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Press Releases

08/20/2014 - Hampton Beach State Park Lifeguards Best in Northeast
Competing against teams from around the Northeast and Canada, Hampton Beach State Park lifeguards took top honors last Saturday at the 35th annual Northern New England Lifesaving Championship in Ogunquit, Maine.

08/12/2014 - Public Hearing for the Mount Sunapee Master Development Plan
The Department of Resources and Economic Development and the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm at Mount Sunapee Resort, Sunapee Lodge.

08/07/2014 - NH commemorates 400th anniversary of Capt. John Smith’s expedition to New England, dedicates monument in Rye
Six years before Plymouth, Mass., celebrates the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival, New Hampshire will commemorate the quadricentennial of Capt. John Smith’s 1614 expedition – when he mapped and named our region “New England” – by dedicating a new monument at Rye Harbor State Park on August 14, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.

07/02/2014 - Turning 50: Four State Parks Still Fabulous After All These Years
Turning 50 this year are Clough State Park in Weare; Greenfield State Park in Greenfield; Wallis Sands State Beach in Rye and Mount Washington State Park in Sargents Purchase.

06/25/2014 - Three New Hampshire Beaches Rated Tops in the Nation
Three New Hampshire beaches — Hampton Beach State Park, Wallis Sands Beach at Wallis Road, and Wallis Sands State Park beach— have been listed as “superstar” beaches.

06/19/2014 - Hampton Beach State Park Historic Interpretive Panels Installed
As part of the redevelopment project at Hampton Beach State Park, the Division of Parks and Recreation has installed interpretive panels chronicling the history of Hampton Beach.

06/06/2014 - Great Park Pursuit in New Hampshire State Parks
Bear Brook State Park will be buzzing with excitement as the Great Park Pursuit kicks off on Saturday, June 14th, 10:00 am. The event day theme is Family Camping 101 and will feature interactive programming by the Discover the Power of Parks interpreters. The team will take nature hikes and learn about invasive species that impact firewood; rainy day storytelling; camper ethics; and the always pop