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 […]
By: Claire Adams, Interpretive Ranger at Greenfield and Monadnock State Parks For the next few months, I have the privilege of serving as one of the Interpretive Rangers at Monadnock State Park. My job as an interpreter is to help the visitors learn more about both the natural and cultural history of the mountain, from […]
Dogs are a big part of the family. You want them to be involved in the outdoor adventures your family embarks on. Get it, Bark! However some outdoor adventures are not appropriate for dogs or there could be a restriction on dogs all together. Hiking to the summit of Mount Monadnock is one of those […]
By:Brittany O’Neal, Interpretive Ranger at Monadnock State Park Have you ever felt like you wanted to work for no money? Do you gain satisfaction when you contribute to a great cause? Does hard sweaty manual labor sound appealing to you? If you answered no to all of those questions, then stop reading this blog post. […]
By: Brittany O’Neal, Interpretive Ranger at Monadnock State Park Who are these Heroes of the Mountain and what do they do? Before I introduce the people you hope you never have to call let’s read the introduction to this blog post for dramatic effect. Each year Monadnock State Park attracts more and more hikers. And […]