The Blueberry Islands of Pawtuckaway

Anybody who has visited Pawtuckaway State Park knows that it has a lot to offer. Whether people are visiting for the day, or are here for the whole weekend most will usually find themselves down by the water at Pawtuckaway Lake. Some people have been returning year after year to enjoy the cool waters of Pawtuckaway Lake. A favorite activity among the park goers is to explore the lake by kayak, or canoe, or paddle-board even!

A nice relaxing day on the water.
A nice relaxing day on the water.

The park contains several ideal places to launch your watercraft of choice, and from there you could spend the whole day out on the lake. If you don’t own a watercraft fear not! You can rent one from Pawtuckaway State Park! For $15 a hour you have your choice of canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddle-board. Once you are out on the water I suggest you make your destination for one of the islands; it doesn’t matter which one just pick one, because a tasty treat will await you once you arrive. Blueberries!IMG_0240[1] Blueberry bushes cover the islands of Pawtuckaway. Feel free to kick back, and just let your canoe lazily drift you around while you pick blueberries, so sweet you can just eat them right then and there. Picking and eating blueberries from your kayak or canoe is a favorite past-time among park goers, and a must if you decide to visit Pawtuckaway.

So many delicious blueberries!
So many delicious blueberries!

If you are able to make it back to shore without eating all of your blueberries using them to for a delicious dinner or breakfast of blueberry pancakes over the campfire is a fun way to end a fabulous day at Pawtuckaway.

Yummy!
Yummy!

Whether it’s your first time or fiftieth time coming to the park the blueberry islands of Pawtuckaway Lake is an exciting and fun family tradition that is enjoyed by all.

Blueberry pancakes for dinner!
Blueberry pancakes for dinner!
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Discover Power of Parks SCA Interpreters

Discover the Power of Parks is presented by New Hampshire State Parks in collaboration with the Student Conservation Association and made possible by generous financial support from Eversource. The program offers a look into the natural world through hands-on programming. Interpretive programs focus on connecting participants with nature and building appreciation for New Hampshire's unmatched natural heritage. Programs include guided hikes, interpretive tours, and imaginative environmental workshops for children and families. Programs are offered free to guests with paid park admission fee. No pre-registration is required.

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