What to do in Pisgah State Park

Pisgah State Park may be found in the lower western area of the state just a few miles north of the Vermont and Massachusetts state lines. Multi-seasonal recreation activities abound at this year-round park. Several small ponds and Pisgah Reservoir offer a fishing opportunity and also the opportunity for wildlife viewing. Hiking trails may be found throughout the park, some of which may be used as snowmobile routes during the snow season. Mountain biking is another major attraction at this park.

Encompassing over 13,000 acres near the state lines of Vermont and Massachusetts, Pisgah State Park is a major year-round outdoor attraction. Summer hiking trails and winter snowmobile routes draw repeat visitors. The beautiful mixed forest-type offers a number of ponds, one reservoir, numerous hiking trails and an opportunity for solitude and relaxation.

Hiking, snowmobiling, mountain biking, fishing, picnicking, wildlife viewing and nature photography are favorite outdoor activities at New Hampshire's largest state park.

Pisgah State Park encompasses parts of Hinsdale, Winchester and Chesterfield off SRs 119, 10 and 63.

Winter can be cold with average temperatures ranging around 19 degrees Fahrenheit. The cold temperatures humidity bring heavy, water-laden snow to all parts of the state. Spring begins in mid-March and lasts through May. This time of the year is referred to as mud season in the mountains. The sugar is flowing early in the season and wild flowers bloom toward the end of it. Summer is the busiest season of the year for the tourism industry. This is an excellent time to travel, mountain roads are open and most of the mud has dried. Average summer temperatures range around 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Fall brings the leaf lookers to see the spectacular colors of the deciduous trees. Expect to see bus loads of people enjoying the crisp fall New England weather.

c/o NH Division of Parks & Recreation
P.O. Box 1856, 172 Pembroke Rd
Concord, NH 03302

Phone: 603-239-8153

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