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  Rolfe Park Concord Recreation Department
  Contoocook River Park NH Parks and Recreation
    National Parks in NH
    Trip Finder (Top ten family hikes, Waterfall trips, Loop Trips
    Appalachian Mountain Club
  Rolfe Park Trail  
  Contoocook River Park Trail  
  Concord Trails  
  New Hampshire Trails Bureau  
  Society for the Protection of NH Forests  
Organized Sports for Youth  
  Penacook Community Center Programs  
  Independent Community Basketball (ICB) League
       Provides recreational basketball to the students of the Merrimack
       Valley School District, Grades 1-8
  Merrimack Valley Youth Baseball And Softball  
  Local youth soccer
       Merrimack Valley Soccer League sponsors teams in central New
       Hampshire including "Penacook Youth Soccer" for Grade 3 through
       high school.
       Contact information
  Youth Football and Lacrosse
       MV Blue Storm Sports Lacrosse Teams
Summer Activities  
  NH Department of Resources and Economic Development  
  NH Fish and Game Department Discovery Room  
  Kayaks and Canoes  
  Museum of New Hampshire History  
  McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center  
  New Hampshire Audubon McLane Center  
Winter Sports  
  NH Department of Resources and Economic Development  
  Winter/Snow Gear Rentals  
  Bird Watching  
  Cross Country Skiing  
  Snow tubing  

Nearby Activities and Learning Experiences

New Hampshire Audubon
Website: http://www.nhaudubon.org/
Offers programs in wildlife conservation, land protection, environmental policy, and environmental education. These lectures, camps, field trips, and school and homeschool programs are designed to appeal to young people, adults, and families.

McLane Center
at Silk Farm
Website: http://www.nhaudubon.org/
Offers year-round environmental education programs for people of all ages through school and youth group programs, vacation camps during all school vacations, Saturday family programs, pre-school programs, programs for homeschool families, teacher workshops, and adult education workshops.
The center also has exhibits, live animals, hiking trails, and a wonderful Nature Store with bird feeders, optics, bird seed, books, clothing, jewelry, gifts, and much more.

Christa McAuliffe Planetarium
2 Institute Drive
Space programs

The Museum of NH History
6 Eagle Square
Website: nhhistory.org

Canterbury Shaker Village
288 Shaker Road
Website: shakers.org

Concord Library and Penacook Branch Library programs

Penacook Community Center
76 Community Drive, Penacook
Website: penacookcommunitycenter.org

Winter Sports in the Area

Winter/Snow Gear Rentals

NH Audubon McLane Center
3 Silk Farm Road

Carter Hill Orchard
73 Carter Hill Road
Snowshoes, cross country skis

Eastern Mountain Sports
68 Fort Eddy Road
224-8781 s

Everett Arena

White Park
Website: onconcord.com/recreation

Bird Watching

Any wooded areas or open fields or your own backyard may be host to owls, black-capped chickadees, tufted titmice, white-breasted nuthatches, woodpeckers, bluejays, northern cardinals, juncos, house finches, American goldfinches, common redpolls, and pine siskins, snow buntings, horned larks, cedar waxwings, and near Sewalls Falls, bald eagles.

Visit New Hampshire Audubon for more about bird watching possibilities and places.


White Park
North on Centre to Washington Street, right into the park
Skate rentals $2, weather permitting on Fridays 6-8PM, Saturdays 10AM-noon, Sundays 1-5PM and 6-8PM

Merrill Park
Rt. 93 to Exit 16, right off the ramp, another right at the stop sign and straight on Eastman Street. Park on the left.

Everett Arena (indoors)
15 Loudon Road
Call 228-2784 for hours and fees


White Park
North on Centre to Washington Street, right into the park. Head for the big hill.

Rollins Park
Off Broadway

Snow tubing

Pat’s Peak Henniker
Website: patspeak.com

Gunstock Gilford

McIntyre Ski Area
Website: mcintyreskiarea.com


McLane Audubon Center
3 Silk Farm Road, 224-9909
Trails extend from Center through St. Paul's School to Great Turkey Pond.

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
54 Portsmouth Street

Cross country skiing

Beaver Meadow Golf Course
Off Sewalls Falls Road
Groomed trails. Anywhere except roped off greens and tees

Sewalls Falls Park
Ungroomed, level area.

Carter Hill Orchard
73 Carter Hill Road
Groomed ski trails through the orchard
Ski rental inside the barn most days

White Farm
Groomed trails. Open fields Access through Concord High School Memorial Field off Fruit Street

Society for Protection of New Hampshire Forests
54 Portsmouth Street
Ungroomed. Past the main parking lot and down the hill to the lower parking area.

Other ungroomed possibilities
Rollins Park off Broadway, White Park, Sewalls Falls Park


White Park Rink
North on Centre Street to Washington Street. Park on right.
Rent skates: $2 at the White Park skate house
                   Fridays, 6 to 8 PM
                   Saturdays, 10 AM to noon
                   Sundays, 1 to 5 PM and 6 to 8 PM

Merrill Park Rink
Route I-93 to Exit 16, make right and second right at the stop sign. Straight on Eastman Street. Park on the left.

Everrett Arena
15 Loudon Road
Call 228-2784 for open skate hours and fees
Indoor skating


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