Monday, August 6, 2018

Newmarket: Schanda Park and Riverwalk

We found Schanda Park and Riverwalk by accident. This is a small park right in downtown Newmarket, on the Lamprey River. The adjacent riverwalk has two sections: a more formal flower garden walk .. but keep going, the best is yet to come ... it leads to an eclectic garden walk maintained by residents of adjacent buildings who have decorated it with bird feeders and various random furniture items to make a pleasing place to sit and watch the birds.

The formal garden pathway

The informal, eclectic pathway

Try a hammock.

A wicker chair and a table for your coffee.

The name makes my head hurt, but the feeling quickly passes once you are inside.

Coffee, books, vinyl records, pastries...

Getting there:  At the end of Water Street in Newmarket. Look for the sign in downtown Newmarket, directly across from Kennebunk Savings Bank.
Cost: Free
Hours: Open year round
Picnic potential: tables provided
Rest rooms: porta-potty on site
Coffee/restrooms (for customers, of course): Crackskull's Coffee and Books, just up the street!

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