Miller State Park

Location: 13 Miller Park Road, Peterborough, NH  03458

Category: Birding, Hiking, Outdoor Activities,

Phone: (603) 924-3672

With hiking trails, an auto-road, breathtaking views and home to a Hawk Migration Watch, Miller State Park has a little bit of everything for everyone.  Also known as “Pack Monadnock” or simply “Pack”, Miller State Park is the oldest state park in New Hampshire.  “Pack” features more than five miles of hiking trails climbing over 800’ from the base to the summit.  The summit features inspiring views of the surrounding countryside and if conditions are ideal you can see the Boston skyline to the Southeast, Mount Washington to the North and Vermont’s Green Mountains to the West.

For the ambitious hiker, “Pack” is part of the twenty two mile Wapack Trail that extends into Massachusetts.  For those who prefer the view without the climb, “Pack” features an auto-road that can be driven to the top.

During the fall, “Pack” is one of the best places in the state to view the Hawk Migration.  The NH Audubon Society has a viewing platform near the peak from which they monitor and count 10,000 – 20,000 hawks every year as they continue their journey south for the winter.  There is also a fire tower at the peak from which to get a higher viewing area and picnic tables for relaxing and having a quick bite to eat.

So whether you love to hike or simply love the views, “Pack” is a great choice.