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10,000 Acre Backyard

10,000 Acre Backyard

Posted on by Discover Power of Parks SCA Interpreters

Never in my life, would I have imagined that I would find myself calling 10,000 acres in New Hampshire “home”. But that’s exactly what Bear Brook State Park has become, my home, at least for a little while. I landed … Continue reading

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Mt. Sunapee

Hike to a hidden gem: Lake Solitude

Posted on by Tom Howe

Mt. Sunapee in Newbury, NH is known by many as an excellent ski mountain, but there’s actually a lot to see and do in the park during the summer as well. The mountain is great to hike and the view … Continue reading

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Little Spots Form a Beautiful Tapestry

Little Spots Form a Beautiful Tapestry

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Step off the beaten track this Fourth of July weekend! Yes, beaches are lovely this time of the year, aren’t they? And while there are over 20 NH State Parks where you can swim, build sand castles or work on … Continue reading

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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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Home of Great Spirit

Home of Great Spirit

Posted on by Patrick Hummel, Volunteer Program Coordinator

“I see the stanzas rise around me, verse upon verse, far and near, like the mountains from Agiocochook…” – Henry David Thoreau, 1841   1841 was one of many Mt. Washington trips for Thoreau, who knew of the mountain’s previous … Continue reading

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