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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!
AMC's Highland Center at Crawford Notch State Park

AMC’s Highland Center at Crawford Notch State Park

Posted on by Theresa Conn, New Hampshire State Parks Winter Intern

This past week, I took an adventure up to White Mountain National Forest to visit the Lodge at Appalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Center. Fresh white powder coated the ground, a welcome change from the lack of winter weather in Boston. … Continue reading

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Mt. Major/How to Dress for Cold Weather Activities in State Parks

Mt. Major/How to Dress for Cold Weather Activities in State Parks

Posted on by Theresa Conn, New Hampshire State Parks Winter Intern

Since the snow fairy still hadn’t visited most of New Hampshire, I decided to squeeze one more hike in because it will definitely blizzard soon (right…RIGHT?!?). I picked Mount Major in Alton, NH, which is right down the road from … Continue reading

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Exploring Pisgah State Park

Exploring Pisgah State Park

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It’s a Dog’s Life at Pisgah State Park! Last week, I went to the Monadnock region of New Hampshire to visit my friend from school, Molly, and to explore Pisgah State Park. You might recognize Molly from the Pawtuckaway State … Continue reading

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Pawtuckaway State Park

Pawtuckaway State Park

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Good Morning, UNH! It was the last day of the semester. Finals were done and most students were already home for the holidays. However, I was not in any rush to get home. First off, my room looked like this. … Continue reading

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