These 3 State Parks Are the Best Places to Play in NH in the Winter
They were the state's largest developed park, a downhill ski area, and a mountaintop view of six states. Here's the best places to play in the Granite State in the winter.
With nearly 10,000 acres, Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown is the largest developed state park in New Hampshire. It includes 40 miles of trails through the heavily forested park for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
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Then there’s Franconia Notch State Park whose 6,692-acres includes Cannon Mountain Ski Area. Cannon offers downhill skiing, snowboarding and telemark skiing, as well as snowtubing.
Finally, there’s Monadnock State Park in Jaffrey. With its 5,000 acres of protected highlands, Monadnock State Park offers winter hiking and camping as well as cross-country skiing.
From the summit of Mount Monadnock, a national natural landmark, visitors enjoy 100-mile views to points in all six New England states. Approximately 14 miles of the trail system offers ski touring for the experienced cross-country skier. The year-round camping area at the base of Mount Monadnock has tent sites with limited services from November through March.
Peter St. James is the host of the "NH Wake Up Show," which airs from 6-10 a.m. Monday-Friday on 107.7 WTPL The Pulse and 107.3 WEMJ.