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Description - Dixville Notch State Park is located in the Great North Woods Travel Region between the towns of Colebrook and Errol along scenic Route 26. This beautiful 137-acre site rests on beautiful high country with low-lying wetlands serving as home to the majority of New Hampshire's moose population. Dixville Notch is a beautiful gorge with lovely waterfalls surrounded by rolling mountains that rise over 2,500 feet above sea level.

Attractions - The main feature is the beautiful deep cool gorge with a tumbling waterfalls nestled amidst the rolling mountains. A hiking trail leading to Table Rock is one of the most popular walks. The relatively short 1.5-mile moderate mountain loop climbs steadily to the spectacular Table Rock, which rises 2,540 feet in elevation. Other park amenities include picnicking in a heavily wooded streamside environment and coldwater fishing. Running west of the park is Mohawk River and south of the park is Cascade Brook, both known to support a thriving population of brook trout. Nearby attractions include The Balsams Wilderness and Balsams Panorama Golf Club.

Recreation - Viewing scenery is the popular thing to do at this state park. Other area activities include hiking, picnicking and fishing. The nearby Balsams Wilderness is a destination for downhill and cross-country skiers. Golfing is available at the Balsams Panorama Golf Club.

Climate - Winter can be cold with average temperatures ranging around 19 degrees Fahrenheit. The cold temperatures humidity bring heavy, water-laden snow to all parts of the state. Spring begins in mid-March and lasts through May. This time of the year is referred to as mud season in the mountains. The sugar is flowing early in the season and wild flowers bloom toward the end of it. Summer is the busiest season of the year for the tourism industry. This is an excellent time to travel, mountain roads are open and most of the mud has dried. Average summer temperatures range around 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Fall brings the leaf lookers to see the spectacular colors of the deciduous trees. Expect to see bus loads of people enjoying the crisp fall New England weather.

Location - Dixville Notch State Park is located about midway between the towns of Colebrook and Errol on SR 26.

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Dixville Notch State Park, c/o NH Division of Parks & Recreation, P.O. Box 1856, 172 Pembroke Rd , Concord, NH, 03302, Phone: 603-271-3556, Fax: 603-271-2629

Additional Information:
Great North Woods Travel Region - The Great North Woods Travel Region boasts having 97% of its land forested. Timber companies own sixty to seventy percent of the land, many of which allow recreation on their land.
New Hampshire State Parks - The state of New Hampshire has over 65 state park facilities ranging from historic sites and woodland picnic groves to beautiful sand beaches.
New Hampshire State Parks - The state of New Hampshire has over 65 state park facilities ranging from historic sites and woodland picnic groves to beautiful sand beaches. There is one National Park facility, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site and one National Forest, White Mountains.

New Hampshire State Parks - Official New Hampshire State Parks Website


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