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* Mountain Hiking in Warner…

New Hampshire’s contribution to ‘…purple mountain majesty…’ includes the ‘white mountain’ state’s own Mt. Kearsarge in Warner, NH (elevation 2,937 ft). This mountain, while not the highest, is one of the oldest mountains in the state and is currently listed as one of ‘New England’s 50 Finest’ for hiking. The seasonal splendor of this modest, NH gem can be realized when standing atop it’s highest point and seeing the glorious kaleidoscope of Autumn colors – even as far as Boston, MA (80 miles), on a clear day!

* Making Friends in Hopkinton…

The village of Hopkinton, NH is nestled among the lush, rolling hills of the Merrimack Valley. This picturesque New England town, is a short, scenic ride from the state capital. Beech Hill Farm, located in Hopkinton, is one of the longest running, family-owned and operated farms in the US (est. 1771). With over 170 acres, this once ‘dairy farm’ turned ‘ice cream farm’, is host to a petting zoo of barnyard animals and elaborate corn mazes that attract tourists from New England and beyond each Fall.

*Relaxing in Rye…

Rye Beach, also known as the ‘Gold Coast of New Hampshire’, was named one of the 20 best places in the world to retire by Barron’s Magazine. The natural beauty of this verdant countryside, miles of winding coastline and sandy beaches are what gives this area its unique flavor. The beautiful beaches and gorgeous scenery make this seaside escape the perfect place for any dog to end the perfect day…

* Seaside Play in Portsmouth…

New Hampshire’s coastline, while one of the shortest in the country, is arguably one of the most beautiful. It boasts 18 miles of magnificent shoreline, and breathtaking views and includes one of the ‘Top 3 Cleanest Beaches in America’ (Hampton Beach), according to MSNBC.com. On a clear day, you can see the Isles of Shoals off the coast of Rye Beach. The Portsmouth area, has over 12 beaches dotted along the gorgeous backdrop of Route 1′s stately historic properties.

* Bird Watching in Hooksett…

New Hampshire’s state bird, the Purple Finch, (more raspberry in color) is known to inhabit coniferous forests and can often be found in rural residential areas. The Finch, along with ducks, wild turkeys, and many other species of birds, can be easily seen along the pristine banks of the Merrimack River. Where bird watching is always in season!

* Exploring in Manchester…

Lake Massabesic (Manchester’s water supply) has a surface area of approximately 2,500 acres. The lake, having derived it’s name from the Indians meaning, ‘the place of much water’, has 130 acres of nature trails and forests with many diverse habitats around it’s majestic shores. Making it the perfect location to explore.

* Socializing in Concord…

With various nicknames, including The White Mountain State, The Mother of Rivers & Switzerland of America, New Hampshire is perhaps best known as ‘The Granite State’. Concord, the state capital, is situated among gorgeous, green-carpeted hills and the rolling waters of the Merrimack River. They are the perfect backdrop for Concord’s dog park; where the local canine always welcome visitors with wagging tails!

* Lake Swimming in Goffstown…

Sometimes referred to as ‘The Mother of Rivers’ New Hampshire has over 1,300 lakes & ponds and about 40 rivers with a total of approximately 41,800 miles of water. The state has 5 of the great streams of New England originating in it’s granite hills, including the Connecticut, and the Pemigewasset. Goffstown has many lakes and ponds that are dog-friendly, on both their shores and their waters, throughout the seasonal year, where swimming and wildlife watching is always a must!

* Getting Clean in Contoocook…

The weekend is brought to a close with a full service bath, blow dry and brush out at Rusty’s General Store for Animals in the tiny village of Contoocook, NH. This once bustling mill town boasts one of the country’s oldest covered bridges and is mentioned in the much loved play ‘Our Town’. Housed in one of the village square’s historic homes, Rusty’s was established in 1984 by Linda Kimball and named after her beautiful Golden Retriever. A town staple, this lovely store carries pet and livestock feed, unique pet-inspired gifts and a full service grooming facility run by the talented Annie Watson.

Refresh * Renew * Rejuvenate

A “NoHo” dog is truly spoiled & pampered and Northward Hound uses nothing but the VERY best products for our pups. We bathe our dogs exclusively with “Pure Puppy” natural & biodegradable grooming products. Offering the tranquil and comforting scent of vine-ripened fruit coupled with the purest ingredients Mother Nature has to offer. Pure Puppy – providing a greener planet, one dog at a time…