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Road Trippin’ Adventures in New England – The Yankee Siege

Traveling along some route in New Hampshire, as we do during our kid free road trip weekends, we happened upon a really cool place. We had just returned to the van to hit the road from resting upon a picnic table overlooking a local pond in a small New Hampshire town when …

The Yankee Siege Catapult

We happened upon a little medieval looking location. This is literally in the middle of nowhere. I love what the owner has done with the location but I hope he does more. We took a peek at all areas of this property and today I am going to share some of the moments I most enjoyed.

The Yankee Siege Catapult

In 2004, a family of New Hampshire farmers conceived of and built a massive, six-story-tall trebuchet (a catapult with a weighted counterbalance that provides enormous throwing power) and named it the Yankee Siege. It’s pretty massive in size, see below the comparison of Mike at 6’6″ standing beside this …

In 2004, a family of New Hampshire farmers conceived of and built a massive, six-story-tall trebuchet (a catapult with a weighted counterbalance that provides enormous throwing power) and named it the Yankee Siege.

Not only is this there, but you will find castles and even a throne to sit upon and take photos. We love locations like this and had a ball playing the role of King and Queen.

In 2004, a family of New Hampshire farmers conceived of and built a massive, six-story-tall trebuchet (a catapult with a weighted counterbalance that provides enormous throwing power) and named it the Yankee Siege.

The King was having a grand ole time on his throne …

The Yankee Siege Catapult

And it wouldn’t be enough to simply pose like a King and Queen without the King ordering, “off with their heads!”

The Yankee Siege Catapult

I swear we are such big kids when it comes to our kid-free weekend road trips, but isn’t that what building a long-lasting, great relationship is all about? Keeping in touch with the humor and fun together?

The Yankee Siege Catapult

I am about 5’6″ tall, just a little under since shrinking as I get older. This is a huge castle gate and there’s even a pretend key that is huge and heavy.

The Yankee Siege Catapult

This is like a little and big kids playground in a way. Further out in the distance sitting upon a hill is a castle made for a King & Queen. Yup, you know we had to check that out too.

The Yankee Siege Catapult

On our way back out towards our vehicle, we took time to check out the workmanship put into every detail on this property. Such as this area near the water moat type area …

The Yankee Siege Catapult

This is just a neat place to check out and it made our wheels spin with all of the ways the property owner could take this place to another level. We fully enjoyed our time checking out The Yankee Siege Catapult and all that surrounds it on this property. Here’s hoping you can get there too and have a little big kid fun, but remember be respectful. Places like this are still someones property and it’s best to leave the place the way it was when you visited.

Roughly three miles southeast from the center of Greenfield on Route # 31/Forest Road

You can find The Yankee Siege roughly three miles southeast from the center of Greenfield, NH on Route # 31/Forest Road. You won’t miss it, you can see it from the main road.

 

 

10 comments found

  1. Having fun together goes a long way in a relationship 🙂 It’s great to see you guys do! This place looks super cool! It’s nice to stumble upon surprises like this one.

  2. Wow looks amazing. I’ve never been to New England before but I know someone who lives there so hear all about it. Looks amazing.

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