What makes a good campground? Your answer might be different from mine, so I have compiled a list of campsites that all offer different experiences—hopefully one will tickle your fancy.
Some have deemed Monadnock as New Hampshire’s “cultural corner.” Others, like myself, have a hard time spelling the name. But, once you get past the iffy phonics, the region is quite lovely. This southwestern corner of the state had me exploring miles of forest, castle ruins, and one of the best campgrounds I’ve seen yet.
By Xandri Clifton, Interpretive Ranger at Greenfield and Monadnock State Parks My experience as an interpreter has been an interesting one—just like all the other interpreters across the state. What’s different about mine, is that I work at Greenfield State Park (the largest campground in the state) and Monadnock State Park (the most hiked mountain […]
Signs of animals are much more common and less likely to flee at the sight of a person. By taking time to observe the small details on a hike, you can see evidence of all sorts of life around you.
By: Claire Adams, Interpretive Ranger at Greenfield & Monadnock State Parks During my adventures as the Interpretive Ranger at Greenfield State Park, I have spent a lot of time outdoors. And due to that constant exposure to the same patch of nature, I have had the privilege of catching glimpses of the variety of wildlife […]
I spent my last full week of Discover the Power of Parks season in a funk; no one was around during the week to make animal masks or to play my Leave No Trace obstacle course. The weekend did get a bit busier, but it was chilly so people mostly wanted to spend time at […]
“Go big or go home” seems to be Greenfield State Park’s motto. The park has 252 campsites. It has paved roads and trails for biking. It has two ponds (Hogback Pond and Mud Pond) with dog-friendly trails. It, also, has the cute towns of Greenfield and Peterborough to its right and left. Despite all of […]
Boasting 252 campsites and three beaches, my first impression of Greenfield State Park was that it must be New Hampshire’s camping metropolis. It is a sprawling old park of over 400 acres, a popular family weekend destination. Come holiday weekends, this park, with its impressive size and accommodations can reach full occupancy, though it remains hospitable […]
Ah, summer. Sun, sand, vacations, and millions of mosquitoes. The quest to combat these pesky bugs (and thousands of others) can take up a good portion of your summer. A simple solution, however, is to enlist the help of a member of the animal kingdom. Bats. Bats? Yes, bats. Bats might not be the first […]
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 created equal. At Greenfield State Park, the campsites offer much more than the standard package. […]