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Category Archives: The NH State Park Experience

Inspiration and History: Robert Frost Farm

Inspiration and History: Robert Frost Farm

Posted on by Tom Howe

The Robert Frost Farm in Derry, NH is a historical hidden gem. While the famous poet lived in many other places, this farm is where much of the inspiration for his work came from. The farmhouse and grounds are now … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

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It has been almost 2 months that I’ve been living in the Big Island campground in Pawtuckaway State Park. As I run through my day to day, leading programs and meeting campers, I get many questions about my living situation, … Continue reading

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Champney Brook Trail: Mt Chocorua

Champney Brook Trail: Mt Chocorua

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Last I spoke of Mount Chocorua, it was a goal of mine, to climb the mountain’s summit and see for myself the glory of what lies. With help from Steve, a reader of my last blog, I researched the different … Continue reading

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Ponds Aplenty: Pillsbury

Ponds Aplenty: Pillsbury

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Pillsbury State Park near Washington, NH is a great place for a lot of things, from picnicking and camping to hiking, biking, and boating. I’ve written about some nice hikes in the park, which are a nice way to experience … Continue reading

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From Hotels to Hiking Trails

From Hotels to Hiking Trails

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Franconia Notch State Park has been a destination for people looking to explore the White Mountains for a very long time.  People are instantly captivated by the natural attractions such as the mountain views, the Flume Gorge and the Basin. … Continue reading

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Meeting Bear Brook's History

Meeting Bear Brook’s History

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Since I’ve started my programming this summer, I’ve come to find that there are so many people who love Bear Brook State Park just as much as I do. But each of us have our own reasons. For some, Bear … Continue reading

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Pet-friendly Picnic Peak

Pet-friendly Picnic Peak

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Miller State Park in Peterborough, NH is the oldest State Park in New Hampshire, protecting a portion of Pack Monadnock deeded to the state in 1891. The park is pet friendly and has some great easy and rewarding hikes, as … Continue reading

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The Old Man of the Valley

The Old Man of the Valley

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Since I have moved up to the Great North Woods, I have had a sense of wanderlust. To quench my thirst for travel, I do what any sensible adventurer would do- I go geocaching. I know some of you out … Continue reading

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Making my Day

Making my Day

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Coming into this position serving with the Student Conservation Association, I expected to be teaching people about the environment in general and the parks where I was stationed specifically. I looked forward to working with a bunch of different people … Continue reading

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Mountains and Everything In Between

Mountains and Everything In Between

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Franconia Notch State Park, located between the Franconia and Kinsman mountain ranges, is an easily accessible park with a wide range of attractions. Saved by a 1927 campaign by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, Franconia Notch … Continue reading

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