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Pack Monadnock Mountain, Fitzwilliam

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Pack Monadnock or Pack Monadnock Mountain 2290ft, is the highest peak of the Wapack Range of mountains and the highest point in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. The mountain, a monadnock, is located in south-central New Hampshire within the towns of Peterborough and Temple. The 22mi Wapack Trail and a number of shorter trails traverse the mountain. A firetower and ledges on the summit offer long views north to the White Mountains, west to Mount Monadnock, and south into Massachusetts. North Pack Monadnock Mountain is located directly to the north along the Wapack ridgeline; Temple Mountain to the south.Much of the mountain is located within Miller State Park. A seasonal automobile road ascends from the south to a picnic area at the summit. The summit also has a manned air-pollution monitoring station.The east side of the mountain drains into the Souhegan River watershed, thence into the Merrimack River and Atlantic Ocean; the west side drains into the Contoocook River, thence into the Merrimack River.
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  • Hike it. Drive it. Doesn't matter. Get up there anyway you can. Oldest Park in NH. The 360 views are stunning.  more »
  • The views are amazing and so is the staff. We went on an overcast day but still had great views all around. We could clearly see Boston, and the White Mountains. We'll worth a quick trip even if you j...  more »
  • It takes 30-60 min to get up, it is 1.4 miles. The trail on the right is less rocky than the Wapack trail on your left. If you want to be easy on your knees coming down, go up Wapack. It's a quick way...  more »