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.
This region of the parks system seems out of reach for many, but the trip is doable if you have a long weekend. Most parks in this region are two to three hours away from Concord, but there are pockets of the wild up in these woods that will make it worth your while.
By: Thomas Cummings, SCA Interpretative Ranger for Umbagog Lake State Park Alces Alces is the Latin name for North America’s largest member of the deer family that is still alive today. Moose are known for their impressive size, which makes finding one as you explore New Hampshire a real treat. By understanding their behavior and […]
By: Brianne Bishop, Interpretive Ranger at Umbagog Lake State Park Does technology deepen our connection to the outdoors or remove us from it? This is a question I contemplate often. While technology may help us connect to one another, does it separate us from the natural world around us? I believe technology has the capacity […]
By Donny Palumbo, Interpretive Ranger at Umbagog Lake The winds up here in the North Country have begun to pick up. As I write, I notice some of the leaves have just barely started to turn. It may still be warm, but the smell of fall is not altogether indistinct blowing on the cool air. Autumn will […]
Before heading up here, the Great North Woods certainly had this far-away, almost mystical element to it, and finally stepping foot into it, I must say its not lost its mystique, not one bit. Mid-afternoon on an unusually windy Wednesday, I rounded the turn in to Umbagog Lake State Park. Known for its remote campsites […]
The cool and crisp mornings, and shortening daylight hours. That familiar sound of the Canada Geese calling from above as they fly south in their V-shape formation. The morning frost on the pumpkin displayed on the porch. These are all signs that summer has come to an end. Here in the North Country, it feels as […]
On Thursday August 16,2015, Umbagog Lake State Park hosted a New Hampshire Fish and Game’s “Lets go Fishing” event. Every summer, New Hampshire Fish and Game, the Umbagog Wildlife Refuge, as well as NH State Parks, work hard to plan and organize a full day of activities that encourages folks to get out and go […]
Exploring New Places Before moving up to the Great North Woods, I had no idea what to expect. You can read about a new place before visiting, view picture-perfect photos, and hear stories from others, but you can never really know what is special about a place until you arrive and discover it for yourself. […]