Rocks of New Hampshire!

Mountain Views

There are more rocks than we residents of New Hampshire care to have. Each time we dig in our yards we hit more rocks, some small some large. Before houses can be built blasting takes place in many areas. I had to have that done to a house I had built years ago. I still had large rocks all around my yard that were too large and heavy to be taken away.

New Hampshire is known as the Granite State. Granite is our state rock. Besides granite NH is also home to other rocks, gems and minerals such as beryl and smoky quartz. Smoky quartz is the NH state gem.

There are plenty of places to go rock climbing or just walking on trails to find unusual and pretty rocks in New Hampshire. A trip to the mountains is one way to feel the freedom, smell the clean air, and see the beauty and majesty of New Hampshire. New Hampshire’s motto is LIVE FREE OR DIE!

While taking a walk today with my husband I snapped some photos of rocks we saw along the way. There is one particular rock that I find fascinating. It is shaped like a bear.  See if you can spot the one that looks like a bear.

Here are some rocks that I thought were interesting enough to share.

In case you didn’t see the bear rock, here it is again!

Bear rock

You can actually see his nose and face on the left. This rock is a short walking distance away from my home. I always stop to look at it. I find it fascinating. Maybe one day it will be in one of my future books.

If you are interested in knowing more about New Hampshire’s rocks go online. You will find plenty of information there.

Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy the warmer weather when it comes! Well, it is getting better here – 40’s and 50’s instead of 20’s and 30’s. That’s a little improvement but still chilly.


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About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 39 books: 19 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 31 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 2 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about an angel and another about a dog for ages 17+. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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13 Responses to Rocks of New Hampshire!

  1. I love rocks. Like you we have lots here in Donegal – mostly granite. I used all the stones and rocks dug out of my garden to edge my flowerbeds. 🌼

    • jjspina says:

      Must look lovely! We have rock walls everywhere here. Some were used many years ago to mark property lines and to keep livestock from getting away. 🌺

  2. Jennie says:

    I love the rocks in New Hampshire. Even curbs along sidewalks are made out of granite. The far western part of the state has marble. If you get a chance to go to the Vermont Marble Museum, it is fascinating. Great post, Janice. 🙂

  3. Yay, I saw the bear, Janice. I also love rocks and Greg and I collect them. Small ones of course.

  4. dgkaye says:

    Thanks for the education on rocks in NH, Janice. It’s really fascinating to have so many rocks around you, unless of course you’re trying to get rid of them, lol. Here’s to spring – may it find us both! ❤ xx

  5. macjam47 says:

    Rocks are fascinating, hence my background in geology. Personally, I would love to live where the landscape is dotted with such beautiful rocks. Love and hugs.

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