Granite Lake to Nelson

By |2021-12-07T18:13:55-05:00November 15, 2021|Articles, Nelson in Common, Trails Essays|

When the days get shorter, the bugs begin to disappear, and the temperatures cool, as a family we like to head into the woods. We pack our snacks and water and head out on the gravel road. Today we will be taking a back road that connects to the Monadnock Sunapee Greenway trail.

The Fredrick Law Olmsted Memorial Water Bar

By |2021-11-17T16:26:01-05:00October 31, 2021|Articles, Nelson in Common|

Written by by Ethan Tolman in 1995. When I was in college, and later in graduate school at MIT, in the City and Regional Planning Program, I had many opportunities to come across references to Olmstead, often called the founder of landscape design in this country. Just down the road from where I now sit is an “Olmstead” landscape design, sort of, which is unchanged over the years.  This is the story.

The Guida Property Cellar Holes, Part 2

By |2021-09-14T12:29:53-04:00August 27, 2021|Articles, Nelson in Common|

There is a mysterious cluster of building foundations on the Guida family property in the far northwest corner of Nelson. The three foundations are a twenty-minute walk on an old wood road from Buxton’s homestead. It is much more comfortable but no quicker in Al Guida’s ATV. 

Reflections on Long Pond, also known as Nubanusit

By |2021-09-14T12:31:29-04:00August 3, 2021|Articles, Essays, Nelson in Common|

Lake Nubanusit, which wends its way through Nelson and Hancock, is a dazzling place that warms the soul in any season. In warm weather, fishermen are drawn to its trout and small mouth bass; in winter, they walk on the lake and drop their lines through the ice.

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