As a Wisconsinite, I am continuously awed by the number of rolling hills and Toyota Tacomas that New Hampshire has to offer. The hills are a bit more charming. Well, more than a bit. I spent last week exploring the Dartmouth/Sunapee Region of the New Hampshire State Parks System, and hopefully, by the time you are done reading this, you will be convinced to do the same.
Generally speaking, the best time to go leaf-peeping in Northern New Hampshire is between the end of September and beginning of October. While colors have been slow to develop so far this season, that is expected to change rapidly now that below freezing temperatures have arrived. To follow the progression of color across the state, […]
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 […]
Hi Folks,Thursday June 18th, 2020 It is hot out there, eh? And dry, too. On the lowest sections of the Rhododendron trail the temperature is perhaps 3-4 degrees cooler than the parking lot. As you can see in the picture below, the youngest leaves are drooping a bit. But during the summer here in SW […]
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.
By: Katherine Kelly As you are taking a winter stroll in Bear Brook State Park, you may come across a Princess Pine peeking through the snow. At first glance this plant looks like a small evergreen sapling: green, needle-like leaves and a pine tree silhouette. Look closer and you may see that the stem is […]