Bear Brook State Park celebrates 80 years of outdoor adventure and conservation
Allenstown, NH – Bear Brook State Park, New Hampshire's largest developed state park, is gearing up for an exciting celebration of its 80th anniversary. This milestone event is set for Sunday, Sept. 17 in Bear Brook State Park at 61 Deerfield Rd., Allenstown, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The celebration will be a day filled with fun activities, educational exhibits, and nature hikes to explore the park's breathtaking 10,000-acre landscape, spanning four towns and two counties. The state park has a rich history, having been shaped by the Civil Conservation Corps during the 1930s and officially becoming a New Hampshire State Park in 1943.
Throughout the day, visitors can explore various booths and displays from N.H. State Parks, N.H. Division of Forest and Lands, N.H. Trails Bureau, N.H. Fish and Game, Allenstown Fire Department, the Student Conservation Association, Derry Trail Riders and the New England Mountain Bike Association.
Activities range from Park Bingo and giveaways to fire prevention exercises and outdoor skills training. In addition, the snowmobile and CCC museums will be open.
Throughout the peak season, Bear Brook State Park offers a range of outdoor activities, including camping, hiking, swimming, mountain biking, archery, fishing, snowmobiling, and more. In 2022, the park welcomed nearly 12,000 campers and 27,000 day-use visitors.
A one-page flyer about Bear Brook State Park is available online. Anyone interested in attending the park’s 80th anniversary celebration is encouraged to register online.