Weeks State Park – Lancaster, New Hampshire
Weeks State Park, New Hampshire – Weeks State Park is a 420-acre, more or less, property on Mt. Prospect in Lancaster, New Hampshire. The main attraction of the park is the historical Weeks Estate on the summit. Built in 1912 for John Wingate Weeks (1860-1926), the main house is built of fieldstone and stucco.
Born in Lancaster on April 11, 1860, John Wingate Weeks was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. He was a leading conservationist, congressman, senator, and secretary of war but is best known for the Weeks Act of 1911. The Weeks Act authorized the Federal Government to purchase private land in the eastern United States and maintain the land as national forests. He is the reason why we have the White Mountain National Forest.
The Balsams Grand Resort – Dixville Notch, NH
A important conservation campaign is currently taken place to protect 5,800 acres surrounding the Balsams Grand Hotel Resort in Dixville Notch, NH. If you are unaware of the issue checkout the included links.
The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests has a deadline of January 15 to raise $850,000 that is needed to acquire conservation restrictions and a power line right of way on lands surrounding the Balsams. To date (Jan. 10), $745,000 has been raised and with the campaign ending in just a few days it is essential to create awareness and spread the word.
Route 26 from the steep cliffs of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire
Dixville Notch State Park, New Hampshire – Dixville Notch State Park consists of 127 acres along Route 26 in Dixville, New Hampshire. This state park has many opportunities for hikers, photographers, tourists and waterfall buffs. Personally, I prefer to visit Dixville Notch during the autumn months, during peak foliage, but the notch is interesting any time of year.