This past weekend we were up in NH for a cookout Saturday. It was in honor of two of the cutest kids in the world, a little boy who turns six this coming Saturday, and his little sister who turned three in May. My husband’s friends in NH are friends that he has had since high school. They are a really tight knit crew and its always fun getting everyone together for something. It poured on Saturday but Sunday was all sun! We decided to walk around Portsmouth a little bit on Sunday to just enjoy the sunshine and give Mizpah some exercise. We walked down by the Strawberry Banke which is one of my favorite areas of Portsmouth and walked around Market Square. Portsmouth is on the Piscataqua River that separates New Hampshire and Maine and empties out into the Atlantic. Portsmouth isn’t actually on the ocean, Rye and New Castle NH to it’s east have that coastal privilege. I snapped some pics of some of my favorite historic houses and a little bit of the lovely Piscataqua!
Portsmouth is a really dog friendly city. There is an awesome dog park, Pierce Island has an off leash area, and dogs are allowed in many of the outdoor seating areas for restaurants/cafes. Dogs are not allowed in Prescott Park which is a really pretty park on the Piscataqua, and I don’t think they are allowed in the Strawberry Banke historic area. There are so many beautiful old houses in Portsmouth, it was a perfect day to walk with my husband and pup. Hope you all had a lovely weekend!
4 thoughts on “Stroll around historic Portsmouth NH”
Love all of the history, and the gorgeous style of the houses!
Me too, there are so many more too, like I had to control myself to not be snapping pics of every house for a few streets haha. Thanks for reading Amanda! 🙂
This is absolutely gorgeous- and has know been added to my “need to see” list! That architecture is so different from what I see living on the prairies, and living in Europe, I think it’s fascinating. And I really appreciate how dog friendly cities are becoming; Mizpah deserves to see and experience everything, too!! He is such an adorable dog 🙂
Thanks! I am so glad you liked the post 🙂 I am a big fan of the old New England architecture too, all those homes belonging to ship merchants and whaling captains and such. Oh and I agree with you, I wish that Mizpah could come everywhere with me haha!