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Hopkinton-Everett Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (603)-746-3601 Distance: 2.88 miles

One of two lakes combined to form the largest flood control project in New England is located near Concord. A wide variety of both summer and winter recreational opportunities include swimming, boating, picnicking, sports fields, hiking, snowmobiling, biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hunting and exciting bass fishing. For up-to-date information, call (603) 746-3601.


Wild River Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 6.01 miles

The Wild River Wilderness now contains a total of 23,700 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of New Hampshire. In 2006 the Wild River Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of...


Connecticut River Byway - New Hampshire National Park

Phone: (603)-469-3584 Distance: 6.01 miles

New England's longest, most powerful river tells the story of clashing continental plates and glaciers, of Abenaki living on the land, and of colonial settlement among fields and forests. Experience traditions, vivid history, deeply rooted farming heritage, call of the railroads, natural beauty, and recreation along the Connecticut River Byway.


Kancamagus Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: 18003463687 Distance: 6.01 miles

The Kancamagus Scenic Byway passes through the heart of the White Mountains while traversing the flank of Mt. Kancamagus, filled with scenic areas and overlooks. Visit the Russell Colbath Historic Site, which offers colonial history, and explore the Forest Discovery Trail, which provides forest ecology experiences in a living classroom.


Blackwater Dam National Park

3 Activites Phone: (603)-934-2116 Distance: 8.24 miles

One of the oldest dams in New England, this small facility near Webster provides some of the best kayak waters in the country during spring releases. It is the site of sanctioned events each year and has hosted Olympic pre-trials. Hydropower production was never incorporated after local citizens objected to creation of a permanent pool of water. For up-to-date information, call (603) 934-2116.


Franklin Falls Dam National Park

10 Activites Phone: (603)-934-2116 Distance: 17.59 miles

Sited on the Pemigewasset River near Franklin, this recreation area drains a 1,000 square-mile watershed that extends all the way to the White Mountains. There are 4,000 acres of wooded river valley available for recreation. Construction of the dam required the relocation of the entire village of Hill, NH to higher ground. For up-to-date information, call (603) 934-2116.


John Hay National Wildlife Refuge Park

3 Activites Phone: 41354880021 Email: andrew_french@fws.gov Distance: 20.76 miles

The refuge consists of the former estate of John Hay, private secretary to Abraham Lincoln, Ambassador to Great Britain, and Secretary of State under Presidents McKinley and Roosevelt. The refuge was established in 1987 and the historic buildings and immediate grounds and gardens, also known as "The Fells", are managed through an agreement with the Friends of John Hay National Wildlife Refuge (Fr...


Wapack National Wildlife Refuge Park

1 Activites Phone: (603)-431-7511 Email: jimmie_reynolds@fws.gov Distance: 23.43 miles

Wapack National Wildlife Refuge was New Hampshire's first refuge and was established through a donation in 1972. The 1,672-acre refuge is located about 20 miles west of Nashua, New Hampshire and encompasses the 2,278 ft. North Pack Monadnock Mountain. The refuge is a popular hawk migration area and provides nesting habitat for numerous migratory songbirds such as the tree sparrow, Swainson's thr...


Edward Macdowell Lake National Park

8 Activites Phone: (603)-924-3431 Distance: 25.80 miles

A picturesque recreation area located near Peterborough, this facility is named after the famous composer and concert pianist, Edward Alexander MacDowell. In 1907 his wife, Marian, established the MacDowell Colony for artists. In continuous operation, the Colony offers a uniquely creative environment in the beauty of New Hampshire. For up-to-date information, call (603) 924-3431.


Otter Brook Lake National Park

6 Activites Phone: (603)-352-4130 Distance: 32.53 miles

This picturesque lake prohibits the use of gasoline motorboats. Trout are stocked both above and below the dam by the State. Recreational facilities include horseshoe pits, picnic areas, hiking trails, ballfields, grills, drinking water, an interpretive trail, restrooms, a boat launch ramp and swimming area. Fees apply for the use of some park facilities. For up-to-date information, call (603)...


Surry Mountain Lake National Park

8 Activites Phone: (603)-352-2447 Distance: 34.14 miles

The Ashuelot River offers fishing for bass and stocked trout. The lake is limited to 10-hp engines on vessels. Activities include a nature trail, hunting, fishing, trapping, snowmobiling, picnic areas, a swimming beach, an overhead group shelter, a boat ramp, grills, drinking water, restrooms and horseshoe pits. Fees and permits may be required. For up-to-date information, call (603) 352-4130.


Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

Rank: 288 3 Activites Email: gregory_c_schwarz@nps.gov Distance: 39.85 miles

Discover the home, studios and gardens of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of America's greatest sculptors. See over 100 of his artworks in the galleries and on the grounds, from heroic public monuments to expressive portrait reliefs, and the gold coins which changed the look of American coinage. Enjoy summer concerts, explore nature trails, or indulge your hidden talents during a sculpture class.


Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Park

5 Activites Phone: (603)-868-1095 Email: Kelle.Loughlin@wildlife.nh.gov Distance: 41.35 miles

Located on the New Hampshire and Maine border, Great Bay estuary is a complex embayment and New Hampshire's largest estuarine system. The Great Bay Reserve offers a diversity of land and water area, including upland forest, salt marsh, mudflats, tidal creeks, rocky intertidal, eelgrass beds, channel bottom/subtidal and upland field habitats. The reserve encompasses 10,235 acres, including approxi...


