Weeks State Park, Whitefield

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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  • 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 »
  • A must stop place for any my foliage trip!!! The views are amazing. The tour is worth taking.
  • 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.
  • A very nice state park, great views from the fire tower. A great place to stop when visiting the North Country.
  • Absolutely fantastic location, well preserved. Fire tower is very cool.
  • Great place for a short outdoor trip

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