Americana and Camping at Greenfield State Park

The smell of barbeque in the air, the laughter of families having a good time, and the beautiful and serene gestures of the waves of Otter Lake, all provide the wonderful setting that Greenfield State Park provides for folks. There is a reason that camping in Greenfield has been somewhat of a tradition for many families. You see, when you step into Greenfield State Park, you step into the curtains of Americana.

You can fish, canoe, bike, swim, tan, cook-out, and just plain relax. Relaxing has different meanings to many folks, it might just be escaping the city or daily grind, or it might be a place to find tranquility on trails such as the Hogback Pond Trail. Whether you camp for  physical, mental, or emotional reasons Greenfield really has that special kinship that ties in with the community and folks all over.

Props for "The Happy Camper Program." Fridays at 7:30 in August!

When you are relaxing and see a gentleman in a powder blue shirt roving around on his bike, or walking all over. He might be carrying animal pelts, or announcing programming, be sure to say hello, he enjoys conversation, barbequed chicken, interpretive walks on the beach, and providing quality programming, for YOU, the visitor. Please take advantage of Greenfield’s enticing experience as well as the programming that is taking place here in August!

Jonathan’s Gems:

1. Nature. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly…. No, not the movie what you might see in Greenfield State Park. We have furry friends, scaled friends, slippery friends, slimy friends, you name it!

2. Jewelweed. Also referred to as the “Touch-Me-Not;” Jewelweed not only looks cool when you  squeeze the pod between your fingers and it explodes, but also because it is supposed to aid in the relief of Poison Ivy. Crush some stems and apply to irritated area.

3. Rustic Camping. Again, this is one of those things that is relative to each persons perception, but this is a pretty sweet set-up.

4. The View from Beaver Pond to Otter Lake. Thanks again to an awesome staff who is on-top on maintaining this park! Beaver Pond is where our Ponding programs occur on Fridays at 4, Saturdays at 2, and Sundays at 10:15am. We now have a view of the lake from the ponding area! Catch the Pond-emic!

5. The Mystery of Distance. What do you think that animal is in the distance? Many times we do not have binoculars on-hand are become curious. It is a Great Blue Heron, a frequent visitor at Beaver Pond and Greenfield State Park. Come say Hello!


Discover Power of Parks SCA Interpreters

Discover the Power of Parks is presented by New Hampshire State Parks in collaboration with the Student Conservation Association and AmeriCorps and made possible by generous financial support from Eversource. The program offers a look into the natural world through hands-on programming. Interpretive programs focus on connecting participants with nature and building appreciation for New Hampshire's unmatched natural heritage. Programs include guided hikes, interpretive tours, and imaginative environmental workshops for children and families. Programs are offered free to guests with paid park admission fee. No pre-registration is required.

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