116 Poole RoadJaffrey, NH, 03452Phone: 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.
Cross country ski trails map.
See full listing for Mount Mondanock State Park.
Magnificent rhododendron grove and wildflower trail
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 information. Trail maps.
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 .
Greenfield State Park 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. Sites are $25 per night, and there are no hookups. Park is open weekends from late May to late June, and daily from late June to mid-October.
Hiking map. Campground information. Campground map. Fees: Admission is $4 for adults; $2 for children ages 6-11; children ages 5 and under and NH residents age 65 and over are admitted free. Season passes are available; see top of this page.