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About Discover Power of Parks SCA Interpreters

Discover the Power of Parks is presented by New Hampshire State Parks in collaboration with the Student Conservation Association and made possible by generous financial support from Public Service of New Hampshire. The program offers a look into the natural world through hands-on programming. Interpretive programs focus on connecting participants with nature and building appreciation for New Hampshire's unmatched natural heritage. Programs include guided hikes, interpretive tours, and imaginative environmental workshops for children and families. Programs are offered free to guests with paid park admission fee. No pre-registration is required.
Magnificent Tales of Metallak

Magnificent Tales of Metallak

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When I first came up to the Great North Woods to check out my new home at Umbagog Lake State Park, I got on a pontoon boat for a tour of the water. One of the first stops on our … Continue reading

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10,000 Acre Backyard

10,000 Acre Backyard

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Never in my life, would I have imagined that I would find myself calling 10,000 acres in New Hampshire “home”. But that’s exactly what Bear Brook State Park has become, my home, at least for a little while. I landed … Continue reading

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Little Spots Form a Beautiful Tapestry

Little Spots Form a Beautiful Tapestry

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Step off the beaten track this Fourth of July weekend! Yes, beaches are lovely this time of the year, aren’t they? And while there are over 20 NH State Parks where you can swim, build sand castles or work on … Continue reading

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If I can do it...

If I can do it…

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Upon arriving in Franconia Notch State Park as newly initiated Discover the Power of Parks interpretive rangers, we had several days to explore our new surroundings before beginning our programming. Before I even moved to Franconia Notch with Becki (my … Continue reading

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Beauty in the Details

Beauty in the Details

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“Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.” -George Washington Carver When I first visited … Continue reading

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Peace & Tranquility at Lake Francis

Peace & Tranquility at Lake Francis

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by Caleb Savage, Interpretive Ranger at Lake Francis State Park You might as well leave your cell phone devices at home. Why you might ask? Well, when you enter the Great North Woods (Grand Bois du Nord) the vast magnitude … Continue reading

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Faces of Monadnock

Faces of Monadnock

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Written By: Rachael Esh, Monadnock State Park Interpretive Ranger You may have heard about the wildlife and history of Monadnock State Park, but have you taken the time to meet the people who hike there? With over 100,000 people climbing … Continue reading

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Artist's Bluff: Best View for Your Efforts

Artist’s Bluff: Best View for Your Efforts

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The operative word there being your. You can certainly get a great…okay- better…view for less effort by taking the Aerial Tramway to the summit of Cannon Mountain ($15/ adult, $13/child and 5 & under free). On the tram you ascend about 2,000 … Continue reading

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(Re)Discover the White Dot Trail

(Re)Discover the White Dot Trail

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Question: What did one autumn leaf say to another? Answer: I’m falling for you. As fall begins, the public falls more in love with Monadnock. While enjoying a hike this week, I noticed that many of the maple leaves were … Continue reading

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WildTuckaway Delights

WildTuckaway Delights

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By Emily Barry, Interpretive Ranger at Pawtuckaway State Park Saturdays between the hours of 12:00 and 5:00 pm, picnickers descend upon Pawtuckaway in full force. It is the picnicker’s bewitching hour and the grills are ablaze, various cuts of meats … Continue reading

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