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Tag Archives: loons

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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White Lake Memories

White Lake Memories

Posted on by Discover Power of Parks SCA Interpreters

Written by Rachael Esh, White Lake State Park Interpretive Ranger To some, White Lake State Park may seem like any other lake. To others, White Lake holds family tradition and irreplaceable memories. Working at White Lake this summer has led … Continue reading

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Lake of Bays and Bogs

Lake of Bays and Bogs

Posted on by Discover Power of Parks SCA Interpreters

Hello again from The Great North Woods or Le Grand Bois Du Nord. I have been here for a couple months now and have started to learn all the reasons that people come to Umbagog Lake State Park year after … Continue reading

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Afterloon Delight

Afterloon Delight

Posted on by Discover Power of Parks SCA Interpreters

Written by Rachael Esh, Interpretive Ranger at White Lake State Park As a girl coming from the flat plains of Illinois, I was not used to seeing mountains or some of the unique wildlife New England has to offer. Upon … Continue reading

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Living in the Great North Woods

Living in the Great North Woods

Posted on by Discover Power of Parks SCA Interpreters

By Steven Gang, Discover Power of Parks Interpreter at Umbagog Lake State Park Umbagog Lake is a quiet peaceful place. Pronounced Um-Bay-Gog as per the locals here in the Great North Woods. This may be due to the bays and … Continue reading

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Pawtuckaway is for Paddlers

Pawtuckaway is for Paddlers

Posted on by Andrew Reynolds

It has been said that no animal better symbolizes northern wilderness than the common loon, who has lived in this area longer than any other bird–an estimated 60 million years. However, like our enduring environment, this magnificent bird is in … Continue reading

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Pure Tranquility at White Lake State Park

Pure Tranquility at White Lake State Park

Posted on by andrew-keohan

While driving down White Mountain Highway (Route 16) on a brisk Thanksgiving eve, I proceeded to take a left onto State Park Road in Ossipee, New Hampshire. As the road narrows, pine trees thicken on either side, suggesting that I had arrived at a … Continue reading

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Alex Kayaking in Pillsbury State Park

Kayaking at My New Favorite State Park

Posted on by Jackie Raiford, New Hampshire State Parks Intern

…………….                    This park has already made an appearance here on the blog, but I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to visit what many have told me is their favorite spot in the Granite State. I was pleased to … Continue reading

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Pillsbury State Park

Pillsbury State Park

Posted on by Daniel Wilkinson, New Hampshire State Parks Summer Intern

Pillsbury State Park – August 11, 2011 Set around 10 different ponds and wetlands, and crisscrossed with a variety of trails, Pillsbury State Park is a paddler’s paradise.  Spread out over the 7,280-acre park, 40 campsites provide easy access to … Continue reading

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