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Tag Archives: hiking

Making my Day

Making my Day

Posted on by Discover Power of Parks SCA Interpreters

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

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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