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Bear Brook State Park Programs

  The 2014 Discover the Power of Parks program year starts at the end of June. Interpretive ranger, Claire Delbecq 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.

September Schedule

Friday
Saturday
Insect Creations: 3-5pm

Tricks of the Night: 7:30-8:30pm
Caught on Pond's Edge: 10am-12pm

Outdoor Skills: 2-4pm

Gazing at Galaxies: 7:30-8:30pm

*These programs will meet at the day-use area.
September 20: No "Caught on Pond's Edge" or "Outdoor Skills" programming
September 27: "Meeting House History" program in replace of "Outdoor Skills" program


Program Descriptions

Caught on Pond's Edge
Have you ever wondered what creatures enjoy swimming in the pond? Swing by at during the scheduled time to see if you can catch some insects and amphibians! Saturday's Program will be at Beaver Pond Beach in the campground. Wednesday's program will be in the day-use area on Catamount Pond Beach.

Insect Creations
Craft your own insect and discover the diversity of Dragonflies, Spiders, and other enticing insects found in Bear Brook. Join me outside the campground store at at any point during the scheduled time.

Outdoor Skills

Swing by my table in front of the campground store to learn how to tie some knots, identify different animal tracks, and learn how to use a compass. Drop by the campground store at any point during the scheduled time to learn or review your skills.

Tricks of the Night
As the evening sunlight fades, the world around us begins to change. Take a walk with me towards Spruce Pond to explore and better understand how a dark night can trick many of our senses. We will meet by the carved bear in front of the campground store to start our walk.

Gazing at Galaxies

Join me for an hour of stargazing and constellation hunting. This program will meet in front of the campground store, by the carved bear, and move to the field for the majority of the hour. On cloudy evenings this program will run as a night hike.

Meeting House History
Take some time to explore the Old Allenstown Meeting House! You'll learn about the history of the park and many of the people who have called this place home. The meeting house can be found on Deerfield Road, across from the CCC museum. Only Offered on September 27 from 2-4pm.