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Ahern State Park

Ahern State Park spans 128 acres, with 3,500 feet of shoreline on Lake Winnisquam. The park was transferred to the state in November, 1994 as Governor's State Park, and renamed by statute in 1998.

Androscoggin Wayside Park

Androscoggin wayside park, a part of mollidgewock state park, is located along the androscoggin river and lies within the thirteen mile woods. it is a scenic spot for picnicking and fishing, and a favorite for canoeing.

Annett Wayside Park

Annett wayside park is part of the 1,494 acre annett state forest and is located near the cathedral of the pines national shrine. it is a beautiful spot for picnicking. a 1/4 mile hiking trail offers a pleasant stroll to the edge of black reservoir.

Bear Brook State Park

Bear brook state park, with over 10,000 acres, is the largest developed state park in new hampshire. located in the southeast region of the state, there is plenty to do and see for everyone. forty miles of trails through the heavily forested park lead to seldom visited marshes, bogs, summits, and ponds. the park offers a variety of options for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. the parks has a day-use area, group areas, and a 101-site campground. boat rentals are available on the weekends

Beaver Brook Falls Wayside

Beaver brook falls wayside is 7.3 acres in size and is a popular place for hiking. the park has a scenic picnic area with picnic tables and small picnic shelter. a group use area is also available.

Bedell Bridge State Historic Site

Bedell bridge state park is a 38-acre park located along the connecticut river. the park was the site of a historic two-span covered bridge, the second longest in the country. the burrtuss bridge, which connected new hampshire to vermont, was destroyed by wind in 1979 and is no longer there. a fish and game boat launch is located within the park.

Cardigan State Park

Cardigan state park spans 5,655 acres and is an excellent area for hiking. a mountain road leads to trails on the west slope of mount cardigan as well as a trail to the summit. mount cardigan's 3,121-foot treeless granite summit affords outstanding views of west central new hampshire, with a panorama that includes mount monadnock and the white mountains, camel's hump in vermont, and pleasant mountain in maine.

Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area

Chesterfield gorge natural area spans 13 acres. it offers great opportunities for hiking as you explore the footpaths along the gorge and enjoy the scenic views.

Clough State Park

Clough state park is located on the shore of everett lake, a 150-acre lake formed by a dam on the piscataquog river. the park has a 900-foot sandy beach, playing fields, and large picnic areas.

Coleman State Park

Coleman state park lies on the shore of little diamond pond in stewartstown, twelve miles east of colebrook in new hampshire's remote north country. the excellent trout fishing in little diamond pond and nearby streams makes coleman an excellent location for fishing enthusiasts, as well as hunting enthusiasts. the campground at coleman state park offers 25 campsites.

Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Working Forest

Connecticut lakes headwaters working forest recreation program: the state of new hampshire, in cooperation with the forestland group, provides high quality recreational opportunities that are consistent with a forest legacy easement held by the state of new hampshire. the property, owned by the forestland group, is a working forest and care should be taken on the roads and in the forest.

Crawford Notch State Park

Crawford notch state park has 5,775 acres providing access to numerous hiking trails, waterfalls, fishing, wildlife viewing, and spectacular mountain views. crawford notch state park is rich in history with the famous willey house. the campground in the park is dry river campground and offers 36 wooded sites.

Daniel Webster Birthplace State Historic Site

The daniel webster birthplace is associated with the birth and early childhood years of daniel webster, one of our country's most respected orators and statesmen. while the site affords a view of the early years of daniel webster, it also provides a glimpse of 1700s farm life in the infant years of the united states.

Deer Mountain Campground

Deer mountain campground is located in connecticut lakes state forest, adjacent to the connecticut river between second and third connecticut lakes, deer mountain campground is just five minutes south of the canadian border. it is adjacent to the stretch of route 3 north of pittsburg, referred to as moose alley, which makes it a prime location for moose viewing. the campground consists of 25-site primitive campground.

Dixville Notch State Park

Dixville notch state park spans 127 acres. within the park is a scenic gorge and waterfalls on two mountain brooks. hiking trails lead to table rock and nearby mountains.

