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12/16/2014 - Proposed Trail Changes to Mt. Cardigan
The Department of Resources and Economic Development is seeking public comment and input regarding proposed trail changes on Cardigan Mountain State Forest. The trail changes, proposed by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), would include permanent closure of the Hurricane Gap Trail. The trail, which currently connects the South Ridge Trail and Clark Trail, would be formally replaced by a shorter

12/02/2014 - Celebrate the New Year With Hikes on January 1, 2015
This initiative offers individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year rejuvenating and connecting with the outdoors by taking a healthy hike on January 1, 2015. First Day Hikes offer a great way to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature and welcome the New Year with friends and family.

12/01/2014 - Howe Pony Truss Bridge Work Begins in Randolph
The Bureau of Trails and the Bureau of History Sites have announced that the 1918 Snyder Brook Bridge, on the Presidential Recreational Rail Trail in Randolph, will be lifted from its abutments this week. The bridge, a Howe Pony Truss Bridge, is one of only seven known to exist in North America, is in critical need of stabilization and repair due to its eastern abutment being undermined by Snyder

11/06/2014 - NH Bureau of Trails Holds a Public Hearing for Proposed Admin Rules
The New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Trails will be holding a public hearing on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Department of Resources and Economic Development office, 172 Pembroke Road, Concord. The hearing is to receive public comment on the proposed Administrative Rule changes to Res 8400 Grant-In-Aid rules and Res 8500 Trail Use rules.

11/05/2014 - Division of Parks and Recreation to Host a Community Meeting in Hampton
The Division of Parks and Recreation will be holding a community meeting to review the past season at Hampton Beach State Park on November 15.

10/31/2014 - NH Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps in NH State Parks
Governor Maggie Hassan and the Executive Council are celebrating the partnership between New Hampshire State Parks, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) by issuing a proclamation in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the AmeriCorps program that established the SCA NH Corps based at Bear Brook State Park.