Pawtuckaway State Park

128 Mountain Road
Nottingham, NH - 03290

Type: Parks
(603) 895-3031
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Pawtuckaway State Park, located in Nottingham, New Hampshire, is a diverse and expansive natural area offering a wide array of outdoor activities and picturesque landscapes. Covering over 5,000 acres, the park features a mix of forests, lakes, wetlands, and impressive geological formations. It is a popular destination for families, hikers, campers, and nature enthusiasts looking to explore the beauty of southern New Hampshire.

One of the central attractions of Pawtuckaway State Park is Pawtuckaway Lake, a large and serene body of water perfect for a variety of water-based activities. Visitors can enjoy swimming at the park's sandy beach, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. The lake is home to several species of fish, including largemouth bass, pickerel, and perch, making it a favorite spot for anglers. There are also boat rentals available for those who don't have their watercraft.

The park's extensive trail system caters to hikers of all skill levels, offering everything from easy walks to challenging hikes. One of the most popular trails is the hike to Pawtuckaway's Fire Tower, which provides panoramic views of the surrounding area from the summit of South Mountain. The Boulder Field, another notable feature, showcases large glacial erratics scattered across the landscape, creating a unique and fascinating terrain to explore. Mountain biking is also allowed on many of the park's trails, offering additional adventure opportunities.

Pawtuckaway State Park is open year-round, with each season bringing its unique attractions. In the fall, the park's foliage creates a vibrant display of colors, while winter activities include snowshoeing and ice fishing. The park offers a large campground with over 190 campsites, including both wooded and waterfront sites, as well as several cabins. Amenities such as picnic areas, playgrounds, and restroom facilities make it a convenient and family-friendly destination. With its diverse recreational opportunities and natural beauty, Pawtuckaway State Park is a cherished destination for outdoor enthusiasts in New Hampshire.

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