Pack Monadnock, a 2,290-foot mountain is the focal point of the park that also features an auto road to the summit and a 27’ steel fire tower with incredible views as far as Boston and Mount Washington. The park has 3 steep, main trails that ascend the mountain, including the 21-mile Wapack Trail that extends from Mt. Watatic in Ashburnham, Massachusetts to North Pack Monadnock in Greenfield. The Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory is located in the park near the summit and along the Wapack Ridge trail where nearly 10,000 raptors per season can be observed from a viewing platform, making it one of the best places in the state to view hawks. The Hawk Migration Association of North America tracks and reports on the annual hawk migration on http://www.hawkcount.org/. The migration, usually mid-September to mid-November, can be a prime opportunity to view broad-winged hawks, sharp-shinned hawks, northern goshawks, peregrine falcons, ospreys, and bald eagles. Amenities include a lookout/fire tower, picnic areas, restrooms, scenic overlook, and a 1.3 mile paved auto road. Leashed dogs are welcome. A modest entry fee applies at the main gate. Check the website for current rates. Miller State Park was established in 1891 and is the oldest state-run park in the state.
Miller State Park
Location: 13 Miller Park Road, Peterborough, NH 03458
Category: Birding, Hiking, Outdoor Activities,
Phone: (603) 924-3672