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Elm Brook Park

US Army Corp of Engineers

Location: Take exit 6 from I 89. Turn on to Route 127 South (left turn if traveling North, right turn if traveling South). Follow Route 127 South for approximately 1 mile. Turn left to Elm Brook Park at the sign, Contoocook.

Activities: Swimming, picnicking, boating

Amenities: Picnic tables, grills, playground equipment, horseshoe pits, a swim beach (no lifeguards), a short nature trail, a boat ramp, and four picnic shelters available on a fee basis.

Please note that PETS are NOT allowed in the park Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. Carry in-Carry out all trash.

This facility is owned and operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers, therefore NH State Park Passes are not accepted.

Acreage: 288 acres

Waterfront: Hopkinton Lake

Number of Campsites: None

Blackwater Dam

Location: From Concord, 8 miles North on I-93. Exit 17 onto US 4 North, South on NH 127, Franklin

Activities: Canoeing, kayaking, picknicking, fishing

Amenities: Shower Facilities

Operation Schedule: Day-use only

Acreage: 3,600 acres

Waterfront: Blackwater River

Number of Campsites: None

Information:

One of the oldest US Army Corps of Enginners dams in New England, this small facility near Webster provides some of the best kayak waters in the country during spring releases. It is the site of sanctioned events each year and has hosted Olympic pre-trials. Hydropower production was never incorporated after local citizens objected to the creation of a permanent pool of water.

Eisenhower Memorial Wayside Park

Location: Located in Carroll, NH

Activities: Hiking, picnicking

Amenities: Picnic tables

Operation Schedule: Year-round

Acreage: 7 acres

Waterfront: None

Number of Campsites: None

Pets: Pets are not permitted in this park.

Information: This seven-acre memorial park, established in 1979 as a gift from the Bretton Woods Corporation, honors the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Views of the Presidential Range in the White Mountain National Forest are a short walk away. Eisenhower Memorial Wayside Park is unstaffed but is open to the public year-round at no charge. Picnic tables are available.

Androscoggin Wayside Park

Location: Off Route 16, South of Errol, NH

Activities: Canoeing, picnicking and fishing.

Amenities: None

Operation Schedule: Open year-round

Acreage: 1 acre

Waterfront: Androscoggin River

Information:

Androscoggin Wayside Park is situated on a bluff overlooking a bend in the Androscoggin River and lies within the Thirteen Mile Woods. It is a scenic spot for picnicking and fishing, and the river rapids make it a favorite for canoeing.

The park is unstaffed but is open to the public year-round.

Franklin Falls Dam

Location: From Concord, 20 miles North on I-93 to Exit 22, South on NH 127, 3 miles to the dam, Franklin

Activities: Canoeing, picnicking, fishing, hiking

Amenities: Shower Facilities

Fee: None

Operation Schedule: Day-use only

Acreage: 3,900 acres

Waterfront: Pemigewasset River

Number of Campsites: None

Information:

The reservoir has many miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. The area offers excellent hunting and fishing opportunities.

Gardner Memorial Wayside Park

Location: Route 4A, Wilmot

Activities: Picnicking

Amenities: Picnic tables

Operation Schedule: Year-round

Acreage: Part of Gile State Forest, 6,675 acres

Number of Campsites: None

More Information: Scenic picnic area. A memorial to Walter C. Gardner II, whose father established Gile State Forest.

Honey Brook Wayside Park

Location: Off Route 10, Lempster, NH

Activities: Picknicking

Amenities: None

Operation Schedule: Year-Round

Acreage: 1 acre

More Information:

Provides a nice restful picnic spot.

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