Weeks State Park

200 Weeks State Park Rd
Lancaster, NH 03584
Phone: 603-788-4004

Activities and Amenities

Cross-Country Skiing
Cross-Country Skiing
Downhill Skiing
Downhill Skiing
Learning Environments
Learning Environments
* interpretive programs, natural/biodiversity, scenic geology, museum tours
Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking
* biking & mtn biking
Snowmobiling
Snowmobiling
Snowshoeing
Snowshoeing
Historic Site
Historic Site
Hiking
Hiking
Walking Trails
Walking Trails
Fire Lookout Tower
Fire Lookout Tower
Pet-Friendly
Pet-Friendly
* some restrictions apply
Picnic Area
Picnic Area
Restrooms
Restrooms
* pit toilet or bathhouse
Scenic Overlook
Scenic Overlook
* vehicular access
Flush Toilets
Flush Toilets

John Wingate Weeks Historic Site's Mt. Prospect estate was built at the direction of John Wingate Weeks, leading conservationist, U.S. congressman, U.S. senator, and Secretary of War under Presidents Harding and Coolidge. The 446-acre Mt. Prospect estate was given to the state of New Hampshire in 1941 by John Weeks' children, Katherine Weeks Davidge and Sinclair Weeks. Set at the very top of Mt. Prospect in Lancaster, New Hampshire, the house and grounds provide a 360-degree panorama of mountain splendor, including the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Kilkenny Range, the Percy Peaks, and the upper Connecticut River Valley. Visitors can climb the old stone fire tower for even better mountain views. The John Wingate Weeks House Museum is also open to the public and tours are offered during the operating season.

Operating Schedule

Weeks State Park is open on weekends from May 20th to June 12th. From June 15th to October 10th it is open Wednesday through Sunday. Operating hours are 10am to 5pm.

Dates of Operation Operating Hours Closing Notes
Weekends: 5/20-6/12
Wed-Sun: 6/15-10/10
10am-5pm
*Last museum tour at 4pm
10/10
Last tour is at 4pm
Will be open Memorial Day,
Labor Day and Columbus Day

Fees

Admission for NH residents is $4 for adults (18-64); children ages 5 and under and NH residents age 65 and over are admitted free. Admission for non-residents is $5 for adults (18 or over); $3 for youth ages 6-17; children ages 5 and under are admitted free.Season passes are available.

Age 5 or under 6-17 18-64 65 or over
Resident Free Free $4
Free
Non-Resident
Free
$3
$5
$5

Are pets allowed at Weeks State Park?

Pets are permitted in the park. See the NH State Parks Pets Policy for more information.

WeeksLegacy.org

2011 marked the 100th Anniversary of the historic Weeks Act. Enacted in 1911, the Weeks Act enabled the aquisition of over 19 million acres in 124 national forests, spanning 42 states, including the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire and Maine. To honor this occasion weekslegacy.org was created by a diverse group of organizations. This website, hosted by NH Public Television, is an aggregation of the many events, stories, lectures and research about the importance of our nation’s forestlands and the role they play in the quality of our lives, as well as about the Weeks Act, the White Mountain National Forest, and the International Year of the Forest. Explore the site and read up on Weeks Act history, news, multimedia, events, links and to share your comments as well.

Keep Your Parks Clean

Through the Carry-In/Carry-Out Program, you can help us keep your parks clean and beautiful by carrying out whatever you carry in. Thank you for your cooperation and remember to recycle.

Access for Persons with Disabilities

Please contact the park office directly for information regarding disability access needs.