Miller State Park
|Miller State Park|
|Location||Peterborough and Temple,
Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
|Area||533 acres (2.16 km2)|
|Operated by||New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation|
|Website||Miller State Park|
The park is centered on Pack Monadnock, the 2,290-foot (700 m) mountain. Pack comes from an Indian word meaning "little" and is used in comparison to nearby Mount Monadnock. Unusual for mountains in this region, Pack Monadnock has a paved auto road to the top.
The mountain is the former site of two hotels. It also has a renovated fire tower at the summit which is staffed seasonally.
The 533-acre (216 ha) park was established in 1891 when 3 acres (1.2 ha) atop Pack Monadnock were donated to New Hampshire. It has expanded over the years with land donations and purchases. Until 1901, cattle were driven by foot from Massachusetts farms for summer grazing on open pasture extending nearly to the summit. Virtually all the pastures are now overgrown with forest, as little farming is done in the region.
The park is popular with hikers. The Wapack Trail runs through it, crossing Pack Monadnock.
- "James Miller (1776–1851)". The Central Arkansas Library System. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
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