Old Benson’s Wild Animal Farm in Hudson, New Hampshire, is Now a Turtle Meetup Spot
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People react strangely when I tell them I have a pet turtle. I know she's not cuddly and sweet like a cat or dog, but she does bring a lot of joy and fulfillment to my life. Does she know who I am? Honestly, I'm not sure, but I like to think that she does. She knows that I am the hand that feeds her, literally.
Speaking of turtles, the other day Carole Maynard posted this photo to the U Local New Hampshire Facebook page. Look at all of these turtles soaking up the sun at Benson's Park in Hudson, New Hampshire.
Obviously I am not the only Granite Stater who has a soft spot for turtles, since this photo received 2,000 likes and was shared 197 times!
Some favorite comments included:
So cute! I bet that one on the end on the left is saying "can y'all scootch over a little?" 😄
Adorable!! I saw this when kayaking on the Concord River!! 😊💗
Hanging out together getting a tan! 😉
If you are confused because you though Benson's Wild Animal Farm closed years ago, it did! But according to Carole, the town purchased the land and turned it into a nice park. There are paved and unpaved trails, a children’s play area, nice little pond, and a 9-11 memorial with a metal beam from ground zero.
So we now know Benson's Park in Hudson is a great place to see turtles in the wild! Do you know of any other turtle hangout spots in New Hampshire?