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Going Back in Time at the Pierce Homestead

Going Back in Time at the Pierce Homestead

Posted on by Colleen O'Connell

New Hampshire is fortunate to be home to many great historic sites. One of these is the Franklin Pierce Homestead. Built in 1804 by Benjamin Pierce, the house sits on a beautiful piece of property in Hillsborough New Hampshire. Today … Continue reading

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Rhododendron Bloom Report: July 31, 2015

Rhododendron Bloom Report: July 31, 2015

Posted on by Ted Lenk

As I walked around the Rhododendron Loop yesterday (Thursday July 30), I did not see any blooms that were not past their prime. I was not correct in saying that there would be flowers to see in early August. Oh … Continue reading

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A Magical Time of Year for the Loon Fanatics

A Magical Time of Year for the Loon Fanatics

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“Have you heard the loons yet?” This was a question that I had been asked by so many people after moving to New Hampshire. I thought maybe it was just coincidence, or a topic of small talk familiar among the … Continue reading

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Monadnock Walks: Alternatives to Summiting

Monadnock Walks: Alternatives to Summiting

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Mount Monadnock is known for its summit: the bare schist boulders and breathtaking 360 views that reach to Boston. To get to the summit, however, can be a daunting task. A minimum four-mile trek with boulders, smoothed rock, and steep … Continue reading

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Rhododendron Bloom Report: July 23, 2015

Rhododendron Bloom Report: July 23, 2015

Posted on by Ted Lenk

Although a few blooms here and there can be seen in the grove, the main “event” of flowers blooming  has slipped by us once again. There are several places along the trail where a bush has numerous blooms that are … Continue reading

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A Feast in our Forest

A Feast in our Forest

Posted on by Discover Power of Parks SCA Interpreters

As the Interpretive Ranger at Pawtuckaway State Park, I have the pleasure of living in the woods all season.  My cozy campsite offers many appealing features; nighttime calls from my Barred Owl neighbor, a view of a misty wetland, sights … Continue reading

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Curiosity and Imagination leads to discoveries

Curiosity and Imagination leads to discoveries

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When I first drove through Franconia Notch State Park, my first thought was how stunningly beautiful this place was. My second thought was how cool it would be to ride a dragon through the Notch! You see, when I’m hiking … Continue reading

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Rhododendron Bloom Report: July 16, 2015

Rhododendron Bloom Report: July 16, 2015

Posted on by Ted Lenk

It’s really quite pretty in the grove this week. Lots of fully developed blooms can be seen for the next few days throughout the Rhododendron area. As usual, some places will be almost devoid of blooms, and other places will … Continue reading

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Wondrous White Lake Walk

Wondrous White Lake Walk

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They take a deep breath in. It’s controlled and elated, with each inhale they bring themselves further away from the distant memory of stress, and soothed into a nubile state of complacency. As the air leaves their lungs, consumed of … Continue reading

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The Spirit of The Notch

The Spirit of The Notch

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As I drove into Franconia Notch State Park, bright eyed and bushy tailed, I was experiencing everything for the first time. Yet, in a way, every visitor, whether a veteran or a first time explorer, is gazing at new scenery … Continue reading

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