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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.

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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Wondrous White Lake Walk

Wondrous White Lake Walk

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They take a deep breath in. It’s controlled and elated, with each inhale they bring themselves further away from the distant memory of stress, and soothed into a nubile state of complacency. As the air leaves their lungs, consumed of … Continue reading

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The Spirit of The Notch

The Spirit of The Notch

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As I drove into Franconia Notch State Park, bright eyed and bushy tailed, I was experiencing everything for the first time. Yet, in a way, every visitor, whether a veteran or a first time explorer, is gazing at new scenery … Continue reading

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Woods Whisperer

Woods Whisperer

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The journeys and adventures I’ve had in the park pale in comparison to the journeys and adventures I’ve had with my new friends here. I’ve found that the combination of those two have made my experience here truly spectacular! As … Continue reading

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Discovering the Great North Woods

Discovering the Great North Woods

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Exploring New Places Before moving up to the Great North Woods, I had no idea what to expect. You can read about a new place before visiting, view picture-perfect photos, and hear stories from others, but you can never really … Continue reading

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Campsites 101

Campsites 101

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Ready to find the perfect match for your family trip or weekend getaway? New Hampshire is home to 75 state park properties – many with campsites abounding. While most have the standard fire ring and picnic table, not all are … Continue reading

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"Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn."

“Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.”

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When you commit yourself to ten months of service, something with a definitive end, it is easy to get wrapped up in the world of countdowns. I can tell you that there’s only one weekend left of interpretive programming left … Continue reading

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