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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 Eversource. 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.

Fidgety Fish of Umbagog Lake

Fidgety Fish of Umbagog Lake

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On Thursday August 16,2015, Umbagog Lake State Park hosted a New Hampshire Fish and Game’s “Lets go Fishing” event. Every summer, New Hampshire Fish and Game, the Umbagog Wildlife Refuge, as well as NH State Parks, work hard to plan … Continue reading

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Tired of being bitten by bugs? Hire a bat.

Tired of being bitten by bugs? Hire a bat.

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Ah, summer. Sun, sand, vacations, and millions of mosquitoes. The quest to combat these pesky bugs (and thousands of others) can take up a good portion of your summer. A simple solution, however, is to enlist the help of a … Continue reading

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Trekking through Time

Trekking through Time

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Before Pawtuckaway’s woods belonged to the state park, the lands were privately owned by families who hoped to make a prosperous life. Living in the mountains is not an easy feat, and many of the families struggled immensely. The soil of … Continue reading

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Rhyme Time With Ryan

Rhyme Time With Ryan

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As the sun sets at White Lake State Park there is a feeling of change Animals fall asleep, and what emerges might be strange The sun will set so seeing will be quite hard You have to use your other … Continue reading

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A Hidden Gem in the Notch

A Hidden Gem in the Notch

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In the shadow of Cannon Mountain, lies a resident of Franconia Notch State Park that is hidden away.  It doesn’t get all the glitz and glory of the Flume Gorge. It doesn’t have an aerial tram leading up to its … Continue reading

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Happy Campers

Happy Campers

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Each weekend I wonder who I’m going to meet around the Bear Brook campground, how many people are going to come to my programs, and then I cross my fingers for beautiful weather. One of the many things I love … Continue reading

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A Magical Time of Year for the Loon Fanatics

A Magical Time of Year for the Loon Fanatics

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“Have you heard the loons yet?” This was a question that I had been asked by so many people after moving to New Hampshire. I thought maybe it was just coincidence, or a topic of small talk familiar among the … Continue reading

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Monadnock Walks: Alternatives to Summiting

Monadnock Walks: Alternatives to Summiting

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Mount Monadnock is known for its summit: the bare schist boulders and breathtaking 360 views that reach to Boston. To get to the summit, however, can be a daunting task. A minimum four-mile trek with boulders, smoothed rock, and steep … Continue reading

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A Feast in our Forest

A Feast in our Forest

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As the Interpretive Ranger at Pawtuckaway State Park, I have the pleasure of living in the woods all season.  My cozy campsite offers many appealing features; nighttime calls from my Barred Owl neighbor, a view of a misty wetland, sights … Continue reading

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Curiosity and Imagination leads to discoveries

Curiosity and Imagination leads to discoveries

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When I first drove through Franconia Notch State Park, my first thought was how stunningly beautiful this place was. My second thought was how cool it would be to ride a dragon through the Notch! You see, when I’m hiking … Continue reading

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