Walking the Poet's Path in Franconia, New Hampshire
The Frost Place looks out at the White Mountains and sits on the edge of a peaceful wood, both of which inspired Robert Frost’s poetry. The house museum’s rooms are sparsely furnished with some of Frost’s possessions, but with a restraint that allows you get a sense of how the home must have felt to the family rather than a polished re-creation. You’ll find the visitors’ center in the barn. Then follow the half-mile trail through the woods to experience some of Frost’s poems in the natural setting they celebrate. Wooden plaques featuring some of his best-loved work hang on trees along the path, inviting you to linger over the words. Markers also identify trees and plants along your route. You can imagine Frost himself reciting as you stroll along together, pausing now and again to point out the local flora.