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About Theresa Conn, New Hampshire State Parks Winter Intern

Hi all! My name is Theresa Conn, and I’m a sophomore Environmental Conservation Studies major at the University of New Hampshire. Growing up in suburban Massachusetts, my family always ventured north to Lake Winnipesaukee and the White Mountains to hike and relax. When it came time to look at colleges, UNH was an easy choice; between its great location, variety of majors, and college-town feel, I was instantly hooked. In the Environmental Conservation program here, I’ve been learning about New Hampshire’s diminishing natural resources. The more time I spend in nature, the more I realize how important it is to conserve the natural spaces we have left. Keeping parts of New Hampshire wild is critical for the health of the planet and ourselves. What I’m interested in exploring while writing this blog are the people and stories behind the parks. Be it talking to hikers on the trails, going out with animal trackers to learn about wildlife, or meeting with the stewards who protect our lands, I want to know who’s out there and why. People are the force that drives land protection, and I hope that I can share their stories using film, photography, and journalism. Grand intentions aside, I can’t wait to find new ways to enjoy the long winter months. Staying pent up inside is boring, and I’m excited to find ways to get outside like dog sledding, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. I’m ready to explore all that New Hampshire State Parks have to offer, and look forward to sharing my adventures with you!
Dreams Come True near Crawford Notch State Park

Dreams Come True near Crawford Notch State Park

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I’m back! I thought I was done here, but I just had to share my story of hiking Mount Eisenhower near Crawford Notch State Park. Last Saturday, hearing that it was going to be a balmy 60 degrees, my future … Continue reading

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Looking for Moose in the Great North Woods Region/Visiting the Basin at Franconia Notch State Park

Looking for Moose in the Great North Woods Region/Visiting the Basin at Franconia Notch State Park

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This weekend, my friend Molly and I set off on a quest to complete our sophomore year goal: to see a moose. Molly cheated and accidentally saw one last fall on Mt. Adams (what a jerk). We headed up north … Continue reading

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Leave No Trace at Pawtuckaway State Park

Leave No Trace at Pawtuckaway State Park

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On an unseasonably balmy 80 degree day last week, my friends Caroline, Greg, and I headed to Pawtuckaway State Park to do some campfire cooking. Unfortunately, things did not work out as planned. It turns out the campground/campfire area doesn’t … Continue reading

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Chocolate Festival Near Mount Washington State Park

Chocolate Festival Near Mount Washington State Park

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This has definitely been the hardest post I’ve ever had to write. It was torture. I have been sitting here drooling for the past hour, reminiscing about my experience at the 23rd Annual Mount Washington Valley Chocolate Festival. Nestled in … Continue reading

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Dog Sledding up Mount Washington with Muddy Paw Dog Sled Kennel

Dog Sledding up Mount Washington with Muddy Paw Dog Sled Kennel

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Last week, I had an experience I’ll never forget: a sunrise dogsled run up on the Mount Washington Auto that leads to Mount Washington State Park. The Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel, based out of Jefferson, New Hampshire, has been … Continue reading

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NH Fish and Game's "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" Winter Workshop

NH Fish and Game’s “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” Winter Workshop

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On February 18th, I went to the annual Winter “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” program, sponsored by the NH Fish and Game department. Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) gives women an opportunity to learn useful outdoor skills in an exciting and … Continue reading

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A Day at Cannon Mountain

A Day at Cannon Mountain

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A few days ago, my friend Emily and I had the awesome opportunity to go to Cannon Mountain in Franconia Notch State Park. Cannon is a 4100 foot mountain that has 56 open trails this winter. Craving snow? Cannon’s got … Continue reading

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Valentine's Day Date Ideas in NH State Parks

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in NH State Parks

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Franconia Notch State Park Happy Valentine’s Day! Tired of getting chocolates and flowers? Sick of picking out which sappy card to give your sweetheart? This year, give the best Valentine’s Day gift ever- a fun, memorable day in a State … Continue reading

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New Oceanfront Pavilion at Hampton Beach State Park

New Oceanfront Pavilion at Hampton Beach State Park

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Growing up outside of Boston, Hampton Beach State Park was one of my favorite destinations. As a kid, it meant sand castles, arcade games, and boogie-boarding in the surf. When my friends and I were finally old enough to get … Continue reading

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Art, Nature, and Photography at Wadleigh State Park

Art, Nature, and Photography at Wadleigh State Park

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Meet Sasha Wolfe, a New Hampshire artist who specializes in photography and charcoal drawings. This weekend, my friends Molly, Caroline, and I went to Wadleigh State Park in central New Hampshire to talk creativity, art, and nature with Sasha. Sasha … Continue reading

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