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About Tom Howe

Tom Howe is a third year Div II at Hampshire College concentrating in graphic design. he lives in Goshen, NH and grew up in Anchorage, AK. He likes hiking, biking and cross country skiing, and just generally being outside.
Four Favorite NH Bike Rides

Four Favorite NH Bike Rides

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There are lots of great places to go biking in New Hampshire, in and out of the State Parks. Here are just a few of my favorites! The Northern Rail Trail near Lebanon, NH is a 48 mile long trail … Continue reading

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Tent Camping Basics

Tent Camping Basics

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Tent camping is a great way to spend time outside with friends and family. New Hampshire’s State Parks have a lot of awesome campgrounds, so camping is really one of the best ways to explore the parks as well. Tent … Continue reading

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Way Up North: Lake Francis

Way Up North: Lake Francis

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Lake Francis State Park in Pittsburgh, NH is one of New Hampshire’s northernmost parks. It’s an absolutely beautiful place and the remote setting is uniquely natural. The lake is great for exploring by boat, and the Connecticut River that feeds … 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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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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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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Mountains and Everything In Between

Mountains and Everything In Between

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Franconia Notch State Park, located between the Franconia and Kinsman mountain ranges, is an easily accessible park with a wide range of attractions. Saved by a 1927 campaign by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, Franconia Notch … Continue reading

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A Short Visit to a Tall Rock

A Short Visit to a Tall Rock

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The Madison Boulder in Madison, NH is the largest glacial erratic boulder in not just New Hampshire, but all of North America. It’s a National Natural Landmark. It’s also ridiculously easy to visit, and there’s a lot of fun family-friendly … Continue reading

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History with a View: Weeks State Park

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Weeks State Park in Lancaster, NH is a little park with a lot of great attractions, and a lot of history. The park sits atop Mount Prospect and includes several hiking trails as well as a 1.5 mile scenic auto … Continue reading

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Mt. Sunapee

Hike to a hidden gem: Lake Solitude

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Mt. Sunapee in Newbury, NH is known by many as an excellent ski mountain, but there’s actually a lot to see and do in the park during the summer as well. The mountain is great to hike and the view … Continue reading

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