Given a complimentary pass to Deerfield Fair, I decided to enjoy not only the fair but also nearby Pawtuckaway State Park. It’s early fall, cool but not yet cold. The leaves are just beginning to turn around here. It’s less than an hour’s walk from the quiet northwestern edge of the park to the fire tower on south Pawtuckaway peak.
First fall colors at the edge of wetlands on Tower Road.
I hiked in from the northwest corner of the park on Reservation Road, far from the busy main entrance. The little blue asters were the only blooms in sight.
Pawtuckaway fire tower. Barely visible on the underside of the cab are charts describing the landmarks in each direction.
View from fire tower east to Pawtuckaway Lake and the Seacoast.
View to northwest; Mt. Kearsarge is barely visible in the distance at center.