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My Favorite Things about Windham NH

Choosing the ten best things about Windham, New Hampshire is a little subjective but these things really stand out in my mind. If you want to add a favorite thing you're welcome to do so.

  1. COBBETTS POND: O.K. I'm very biased on this one since I live on the lake. Every morning when I get up and look out the windows and watch the sun rise through the mist covered pond I find this place magical. And what a place to raise kids. Swimming, fishing, tubing, lake friendships, what could be better.  In the winter a whole knew character overtakes the place with ice fishing huts, ice skating and power sports.  Personally, I like coming home on a summer evening after work. As soon as I pull onto my narrow road that winds to my home I know that I'm done for the day.  I can kick back, put on my shorts, walk around bare-footed and have a cocktail while watching the boats go by.
  2. WINDHAM'S ABUNDANT OPEN SPACE AND RECREATION AREAS: Most people have know idea about all of the opportunities to get outside in Windham. There are the many open space preserves. Incrediblyscenic Deer Leap, a high granite cliff overlooking Moekel Pond with walking trails. Foster's Pondrecreation area with beautiful trails, pond and wildlife. Canoe launch area on Canobie Lake. Boat ramp for Windham residents on Canobie Lake. The town beach on Cobbett's Pond. The Windham "Rail Trail" which offers one of the most picturesque places for a walk or bike ride in southern New Hampshire. And of course Griffin park with all of it's recreational amenities.
  3. THE PEOPLE OF WINDHAM: Windham NH is a great community with many warm and wonderful people. It's a diverse community where people are passionate about what is "best" for Windham. Hundreds of people tirelessly volunteer to make our community a better place.
  4. WINDHAM SCHOOLS: Windham NH has an excellent, well funded school system. Windham parents are passionate about providing the best education possible for their children. This is epitomized in the new Windham High School. The teachers who our children have had over the years have been caring and involved. They have made a real difference in how our children take on the world.
  5. THE HILLS AND VISTAS:Riding around the town of Windham NH offers some incredible scenery. It is a town of rolling hills and this makes for some panoramic views. The views approaching the Castle Reach neighborhood as you pass Searles Castle and overlooking the apple orchard, is one of my favorites. The views from the homes on Jenny's Hill are superb. The new neighborhoods at Ryan Farm and Terra Bella have incredible home-sites with views.
  6. EASY TO GET TO AND FROM: One of the best things about Windham NH is that you can easily get to where you want to go on interstate 93. I-93 is a straight shot into Boston. I can be in the North End for dinner in less than 35 minutes (without traffic). The seacoast is less than an hour away and the lakes and mountains of northern New Hampshire are under two hours.
  7. COMPASSION:WIndham NH resident have been at the forefront of helping people who are in need. The Shepards Pantry helps feed those in need locally and is a joint project of St Matthews Catholic Church and Windham Presbyterian Church. Helping Hands is another group that does an incredible service to those in need. There are individual initiatives like the founding of Nobody's Children by a local physician to provide medical and humanitarian aid to children in Romania and Bosnia.  It's the initiative of the Windham Presbyterian Church in provided aid to communities in Rowanda including a water project for a local clinic. All of the examples above have led me to provide support a Zezouma Sanou, a teacher and the people of his village in Bukina Faso. Compassion and concern for the needs of other is a great testament to the spirit of the town of Windham.
  8. BREAKFAST AND LUNCH: The best place for breakfast or lunch in Windham is found at Windham Junction. Great sandwiches and delicious salads. Eat in or out in a great atmosphere adjacent to the Windham Rail Trail.  
  9. GELATO VS. ICE CREAM:  Of course nothing beats getting a great scoop of ice cream at a local stand and for this Johnson's Farm is the best. Not only is there the ice cream but also farm animals. Windham Junction is a great place to grab an ice cream if you're out enjoying the rail trail. My new weakness is found at Shabby Chic. Of course this place would be located just down the street from my home. The home made gelato is wonderful and of course the cupcakes can't be beat.
  10. A cocktail and appetizer upstairs in the Common Man.

11. What's your favorite thing about Windham NH?

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