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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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Wentworth State Park

Babysitter’s Guide to Staying Cool

Knowing your go-to swim spot is key as the dog days of summer roll on. Finding one that suits all ages, as well as works for you, can make or break a hot afternoon. Wentworth State Park in Wolfeboro, NH checks all the boxes for the babysitter's guide. This lakefront park offers a shallow swimming area for littles to play in the sand and splash around, as well as boat rentals to explore the lake further. Also, on the 50-acre state park is a playground and grassy recreation area for field games, picnic tables for lunch and snacks, and a comfort station. There are designated parking spaces for NH State Parks Family Pass holders and cars with park plates, but you can guarantee a day on the shore before you head out with a day-use reservation.

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