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New Hampshire State Parks

Androscoggin Wayside Park
Annett Wayside
Bear Brook State Park
Beaver Brook Falls Wayside
Bedell Bridge State Park
Cannon Mountain RV Park
Cardigan State Park
Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area
Clough State Park
Coleman State Park
Crawford Notch State Park
Daniel Webster Birthplace
Deer Mountain Campground
Dixville Notch State Park
Echo Lake State Park
Eisenhower Memorial Wayside Park
Ellacoya State Beach
Endicott Rock
Forest Lake State Park
Fort Constitution Historic Site
Fort Stark Historic Site
Franconia Notch State Park
Franklin Pierce Homestead
Gardner Memorial Wayside Park
Governor Wentworth Historic Site
Greenfield State Park
Hampton Beach State Park
Hampton State Marina
Hannah Duston Memorial
Jenness State Beach
John Wingate Weeks Estate
Kingston State Park
Lake Francis State Park
Madison Boulder Natural Area
Milan Hill State Park
Miller State Park
Mollidgewock State Park
Monadnock State Park
Montpelier / Wells River Trail
Moose Brook State Park
Mount Sunapee State Park
Mt. Washington State Park
Nansen Wayside Park
North Hampton State Beach
Northwood Meadows State Park
Odiorne State Park
Pawtuckaway State Park
Pillsbury State Park
Pisgah State Park
Rhododendron State Park
Robert Frost Farm
Rollins State Park
Rye Harbor State Park
Rye State Marina
Silver Lake State Beach
Umbagog Lake Campground
Wadleigh State Beach
Wallis Sands State Beach
Wellington State Beach
Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion
White Lake State Park
Winslow State Park

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General Information

Description - There is no shortage of public lands and open spaces for individuals to pursue their favorite activities. The terrain within this state includes sandy beaches and salt marshes as well as rocky trails on mountain peaks.

Attractions - If you love to travel and enjoy natural beauty of the outdoors, New Hampshire will surely catch your attention. There is an outdoor activity for every taste and chances are it is in the midst of a gorgeous scenic area. Stretching from the Atlantic Ocean over to Vermont and up to Canada, outdoor opportunities including camping, hiking, mountain biking, scenic drives and winter sports.

State Parks are one of New Hampshire's richest resources. Sixty-five parks offer an array of historic sites and natural attractions including Old Man of the Mountain, at Franconia State Park. The Eisenhower Memorial Wayside Park offers a short walk to views of the fabulous Presidential Range and Mt. Washington. Moose Brook State Park is known for being located in the heart of cold-water fishing country and Mount Washington State Park encompasses 52 acres atop the highest mountain the northeast.

Recreation - New Hampshire's State Park sites offer an outstanding range of outdoor recreation opportunities. Some of the most popular include camping, picnicking, fishing, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, horseback riding, swimming, beach combing, boating, canoeing, sailing, viewing scenery, watching wildlife and touring historic sites. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and snowmobiling.

Climate - New Hampshire residents experience four distinct seasons. Winter can be cold with average temperatures reaching 25 degrees F in December, January and February. The cold temperatures humidity bring heavy, water-laden snow to all parts of the state. Spring begins in mid-March and lasts through May. This time of the year is referred to as mud season in the mountains. The sugar is flowing early in the season and wild flowers bloom toward the end of it. Summer is the busiest season of the year for the tourism industry. This is an excellent time to travel, mountain roads are open and most of the mud has dried. Fall brings the leaf lookers to see the spectacular colors of the deciduous trees. Expect to see bus loads of people enjoying the crisp fall New England weather.

Location - New Hampshire lies in northeastern United States nestled between the states of Massachusetts, Maine and Vermont with a small portion bordering the North Atlantic. State Park sites are scattered throughout the entire state reaching to every corner.


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Contact Information:
NH Division of Parks & Recreation, P.O. Box 1856, 172 Pembroke Rd , Concord, NH, 03302, Phone: 603-239-8153

Links:
New Hampshire State Parks - Official New Hampshire State Parks Website

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