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Bear Brook State Park Programs

  The 2015 Discover the Power of Parks program year starts at the end of June. Interpretive ranger, Christie Conway  has planned informative and fun programs for you to take advantage of while visiting Bear Brook State Park. 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.

New this year: Complete the Discover the Power of Parks quest and receive a complimentary patch!

If you are visiting Bear Brook on the weekend, check the program board by the store to see whats happening.

July Programs

  • July 2     Meeting House History,  9am-12pm
                   So You Think You Can Camp,  4-6pm
  • July 3     Trees, Tales and Trails,  10:30am-12pm
                   Moose on the Loose,  4-6pm
  • July 4     The Life Aquatic**  10am-12pm
                   Sense of Wonder,  3-4pm
                   Smoke in the Stars,  8:30-9:30pm
  • July 5     Meeting house History,  10am-12pm
                  The Life Aquatic**  2-4pm
  • July 9     Meeting House History,  9am-12pm
                   So You Think You Can Camp,  4-6pm
  • July 10   Trees, Tales and Trails,  10:30am-12pm
                   Moose on the Loose,  4-6pm
  • July 11   The Life Aquatic**  10am-12pm
                   Sense of Wonder,  3-4pm
                   Smoke in the Stars,  8:30-9:30pm
  • July 12   Meeting house History,  10am-12pm
                   The Life Aquatic**  2-4pm
  • July 16   Meeting House History,  9am-12pm
                   So You Think You Can Camp,  4-6pm
  • July 17   Trees, Tales and Trails,  10:30am-12pm
                   Moose on the Loose,  4-6pm
  • July 18   The Life Aquatic**  10am-12pm
                   Sense of Wonder,  3-4pm
                   Smoke in the Stars,  8:30-9:30pm
  • July 19   Meeting house History,  10am-12pm
                   The Life Aquatic**  2-4pm
  • July 23   Meeting House History,  9am-12pm
                   So You Think You Can Camp,  4-6pm
  • July 24   Trees, Tales and Trails,  10:30am-12pm
                   Moose on the Loose,  4-6pm
  • July 25   The Life Aquatic**  10am-12pm
                   Sense of Wonder,  3-4pm
                   Smoke in the Stars,  8:30-9:30pm
  • July 26   Meeting house History,  10am-12pm
                   The Life Aquatic**  2-4pm
  • July 30   Meeting House History,  9am-12pm
                   So You Think You Can Camp,  4-6pm
  • July 31   Trees, Tales and Trails,  10:30am-12pm
                   Moose on the Loose,  4-6pm

**On Saturday The Life Aquatic will take place on Beaver Beach, and on Sunday it will held on the beach at the day-use area off of Deerfield Rd. 

July Program Descriptions


Meeting House History: What would it be like to live in Bear Brook 200 years ago?  Who lived here and what did they do?  Explore one of New England's most unique historical buildings and discover the answers to these questions in addition to your own curiosities!  Meet me at the Meeting House on Deerfield Rd across from the CCC museum. 

So You Think You Can Camp?: Camping at Bear Brook is a fun and essential part of the summer, but do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness and appreciate nature sustainably?  Stop by my table outside the store to learn some must-know knots, hot to practice Leave No Trace principles, how to identify wildlife signs, and other tips to enhance your outdoor experience!

The Life Aquatic: There is an exciting ecosystem below the surface of the pond, waiting to be explored!  We will use nets to find creatures then refer to the dichotomous key to  identify what we find.  So 'water' you waiting for?!  Come ponding!

Smoke in the Stars: Join me around a Leave No Trace fire in the baseball field as night takes over to hear some stories!  We'll start with a constellation story then progress to something a little spooky!

Trees, Tales, and Trails: Experience the beauty of Bear Brook with me on an hour and a half hike around Beaver Pond!  Using field guides, magnifying glasses, and our senses, we will identify trees, understand some of NH's geographic history, and practice proper hiking etiquette.

Moose on the Loose!: Stop by my table outside the store to learn about one of NH's coolest animals!  Enjoy hands-on experiences with a moose skull, an antler, and other bones!  Before you go, have some fun making your own moose creation to take home with you.  It 'moose' be a good time for all!

Sense of Wonder: The beauty and mysteries of nature have been inspiring the arts for thousands of years!  Experience the power of nature on an inspirational walk that will excite the senses and renew your child-like sense of wonder.  We will write a poem of our own and conclude with sketching at Spruce Pond.  Bring to bear statue:  curiosity, love of nature, & a wild imagination!