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Discover the Power of Parks

Come explore the natural heritage of New Hampshire with us!
The Discover the Power of Parks, ​a partnership between the Student Conservation Association (SCA), AmeriCorps, NH State Parks, and Eversource Energy, is a program ​that connects participants with nature and builds appreciation for New Hampshire's unmatched natural heritage. Programs are offered statewide in the parks starting in late June and are offered through Columbus Day weekend.

Our Summer 2024 Schedule:  June - August Calendar

See details for each Park below!
For more information about the Discover the Power of Parks program, contact Johanna Lyons,


Discover the Power of Parks Summer Nature Programs 2024

Bear Brook State Park

About Bear Brook State Park 

Echo Lake State Park

About Echo Lake State Park

Ellacoya State Park

Programs have ended, see you next year!

Franconia Notch State Park

About Franconia Notch State Park

Mollidgewock State Park

About Mollidgewock State Park

Monadnock State Park

About Monadnock Lake State Park

Mt. Sunapee State Park

About Mt. Sunapee State Park 

Miller State Park

About Miller State Park 

Pawtuckaway State Park

Pawtuckaway State Park

Pillsbury State Park

About Pillsbury State Park

Seacoast Parks


Umbagog Lake State Park

About Umbagog Lake State Park

White Lake State Park

About White Lake State Park

DPP Quest

Do you want to learn more about the natural and cultural history of New Hampshire State Parks? Join the Discover the Power of Parks (DPP) Quest! Participate in five different Discover the Power of Parks programs and you will receive a complimentary patch in recognition of your accomplishment. For more information email

Discover the Power of Parks is presented by New Hampshire State Parks in collaboration with the Student Conservation Association. The Discover the Power of Parks program is made possible by generous financial support from Eversource.

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