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picnics in the park

Sunday, September 01, 2013

I remember going on picnics with my family when growing up. On sunny afternoons, we would pack a nice lunch, and drive to the Monadnock State Park, and eat a lunch. We would run through the woods, climb at least part way up the mountain, then eat a little more, and drive home.
Picnics were important activities for a family with six kids! They were a healthy way to spend an afternoon. Everyone would go home happy, dirty and tired.
According to interim Monadnock State Park Manager Susan Tirrell, "there are still picnic tables at Monadnock, but they are not used as much." "Most of the picnics occur at the Gilson Pond Campground area."

On busy summer weekends, the picnic area at the Headquarters is full of cars parked in closely. The family picnics happen near the playground at Gilson Pond area.

Our upcoming picnic will also be held at the Gilson Pond area. Please join us for an old fashioned kind of event-picnicking in the Monadnock State Park!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FLAMENM 9/1/2013 11:03PM

    I loved the family picnics we had when we took the boat out and went exploring. Thanks for reminding me to remember.

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MJ7DM33 9/1/2013 6:16PM

  Good memories!

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WALKINGIRL5 9/1/2013 4:38PM

    Hope to get to Monadanock one day!

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DEBBYFROMMT 9/1/2013 2:43PM

    That is a wonderful way to spend time with children! You must have had a great childhood!

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OKBACK2ME 9/1/2013 11:26AM

    I love your blogs! I am so happy I finally found a hiking partner. My DH is a challenge just to get to walk, though he is coming with me more. So when she gets back from her trip to Ontario next month we are going to start hiking the local trails.

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NASFKAB 9/1/2013 9:40AM

  would love to join but from Bangladesh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MADAMES 9/1/2013 9:06AM

    We too had family picnics growing up. Thanks for bringing back some great memories! Have fun!

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KELLIEBEAN 9/1/2013 7:59AM

    My mom was not a fan of the outdoors growing up. I wish it had be different. I love the outdoor as I've gotten older.

I would love a trip to your picnic but I will be walking with my daughter in the 2013 NEDA Chicago walk that day.

I'll be thinking about your picnics. I hope it's a huge success.


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1CRAZYDOG 9/1/2013 7:18AM

    Some of my best memories growing up were of picnics we had. I wish I was closer to Mt. Monadnock . . . it looks beautiful! Hope it's a wonderful event.

Blessings and hugs.

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SANDRALEET 9/1/2013 7:17AM

    Simple fun is best Remember the longest

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