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Camping in the fall

Posted on by Mairead Dunphy

It’s not too late to save a date! A date to camp that is – and boy is it the best time to do so. With fall foliage and few campers at the sites, you can find solace in the beauty of the woods.

The Campground Office at Bear Brook State Park

The Campground Office at Bear Brook State Park

Bear-Brook-Campground-Fall_01These sites in particular bask in the sunlight during the day and surround the baseball field.

My immediate recommendations for best enjoying the Autumn weather are to take a hike on Pitch Pine Trail (which you can start in the Campground on) or to rent a canoe or kayak and see all the colorful trees around Beaver Pond. Boat rentals are a reasonable $10 an hour or $50 for the day.

Beaver Pond at Bear Brook Campground

Beaver Pond at Bear Brook Campground

Staff is ready to give you recommendations for any type of camping site whether it be for a tent or pop-up or a trailer. There are no hook-ups but there are outlets in the bathroom, a dump station for campers and water spigots with potable water.

 

Some critters have come out to say hello at the Campground, like this 17-inch Snapping Turtle. Snapping Turtles are vulnerable on land, because they cannot pull their heads and tails in all the way like other turtles. Instead they will use their defensive ‘snap’ to ward off enemies. Other critters like porcupines, deer, skunks and birds will roam the Campground Road at night so the Bear Brook staff highly suggests you keep to the speed limit of 25 mph.

Though a captivating view, make sure you keep an eye out for critters on Campground Road.

Though a captivating view, make sure you keep an eye out for critters on Campground Road.

Even if it’s just for a night, take the perfect getaway. On a clear, autumn night, you can sit on the Camper’s beach and look at the stars next to the pond, or tell campfire stories on your site. For more information check out Bear Brook on NH State Park’s website or for questions call 1-603-485-9869. Online reservations can be made  through ReserveAmerica. Camp on!

 

 

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