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Pawtuckaway State Park Programs

  The 2014 Discover the Power of Parks program year starts at the end of June. Interpretive ranger, Lauren Bos is planning informative and fun programs for you to take advantage of while visiting Pawtuckaway 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!

August Schedule

Thursday Friday
Saturday Sunday
1-2 p.m: Forest Friends and Foods

4-6 p.m: Marsh Marvels
1-3 p.m: Arts and Crafts

8:30-9:30 p.m: Hello, Moon
10-11 a.m: Tucked Away in Pawtuckaway

12-2 p.m: Marsh Marvels

4-5 p.m: Junior Explorer's Hike

7-8 p.m: Beaver Fever
11 a.m-12 p.m: Forest Friends and Foods

3-5 p.m: Arts and Crafts
* Ask Interpretive Ranger Lauren about Pawtuckaway's "Meet the Neighbors" self-guided scavenger hunt. Participate and earn your Pawtuckaway Explorer Badge!

Program Description

Hello, Moon
We may be ready to get tucked in, but there is a whole forest waking up for the night. Learn about some of the creatures ready to start their day in this interactive hike. Note: We will only be using red lights throughout the walk, feel free to bring your own; Interpretive Ranger Lauren will have a red light on throughout. Meet in front of the park store on the beach.

Marsh Marvels
Stop in to discover the creatures living below the surface in Burnham's Marsh! You can catch anything from a dragonfly nymph to a red spotted newt in this diverse ecosystem.
Meet at Burnham’s Marsh in between the beach and the park store.

Junior Explorer’s Hike
Foster your child's natural curiosity in this fun, interactive hike. We will play games that will bring out the explorer in all of us! Children below the age of ten should be accompanied by a parent. Meet in front of the park store on the beach.

Forest Friends and Foods
Join Interpretive Ranger Lauren in exploring the wild edibles and useful plants found throughout New Hampshire's forests! End the walk with a refreshing taste of nature made from plants found in the park. Meet in front of the park store on the beach.

Tucked Away in Pawtuckaway
The trails of Pawtuckaway are filled with clues to its past. Gain a new appreciation for this park while exploring what it used to look like and who used to live here! Feel free to make your own trek up to the Fire Tower to check out the view following the half mile walk. Meet at the Mountain Trail trailhead (parking available on road).

Beaver Fever
Beavers have shaped our landscape for thousands of years! During this walk we will be finding signs of beaver activity and discovering more about these busy animals. Meet in front of the park store on the beach.

Arts and Crafts
Drop in to create your very own Pawtuckaway souvenir!
*In from of park store on the beach.