Miller State Park

13 Miller Park Rd
Peterborough, NH 03458
Phone: 603-924-3672

Activities and Amenities

* some restrictions apply
Picnic Area
Picnic Area
* pit toilet or bathhouse
Scenic Overlook
Scenic Overlook
* vehicular access
Fire Lookout Tower
Fire Lookout Tower

Miller State Park is located on the 2,290-foot summit and flank of Pack Monadnock in Peterborough and is the oldest state park in New Hampshire. A winding 1.3-mile paved road leading to the scenic summit is open for visitors to drive in summer and on spring and fall weekends. Three main hiking trails ascend Pack Monadnock to the summit. The best known is the Wapack Trail, which is a 21-mile footpath that extends from Mt. Watatic in Ashburnham, Massachusetts to North Pack Monadnock in Greenfield. It is believed Native Americans named the area's mountains, and that "pack" means little. On clear days views reach to Mount Washington, the skyscrapers of Boston, and the Vermont hills.

K9 Summit Photo Event - Saturday, October 28, 2018 - 10am - 3pm:
If you enjoy hiking outdoors with your canine companion, then we invite you to our K9 Summit Photo Event this Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10am to 3pm. A NH State Parks' media intern will be taking free high quality digital photos of you and your canine friend while over-looking the beautiful NH scenery. You will have a unique, lasting reminder of your hike with your beloved companion and your photo will be emailed to you over the next few days. Visitors will also have the opportunity to have their photo posted on the NH State Parks' facebook page. *Normal day-use fees will still apply although the summit photo will be provided free of charge

Notice: Pets Must Be Leashed
Pets must be leashed at all times within the park. Leashed pets are permitted on the trails. See the NH State Parks Pets Policy for more information.

Operating Schedule

Miller State Park is open full-time starting on May 20 until it closes for the season. On Holidays, please call ahead for exact hours.

Note: Audubon begins their hawk watch on Labor Day (9/4) and will be present in park until it closes for the season (weather permitting).

*Operating dates and times are weather dependent and subject to change without notice.  For up to date hours, please call the park directly.
Fee Weekends  Full Time Operating Hours Unstaffed
Adults: $4
Children (6-11): $2
 4/22 5/20
5/20-9/4  8am-6pm
9/5-10/15  9am-5pm
10/16-11/12 9am-4pm

This park is always open for recreation unless closed or restricted by posting. During off hours and the off-season the park is typically not staffed, comfort stations may not be available and gates may be closed. The off-season poses unique risks inherent when participating in outdoor recreational activities. Recreationists should possess the necessary knowledge, skill, and equipment to ensure their own safety. Users assume all risk while recreating in State Park lands.


Admission is $4 for adults; $2 for children ages 6-11; children ages 5 and under and NH residents age 65 and over are admitted free. Season passes are available. When park is unstaffed during the season, please use Iron Ranger (self-serve paystation).

Are pets allowed at Miller State Park?

Pets are permitted in the park. See the NH State Parks Pets Policy for more information.

Keep Your Parks Clean

Through the Carry-In/Carry-Out Program, you can help us keep your parks clean and beautiful by carrying out whatever you carry in. Thank you for your cooperation and remember to recycle.

Access for Persons with Disabilities

Please contact the park office directly for information regarding disability access needs.

The New Hampshire State Park Experience Blog

5/21/13      "Lightweight Hiking and Picnicking at Miller State Park"