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New Hampshire State Parks Babysitter's Guide

Even with camps, vacations and trips planned, three months of summer can feel like a lot of time to fill the kiddos' schedules with meaningful activities until they are back to school. Whether you use this guide yourself or share it with your caretaker, here’s our definitive babysitter’s guide to New Hampshire State Parks, for an entertaining and valuable use of your children’s summer vacation. Making exploring these parks as easy as possible is a key part of the babysitter’s guide. An NHSP Family Seasons Pass or a New Hampshire Park Plate  gets you where you need to go simply and quickly.
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Weeks State Park

Babysitter’s Guide to Making a Day of It

For the purpose of the babysitter's guide, there is no better park to spend the whole day than Weeks State Park and The John Wingate Weeks Historic Site in Lancaster, NH. Located in the White Mountains Region, the 446-acre estate offers breathtaking 360-degree views of New Hampshire’s mountainous landscape. The park is home to striking stone features including the 52-foot fire tower, reminiscent of a castle, sprawling lawn space, and walking trails. Beyond exploring the grounds of Mt. Prospect, the Historic Site has educational programs and a special World War II exhibit on the U.S.S. John W. Weeks battleship. Visit the Park’s page for more information.

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172 Pembroke Road Concord, NH 03301