Crawford Notch Programs

Our 2019 Discover the Power of Parks nature programs have begun! 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.

Programming Schedule

Date Events
August 2 (Friday) 12pm-5pm: Crawford History Hour (@ Tourist Information Center)
5:30pm-6:30pm: Leave No Trace (@ Dry River Campground)
August 3 (Saturday) 8am–1pm: Hike Safe Hike Smart (@ Arethusa Falls Trail)
2pm-4pm: Queen of the Woods (@ Willey House)
5:30pm-6:30pm: Recycle Right (@ Dry River Campground)
7:30pm-8:30pm: Local Legends (@ Dry River Campground)
August 4 (Sunday) 11am-3pm: Animal Adaptations (@ Willey House Site)
August 9 (Friday) 12pm-5pm: Crawford History Hour (@ Tourist Information Center)
5:30pm-6:30pm: Campfire Desserts (@ Dry River Campground)
August 10 (Saturday) 8am–1pm: Hike Safe Hike Smart (@ Arethusa Falls Trail)
2pm-4pm: Leave No Trace (@ Willey House)
5:30pm-6:30pm: Recycle Right (@ Dry River Campground)
7:30pm-8:30pm: Local Legends (@ Dry River Campground)
August 11 (Sunday) 11am-3pm: Animal Adaptations (@ Willey House Site)
August 16 (Friday) 12pm-5pm: Crawford History Hour (@ Tourist Information Center)
5:30pm-6:30pm: Leave No Trace (@ Dry River Campground)
August 17 (Saturday) 8am–1pm: Hike Safe Hike Smart (@ Arethusa Falls Trail)
2pm-4pm: Queen of the Woods (@ Willey House)
5:30pm-6:30pm: Recycle Right (@ Dry River Campground)
7:30pm-8:30pm: Local Legends (@ Dry River Campground)
August 18 (Sunday) 11am-3pm: Animal Adaptations (@ Willey House Site)
August 23 (Friday) 12pm-5pm: Crawford History Hour (@ Tourist Information Center)
5:30pm-6:30pm: Campfire Desserts (@ Dry River Campground)
August 24 (Saturday) 8am–1pm: Hike Safe Hike Smart (@ Arethusa Falls Trail)
2pm-4pm: Leave No Trace (@ Willey House)
5:30pm-6:30pm: Recycle Right (@ Dry River Campground)
7:30pm-8:30pm: Local Legends (@ Dry River Campground)
August 25 (Sunday) 11am-3pm: Animal Adaptations (@ Willey House Site)
August 30 (Friday) 12pm-5pm: Crawford History Hour (@ Tourist Information Center)
5:30pm-6:30pm: Leave No Trace (@ Dry River Campground)
August 31 (Saturday) 8am–1pm: Hike Safe Hike Smart (@ Arethusa Falls Trail)
2pm-4pm: Queen of the Woods (@ Willey House)
5:30pm-6:30pm: Recycle Right (@ Dry River Campground)
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!

Water Quality Fun
Calling all scientists! Learn about pond and stream health and test your knowledge at our very own Duck Pond!

Animal Adaptations
Get up close and hands-on with animal pelts, and learn how New Hampshire’s native animals have adapted to survive!

Campfire Desserts
Come and experience the magic of cooking over a campfire and learn about a couple different desserts you can prepare with just a few simple ingredients!
 

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