Lens-Artists Challenge: A River Runs Through It

Lens-Artists Challenge #89: A River Runs Through It

…photos of rivers running down mountains, through valleys, along plains where you are or you have traveled, and we also love to read your stories…


A river runs through the small town of Exeter, NH.

Known commonly as The Exeter River, it is technically a tidal river originating in the town of Chester – located west of Exeter.

The Exeter River begins in the town of Chester and flows east and north to Exeter where it becomes tidal and changes name to the Squamscott River, before emptying into Great Bay. (DES.NH)

As it enters Exeter, it flows under a bridge behind the main street, lined with local businesses.

river bridge

Winding its way past downtown, the river picks up a bit of speed.

Picking up speed

Next it flows by a public park where visitors walk or jog along the perimeter.

Next to the park

And often pause to rest…on one of the numerous memorial benches donated by local citizens.

river bench
Memorial bench

A peaceful place of refuge.

17 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge: A River Runs Through It

    1. Thanks! Actually that used to be an issue. It would flood the lower levels/basements of the businesses when the river would rise during a storm, etc. A huge dam removal project was completed several years ago which solved that problem.


  1. How lovely to have a river flowing through town–gorgeous photos!! I imagine it would be mesmerizing to lean over that bridge and just watch the water moving by…I would get lost in “not thinking” and probably forget where I was supposed to be going, or what I should be doing.

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    1. Thank you! It is mesmerizing – very much so – as the seasons change, the trees along the river change color. As the water level rises and falls with the tides, new vegetation becomes visible. Fortunately there is a sidewalk on the bridge šŸ™‚


    1. Thank you! It is definitely a contrast of above and below. There is a sidewalk along one side of the bridge – where I often stop to take photos. Looking down it is quite wild and loud. Always different.


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