Bear Brook State Park- Allenstown, NH

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On our recent trip up north we explored New Hampshire's largest developed park which spans across 10,000 acres- Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown, NH. There is over forty miles of trails on diverse terrain  making it ideal for hiking, biking, fishing and much more.  Bear Brook is also a popular location for campers with more than 100 campsites spread throughout the park.

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When we first arrived, we got caught in a brief snow squall.  However, with the beach frozen over and snow falling it made for the perfect winter scene.  Bear Brook is certainly less crowded during the colder months, without the beach goers, campers and canoers.  Yet it is no less scenic or enjoyable.

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We would suggest grabbing a trail map or at least glancing over the the large map on display at the park entrance.  The trail systems are a bit extensive, with many routes to chose from.  Majority of the park has easy to moderate paths, with little elevation .  One of the more unique characteristics of Bear Brook are the trail markers earlier on in the wooded trails with workouts suggestions, just in case you were looking to burn some extra calories during your trip.

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Bear-Brook-State-Park-NH-Travel-the-East

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There is also a brook running along parts of the trail with a small dam.  A walk-out bridge right before the damn allows visitors to get an even more picturesque view of the man-made waterfall. The Bear Brook Dam also tends to be a hot spot for the fishermen. For the most part, the photos speak for themselves. Bear Brook is a beautiful area to explore New Hampshire's nature and a must-see location during any season of the year!

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