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Day Trips for the Busy Adventurer

Being in nature is undeniably good for the soul, but trip planning can get between you and your quest for fulfillment, especially when your time is limited. For busy adventurers, New Hampshire’s 93 state parks and properties provide accessibility to outdoor spaces without the pressure of organizing the to-dos. Included in this list are five parks across the state that make perfect day-trip destinations, from a jam-packed trip to a day of decompressing and everything in between. If you only have time for multiple one-day getaways throughout the year, an NHSP Season Pass or a New Hampshire Park Plate makes getting there and getting in, that much easier.
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Wellington State Park

Day Trips to Keep Floating On

When you need a day to decompress, there’s no better way than floating on one of the deepest and clearest lakes in NH at Wellington State Park in Bristol. The lake is open for paddling via the beach area or motor cruising via the boat launch, while the field area provides a wide open space for recreation. The on-site park store offers everything you need for a day at Wellington including kayak rentals and rec equipment as well as ice cream and other snacks. All this makes Wellington State Park a perfect spot for a quintessential lake day.

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