Greenfield & Monadnock Programs

The 2017 Discover the Power of Parks programs has begun! Interpretive rangers, Brittany O'Neal and Julia Boyer has planned informative and fun programs for you to take advantage of while visiting Greenfield and Monadnock State Parks. All programs are free with paid park admission. No pre-registration is required.

You may also enjoy our Discover Power of Parks blog, posted weekly by our Interpreters this summer.

Complete the Discover the Power of Parks quest and receive a complimentary patch!

Greenfield: Programming Schedule



Day
Events
September 1
11am-1pm Naturally Crafty***
2-4pm  Macro-Investigation*
5-7pm  Table Talk**
September 2
12-2pm Macro-Investigation*
4-5:30pm A Berry Boggy Hike**
8:30-9:30pm Nighty, Night Hike**
September 16
12-2pm  Basic Tracking*
4-5:30pm  A Berry Boggy Hike**
7:30pm-8:30pm  Nighty, Night Hike**
September 23
12-2pm Naturally Crafty***
4-5:30pm  A Berry Boggy Hike**
7:30-8:30pm  Nighty, Night Hike**
September 30
12-2pm Basic Tracking*
4-5:30pm A Berry Boggy Hike**
7:30pm-8:30pm Nighty, Night Hike**
* Meet at the Camper's Beach
** Meet at the Office
*** Meet at the Picnic Beach

Monadnock: Programming Schedule


Day
Events
September 1
10am-12pm Ranger is at the VC*
1-5pm Ranger is Hiking the Trails***
September 2
9-11am Ranger is at the VC*
2-5pm Ranger is on the Summit**
September 14
10am-12pm Ranger is at the VC*
1-4pm Ranger is Hiking the Trails***
September 15
10am-12pm Ranger is at the VC*
1-5pm Ranger is Hiking the Trails***
September 16
9-11am Ranger is at the VC*
2-5pm Ranger is on the Summit**
September 17
9-11am Ranger is at the VC*
2-5pm Ranger is on the Summit**
September 19
10am-2pm  Ranger is Hiking the Trails***
September 21
10am-12pm Ranger is at the VC*
1-4pm Ranger is Hiking the Trails*** 
September 22
10am-12pm Ranger is at the VC*
1-5pm Ranger is Hiking the Trails*** 
September 23
9-11am Ranger is at the VC*
2-5pm Ranger is on the Summit** 
September 24
9-11am Ranger is at the VC*
2-5pm Ranger is on the Summit*
September 26
10am-2pm Ranger is Hiking the Trails*** 
September 28
10am-12pm Ranger is at the VC*
1-4pm Ranger is Hiking the Trails***
September 29
10am-12pm Ranger is at the VC*
1-5pm Ranger is Hiking the Trails***
September 30
9-11am Ranger is at the VC*
2-5pm Ranger is on the Summit** 
* Programs may include Geology, History, Hiking 101, Leaf ID
** Come find the Rangers on the Summit! They like to answer questions!
*** Trails may include White Dot, White Cross, Dublin, Marlboro, Pumpelly


Program Descriptions

Hiking 101
Want to become an expert hiker? Stop by the hiker table at the Visitor Center on your way up to the summit to learn some handy tips and tricks. Interpretive Ranger Brittany & Julia will teach you the ways of Leave No Trace to guide you to greatness!

MonadRock Stop!
What in the world is a Monadnock? Well, it is the mountain you are walking on! You are about to summit a rock star of a mountain. Before you make the trek, come find an Interpretive Ranger for a 5 minute break on the trails of Mt. Monadnock to find out the rocktation story.

Inspiration Point
Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson are just a few of the famous writers that were inspired by Mt. Monadnock. They inspired generations to visit Mt. Monadnock using their words. Come find your inspiration for seeking out the wonders that this mountain holds.

Tree ID
Get to know the trees that are providing you oxygen and shade! Monadnock State Park is home to a variety of trees species that you walk right past on the way to the summit. Come learn how to identify these trees by the look of their leaves!

Night Time Adventures
Chances are you have experienced nature in the daylight, what about during the night? Let’s flip the switch and explore what our eyes and other senses are capable of at night time. There is nothing to fear because Ranger Brittany is here to lead the way. Come explore nature during its finest hours to learn about animals of the night, use your other sense, and enjoy the natural lights in the sky! Meet at the Gilson Pond Campground parking lot.
What to Bring: Warm clothes, water & BUG SPRAY

Treasure Hunt
Ranger Julia has lost some valuable, natural treasures and needs your help to find them! Meet her on the beach to get her list of items and see how fast you can find them all.

So You Think You Can Camp

While camping is fun, there are ways to be the best camper you can be! In this obstacle course, you will be challenged to tie knots, avoid hurting natural landscapes, and to respect wildlife.

Moths of Greenfield
You may think of them as those annoying flying things that eat your wool clothes, but they are so much more than that! Come help Ranger Julia as she attracts and identifies the moths of Greenfield. BONUS: Stargazing on the beach with Steve, our astronomer.