Four NH state parks celebrate 50th anniversary
By KATHLEEN BAGLIO HUMPHREYS
Union Leader Correspondent | July 21. 2014 8:02PM
Wallis Sands State Beach is perfect for young kids to enjoy their boogie boards. (KATHLEEN BAGLIO HUMPHREYS/Union Leader Correspondent)
In 1964 Clough State Park in Weare; Greenfield State Park in Greenfield; Wallis Sands State Beach in Rye and Mount Washington State Park in Sargents Purchase were preserved forever.
Greenfield State Park has 154 camping sites, a swimming and picnic area with a bath house, kayaking and canoe rentals and hiking around Otter Pond along the bogs.
The summit of Mount Washington is 6,228 feet and is breathtakingly unique. It’s home to the Mount Washington Observatory and a new museum. There are only a few ways to get there; via the Mount Washington Cog Railway, the auto road or by hiking. For 76 years, the weather observatory at the summit held the record for the highest wind speed on earth at 231 mph.
Seasonal options allow savings while exploring the state parks. Family and individual season passes and coupon books are available for daily entrance into day-use parks for the season. The New Hampshire State Park license plate allows the vehicle and its passengers to receive free admission into New Hampshire State Parks’ day-use areas. For information visit www.nhstateparks.org or call 603-271-3556.