Ahern State Park

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Ahern State Park
Ahern Winnisquam 2008.jpg
Winnisquam Lake shore, looking toward Winni Point
Location Laconia,
Belknap County, New Hampshire
Coordinates 43°33′20″N 71°29′50″W / 43.5555°N 71.4973°W / 43.5555; -71.4973Coordinates: 43°33′20″N 71°29′50″W / 43.5555°N 71.4973°W / 43.5555; -71.4973
Area 128 acres (0.52 km2)
Created 1994
Operated by New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation
Website Ahern State Park

Ahern State Park is a 128-acre (52 ha) state protected area in Laconia on Winnisquam Lake in New Hampshire's Lakes Region.[1] It is open year round and offers hiking, non-motorized boating, biking, and fishing. It features 3,500 feet (1,100 m) of lake shoreline.


The property was originally part of Laconia State School, originally known as the New Hampshire School for Feebleminded Children, which opened in 1903 and closed in 1991.[2][3] The state reserved 128 acres (52 ha) as Governor's State Park in 1994 and renamed it Ahern State Park in 1998.[4]


  1. ^ "Dubois — Ahern State Park, a Jewel in the Lakes Region". Laconia Daily Sun. September 1, 2016. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Laconia State School History". Community Support Network, Inc. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Visitor's Guide to Ahern State Park in New Hampshire". Outdoor Basecamp. May 28, 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Ahern State Park". New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved May 11, 2009. 

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