Good days in Mine Falls Park

As the Granite State Walker blog turns 10 this month, I’m looking back at some of my favorite southern New Hampshire destinations. Today’s gallery:  Mine Falls Park in Nashua. This urban park is accessible from the Everett Turnpike (exit 5W, or 5E to Simon Street), Stellos Stadium, Lincoln Park, the Millyard downtown, or 7th Street off Ledge Street. If you live near Nashua and you haven’t explored this park yet, do yourself a favor and get out there!

 

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Two boat launches serve the park, including this one outside Conway Arena.

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The dam at Mine Falls.

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This path edges the millpond, home to heron and beaver.

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A short history of the park.

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Muskrats love the Mine Falls canal. The  canal, nearby Nashua River, and millyard cove are great areas for observing birds and wildlife.

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In the winter, I bring my snowshoes.

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A memorial to a fallen Nashua-area Marine graces the walkway leading to the Mine Falls playing fields.

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