Joy Wetzel, SCA Interpretive Ranger For centuries, Mount Monadnock has served as a source of inspiration for countless artists and writers. These creatives can encourage us to see the mountain with a renewed sense of wonder. Today we will be exploring some of the most famous individuals who interpreted one of New Hampshire’s most popular […]
Greta Ketchner- SCA NH Corps- Discover the Power of Parks Interpretive Ranger Working as an Interpretive Ranger with the Student Conservation Association at Mount Monadnock State Park has truly been a privilege. I am grateful for all of the park staff who have made me feel welcome here as well as the numerous park visitors […]
Greta Ketchner- SCA NH Corps- Discover the Power of Parks Interpretive Ranger New Hampshire is a beautiful place to visit, but long before we set foot on paths to go hiking here, there was a large volume of ice which covered the land during the last ice age. Glaciers can act as sandpaper or bulldozers […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
By Nell Davis, Interpretive Ranger at Monadnock State Park Over the last month, I have been asked a lot of questions about Monadnock State Park (after all, I spend most days hiking around with a sign on my backpack that says “Stop and ask a question”). Here are the ten I have heard most often: […]
By Nell Davis, Interpretive Ranger at Monadnock State Park Oliver Wendell Holmes said “Where we love is home. Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” For me, this rings true: home is encapsulated in places I love, specifically natural areas. Working seasonally, my coworkers are constantly rotating in and out of my […]