Throwback Adventure – Miller State Park – New Hampshire

I will have sections of my blog that I will title “Throwback Adventure”, and will plan on posting them every Thursday. These are journeys we have taken before I started the blog, but are well worth sharing. Many of these Throwback Adventures will include our Buster, who was known for his crazy tail, his happy howl, and his zest for life. We miss him dearly…he is forever in our hearts!

In May of 2015 Shadow, Buster and I Adventured to Miller State Park in Petersborough, New Hampshire.  Miller State is the oldest state run park in New Hampshire, and is situated on the summit and side of Pack Monadnock.  It is popular for hiking and snow-shoeing.

Shadow, Buster, and I had an energizing Adventure to Miller State Park.  There were pretty pink flowers along the path, lots of pine trees, and scenic mountains views.  The boys were quite tired from our hike so we were pleased to find a nice little spot for a shady nap along the way.  As New Englanders we are lucky to have such a vast variety of state parks to explore.  So glad we were able to visit Miller State Park (Throwback Adventures will not always be rated).

Heading Home After a wonderful day of hiking, my smiling boys:


July 20, 2018 – Ahern State Park – New Hampshire

Today Shadow, Wilma, and I visited Ahern State Park in Laconia, New Hampshire.  Ahern State Park is a 128 acre park, which includes a shoreline on Lake Winnisquam.  It is popular for beach goers, bikers, hikers, fishers, and boating (non-motorized).

We were quite pleased to explore a new park on a “not-too-hot” summer kind of day.  We drove down a long gravel road before arriving at the beach, and parking area.  We started down the trail parallel to Lake Winnisquam.  The trail was very quiet, with the distant sound of children swimming, and boaters enjoying their morning.  We found several trails down to the shore, for some Shadow swims.  As usual I wished I had brought my suit, but instead Wilma and I watched Shadow float around, cooling down and relaxing.  The trails were a little unclear, so I avoided any complex loops.  We found some fun rocks along the way, allowing us to view the lake from above.  The trail had a little more mosquitoes then preferred, but we did our best to ignore them, and carried on our happy way.  There really was not a lot to see at the park, but as per our usual adventure we reveled in the new smells, and overall experience (Rating:  3).