Rotary Park, Laconia, New Hampshire (Photo)

Rotary Park, Laconia, New Hampshire, November 7th, 2022.

As Thomas and I strode through Rotary Park in Laconia, New Hampshire, we were greeted with a feast for our senses. The crisp leaves rustled underfoot, the sky was a deep shade of blue, and the sun shone brightly, casting a glow on everything around us. 

When we made our way through downtown Laconia, I felt the crisp chill of the autumn air fill my lungs. Laconia and the surrounding area of New Hampshire are a place renowned for its natural beauty. Naturally, it seemed the perfect spot for us to take some stunning photographs. November had brought a touch of magic to the area, with the trees ablaze with vibrant colors of orange, yellow, and red, creating a breathtaking tapestry of fall foliage.

The photo of this city park was among a number of photos I took on our short self-guided morning tour of the center of Laconia. Sadly, many of the local shops weren’t open on that particular day. So, while Thomas and I did get some good pictures of local landmarks, most of our attention was focused on the exhibits at the Busiel-Seeburg Mill, which had free admission. 

While our trip overall was disappointing, it was worth the firsthand experience to visit somewhere I’d only passed through as a child. The Mill made up for a lot of that disappointment. Also, a four-way railroad switch lantern that we saw in the biggest antique store in town inspired me to have Thomas order one on eBay for herself. We ended up with a better example than the one at the antique store for just over half the price of the one on display. So, all in all, it was a successful trip, even if it probably wasn’t worth the six-hour round trip.

Photo Copyright Amelia Phoenix Desertsong 2022. All rights reserved.

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Amelia Desertsong is a former content marketing specialist turned essayist and creative nonfiction author. She writes articles on many niche hobbies and obscure curiosities, pretty much whatever tickles her fancy.
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