Fun Fact: The town of Colchester delayed Thanksgiving in 1705 as they didn’t have enough molasses! Known as the Great Molasses shortage of Colchester, the write up in the link at bottom shares the background about the postponement due to the impact on baked beans, brown bread and pumpkin pie!
Founded in 1698 and knowing about the Great Molasses shortage made it that much more fun to post about the places I would recommend visiting while in Colchester. Where I already have a blog on the specifics I have it included below otherwise it may be forthcoming.
Great place for photo ops and feeling a part of the history in the area. Also has parking for Salmon River trail. Blog pending.
Great place for biking along side the river, hiking, walking, wading, fishing, picnicking! Blog pending!
Great place for walking, biking, photography. Even a waterfall slide (as I call it). Refer to blog below.
Cato Corner Farm
Great place for fresh farmstead cheeses and other pairings as well as seeing the farm animals. Refer to blog below.
Great place for fresh farm eggs and produce coupled with holiday ornament shopping Conveniently across the street from Cato Corner. Blog pending.
Sunshine Cycle Bicycle Shop
If you forgot something for your bicycle or it unexpectedly needs to be serviced while on the airline trail (like me!) this was a great stop! They are also the ones who recommended Red Rose Desserts for lunch!
Red Rose Desserts and More
Great stop for lunch and more! Refer to related blog below.
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How the Great Colchester Molasses Shortage Nearly Ruined Thanksgiving
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