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.

Notice: The Auto Road at Miller State Park is closed for the season and the water is shut down.

Operating Schedule

Miller State Park is open full-time May, 22 2015 until it closes for the season. Operating hours are 9:00 am to 5pm. *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 Gates Operating Hours Unstaffed
Adults: $4
Children (6-11): $2
Auto Road: 9am-6pm
5/28-9/5: 9am-7pm
9/6-10/10: 9am-6pm
10/11-10/30: 9am-5pm

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 are not available and gates may be closed. The off-season poses unique risks inherent when participating in outdoor recreational activities. Please be aware that many State Park areas and trails are not staffed during the off-season, and day-use fees are not collected. 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"