Adventures at Pillsbury State Park

Pillsbury State park is located off of route 31 in Washington NH. This little gem of a recreational park is filled with adventures to enjoy and discover. It is rich with nature and beauty. The park offers camping, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and wildlife exploration.  It’s a fun relaxing place to remove one’s self from the hustle and bustle of every day life.

http://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/pillsbury-state-park.aspx

North Pond

In the quiet of the woods of Pillsbury State Park, there are 35 campsites for families to gather and savor in the wilderness.  They offer bathrooms but no showers and the lakes and ponds are not for swimming because the bacteria levels are not tested and leaches could reside in them.  They offer campsites along trails and on the beaches of the ponds. Showers and swimming is available at Sunapee.  The campsites are clean and have nicely designed fire pits for s’mores and warmth.

May Pond
May Pond- Pillsbury State Park, Washington, NH

Hiking clears the head and relaxes the soul. Pillsbury offers 51 miles of trails.  These trails connect Mount Monadnock and Mount Sunapee. Some of the trails weave around the ponds and offer lovely views as well as an opportunity to view wildlife. The trails are well marked and easy to follow. The scenery is lovely and the fresh air is remarkable. The trails offer exercise and beauty especially in the fall.

Pillsbury offers about seven ponds for fishing, kayaking, and canoeing.  Don’t own a kayak or canoe. You can rent them and enjoy a trip around May Pond.  As you row about you can relish in the wilderness and take in the sights of the foliage. Out on the pond is a delicious way to enjoy a picnic and some romantic time together with someone special.

Keith on the Canoe
My husband on our canoe ride around May Pond.

Don’t forget to experience all of the wildlife around the park. Moose and loons have been seen in Pillsbury. Yesterday as my husband and I paddled around we saw loons and a blue heron. It was a beautiful sight to see a large bird like a heron perched on the edge of the pond and then to skim across the top of the pond.

Sometime we need to step away from the rush of the word and enjoy some peace and tranquility and Pillsbury State Park offers this. So pack a picnic and take the drive out to the park!

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