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Category Archives: The NH State Park Experience

The Mountain That Stands Alone

The Mountain That Stands Alone

Posted on by Colleen O'Connell

Mount Monadnock is a pristine mountain tucked into the southwest corner of New Hampshire. Many people come to hike the peak each year. Monadnock State Park offers many trails to the top for all skill levels. On this journey we … Continue reading

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Beautiful Moments at Taylor Mill Historic Site

Beautiful Moments at Taylor Mill Historic Site

Posted on by Colleen O'Connell

Taylor Mill is a historical site tucked into a small corner of Derry New Hampshire. The site, which is a joint venture of New Hampshire State Parks and The Division of Forests and Lands, lies in a less traveled section … Continue reading

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Hidden History At Odiorne Point

Hidden History At Odiorne Point

Posted on by Colleen O'Connell

Odiorne Point State Park is a beautiful park tucked into the seacoast of New Hampshire. Many people come here to picnic or to explore the tide pools at the waters edge. There are many reasons Odiorne is a paradise by … Continue reading

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Discoveries at Bear Brook State Park

Discoveries at Bear Brook State Park

Posted on by Colleen O'Connell

The sky was dreary and it was snowing when I entered Bear Brook State Park. Yet I was excited to be outside even if the weather wasn’t ideal. Bear Brook is a place where natural beauty meets human achievement. You … Continue reading

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An Evening at Hogback Pond

An Evening at Hogback Pond

Posted on by Colleen O'Connell

This quiet pond sits deep within Greenfield State Park and offers stunning views. Missed by many, Hogback Pond offers so much to visitors. In this article I will touch on some of the most beautiful things about this place. Views … Continue reading

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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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