Francestown is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. A mere 3.2 miles east of the town in a popular local fishing spot called Haunted Lake.
Originally known as “Haunted Pond,” it also gained the monikers “Haunted Lake” and “Scoby Pond,” after David Scoby, who built a sawmill and grist mill at this location in the 18th century. It’s a shallow glacial body of water, just outside of town, surrounded by scrub and dead trees, and bordered by the ruins of an old sawmill.
Although the name sounds spooky, ‘any road or barn near Haunted Lake’ offers nice star gazing on clear nights…if you’re brave enough!
Chelynne Campion is a Production/ Sales Assistant for EarthSky. Her family just purchased a telescope, and she's now learning to be a stargazer!