The Division of Parks and Recreation received ARPA funds to install missing signage and upgrade existing signage along the Franconia Notch Parkway. In November, Lincoln Sign Company, Lincoln NH was awarded a contract for $96,000 to fabricate and install 9 new gallows style signs and replace the 6 “Welcome to” and “Leaving” Franconia Notch State […]
Mount Washington State Park closes following spectacular season!
By Patrick Hummel, Mount Washington State Park Supervisor With the summit Visitor Center and its services now closed for the 2022 season at our 6,288’ Mount Washington State Park, the Park staff at the top of the mountain would like to thank all of our guests for visiting this year! Mount Washington State Park staff […]
Rhododendron Bloom Report July 22, 2022
Hi Folks- As you can see from the included photos, the flowers at Rhododendron State Park in Fitzwilliam, NH are for the most part over and done with for 2022. There are always a few late ones, but the main show is over. Perhaps (or not) because of the hot dry weather of this last […]
Rhododendron Bloom Report: July 15, 2022
Hi Folks As you can see from the accompanying photos, the blooms at the grove in Fitzwilliam, NH are in full swing this week. There will be plenty this weekend as well, even though the majority of the flowers are almost finished for the season. There are quite a few that have not yet opened […]
Rhododendron Bloom Report: July 8, 2022
Hi Folks- It looks to me as though this weekend will be a good opportunity to see lots of flowers blooming at Rhododendron State Park in Fitzwilliam, NH. There will still be lots of blooms to see next weekend as well, with the “peak bloom” happening this coming mid-week or so. Of course, out by […]
How to Renew Your Season Pass
If you purchased a 2021 season pass, you may be eligible to renew online in the next few months. Now that renewals are approaching, we thought it best to give you a quick tutorial on how the process will work going forward.
Fall 2020: Which Parks Require Reservations?
With many of our parks staying open later this season it’s important to remember that advanced reservations are still required at our most popular parks. If you are planning to go hiking, biking, paddling, or leaf-peeping at one of the parks below – click the link to make a reservation and ensure your space. Parks […]
Recreation Close To Home & Social Distancing
NH Division of Parks and Recreation recognizes the importance nature has in helping to relieve stress during this time and are committed to ensuring our guests and staff continue to have a safe and memorable experience at our state parks.
Rhododendron Bloom Report: July 19, 2017
Hey folks- Even though this last weekend was considered the height of the bloom season, there are still plenty of flowers to be seen at the Rhododendron State Park grove – perhaps for the next week or so, depending on the weather. If we get some cool rainy days (not really that likely – it […]
Mt Washington State Park: August 6, 2012
By: Guy Jubinville, Mt Washington State Park Staff It seems that summer tourism has reached its peak here at Mt Washington State Park. The summit is full of activity with vacationers from all over the country and the world. Some hike here, some drive the Auto Road or ride the Cog Rail Way to the […]