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Tag Archives: hiking

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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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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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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Coats over cardigans at Cardigan State Park

Coats over cardigans at Cardigan State Park

Posted on by Mairead Dunphy

With snow and wintry weather on the way, I decided to take a last minute hike at Cardigan State Park. Only about an hour and change away from Concord, it was the perfect afternoon hike, but it seemed that winter … Continue reading

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Family Hiking 101: Pisgah's Kilburn Trail

Family Hiking 101: Pisgah’s Kilburn Trail

Posted on by Lisa Wiley

I learned many important lessons on my recent visit to Pisgah State Park. Allow me to share with you a diary of our expedition one November afternoon…. I have been hungry to get back to the NH’s largest State Park, … Continue reading

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We share the Forest: Reminder for Hunters and Hikers

We share the Forest: Reminder for Hunters and Hikers

Posted on by Lisa Wiley

Autumn in southern NH means color!  As the sun wanes and days get shorter, plants make less chlorophyll so their natural shades shine bright as they pass away.  A late afternoon hike around Annette Wayside Park in Rindge gave our … 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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