Newmarket, New Hampshire

Saturday I headed out to Adams Point in Durham, New Hampshire. Adams Point juts out from the west into Great Bay; Great Bay is New Hampshire’s second largest estuarine system. The estuary is home to a variety of diverse habitats. Today, waterfowl hunting and shell fishing are a popular activity at Adams Point and it also a popular spot for bird watching, including viewing bald eagles.

 Adams Point, Durham, New Hamsphire

Adams Point, Durham, New Hamsphire

 Adams Point, Durham, New Hampshire

Adams Point, Durham, New Hampshire

I left Adams Point and headed back into Newmarket to explore the mills. The Newmarket Manufacturing Company was established in 1822, at this time Newmarket entered into an industrial era. This began the development of factories, homes, shops and institutions. In the 1920’s the development in Newmarket began to level off and into the next decade with the Great Depression. Local buildings and manufacturing significantly ended at this time. Today, the mill buildings are taking on new uses, including residential housing, and shops including The Bloom’n Cow, an ice cream shop that offers handmade ice cream and gelato, and Joinery restaurant, “a field-to-table restaurant”.

 Lamprey River, Newmarket, New Hampshire

Lamprey River, Newmarket, New Hampshire

 Newmarket Mills, Newmarket, New Hampshire

Newmarket Mills, Newmarket, New Hampshire

 Newmarket Mills, Newmarket, New Hampshire 

Newmarket Mills, Newmarket, New Hampshire