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Monadnock Walks: Alternatives to Summiting

Monadnock Walks: Alternatives to Summiting

Posted on by Discover Power of Parks SCA Interpreters

Mount Monadnock is known for its summit: the bare schist boulders and breathtaking 360 views that reach to Boston. To get to the summit, however, can be a daunting task. A minimum four-mile trek with boulders, smoothed rock, and steep … Continue reading

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A Feast in our Forest

A Feast in our Forest

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As the Interpretive Ranger at Pawtuckaway State Park, I have the pleasure of living in the woods all season.  My cozy campsite offers many appealing features; nighttime calls from my Barred Owl neighbor, a view of a misty wetland, sights … Continue reading

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Woods Whisperer

Woods Whisperer

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The journeys and adventures I’ve had in the park pale in comparison to the journeys and adventures I’ve had with my new friends here. I’ve found that the combination of those two have made my experience here truly spectacular! As … Continue reading

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Campsites 101

Campsites 101

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Ready to find the perfect match for your family trip or weekend getaway? New Hampshire is home to 75 state park properties – many with campsites abounding. While most have the standard fire ring and picnic table, not all are … Continue reading

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Start with Parks: Lessons from the Trail

Start with Parks: Lessons from the Trail

Posted on by Patrick Hummel, Volunteer Program Coordinator

01.20.15 “I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learn­ing noth­ing in this triv­ial world of men. I must break away and get out into the moun­tains to learn the news.”- John … 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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9/11 and Boston: A special message to our American Heroes and those who emerged from tragedy

9/11 and Boston: A special message to our American Heroes and those who emerged from tragedy

Posted on by Michele Cota

In honor of the state’s commemoration of the 12th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, Governor Maggie Hassan has directed flags to half-staff and proclaimed today as a Day of Remembrance in honor of the tragic terrorist attacks. She … Continue reading

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Our 2nd favorite things to do in NH State Parks

Our 2nd favorite things to do in NH State Parks

Posted on by Michele Cota

Of course, being a running team, running is our favorite state park activity, but running isn’t the only thing we love to do. Our Reach the Beach racing team shares our favorite (or second favorite) park adventures and where we … Continue reading

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Monadnock Weekly Report. 08.22.13.

Monadnock Weekly Report. 08.22.13.

Posted on by Patrick Hummel, Volunteer Program Coordinator

08.22.13. “Comes the morning when I can feel that there’s nothing left to be concealed. Moving on, a scene surreal. Know my heart will never, never be far from here. Sure as I’m leaving, sure as I’m sad, I’ll keep … Continue reading

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Monadnock Weekly Report 08.16.13

Monadnock Weekly Report 08.16.13

Posted on by Patrick Hummel, Volunteer Program Coordinator

08.16.13 “The waving of a pine tree on the top of a mountain-a magic wand in Nature’s hand-every devout mountaineer knows its power.” – John Muir     I think I could read John Muir’s writings all day if they … Continue reading

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