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Quick Facts
Designation: New Hampshire State Scenic Byway
Fees: Fees are charged to visit the Shaker Village.
Length, One-Way: 12 Miles (20.0 Kilometers)
Time: Plan on spending about three hours so you can enjo


General Information

Description - Glimpse the lives, times, and values of the Shaker society in this well-preserved village. The Village, a National Historic Landmark, is only 20 minutes from Concord, New Hampshire's state capital.

The Village's 694 acres include twenty-five original Shaker buildings that span 200 years of Shaker history. Nature trails wind through the woodlands to bring you to ponds, mills, dams, and the Physician's Botanical Garden. The sugar maples that the Shakers planted along Meetinghouse Lane and on Shaker Road yield dramatic fall colors.

Other highlights of the route are conservation areas, open marshes, stonewalls, cemeteries, pre-Revolutionary homes, and access to Hutchins Forest.

Canterbury's village center, while not part of the Shaker community, is simplistically striking. The center is comprised of a 1736 Town Hall, Canterbury United Community Church, country store, gazebo, and public library.

Attractions - The Canterbury Shaker Village Byway is known for it's Cultural, Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Directions from : Canterbury Shaker Village is located only 20 minutes from Concord, New Hampshire's State Capital.


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Additional Information:
New Hampshire Scenic Byways - New Hampshire currently offers two National Scenic Byways, Kankamagus Scenic Byway and White Mountain Trail, as well as fourteen state designated byways.

Links:
Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.

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