North Springfield Lake National Park

7 Activites Phone: (802)-886-2775 Distance: 42.49 miles

The lake offers fishing for largemouth bass and other warmwater species. The boat ramp is open to canoes and small, flat-bottomed boats only. Nearby Stoughton Pond is stocked with rainbow trout and has a 5-mph limit. Facilities include a swim beach, drinking water, picnic tables, grills, and restrooms. Fees may apply for some facilities. For up-to-date information, call (802) 886-2775.


Lowell National Historical Park

Rank: 112 1 Activites Email: lowe_superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 42.88 miles

Discover the continuing revolution. Lowell's water-powered textile mills catapulted the nation – including immigrant families and early female factory workers – into an uncertain new industrial era. Nearly 200 years later, the changes that began here still reverberate in our shifting global economy. Explore Lowell, a living monument to the dynamic human story of the Industrial Revolution.


Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (603)-431-7511 Email: jimmie_reynolds@fws.gov Distance: 43.41 miles

Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established in 1992 and is located along the eastern shore of New Hampshire's Great Bay in the town of Newington. A variety of rich wildlife habitats from uplands to open waters can be found throughout the refuge. With its open coastal water and abundant prey, the refuge plays a significant role as migration and wintering habitat for the federally prote...


North Hartland Lake National Park

9 Activites Phone: (802)-295-2855 Distance: 43.71 miles

At the upper end of the reservoir, the Ottauquechee River flows through the sheer-faced 165-ft deep Quechee Gorge, one of the outstanding natural spectacles in the state. An overlook area and a state-managed campground as well as a new Visitor Center opening in the summer of 2005 are nearby. At North Hartland Lake, there is boating on the 215-acre lake, picnicking in a wooded picnic area, grills, ...


Birch Hill Dam National Park

4 Activites Phone: (978)-249-4467 Distance: 44.92 miles

This 82-acre natural lake boasts the Lake Dennison Recreation Area, offering picnic areas, hunting, hiking, campgrounds and a swimming beach managed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Tent campers, RV'ers and day use visitors make the area a popular summer destination. Winter activities include snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. For up-to-date information, call (978) 249-4467.


Tully Lake National Park

5 Activites Phone: (978)-249-9150 Distance: 47.07 miles

Tully Lake is a 1300-acre flood control project completed in 1949. The reservoir area is rich with natural beauty and outdoor recreation. A tents-only campground with 35 sites lies on the north side of the 200-acre lake. Adjacent to the dam, the Recreation Area offers picnic sites and a boat ramp with a 10-HP maximum. Twenty-three miles of hiking trails extend around the lake, Long Pond, and off-s...


Union Village Dam National Park

7 Activites Phone: (802)-649-1606 Distance: 48.63 miles

Near Thetford, over 6 miles of river are available for fishing for stocked brown and rainbow trout and also natural brook trout. Recreation facilities include a swim area, picnic tables, grills, drinking water, overhead shelter and restrooms. Fees apply for some facilities. Summer and winter activities are popular with park visitors. Pack-In/Pack Out. For up-to-date information, call (802) 64...


Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

6 Activites Phone: (978)-465-5753 Email: fw5rw_prnwr@fws.gov Distance: 50.82 miles

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1942 primarily to provide feeding, resting, and nesting habitat for migratory birds. Located along the Atlantic Flyway, the refuge is of vital stopover significance to waterfowl, shorebirds, and songbirds during pre- and postbreeding migratory periods. The refuge occupies in part, the southern three-fourths of Plum Island, an 8 mile long ...


Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (978)-443-4661 Email: fw5rw_emnwr@fws.gov Distance: 50.84 miles

Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located in north-central Massachusetts, approximately 35 miles northwest of Boston, MA. The refuge lies within the towns of Ayer and Shirley in Middlesex County and the towns of Harvard and Lancaster in Worcester County. The refuge consists of approximately 1,667acres of upland, southern New England flood-plain forest, and wetland communities along nearly ...


Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

Rank: 295 4 Activites Phone: (802)-457-3368 Email: MABI_Superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 51.01 miles

Walk through one of Vermont's most beautiful landscapes, under the shade of sugar maples and 400-year-old hemlocks, across covered bridges and alongside rambling stone walls. This is a landscape of loss, recovery, and conservation. This is a story of stewardship, of people taking care of places - sharing an enduring connection to land and a sense of hope for the future.


Townshend Lake National Park

7 Activites Phone: (802)-365-7703 Distance: 51.99 miles

Boats are limited to a 10-hp. Fishing is good to excellent for smallmouth bass, brown and rainbow trout. Recreation facilities include a boat launch, swim area, picnic tables, grills, hiking trails, ballfield, drinking water and restrooms. Fees apply for some facilities. Both summer and winter activities are popular with park visitors. For up-to-date information, call (802) 365-7703.


Minute Man National Historical Park

Rank: 73 2 Activites Distance: 53.17 miles

At Minute Man National Historical Park the opening battle of the Revolution is brought to life as visitors explore the battlefields and structures associated with April 19, 1775, and witness the American revolutionary spirit through the writings of the Concord authors.