Laketop Gazebo

A very chilly morning when I set out to Meredith Harbor for sunrise.  After bouncing around up and down the boardwalk, I settled on a shot of the Gazebo itself with the sun rising behind.  When the sun rose I moved further to the Gazebo, even walking right up to it before I heard a hiss.

A raccoon was there laying on the bench.  It didn’t seem injured, but scared of my presence and I immediately backed away.  Only in New Hampshire, in a well to do town on its luxurious boardwalk and in front of a premier hotel complex, we have a rabid raccoon chilling in a gazebo.

I started moving back and the raccoon jumped up and ran towards me, turning and running up the stairs towards the hotel at Church Landing.  I scurried up the hill to see where it was heading but it was gone from my sight.  I figured the excitement at 5am plus the awesome photo I was sure to have, I was ready to call it a day and get back home.


Laketop Gazebo was featured in an advertisement for the Free State Project’s Liberty Forum State Tour, representing the Lakes Region.  2014

Laketop Gazebo was featured as an advertisement for the Lakes Region Porcupines’ Beach Day.  July 2015

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