Throwback Adventure – Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site – October 2015

I will have sections of my blog that I will title “Throwback Adventure”, and will plan on posting them every Thursday. These are journeys we have taken before I started the blog, but are well worth sharing.

In October 2015 Shadow, Buster and I Adventured to the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire. This Site is the former home, gardens, and studios of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Much of his artwork is displayed in the gallery and on the grounds. The Site includes: nature trails, tours, summer concerts, and workshops.

We had a delightful Adventure to the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site on a gorgeous Fall day, three years ago. It was nice to arrive at a location with hardly another visitor in site. I recall being awed at the exquisite and stunning landscape, views, and brilliant colors of the Park. I did little research ahead of time, so we let our eyes and ears lead us on our evening Adventure. We began by traversing some trails into the woods, quickly finding a small, but roaring waterfall covered with Autumn leaves. We spent some time relaxing at the waterfall’s edge, as the boys drank from the brook. We then explored various trails throughout the woods before returning to the main Site.

Another picturesque part of the Site was, of course, the home of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, I believe titled “Aspet”. This massive and charming home was absolutely breathtaking with various architectural marks of charm. We walked around the home several times taking in this grand structure, as the sunset began to encompass the sky. Pure white in color the building almost transformed you into another place in time. Definitely a lovely building, helping to exude the photographer within.

One memory on this Adventure was my amusement with a small mirror I found on the grounds, assisting me in some humorous photo opportunities. Maybe I was too easily entertained, however have great memories of some giggles with yes, just a simple mirror.

Overall our Adventure to the Saint-Gaudens Historical Site was perfectly magnificent. Surprisingly it is one of the least visited in the country, but yet so spectacular. The landscape was stunning, from the official gardens, to the birch trees, to the mountain views, to the hidden Falls in the midst of a colorful Autumn Forest. I could not have been more impressed with the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site. Definitely a spot I would love to visit again (Rating: 5).

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