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.

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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