Bear Brook State Park, with over 10,000 acres, is the largest developed state park in New Hampshire. Located in the southeast region of the state, there is plenty to do and see for everyone. Forty miles of trails through the heavily forested park lead to seldom visited marshes, bogs, summits, and ponds. The park offers a day-use area, group areas, and a 101-site campground. Bear Brook State Park Campground Information. If archery is your sport, Bear Brook State Park boasts two archery ranges - one 15-target range maintained by the N.H. Fish and Game Department, plus an additional four-target practice range that is universally accessible. (Bring your own archery equipment.) A Museum Complex within the park which is home to New Hampshire Antique Snowmobile Museum, Old Allenstown Meeting House, and the Richard Diehl Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Museum. Most of the museums are housed in historic CCC buildings. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Bear Brook Camp is one of the most complete camps remaining intact and in use in the country. The museums are open at various times throughout the summer.
New to mountain biking. Friend took me here. Some sections were pretty technical, looking at the loop we did, most was on the black difficult trails. For the most part though, it was a blast! Had a lot of fun and was beat the reat of the weekend, but it was a good kick into the world of trail riding
Lots of trail options here. I usually take One Mile Trail and follow it to the Bear Brook trail. The river is pretty. There's a few narrow parts which got congested with mountain bikers. Also took the path nearby Bear Brook which lead to farmland. Don't hike here on the hotter days and in late July/August though, the deerflies were especially horrible and ruined a few hikes. Tens of them chased us three miles back to the cars. Four dollar park fee per person upon entry.
We did the Hall Mountain and Ferret trails this weekend, though not by design! We set out to climb Hall Mountain, then follow the trail around to the Hall Mountain Marsh Trail and back to the car off Podunk Road. The Hall Mountain Trail was mostly unmarked, and we came upon several intersecting trails that are not marked on the park's trail map--very confusing. Because we could see Hall Mountain from several spots along the trails, we could orient ourselves and choose trails that appeared to take us in the general direction of the car. We finally came upon a sign at the intersection of the Hall Mountain and Ferret Trails, and decided to take the "sure bet" and follow Hall Mountain Trail out to the 4-H Camp and to Podunk Road. No sign of the Marsh Trail anywhere. Despite the confusion, the hike was fun and the park is beautiful, but I hesitate to recommend it because we felt like we were lost for most of our hike.
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Wonderful park with lots of trails to choose from. The trails themselves are well maintained however, some of them were very poorly marked, so navigating proved to be tricky at times. Beautiful area though, and no crowds when we went so that was a definite plus!