Adventures with Basil: Leaf peeping at Miller State Park

As we are coming to the end of the leaf-peeping season, we decided to take advantage of the bright sunshine yesterday and take Basil to Miller State Park in Peterborough, NH and check out the view from the summit.

We had taken Basil to the park during the summer, but he had never been leaf-peeping, so he was excited to see all the colors:

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©2019, Jenn White, View from the Summit, Miller State Park #1, NH. Photograph

The colors were a little muted the higher we traveled up the auto-road, but there was still enough color to make the trip worth it. The park was VERY busy and we were worried that there wouldn’t be any parking spots left at the summit, but we were extremely lucky and found a spot with this amazing view:

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©2019, Jenn White, View from the Summit, Miller State Park, NH #2. Photograph

Basil was keen on visiting the Raptor Observatory again – he really wanted to see an eagle… but, we had just missed the bald-eagle sighting earlier that morning 😦 We did have a chance to see some ravens, so maybe next time we will have better luck.

©2019, Jenn White, Basil with the Raptor Score board, Miller State Park, NH. Photograph

Basil loved the pops of red color still on the bushes:

©2019, Jenn White, Basil with red berries, Miller State Park, NH. Photograph

And we lingered a bit to enjoy the views from the Raptor Observatory:

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©2019, Jenn White, View from the Raptor Observatory #1, Miller State Park, NH. Photograph
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©2019, Jenn White, View from the Raptor Observatory #2, Miller State Park, NH. Photograph

Basil loved just sitting on the warm rocks, listening to the team stationed at the observatory talk about their job recording the bird sightings and tracking their migration:

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©2019, Jenn White, Basil sun-bathing on the rocks, Miller State Park, NH. Photograph

The raptor team will be at the park until November, so if you are interested in checking out the summit – and, hopefully, seeing about some amazing birds – they are more than happy to answer your questions and give you some viewing tips.

Looking forward to the next adventure!


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