, Kingston, NH

July 18, 2013

Discover the Power of Parks

Carriage Towne News

---- — CONCORD —Discover the Power of Parks this summer by connecting with nature and building an appreciation for New Hampshire’s unmatched natural heritage. Naturalist lead programs include guided hikes, interpretive tours, and imaginative environmental workshops for children and families. Programs are offered free to guests with paid park admission fee.

New this year, the Division of Parks and Recreation challenges park visitors to participate in five programs and they will receive a complimentary patch to celebrate their achievement. Programming takes place at Umbagog Lake, Lake Francis, Greenfield, Pawtuckaway, Bear Brook, White Lake and Franconia Notch State Parks. Schedules and program description are located at

Discover the Power of Parks is presented by New Hampshire State Parks in collaboration with the Student Conservation Association and is made possible by generous financial support from Public Service of New Hampshire and the Tillotson Foundation.

About New Hampshire Division of Parks & Recreation

The Division of Parks and Recreation is comprised of the Bureau of Park Operations, Bureau of Historic Sites, Bureau of Trails, and Cannon Mountain. The Division manages 92 properties, including state parks, beaches, campgrounds, historic sites, trails, waysides, and natural areas. The Division of Parks and Recreation is one of four divisions of the Department of Resources and Economic Development. To learn more, visit or call 603-271-3556.