Echo Lake State Park

Echo lake state park is a great place to take the family for a swim and picnic. a scenic trail around the lake provides great views of sheer, 700-foot cathedral ledge which towers over the lake. a mile-long auto road and hiking trails lead to the top of cathedral ledge where views across the saco river valley to the white mountains can be enjoyed. both cathedral and nearby white horse ledges are popular rock and ice climbing walls

Eisenhower Memorial Wayside Park

Eisenhower memorial wayside park is a seven-acre memorial park, established in 1979 as a gift from the bretton woods corporation and honors the late president dwight d. eisenhower. views of the presidential range in the white mountain national forest are a short walk away. picnic tables are available.

Ellacoya State Park

Ellacoya state park is located in gilford on the southwest shore of lake winnipesaukee, new hampshire's largest lake. the 600-foot long sandy beach, with views across the lake to the sandwich and ossipee mountains, is a great place to spend with the family for a full day of swimming and picnicking. the campground includes 37 sites available by reservation only, and offers three-way hook-ups. tents are not allowed at the rv park. pets are not allowed in the rv campground or in other areas of the park.

Endicott Rock

Endicott rock may be the oldest public monument in new england. the name of john endicott, governor of massachusetts bay, and the initials of edward johnson and simon willard, commissioners of the massachusetts bay colony, and of john sherman and jonathan ince, suveyors, were inscribed on the rock on august 1, 1652. the rock marked the assumed headwaters of the merrimack river. under the original bay charter of 1629, the northern boundary of the colony was fixed as a line three miles north of the merrimack.

Forest Lake State Park

Forest lake state park, one of the ten original state parks, was created in 1935. the park spans 397 acres and its 200-foot sandy beach lies on the shore of forest lake. popular activities in the park include swimming, picnicking, mountain biking, fishing, and boating.

Fort Constitution State Historic Site

Fort constitution state historic site is located on a peninsula on the northeast corner of new castle island. it overlooks both the piscataqua river and the atlantic ocean. the grounds provide a casual gathering spot for picnics. in 1791, the state of new hampshire gave the united states the neck of land on which fort william and mary and a lighthouse were situated. the fort was repaired, renamed fort constitution and garrisoned with a company of united states artillery. renovations, which included a wall twice as high as that of the colonial fort and new brick buildings, were completed in 1808. it is the ruins of this fort that are seen today.

Fort Stark State Historic Site

Fort stark historic site is located on a peninsula historically called jerry's point on the southeast corner of new castle island. it overlooks the piscataqua river, little harbor and the atlantic ocean. fort stark was named in honor of john stark, commander of n.h. forces at the battle of bennington (1777). an unmarked walking trail traverses the ten-acre fort site. please visit with caution! fort stark is a former military installation. beware of dangers of unprotected stairs, high walls, rough ground and slippery rocks. adult supervision of children is required

Franconia Notch State Park

Welcome to franconia notch state park, located in the heart of the popular white mountain national forest. franconia notch is a spectacular mountain pass traversed by a unique parkway which extends from the flume gorge at the south to echo lake at the north. for eight miles, i-93 winds between the high peaks of the kinsman and franconia mountain ranges.

Franklin Pierce Homestead

Franklin pierce homestead is operated by the hillsborough historical society, is the boyhood home of america's fourteenth president and is a spacious and beautiful, federal style country home. built by pierce's father in 1804, it reflects the gracious and affluent living of the nineteenth century. a ballroom, which extends the entire length of the second floor, was used for entertaining neighbors and distinguished families of the state and nation. franklin pierce shared daniel webster's dedication to national unity and led our country during the most trying of times, the time of slavery. private tours & large group tours, both coinciding & outside the public hours & months, can be arranged. the pierce homestead is available, at a fee, for small private functions & meetings.

Gardner Memorial Wayside Park

Gardner memorial wayside park is part of gile state forest, which spans 6,675 acres. the wayside includes a memorial to walter c. gardner ii, whose father established gile state forest.
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