No matter how comfortable you are in a kayak, these ponds have a lot to offer, especially if your goal is simply to get lost in the magic.
As a Wisconsinite, I am continuously awed by the number of rolling hills and Toyota Tacomas that New Hampshire has to offer. The hills are a bit more charming. Well, more than a bit. I spent last week exploring the Dartmouth/Sunapee Region of the New Hampshire State Parks System, and hopefully, by the time you are done reading this, you will be convinced to do the same.
By: Kim Snyder, Interpretive Ranger (Southern Region Parks) As the Discover Power of Parks Southern Rover, I have the pleasure of traversing the width of Southern New Hampshire weekly, seeing all kinds of environments and learning all about this diverse state. From the Seacoast to the Vermont boarder, New Hampshire abounds with wildlife and awe-inspiring […]
Near the secluded town of Washington, a hidden gem, known as Pillsbury State Park, looms over the serene landscape. This location is the definition of tranquility and peace. When it comes to state parks, Pillsbury has a diverse and wide array of natural features that strike awe to any adventurer traveling along its trails. Once we turned off Route 31/Washington Road and parked outside the gate at Pillsbury State Park our journey was simple: […]
Pillsbury State Park near Washington, NH is a great place for a lot of things, from picnicking and camping to hiking, biking, and boating. I’ve written about some nice hikes in the park, which are a nice way to experience the woods and mountains of the area, but Pillsbury is especially great for it’s lakes […]
Pillsbury State Park in Washington, New Hampshire became a state park in 1952, and includes 2,400 acres of land donated to the state as far back as 1920. The park’s total area now protects over 5,000 acres of beautiful forests, lakes, ponds, and streams. There are lots of things to do in the park besides […]
On the first August weekend, our family drove to Washington NH to spend the night at Pillsbury State Park. Our campsite rested on the banks of May pond, one of four small bodies of water which are joined by dams and inlets, and surrounded by hills above 2000′ on all sides. On the western slope, […]
When I made the leap to move from sunny Phoenix AZ to New England last summer one of the things I was most excited about was hiking with real trees. Throughout the end of the summer and into autumn I haven’t been disappointed and the trails out here have stolen my heart. As the weather […]
……………. This park has already made an appearance here on the blog, but I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to visit what many have told me is their favorite spot in the Granite State. I was pleased to find that the 7,200+ acres of wilderness was as wet and wild as promised. I’m […]