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From Manchester: Take NH-101 east for 15 miles to exit-5 for NH-156/107N. Exit and head north on NH-156/107 for 0.6 miles. Turn left to join with NH-27 then turn right after 0.1 miles to leave NH-27/107 and continue north on NH-156/Nottingham Road. After 1.4 miles, turn left onto Mountain Road and proceed 2 miles to the entrance to Pawtuckaway State Park.

Description

Pawtuckaway State Park offers a variety of landscapes, with something to do and see for everyone. The park includes a large family beach on the lake. There are many opportunities for hiking, with trails leading to many special points of interest, including a mountaintop fire tower; an extensive marsh where beavers, deer, and great blue herons may be seen; and a geologically unique field where large boulders called glacial erratics were deposited when glacial ice melted near the end of the Ice Age.

Other Information

There is a fee to access this state park; please check the fee schedule on the NH State Parks website. Season passes are available. When park is unstaffed during the season, please use Iron Ranger (self-serve pay station).

Pets are not allowed through the main park entrance between May 1 and September 30.

Trail Manager

Visit NH State Parks online for more information, or contact:

New Hampshire State Parks
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-3556
nhparks@dred.nh.gov

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