Crawford Notch Programs

Discover the Power of Parks nature programs will begin again on June 21, 2019. Interpretive Ranger, Simone Maule has planned informative and fun programs for you to take advantage of while visiting Crawford Notch State Park. All programs are free with paid park admission. No pre-registration is required.

You may also enjoy our Discover Power of Parks blog, posted weekly by our Interpreters this summer.

Did you complete the Discover the Power of Parks quest? Send in your form and receive a complimentary patch! 

Programming Schedule

Date Events
June 21 1pm-4pm: Crawford History Hour @ Tourist Information Center
5pm-7pm: Leave No Trace @  Dry River Campground
June 22 9am-1pm: Hike Safe Hike Smart @ Arethusa Falls Trailhead
2pm-3pm: Queen of the Woods @ Duck Pond
7:30pm-8:30pm: Local Legends @ Dry River Campground
June 23 9am-12pm: Recycle Right @ Dry River Campground
2pm-4pm: Wildflower Walk @  Pond Loop Trailhead
July 5 1pm-4pm: Crawford History Hour @ Tourist Information Center
5pm-7pm: Leave No Trace @ Dry River Campground
June 6 9am-1pm: Hike Safe Hike Smart @ Arethusa Falls Trailhead
2pm-3pm: Queen of the Woods @ Duck Pond  
7:30pm-8:30pm: Local Legends @ Dry River Campground

Program Descriptions

Crawford History Hour
Curious about how Crawford Notch was formed? Want to know who first came to the Notch and why?  Wondering about what plants and wildlife you might see during your visit? Come ask Ranger Simone!

Leave No Trace
Do you enjoy the natural beauty and serenity of Crawford Notch? Do you want it to stay that way? Come explore the seven principles of leave no trace and learn how you can leave the wilderness better than you found it.

Hike Safe Hike Smart
Do you have what it takes to survive a hike in the White Mountains? Join Ranger Simone to learn about the ten essentials for hiking and how to pack for success!

Queen of the Woods
Discover the fascinating cultural history and many practical applications of New Hampshire’s State Tree – the White Birch.

Local Legends
Come gather around the campfire for local tall tales and ghost stories. Bring your own stories to share as well!

Recycle Right
Recycling is an important part of reducing impact! Bring your trash and recycling with you and learn how to sort it correctly!

Wildflower Walk
Explore the forest understory on this interactive nature walk. Let’s see how many wildflowers we can find!