The park is open to hiking and picnicking. Leashed pets are permitted in the park with the exception of the Laurel Trail. A short loop trail navigates the stand of rhododendron, and the 110-mile (180 km) Metacomet-Monadnock Trail passes over the summit of Little Monadnock Mountain in the center of the park.
Property that makes up part of the park was donated to the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) in 1903, along with the "Old Patch Place", the cottage located at the entrance road of the park. It was built around the turn of the 19th century by Captain Samuel Patch, and was used by the AMC as a clubhouse and hostel until 1946, when it gave the property to the state. The 294 acres (119 ha) that make up this part of the park were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.