John Wingate Weeks Historic Site's Mt. Prospect estate was built at the direction of John Wingate Weeks, leading conservationist, U.S. congressman, U.S. senator, and Secretary of War under Presidents Harding and Coolidge. The 420-acre Mt. Prospect estate was given to the state of New Hampshire in 1941 by John Weeks' children, Katherine Weeks Davidge and Sinclair Weeks. Set at the very top of Mt. Prospect in Lancaster, New Hampshire, the house and grounds provide a 360-degree panorama of mountain splendor, including the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Kilkenny Range, the Percy Peaks, and the upper Connecticut River Valley. Enjoy a historic Tower and the Lodge.Plan your visit to Weeks State Park and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Whitefield holiday planner.
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People of northern New Hampshire owe gratitude to John Wingate Weeks who created what later became Weeks State Park. His heirs donated it to the State of New Hampshire, but he created this great park,... more »
It's historic, great place to pick up and go, it's a very enjoyable place to be, people a great, their Staff is just totally plesant and and joy to be around, They care for anyone who steps in their i... more »
My only recommendation is that you go before the end of October and after it opens in the spring so you can climb the tower for the view. We did the mile and a half walk up and down and were disappoin... more »
Great area for hiking and outdoor events. There are really easy trails that are great for family outings, and some slightly more challenging ones if you want to get some exercise outside for a few hours. The top has a nice lodge that is a museum, and a fire tower you can climb to get a good view of the surrounding area.
Unbelievable views from here, especially the (free) tower. Hidden gem.
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