to Jaffrey. Nestled at the base of famous 3,165 ft Monadnock Mountain it is said, with Mount Fuji in Japan, to be the most climbed mountain in the world.

At Jaffery we will switch to Route 137 North and drive to Dublin. Dublin is site of some of the most beautiful houses in the region, and home of Yankee Magazine and the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Many members of New England’s literary, intellectual and artistic society came to Dublin in the late 19th century. Be sure to keep an eye on the open ponds; you may spot a moose or two this time of year.

The drive continues to Harrisville, a prototype of a rural New England factory village. Named a National Historic Landmark for creative preservation of its 19th-century industrial heritage, the town’s old factories look right at home in some of the northeast’s most striking natural beauty, including nearby Mount Monadnock.

The picturesque village is a great favorite with artists and photographers. Harrisville Pond is one of New Hampshire’s post-photographed sites.

After pausing in Harrisville we connect to Route 9 and follow it back to Hillsboro. In Hillsboro we are presently celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of President Franklin Pierce.

Directions:

From Concord (East) – From 93 North or South take I-89N. Take exit 5-Route 202/9 Henniker/Keene. Take the second Hillsboro exit (Rte 202 Peterborough). Take a left at the end of the exit (McDonald’s). Proceed 50 yards and take first left just past Irving Gas Station onto Bible Hill Rd (Osram Sylvania parking lot will be on your right). Follow Bible Hill six tenths of a mile and my house will be on the left and look for a welcome sign.

From Keene (West) – take Route 202/9 East toward Concord. Take the exit for 202/149 Antrim & Peterborough. At the bottom of the exit take a right at the stop sign. Take a left at the light (McDonalds on left). ). Proceed 50 yards and take first left just past Irving Gas onto Bible Hill Rd (Osram Sylvania parking lot will be on your right). Follow Bible Hill six tenths of a mile and my house will be on the left and look for a welcome sign.

From the South (Rte 202). At the Hillsboro Intersection (Hillsboro Ford on right) take a right and than an immediate left just pass Irving Gas Station onto Bible Hill Rd (Osram Sylvania parking lot will be on your right). Follow Bible Hill six tenths of a mile and my house will be on the left and look for a welcome sign.

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