Toddler days; we start ’em small here at Buffalo and Tough Cookie central

Enjoying fall at the edge of Tower Hill Pond in Auburn.

Enjoying fall at the edge of Tower Hill Pond in Auburn.

Happy Monday everyone! Janelle and I took the whole gang out for a hike in Auburn on Sunday, traversing the nearly five-mile Tower Hill Pond Trail in some fantastic fall weather. It was good to get outside and feel the pleasant creep of sore feet.

Meena came, and Janelle’s aunt Beth and her friend Peter. But most gratifying was the presence of toddler Josie. It was her first hike and she loved it. (And even hiked some of it!) And with no baby backpack at our disposal, when Josie got tired we just carried her, which gave our arms and shoulders a good work out as well!

Winter might be just around the corner, but New Hampshire is working hard to keep it at bay just a little longer. If you’re looking for a mostly flat, beautiful leaf-peeping hike here in the southern part of the state, it doesn’t get much better than Tower Hill.

If you go: Tower Hill Pond and the trails around it are used in the winter for snowmobiles, but are perfect now for mountain bikes, jogging or hiking.

Directions: Take Route 101 to Exit 2. Follow Hooksett Road to Old Candia Road. Take a left and go under the highway and up Tower Hill Road. There are three main trailheads on the other side of the tunnel. All of them will lead you to the pond.

Tough Cookie and Peter help toddler Josie up the incline to the pond! Go Josie!

Tough Cookie and Peter help toddler Josie up the incline to the pond! Go Josie!

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  1. Aunt Margie

    That is so great that all of you could go. Glad that Josie enjoyed herself with Janelle’s help. Thank you Dan for being there for them.

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