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Arts & Culture

Worth a Fall Visit: N.H.'s Robert Frost Homes

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With frost on the ground your thoughts may be running to the other Frost, the poet whom we claim as a “resident,” although he was actually born in San Francisco and grew up in Massachusetts. 

There are two former Frost homes in New Hampshire—one in Derry and one in Franconia.  The Robert Frost Farm is a National Historic Landmark, and a remnant of New Hampshire’s agricultural past in now-suburban Derry. 

The Frost Place is more contemplative, with a poetry walk and a porch where one can admire the view and compose a line or two.  Both sites are seasonal, so get out before the “last remaining aster flower” fades away.