Bear Brook State Park

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1 day (10:00am – 2:00pm)


61 Deerfield Road
Allenstown, NH 03275


group classes run with a minimum of 4


$55 per person


lodging is not included in course fee. students will be responsible for their own accommodations.


all technical equipment will be provided. click here for items you will be responsible for bringing.

Bear Brook State Park, Allenstown NEW HAMPSHIRE


Winter Hiking in Southern New Hampshire has long been a go to favorite for our guides at Eastern Mountain Sports to get outside and have some frozen fun! Our roots grow deep in this location and these Winter Trails have inspired us to outfit hikers with the gear we know and love. New Hampshire residents have been working and playing in Bear Brook State Park for many years. The parks logging history has evolved into a well known Multi Use Recreational Area that caters to winter recreation. Winter hiking on its extensive trails is a great way to explore this park and get outside to enjoy some winter exercise.

Bear Brook is the largest developed State Park in New Hampshire and covers over 10,000 acres in Southern New Hampshire. In the 1800’s this original town of Allenstown was completely logged to supply the mills in Suncook.  Over one fourth of the residents of New Hampshire lived and worked within a 15 mile radius of this area up until the 1930’s when The Civilian Conservation Corps started to build structures for the official parks opening in 1935.

Our winter hiking experience at Bear Brook will include both work and fun as we wind through its frozen trails with our snowshoes or micro spikes. Our experienced guides will cover topics that will help you stay warm and keep your traction. We will start with the trails surrounding the Podunk Road Trail Head and explore the Bear Brook Trail heading west to Hemlock Marsh or east to Smith Pond.  We will explore winding single-track trails with colorful names such as Bobcat Trail, Broken Bolder and Pine Pitch. These wooded trails offer the perfect combination of rolling hills and winding direction for the winter hiker to enjoy. Come experience this winter fun at Bear Brook and see how proper outfitting helps us make first tracks in the winter fluff.

Visitors are expected to pay the $4 per person admission fee by feeding the Iron Ranger in the parking lot off of Route 101. So please plan accordingly and bring 4 one dollar bills to help support all the hard work New Hampshire State Park Systems do.

IMPORTANT: If you are booking alone for a group class your reservation is subject to change if minimum enrollment is not reached. Group classes are perfect for those with flexible schedules. Any class can be booked privately any day of the week. For information about private reservations please call 800-310-4504.


Payment is due in full at time of reservation to secure your reservation. Events run rain or shine. Eastern Mountain Sports Schools reserves the right to cancel or reschedule events for low participation, weather or safety concerns at any time. We will try to give as much advance notice as possible, but may not always be able to give much advance warning, especially for weather cancellations. Cancellations or schedule changes 8 days or more prior to the event start date will be fully refunded or credited with no penalty. Reservation changes of any kind within 7 days of the event start date will not be refunded and you will not be allowed to carry over deposits to future events. For participants 17 or younger, a parent must sign a waiver form prior to climbing. If you have any questions please call 800-310-4504. We will be more than happy to review our cancellation policy with you.

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