Description - Rollins State Park is located within the Mt. Kearsarge State Forest which has 5,000 acres. There is a beautiful scenic auto road which leads up the southern slope of Mt. Kearsarge to a lovely picnic grove. Hiking is also enjoyed.
- Located in the town of Warner, Rollins State Park is situated on the south slope of Mt. Kearsarge. A 3.5 mile long scenic auto road rises from the park entrance through woodlands to the parking and picnic areas. The picnic area, located in a natural wooded glen beneath granite ledges, is historically referred to as the "Garden." It affords views that stretch from Mt. Monadnock to the hills of New Hampshire's coastal plain. The summits of Pack Monadnock, Crotched and Uncanoonuc Mountains, the hills of central Massachusetts and the Boston skyline are visible on the horizon, while the Mink Hills and Merrimack River Valley can be seen nearby. A .5 mile trail to the summit of Mt. Kearsarge leaves from the picnic area.
Recreation - Hiking, picnicking and viewing scenery are the three most popular attractions at Rollins State Park.
Climate - Winter can be cold with average temperatures ranging around 19 degrees Fahrenheit. 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. Average summer temperatures range around 68 degrees Fahrenheit. 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.
From Warner, take North Road north to Kearsarge Gore Road.