Off Route 18, Orange New Hampshire 30471
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.
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
10/17 Coming to The Orange area
Hebron Maple Festival Hebron CT March16-17 Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy and experience the weekend of maple related events.
Taste of the Valley Plymouth NH March21 Experience all of your favorite local flavors. Several restaurants from the region will be there hoping to win your vote in the "Best in Show" competition.
Seacoast Home and Garden Show Durham NH March23-24 The 19th annual show features more than 225 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for your home.
7th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival Providence RI April20 Your Beer Festival Admission Ticket will allow you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 250 brewers, live music, food and MUCH MORE at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
New England Folk Festival Mansfield MA April19-21 A fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.