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Category Archives: The NH State Park Experience

Silver Lake State Park

Silver Lake State Park

Posted on by Lisa Wiley

This last September Saturday was beautifully clear and warm.  Silver Lake State Park is easily accessed on Route 122, with a massive parking lot. At the far end of the lot there are hiking/biking trails supported by the town. Hollis … Continue reading

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Rhododendron & Little Monadnock

Rhododendron & Little Monadnock

Posted on by Lisa Wiley

The changing fall landscape prompted our recent hike to Rhododendron State Park in Fitzwilliam, NH. This place is famous for it’s July blooms, but the trails are worth visiting in all seasons. We arrived in the later afternoon with a … Continue reading

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Beauty in the Details

Beauty in the Details

Posted on by Discover Power of Parks SCA Interpreters

“Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.” -George Washington Carver When I first visited … Continue reading

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Peace & Tranquility at Lake Francis

Peace & Tranquility at Lake Francis

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by Caleb Savage, Interpretive Ranger at Lake Francis State Park You might as well leave your cell phone devices at home. Why you might ask? Well, when you enter the Great North Woods (Grand Bois du Nord) the vast magnitude … Continue reading

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Clough Park State-of-Mind

Clough Park State-of-Mind

Posted on by Lisa Wiley

If you ever find yourself needing a respite from noise and clutter, Clough State Park needs to be on your list. There is no way to get to this portion of NH without driving on winding roads and through historic … Continue reading

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Faces of Monadnock

Faces of Monadnock

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Written By: Rachael Esh, Monadnock State Park Interpretive Ranger You may have heard about the wildlife and history of Monadnock State Park, but have you taken the time to meet the people who hike there? With over 100,000 people climbing … Continue reading

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Franklin Pierce Homestead

Franklin Pierce Homestead

Posted on by Lisa Wiley

I had the opportunity to visit the Franklin Pierce Homestead Historic Site recently in Hillsborough, NH. This historic village was incorporated in the late 1700′s and soon became the family home of Benjamin Pierce, twice governor of NH and father … Continue reading

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Artist's Bluff: Best View for Your Efforts

Artist’s Bluff: Best View for Your Efforts

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The operative word there being your. You can certainly get a great…okay- better…view for less effort by taking the Aerial Tramway to the summit of Cannon Mountain ($15/ adult, $13/child and 5 & under free). On the tram you ascend about 2,000 … Continue reading

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Little Hall for the beginning of Fall

Little Hall for the beginning of Fall

Posted on by Mairead Dunphy

In the past six years, I’ve tried my best to tackle all 40 miles in trails at Bear Brook State Park, for the lack of time between jobs and interruptions kept me at a couple hours of hiking every two … Continue reading

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(Re)Discover the White Dot Trail

(Re)Discover the White Dot Trail

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Question: What did one autumn leaf say to another? Answer: I’m falling for you. As fall begins, the public falls more in love with Monadnock. While enjoying a hike this week, I noticed that many of the maple leaves were … Continue reading

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