In the White Mountains these range from 6,440-acre Franconia Notch State Park, with the Old Man of the Mountain granite profile that is a symbol of the state, to the highest State Park in the East, Mount Washington State Park.
These parks' diversity means that visitors and residents alike can enjoy endless recreational opportunities, from hiking to swimming, mountain biking, fishing and boating. Take a scenic drive, watch wildlife, learn about the history of the region and the state, or enjoy a picnic with a view. Fees are nominal, and season passes are available.
*Pets are allowed
+ Some Restrictions apply
Bedell Bridge Historic Site* Haverhill. Classic Connecticut River floodplain farmland. Picnicking, fishing and canoeing.
Crawford Notch State Park* 603-374-2272 • Route 302, Hart's Location 03812 6 miles of unspoiled rugged natural beauty. Scenic waterfalls, picnic sites, visitor center, fishing, campground. A plaque marks the site of the Willey House, where a landslide killed the Willey family and two hired men in 1826.
Echo Lake State Park/Cathedral Ledge State Park 603-356-2672 • West Side Road, North Conway 03860
Swimming, picnic sites. Scenic Road to 700' Cathedral Ledge.
Eisenhower Memorial Wayside Park 603-323-2087 • Route 302, Carroll 03598 Short walk leads to fine view of Presidential Range and Mount Washington .
Forest Lake State Park 603-837-9150 • Off Route 116, Dalton 03598 Between Littleton and Whitefield. Mountain Lake in a woodland setting. Swimming, picnicking in spruce-shaded groves .
Franconia Notch State Park 603-823-8800 • 603-745-8391 (Flume) • 603-823-9513 (Camping) • I-93 Franconia 03580
6,440 acre park between the towering Franconia and Kinsman mountain ranges. Swimming, picnicking, biking, hiking. Former home of the Old Man of the Mountain, a natural granite profile; Echo Lake; the Basin, a deep glacial pothole; the Cannon Aerial Tramway; the Flume Gorge, a natural 800-foot gorge and Lafayette Campground .
Lake Tarleton State Park 603-323-2087 • Route 25C, Piermont 03779 Swimming, hiking and picnicking .
Moose Brook State Park* 603-466-3860 • Route 2, Gorham 03581 In the heart of stream fishing county. Swimming, bathhouse, hiking, picnic grounds, mountain bike trails. Campground .
Mount Washington State Park* 603-466-3347 • Off Route 16, Pinkham Notch 03581 52 acres atop the highest mountain in the Northeast (6,288'). Modern summit building. Restored Tip Top House .
White Lake State Park 603-323-7350 • Route 16 , Tamworth 03886 140-acres of some of the best swimming in the White Mountain region. The park lies along the shore of White Lake, which is an example of a typical glacial lake .
For More Information on New Hampshire's State Park's, visit them on the web at: www.nhstateparks.org