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.See Weeks State Park and all Whitefield has to offer by arranging your trip with our Whitefield day trip website .
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Weeks State Park Reviews
My husband and I recently visited Weeks State Park during a stay in New Hampshire. We had hoped to hike at Crawford Notch but recent rains washed out sections of Rt. 302 and other routes making it vir... more »
It's worth the hike to the top, believe me! What a view! Everything was closed at this time of year, but you could walk the 1.5 miles to the top instead of drive. There are plenty of places to stop an... more »
We drove up as we were short on time. The views from the fire tower on top are great. A good hike if you have the time. more »
Drive or hike up the narrow paved road to the top of Prospect Mountain to visit Weeks State Park (road closed in winter ). Enjoy 360 deg views from the top of the stone fire tower. Take narrated tour of the house built by Weeks for a small fee. Top floor is totally open with picture window views of the surroundings. Very peaceful place to have picknic or hike around.
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.
Nice scenic hike to mountain top
Unbelievable views from here, especially the (free) tower. Hidden gem.
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