Good News from A Great City Haverhill, MA
What Do I Like Best about Haverhill ….
One of the most surprising perks about living in the City of Haverhill is the sheer quantity of opportunities we have to relish nature. I’ve been chronicling my good fortune in a city that supports its parks and natural diversity with my camera and notes in my Haverhill Trails book purchased at the library.
Check out the Haverhill Trail Guide for inspiration for finding your own best places; it was updated in 2012 with new trails. The books are available at Haverhill City Hall, Room 210, for $10. This office is open M-F from 8-4. A local business called Wally’s Farmstand, 799 Amesbury Road (Rte.110), open week-ends, also sells them at their front counter for the same price of $10. The gift shop at the Haverhill Public Library also carries the book, but they chose to sell the book for $12 after purchasing them from the Haverhill Trails Committee.
Here’s a showcase of some of my favorite photos and places taken in our abundant city.
How many other cities offer a beach, local lakes stocked with trout…
a ski slope…
eight lakes and ponds…
a winding river with newly revamped trails….
our very own castle with a lake view…
And wild life that’s not limited to our pubs and night clubs. When I played tennis on the outside clay courts at Cedardale Health and Tennis this week, I was distracted by the sight of two eagles soaring overhead; eagle sighting number two occurred less than 24 hours later when I saw the now familiar white head, yellow beak and black feather wings gliding over the Merrimack River near River Street.
Long stretches of farm land supply produce, petting zoos, and hay rides.
Haverhill is a nature lovers’ destination, and this nature lover spent the day (as I’ve obviously spent many days) with my camera and sensible shoes checking out what each season offers those who crave the sunlight, fresh air, plants, and critters this town has in abundance.
What do you love most about Haverhill?
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(c) 2013 Photographs and Text by Alison Colby-Campbell