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The State of New Hampshire acquired 700 acres in Orange in 1918 and formed the Mount Cardigan State Reservation. Today the reservation contains more than 5,000 acres in Orange and Alexandria. Outstanding views of west central N.H. may be found at Mount Cardigan's 3,121-foot treeless granite summit, with a panorama that includes Mt. Monadnock, the White Mountains, Camel's Hump in Vermont, and Pleasant Mountain in Maine.

A big boost came to the park in 1933 when the Civilian Conservation Corps built trails and a new entrance road and extended a telephone line to the fire tower. This carry-in / carry-out park is used primarily for hiking to the summit of Mt. Cardigan.

No camping at this park. The Park also offers picnic tables at a great spot for picnicking.

Location: Off Route 18, Orange New Hampshire 30471 Telephone 603-927-4096

Other New Hampshire State Parks nearby:
(Orange) Cardigan State Park
(Greenfield) Greenfield State Park
(Peterborough) Miller State Park
(Jaffrey) Monadnock State Park
(Winchester) Pisgah State Park
(Fitzwilliam) Rhododendron State Park

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