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State and local parks of Monadnock region provide fun for all tastes

Lakeside View - Greenfield State Park - Greenfield, NH - Photo Credit NH State Parks
Greenfield State Park

973 Forest Road Greenfield, NH, 03047 Phone: 603-547-3497

Lake for water sports, boat rentals, camping, no hookups

Greenfield State Park is a 400-acre park with a lake for swimming and boating; walking paths among ponds and bogs; a small store selling food and souvenirs. Canoes and kayaks are available for rent. The park's campground has 179 sites, including 134 sites that must be reserved in advance and 45 sites for first-come/first-served campers. RVs are welcome in sites where they fit. - Campground Map (PDF) - Trail Flyer & Map (PDF)
Hours: Park is open weekends from late May to late June, and daily from late June to mid-October.
Winter View - Monadnock State Park - Jaffrey, NH - Photo Credit Steven Thomas
Monadnock State Park

169 Poole Road Jaffrey, NH, 03452 Phone: 603-532-8862

Hiking on Mount Monadnock; camping; cross country skiing; open year-round

Monadnock State Park is thousands of acres of protected lands around 3,165-foot-tall Mount Monadnock. The park and mountain are famous for their extensive hiking opportunities. Cross-country skiing is done in winter. Note that pets are not allowed in the park. - XC Ski Trail Map (PDF)
Rhododendrom State Park - Fitzwilliam, NH
Rhododendron State Park

Rhododendron Road at Rockwood Pond Road Fitzwilliam, NH, 03447 Phone: 603-532-8862

Rhododendron State Park encompasses a 16-acre grove of Rhododendron Maximum. A 0.6-mile long wheelchair accessible trail travels around the through the grove. The high period of bloom is mid-July. A wildflower trail is located in the forest near the rhododendron grove. Wildflowers bloom from spring to first frost. The grove is home to lots of song birds. The rhododendron grove is a National Natural Landmark in 1982. - Trail Maps