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About Lisa Wiley

My name is Lisa Wiley and I am native to mid-New England, but a NH transplant once my husband and I started a family. We have five children and multiple pets, including a bassett named Rue who will be featured in many of my posts! I work in two academic libraries and recently completed a Bachelors in Education and Training through Granite State College. My husband and I are both educators and love outdoor adventures on a shoestring budget! On the side, we garden and raise chickens and angora rabbits. I enjoy spinning the angora fiber from these gentle animals into beautiful yarns. I can't wait to share the adventures of the 'Wiley Rangers' as we explore NH!
Franklin Pierce Homestead

Franklin Pierce Homestead

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I had the opportunity to visit the Franklin Pierce Homestead Historic Site recently in Hillsborough, NH. This historic village was incorporated in the late 1700’s and soon became the family home of Benjamin Pierce, twice governor of NH and father … Continue reading

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Sunken Forest at Odiorne Point

Sunken Forest at Odiorne Point

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  Our last summer weekend together as a family took us to the ocean.  We arrived at low tide at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye.  I seldom visit the seacoast to relax or sunbathe or enjoy bustling boardwalks.  I … Continue reading

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Waterfalls in the Whites

Waterfalls in the Whites

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I am beginning this post with a question- What is the most hare-brained adventure you have ever experienced? If you want my answer, just scroll to the bottom of this post. But if you can wait, you’ll view some of … Continue reading

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Pillsbury Camping & Sunapee Craft Fair

Pillsbury Camping & Sunapee Craft Fair

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On the first August weekend, our family drove to Washington NH to spend the night at Pillsbury State Park.  Our campsite rested on the banks of May pond, one of four small bodies of water which are joined by dams … Continue reading

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Cloudbusting at Rollins State Park

Cloudbusting at Rollins State Park

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Just west of Concord lies Warner, NH, a town which hold its history dear.  Proud Federalist homes line the main street as you wind your way on Route 103.  My son, Aaron, and I chose a hot July day to … Continue reading

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Frost Farm: History Hitting Home

Frost Farm: History Hitting Home

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At the turn of the 19th Century, Pulitzer-Prize winning poet, Robert Frost, lived on 23 acres in rural Derry, NH for 11 years. The Robert Frost Farm has seen many transitions over its 130-odd years, but the decade it held … Continue reading

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Pawtuckaway Camping, Kayaking, and Hiking

Pawtuckaway Camping, Kayaking, and Hiking

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Pawtuckaway State Park in Nottingham NH was a wonderful spot for our first family camping trip of the season. As we are a family of seven, with four teenagers, my oldest son decided to set up a campsite on his … Continue reading

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Hampton Beach and an Olde Tyme Fair!

Hampton Beach and an Olde Tyme Fair!

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On a beautiful early June day, I took my family to Hampton Beach State Park and the first annual Olde Tyme Fair!     Fiesta Shows created a Midway adjacent to the RV campground.  Parking was only $5 per car, granting … Continue reading

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A Piece of Pisgah, the Doolittle Trail

A Piece of Pisgah, the Doolittle Trail

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 On Sunday, May 26, our family chose to spend the afternoon hiking a small portion of New Hampshire’s largest state park, Pisgah State Park.  We took the Old Chesterfield Road route from the east near Route 10, in Winchester.  From the trail, … Continue reading

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Ashuelot River Inspiration

Ashuelot River Inspiration

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“Over the River they beckon to me,/Loved ones who crossed to the further side; The gleam of their snowy robes I see, But their voices are lost on the dashing tide. There’s one with ringlets of sunny gold/ and eyes … Continue reading

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