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 …
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.