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Weeks State Park, New Hampshire

Weeks State Park - John Wingate Weeks Estate on the summit of Mt. Prospect in Lancaster, New Hampshire USA. The Mount Prospect Tower was built by John W. Weeks in 1912 and is still in operation today.
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.

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Dixville Notch, New Hampshire

Dixville Notch State Park in Dixville, New Hampshire USA from Table Rock during the autumn months. Route 26 is in view.
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.

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