Miller State Park

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

Activities and Amenities

Snowshoeing
Snowshoeing
Hiking
Hiking
Pet-Friendly
Pet-Friendly
* some restrictions apply
Picnic Area
Picnic Area
Restrooms
Restrooms
* 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.

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.
NOTE: Temporary summit road closure is anticipated for June 25th - 27th to allow two new pit toilets to be installed at the summit. Closure times for automobile traffic will be affected at the following times:  
  • June 25th      Morning
  • June 26th      Intermittent
  • June 27th      Closed
For more information on closure click here.

Operating Schedule

Miller State Park is open full-time starting on April 14 until it closes for the season. On Holidays, please call ahead for exact hours.

*Operating dates and times are weather dependent and subject to change without notice.  For up to date hours, please call the park directly.
Fee Full Time Operating Hours Unstaffed
Adults: $4
Children (6-11): $2
4/14
4/14-5/24: Sat/Sun 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
5/25-9/4: Sun-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-8pm
9/5-10/28: Daily 9am-5pm
10/29-11/12: Daily 9am-4pm
11/12

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.

Fees

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"