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Revitalizing Hogback Trail

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Looking back on summer and all my experiences and memories, it’s important to remember that the parks cannot function without the help and support of the community. This past week, I helped organize and implement a trail day with volunteers from Public Service of New Hampshire to revitalize the Hogback Trail in Greenfield State Park (self-guided interpretive loop). During that day, we were able to construct and place a bridge over a badly impacted section of the trail.

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workWe also built and placed five benches around the loop for people who want to take a break or have lunch along the way. The last portion of the project was placing sign posts that, together with a booklet (soon to be available at the park office), will allow visitors to learn a little bit more about the history and ecology of the trail at whatever pace suits them.

Blog photos 038This is simply one example picked from the vast amount of work that is done every year by volunteers. Many organizations and individuals put time and effort into our parks. Don’t let the parks be something that you only visit in the summer. Come and see the different seasons in all of their glory and hopefully give some time and energy back so that memories can continue to be made in the wonderful state parks!

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By: Sam Judson, SCA Interpreter at Greenfield State Park



Like the (Pemi) River Flows...

Like the (Pemi) River Flows…

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The Pemigewasset River begins at the base of Cannon Mountain in Profile Lake right here in Franconia Notch State Park.  For hundreds of years the Old Man was reflected in the waters of Profile Lake until it bore witness to … Continue reading

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Inspiration and History: Robert Frost Farm

Inspiration and History: Robert Frost Farm

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The Robert Frost Farm in Derry, NH is a historical hidden gem. While the famous poet lived in many other places, this farm is where much of the inspiration for his work came from. The farmhouse and grounds are now … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

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It has been almost 2 months that I’ve been living in the Big Island campground in Pawtuckaway State Park. As I run through my day to day, leading programs and meeting campers, I get many questions about my living situation, … Continue reading

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Champney Brook Trail: Mt Chocorua

Champney Brook Trail: Mt Chocorua

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Last I spoke of Mount Chocorua, it was a goal of mine, to climb the mountain’s summit and see for myself the glory of what lies. With help from Steve, a reader of my last blog, I researched the different … Continue reading

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Ponds Aplenty: Pillsbury

Ponds Aplenty: Pillsbury

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Pillsbury State Park near Washington, NH is a great place for a lot of things, from picnicking and camping to hiking, biking, and boating. I’ve written about some nice hikes in the park, which are a nice way to experience … Continue reading

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From Hotels to Hiking Trails

From Hotels to Hiking Trails

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Franconia Notch State Park has been a destination for people looking to explore the White Mountains for a very long time.  People are instantly captivated by the natural attractions such as the mountain views, the Flume Gorge and the Basin. … Continue reading

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Meeting Bear Brook's History

Meeting Bear Brook’s History

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Since I’ve started my programming this summer, I’ve come to find that there are so many people who love Bear Brook State Park just as much as I do. But each of us have our own reasons. For some, Bear … Continue reading

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Pet-friendly Picnic Peak

Pet-friendly Picnic Peak

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Miller State Park in Peterborough, NH is the oldest State Park in New Hampshire, protecting a portion of Pack Monadnock deeded to the state in 1891. The park is pet friendly and has some great easy and rewarding hikes, as … Continue reading

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The Old Man of the Valley

The Old Man of the Valley

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Since I have moved up to the Great North Woods, I have had a sense of wanderlust. To quench my thirst for travel, I do what any sensible adventurer would do- I go geocaching. I know some of you out … Continue reading

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Making my Day

Making my Day

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Coming into this position serving with the Student Conservation Association, I expected to be teaching people about the environment in general and the parks where I was stationed specifically. I looked forward to working with a bunch of different people … Continue reading

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