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Weeks State Park, Whitefield

(4.6/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
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.
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TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
  • Easy hike up the car path. Some branching trails, but we didn't explore. We went on a rainy day and still had great views with the breaks in the clouds. Would be incredible on a clear Fall day! 
  • Unfortunately it was a cloudy rainy day, but we still hiked up the auto road. Due to the rain we had the mountain to ourselves. The top was high enough to be above the fog so we could see the surround...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Nice views