This blog post is part of “The Guide to Summer Activities In The White Mountains” blog series.
Four score and seven years ago…
Well, these days, it would be more accurate to say two centuries, two score and one year ago, our Founding Fathers signed a Declaration of Independence from colonial rule and effectively established a new nation: our home, the United States of America.
The 4th of July is an important holiday to celebrate the birth of our country, with its amber waves of grain, and- our favorite- purple mountain majesties. And as a national holiday that falls right at the beginning of summer, the 4th of July has a grand tradition of neighborhood picnics and family barbeques, swimming in nearby lakes and rivers, and laying out on a blanket in the grass to wait for dusk to fall so the local fireworks display can begin.