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Tag Archives: hiking

Soundscapes of Bear Brook

Soundscapes of Bear Brook

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More recently in my time here at Bear Brook, I’ve found myself listening intently to all of the sounds that can be heard in the different environments around the park. I’ve recently had some hearing troubles and the whole experience … Continue reading

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Way Up North: Lake Francis

Way Up North: Lake Francis

Posted on by Tom Howe

Lake Francis State Park in Pittsburgh, NH is one of New Hampshire’s northernmost parks. It’s an absolutely beautiful place and the remote setting is uniquely natural. The lake is great for exploring by boat, and the Connecticut River that feeds … 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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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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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

Posted on by Tom Howe

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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Mt. Sunapee

Hike to a hidden gem: Lake Solitude

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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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If I can do it...

If I can do it…

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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

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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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