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Spofford, New Hampshire, United States
Jeff Newcomer has been a physician practicing in New Hampshire and Vermont for over 30 years. Over that time, as a member of the Conservation Commission in his home of Chesterfield New Hampshire, he has used his photography to promote the protection and appreciation of the town's wild lands. In recent years he has been transitioning his focus from medicine to photography, writing and teaching. Jeff enjoys photographing throughout New England, but has concentrated on the Monadnock Region and southern Vermont and has had a long term artistic relationship with Mount Monadnock. He is a featured artist in a number of local galleries and his work is often seen in regional print, web publications and in business installations throughout the country. For years Jeff has published a calendar celebrating the beauty of The New England country-side in all seasons. All of the proceeds from his New England Reflections Calendar have gone to support the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at the Cheshire Medical Center. Jeff has a strong commitment to sharing his excitement about the special beauty of our region and publishes a weekly blog about photography in New England.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Great Hiking in Chesterfield New Hampshire



Last Light on the Madame Sherri Beaver Pond


 When Sue and I moved to Chesterfield, New Hampshire, we were attracted by this small, uncomplicated rural New England town. Chesterfield has an abundance of rugged, undeveloped land, but from the beginning I was disappointed by what seemed to be a sad lack of good hiking trails. Happily, I found many energetic, dedicated people to join in what has been a decades long effort to develop an extensive and varied trail system in our community.




Featured Forests in Chesterfield, NH
Again this week I am contributing the featured article on the New England Photography Guild Blog. In the article, I talk about our trail construction and maintenance efforts in Chesterfield. The goal is to encourage everyone to support the efforts in your communities to protect and promote the natural treasures close to home. I also highlight a few of my favorite local forests and trails. We would love to have you drop by to explore.


As usual, I wasn't able to show all of my favorite images on the New England Photography Blog and will recruit my personal blog as a supplemental photo Album. Get started with my "No good hiking trails?"article and then return here for a expanded look at the natural beauty of Chesterfield.




Pisgah State Forest


Kilburn Pond






 

 


Round Pond, Pisgah Park


 
Madame Sherri Forest
 
 


Snowshoe Hike





 
Friedsam Town Forest



Sargent Trail




 
 


Nellie by Twin Brook

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Trail Work Tom & Steve

 
Chesterfield Gorge
 

Chesterfield Gorge Bridge

 
 

 


2 comments:

  1. Jeff, wonderful to discover your beautiful and informative blog via Scott Snyder's FB post! I will likely be retiring back to the Brattleboro, VT area in just a few years and will look forward to exploring some of these areas. In the meantime, I've endeavored to follow a similar path here in Concord, MA as photographer and naturalist, and help give exposure to students and fellow walkers who are emerging photographers. I invite you to visit my blog when you have time, http://sense-of-place-concord.blogspot.com/

    Wishing you and your family a lovely holiday season!

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  2. writing and teaching. Jeff enjoys photographing throughout New England, but has concentrated on the Monadnock Region and southern Vermont and has had a long term artistic relationship with Mount Monadnock. He is a featured artist in a number of local galleries and his work is often seen in regional print, web publications and in business installations throughout the country. For years Jeff has published a calendar celebrating the beauty of The New England country-side in all seasons.15 inch digital photo frame

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