What you'll do
This ramble will essentially go through a vital neighborhood with long time and recent residents, craft breweries, artists and thriving businesses. We'll meet in the yard of a beautifully restored Victorian mansion now a community of about 20 people. After introductions and final selection of the route, we'll set off pausing in the grounds of a historic mansion. We will then continue, mostly on back streets stopping at 3 craft breweries, a beautiful millpond and the former site of a 19th-century brewery that, at one time, provided most of the ale for metropolitan Boston. Depending on the preferences of tour participants, visits to wonderfull, small restaurants can be substituted for breweries. Several of brew yard buildings have been artfully restored and repurposed as businesses and residences so these will be included. The West End is a principal neighborhood for Portsmouth's working artists and artisans so visits to some of these workshops is included. As the West End has a number of businesses that cater to visitors including a drop-in workspace, yoga studios, and gyms, we'll make stops as appropriate for the particular group. Finally, the tour will return to where it began and participants will be offered a beverage before they departing.
Some say the West End is Portsmouth's Brooklyn, a traditionally working-class area that is now becoming the place to be. I have lived, worked and played in the West End for 8 years. As a Realtor, I have toured many friends and customers through the neighborhood. Prior to living in Portsmouth, I participated in two Chambers of Commerce, Chaired a downtown revitalization program and started a green building organization. Finally, I am an advocate for solving climate change, speaking frequently and contributing to the local paper.
As a special treat, guests will be offered fresh juice made from sprouts grown on-site. Water will also be an option, but…
Where you'll be
Notable stops will include, The grounds of a 19th-century house owned by Historic New England A small niche neighborhood of 19th-century homes accented by lovely gardens. A neighborhood park and war memorial An early 20th-century shoe factory, now the home of numerous artisans 3 unique craft breweries North Millpond, once a primary source of energy for Portsmouth manufacturing Frank Jones Brewyard now a complex of residences and businesses
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Things to keep in mind
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Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.
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Tour details will be set based on the group, breweries, niche businesses, history, culture, and neighborhood. The tour is set for two hours with stops to meet participant preferences. We will be walking for about an hour and a half, again this can be tailored to meet the needs of the group.
Ramble through Portsmouth's West End
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