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Category Archives: The NH State Park Experience

Winter at Robert Frost Farm

Winter at Robert Frost Farm

Posted on by Colleen O'Connell

Many people see winter as a cold, dark time to stay inside. I have always viewed Winter differently. My days of adventure have always been surrounded by the excitement of a child. I look forward to snow days and there … Continue reading

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Basin Adventures

Basin Adventures

Posted on by Colleen O'Connell

It was snowing when we pulled into The Basin. That Saturday, my boyfriend and I were up for an adventure; both feeling the need to get outside. Yet with an impending storm, we only had time for a short hike. … Continue reading

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The Mountains Are Calling

The Mountains Are Calling

Posted on by Colleen O'Connell

Only weak rays of sun peaked through as we entered Franconia Notch State Park. I gazed up; clouds swirled around creating a turbulent ceiling over I-93 North. This is the kind of day most people tend to stay inside and … Continue reading

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Start with Parks: Lessons from the Trail

Start with Parks: Lessons from the Trail

Posted on by Patrick Hummel, Volunteer Program Coordinator

01.20.15 “I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learn­ing noth­ing in this triv­ial world of men. I must break away and get out into the moun­tains to learn the news.”- John … Continue reading

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

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

Posted on by Discover Power of Parks SCA Interpreters

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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Trailing Autumn: A Monadnock Tradition

Trailing Autumn: A Monadnock Tradition

Posted on by Discover Power of Parks SCA Interpreters

The White Dot trail may be quickest and the most hiked route at Monadnock State Park; however my favorite hike, by far, is a combination of multiple trails which wind up the side of the mountain to the summit. Like … Continue reading

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Fall in Franconia Notch

Fall in Franconia Notch

Posted on by Discover Power of Parks SCA Interpreters

Back in May, before I had moved to Franconia Notch State Park to be an Interpretive Ranger with Monica Casey (my fellow interpreter), the two of us rented a movie from the local library about the park. We were excited … Continue reading

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Ponding Adventures

Ponding Adventures

Posted on by Discover Power of Parks SCA Interpreters

Earlier this spring, all of your Discover the Power of Parks interpreters were introduced (or re-introduced) to an activity that would become the ‘bread-and-butter’ program of some of our summers. We were handed nets that smelled vaguely of pond water, … Continue reading

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Hike Safe This Autumn

Hike Safe This Autumn

Posted on by Discover Power of Parks SCA Interpreters

Autumn is upon us! As we head into my favorite season, it is important to remember that wherever you are headed, you should be thinking about your safety. Working at Monadnock State Park, we see hundreds of people set out … Continue reading

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Here's to another 20 Years!

Here’s to another 20 Years!

Posted on by Discover Power of Parks SCA Interpreters

Every year is a great year to be an AmeriCorps member. However in 2014 we all get to celebrate a special occassion together as a nation. This year marks the 20th anniversary of ongoing service through AmeriCorps. Through AmeriCorps, thousands … Continue reading

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