This series of activities teaches students about types of rocks and the rock cycle.
MonadRocks: Mount Monadnock’s Fascinating Geologic History
Thanks to its erosion-resistant rocks and immediately recognizable profile, Mount Monadnock is an iconic landscape feature in Southern New Hampshire. This small hill has had an outsize influence on not just New Hampshire but also on the study of geology in general.
Glaciers: Movers and Shapers
By Sarah Sherwood, SCA Franconia Notch State Park Interpretive Ranger and NH Corps Member As New Hampshire’s preeminent state park, Franconia Notch attracts visitors from all over the world. Hikers tackle the Franconia Ridge Loop, skiers and boarders shred Cannon Mountain, and casual travelers take in the Flume Gorge and the Basin. Little do many […]
Adventures at Chesterfield Gorge
Chesterfield Gorge is a beautiful place for a walk in Southwestern New Hampshire. Located off of route nine, this is a convenient stop for travelers. It is home to breathtaking natural features that are hidden in the forest. There are so many components that make Chesterfield Gorge the special place that it is. The property […]
A Short Visit to a Tall Rock
The Madison Boulder in Madison, NH is the largest glacial erratic boulder in not just New Hampshire, but all of North America. It’s a National Natural Landmark. It’s also ridiculously easy to visit, and there’s a lot of fun family-friendly stuff to do nearby as well. The boulder is just at the end of Boulder […]
Flume Gorge: Alive with Nature
The Flume is a spectacular natural gorge at the base of Mt. Liberty between Mt. Flume and Mt. Osseo in Franconia Notch State Park. The main attraction is a 2 mile walking trail including boardwalks through the gorge itself for an incredible close-up view. The trail starts from the visitor center, and the Flume Gorge […]
Geological Work in Progress
Sculptured Rocks Natural Area in Groton, NH is a beautiful exhibit of powerful natural geological processes. It’s easily accessible right off Sculptured Rocks road, and it’s a great little place to stop and explore. It’s amazing to me how such a cool place could be right there behind the trees on the side of the […]
Sunken Forest at Odiorne Point
Our last summer weekend together as a family took us to the ocean. We arrived at low tide at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye. I seldom visit the seacoast to relax or sunbathe or enjoy bustling boardwalks. I visit it to hunt. And I visit it because no where else reminds me how […]
Sculptured Rocks Natural Area – July 11, 2011 At Sculptured Rocks Natural Area, tucked under the trees just above Newfound Lake, the Cockermouth Mouth river has been meticulously carving the granite bedrock into a steep and narrow gorge since the last ice age. Standing above the river you can look straight down into the huge […]