Discover the Power of Parks

Discover the Power of Parks The 2016 Discover the Power of Parks nature programs will begin the last weekend in June and continue into the fall. Programs focus on connecting participants with nature and building appreciation for New Hampshire's unmatched natural heritage. Interpretive Rangers from the Student Conservation Association will present informative and entertaining programs all summer long and are available for fall nature programming to present to your scout group, classroom, after school program, senior center, or library program.

The Interpretive Rangers offer guided hikes, interpretive tours, and imaginative environmental workshops for children and families. Programming is offered at the following State Parks; Bear Brook, Clough, Ellacoya, Franconia Notch, Greenfield, Hampton Beach, Kingston, Pawtuckaway, Umbagog Lake, and White Lake. Programs are offered free to guests with paid park admission fee.

Park Programming Schedule

State Park
Days (late June - Labor Day)
Bear Brook Friday-Saturday-Sunday
Clough Saturday
Wednesday night/ Thursday
Franconia Notch
Sunday - Saturday
Wednesday - Saturday
Hampton Beach/Seacoast
Wednesday & Thursday
Kingston Friday
Monadnock Sunday
Wednesday - Sunday
Silver Lake  
Umbagog Lake
Wednesday - Sunday
White Lake
Friday - Sunday

DPP Quest

Do you want to learn more about the natural and cultural history of New Hampshire State Parks? Join the Discover the Power of Parks (DPP) Quest! Participate in five different Discover the Power of Parks programs and you will receive a complimentary patch in recognition of your accomplishment. For more information email

Discover the Power of Parks is presented by New Hampshire State Parks in collaboration with the Student Conservation Association. The Discover the Power of Parks program is made possible by generous financial support from Eversource.