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Category Archives: The NH State Park Experience

If I can do it...

If I can do it…

Posted on by Discover Power of Parks SCA Interpreters

Upon arriving in Franconia Notch State Park as newly initiated Discover the Power of Parks interpretive rangers, we had several days to explore our new surroundings before beginning our programming. Before I even moved to Franconia Notch with Becki (my … Continue reading

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crawford notch

Easy Adventures in Crawford Notch

Posted on by Tom Howe

Crawford Notch State Park in Hart’s Location, NH is a beautiful place with lots to see and do. The park protects 5,775 acres of the Saco River’s steep gorge and has an abundance of hiking trails, scenic vistas, and places … Continue reading

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Flume Gorge: Alive with Nature

Posted on by Tom Howe

The Flume is a spectacular natural gorge at the base of Mt. Liberty between Mt. Flume and Mt. Osseo in Franconia Notch State Park. The main attraction is a 2 mile walking trail including boardwalks through the gorge itself for … Continue reading

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Pawtuckaway Fire Tower Panorama

Slice of New Hampshire Wilderness

Posted on by Tom Howe

Pawtuckaway State Park in Nottingham, NH is an awesome sample of New Hampshire’s great outdoors. With an area of around 5,000 acres, the park contains a great variety of the things that make New Hampshire’s wilderness unique- from impressive geological … Continue reading

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Geological Work in Progress

Geological Work in Progress

Posted on by Tom Howe

Sculptured Rocks Natural Area in Groton, NH is a beautiful exhibit of powerful natural geological processes. It’s easily accessible right off Sculptured Rocks road, and it’s a great little place to stop and explore. It’s amazing to me how such … Continue reading

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Pillsbury Hiking Map

Hiking to Lucia’s Lookout & Balance Rock

Posted on by Tom Howe

Pillsbury State Park in Washington, New Hampshire became a state park in 1952, and includes 2,400 acres of land donated to the state as far back as 1920. The park’s total area now protects over 5,000 acres of beautiful forests, … Continue reading

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Walking on Water at Annette State Forest

Walking on Water at Annette State Forest

Posted on by Lisa Wiley

Annette State Forest is 1500 acres on the corners of Rindge, Jaffrey and New Ipswich, NH. ┬áIt holds Annette Wayside Park and Hubbard Pond. Early March is definitely still winter in all parts of NH, and my husband, youngest son … Continue reading

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Watatic, Wapack Winter Hike

Watatic, Wapack Winter Hike

Posted on by Lisa Wiley

Winter adventures in the woods with the family take a fair amount of consideration. Weather conditions in New Hampshire change dramatically on a dime and trail conditions become a major consideration. Finally a perfect day dawned for a family hike … Continue reading

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Dashing Through The Snow

Dashing Through The Snow

Posted on by Mairead Dunphy

Let’s be honest, we all know that person who moans and groans when it snows saying how much they despise the wet, sometimes icy precipitation. I understand. Snow can be dangerous to drive in, bothersome to shovel over your head, … Continue reading

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Chesterfield Gorge in Winter

Chesterfield Gorge in Winter

Posted on by Lisa Wiley

Chesterfield Gorge State Wayside area on Rt. 9 in Chesterfield lies a few miles to the west of busy Keene, NH. This unique geologic wonder invites exploration in all seasons, but is best when the Wilde River is running high! … Continue reading

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