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2013 Great Park Pursuit

2013 marks the 7th Annual NH State Parks Great Park Pursuit. With the help of event-day partners and sponsors, we have planned another fun-filled summer of programs focused on outdoor recreation and environmental education.

What is the Great Park Pursuit?

To encourage all families to enjoy our state parks and recreation areas the NH Great Park Pursuit will offer a series of free events through-out the summer.  Join us for one adventure or all three this summer. Registration opens two weeks before each event date.

Upcoming Events and Adventures!

Bear Brook State Park, Allenstown NH
Saturday June 15th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Event Day Host: SCA NH Corps

“Investigate Your State!”
Join us to investigate our forests through a series of interactive programs presented by the Discover the Power of Parks Program interpreters. You will discover the history of Bear Brook State Park, find out what insects and animals live in ponds, and learn about trees.  Smokey Bear and the Division of Forests and Lands will also be at the event.
Registration Starts May 30th

Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia NH
Saturday July 20, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Event Day Host: NH State Parks

“Facts & Folklore”
Come learn about the history, geology, flora and fauna of Franconia Notch State Park on fun scavenger hunt through the park. We will be starting at the Flume Gorge Attraction. Teams must start the scavenger hunt by noon to allow time to finish by 3:00 pm.
Registration Starts July 8th


Odiorne Point State Park, Rye NH
Saturday August 10, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Event Day Host: Seacoast Science Center

“Snails to Whales”
The Seacoast Science Center located at Odiorne Point State Park is the perfect place to explore, discover, and connect with nature - especially the salty kind. The entire family will be enthralled by the world of marine science, from snails to whales.
Registration Starts July 26th