New Hampshire State Parks:
Annett Wayside Park
Picnic sites near non-sectarian Cathedral of the Pines, a national shrine.
Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area
Route 9, Chesterfield
Footpaths along a gorge, which a stream has carved deep into ledge; picnic areas.
Greenfield State Park
Route 136, Greenfield
351 acres on Otter Lake, campground with 252 tent sites, swimming, fishing, picnicking, snowmobiling.
Miller State Park
Route 101, Peterborough
Oldest state park, scenic auto road to 2,280-foot summit of Pack Monadnock Mountain, picnic sites, walking trails.
Monadnock State Park
Jaffrey, between Routes 101 and 124
21 family tent sites, seven youth-group sites, 30 miles of trails to the 3,165-foot summit, from which parts of all New England states can be seen on clear days.
Otter Brook State Park, Keene
Just off Route 9, between Keene and Sullivan
Residents and visitors enjoy the swimming and picnicing facilities here. Fireplaces are available.
Pisgah State Park
13,000 acres of wilderness in Chesterfield, Hinsdale and Winchester
Hiking, hunting, fishing, ski-touring and snowmobiling. No overnight camping or campfires.
Rhododendron State Park
off Route 12 in Fitzwilliam
More than 16 acres of wild rhododendron that bursts into bloom in mid-July; a National Natural Landmark that's one of the largest tracts of the hardy shrub north of the Allegheny Mountains. Trails, picnicking. Gentle hiking through a scenic area.
Wantastiquet State Forest
Includes land in Chesterfield and Hinsdale
The mountain rises 1,100 feet above the Connecticut River with sheer cliffs overlooking it. Original tract of 847 acres donated to the state with two additional parcels of 488 acres in Chesterfield and 90 acres in Hinsdale to be added at a later date.