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Umbagog Lake State Park Programs

  The 2014 Discover the Power of Parks program year has begun. Interpretive ranger, Anthony Vincente is planning informative and fun programs for you to take advantage of while visiting Umbagog Lake State Park. All programs are free with paid park admission. No pre-registration is required.
The Division of Parks and Recreation and the Student Conservation Association would like to thank the Tillotson Foundation for their support to bring the Discover the Power of Parks Program to Umbagog Lake and Lake Francis State Parks.
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

Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
2-3 p.m: Wild Edible Walk

1-3 p.m: Nature Museum

9:30-10:30 p.m: Stellar Stars

11 a.m-12 p.m: Buggin' Out
1-3 p.m: Nature Museum

4-5 p.m: Tracking Basics
11 a.m- 12 p.m: Wild Edible Walk

2-3 p.m: Primitive Fire

9:30-10:30 p.m: Stellar Stars
 11 a.m-12 p.m: Buggin' Out

2-3 p.m: Tracking Basics

Program Descriptions

Wild Edibles
Come take a walk with me around the campground to learn about the many wild edibles and other useful plants right near your campsite. Bring something to take notes with if you like. Meet me by the fire ring across from the office.

Buggin' Out
Help the interpretive ranger with some citizen science! We will be creating maps of the campground. Then, we will take them on an insect safari to record all the critters we discover. How many insects can you find? Meet me by the beach.

Stellar Stars
Back in the day the stars in the night sky played a big part in the lives of our ancestors. Join me and learn some of the constellations, so you too can unlock the secrets that the stars hold. Be sure to dress warm and bring something to sit on if you like. Meet me near the beach.

Tracking Basics
Having trouble finding animals in the wild? Spend some time with me and I can teach you the basics on how to read the tracks of animals. With some practice, you will be able to read the stories that all animals write in their tracks. Meet me on the beach.

Primitive Fire
Ever built a fire without a match or lighter? Meet with me and learn some handy skills that can save you in a survival situation; such as how to use a bow drill, how to make char cloth, as well as some handy fire safety tips. Meet me by the fire ring across from the office.

Nature Museum
Stop by my nature museum table across from the office for some general information about the history and wildlife you can discover at Umbagog Lake State Park. I'll have some nature activities as well as a bunch of fascinating specimens to check out; from moose antlers to some aquatic macro invertebrates. Feel free to ask me any questions and I will do my best to answer them.

Distinct Landmarks on Lake Umbagog

Our Discover Power of Parks interpreter created this flyer highlighting a few distinct landmarks on the lake for visitors to use while exploring Umbagog. The flyer also provides a bit of history about the area. Print it out and bring it with you to add some adventure to your next visit.

Umbagog Lake Distinct Landmarks Flyer