If you're looking to get lost in the woods, New Hampshire has a park that's got what you need. Bear Brook State Park offers a massive section of forest terrain full of bogs, ponds, and a huge slice of history. Several museums commemorate the stories that this park was home to.
For those looking to stay here, you'll be able to pick from 101 campsites which range in size and shape. Two remote sites are available for anyone up for the hike-in challenge, and 8 cabins offer slightly more luxury while experiencing the great outdoors, though your woofer won't be able to join you in these structures. The park offers are no garbage services, so prepare to lug out all of your garbage with you when it's time to go home. Both drinking water and a dump station can be accessed on-site.
To get in the park, visitors need to pay an entrance fee of $4 per person -- excluding kids and seniors, who get in for free. No matter which site you end up at, the standard rate of $25 per night applies.
Guests love exploring all of the marshy areas that dot the grounds. The ponds in the park are regularly stocked, meaning anglers can get in on the fun as well. For the sunbathers in your group, there's even a small beach where you can soak up the rays during the warmer months. If you don't have a boat of your own, but you're still itching to get out on the water, Bear Brook has you covered! They offer many rental boats -- meaning you don't have to stress about lugging your own watercraft to the waves. An elaborate trail system is also available, so there's no excuse not to get Fido out for some daily exercise!
Four-legged guests of the campground are only asked to stay on-leash throughout their visit. Plan ahead and bring loads of bags so that bringing out all of your pupper's waste isn't a smelly headache at the end of your trip. Doggos aren't allowed in the day-use area of the park.
To experience the greatest expanse that New Hampshire has to offer, head to Bear Brook State Park!