Kayla Drake- SCA NH Corps – Discover the Power of Parks Interpretive Ranger Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory Atop the summit of Pack Monadnock, a crowd is growing. All reservations for the day have been taken, and people are arriving in flocks. Some regulars are there, scanning the sky with their eyes, binoculars, or scopes. All […]
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.
Looking back through photos, it’s fun to see how the mountain has changed since June and how my perspective on it has also altered.
As we move towards peak foliage season, welcome to a miniature photographic tour of some of the things I love about Monadnock.
Get a Picture with Your Pet! If you enjoy hiking outdoors with your canine companion, then we invite you to our K9 Summit Photo Event this Saturday October 28, 2017 from 10am to 3pm at Miller State Park. A NH State Parks’ media intern will be on the summit taking free high quality digital photos […]
Early Fall is a great time to explore the Monadnock Region. The days are sunny and the trees are just beginning to change. This time of years combines the best of Summer and Fall. This week I was lucky enough to explore Miller State Park. This park offers visitors many different things for visitors to […]
Miller State Park in Peterborough, NH is the oldest State Park in New Hampshire, protecting a portion of Pack Monadnock deeded to the state in 1891. The park is pet friendly and has some great easy and rewarding hikes, as well as an auto road to the summit. There are two hiking trails leaving from […]
Winter adventures in the woods with the family take a fair amount of consideration. Weather conditions in New Hampshire change dramatically on a dime and trail conditions become a major consideration. Finally a perfect day dawned for a family hike I’ve taken many times in summer and fall- Mount Watatic in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. This small […]
This week an old friend and I visited New Hampshire’s oldest state park Miller State Park off of Route 101 in Peterborough. Ever since being established in 1891 the park has been a popular destination for hikers and all-day picnics made famous by its 360-degree vistas, awe-inspiring picnicking areas, and clear views of the surrounding […]
When we arrived at the summit of Pack Monadnock, the surrounding mountainscape was already tinged with the first hues of sunset. The wall of an impending storm was crossing distant peaks on its way towards us. At the end of a hot, hazy day it was an eerily beautiful scene. I’m in Miller State Park […]
If there’s one thing I hope to have accomplished by the end of summer writing for this blog, it’s that I’ve connected to the natural world in a way I haven’t expected. Many of the most valuable experiences I’ve had exploring the outdoors happened by changing my perspective. Sometimes just by reassigning myself a new […]