North Beach Park
Burlington, VT

North Beach ParkNorth Beach is located at the end of Institute Road off of North Avenue, just past Burlington High School and right off the Burlington Bike Path. Open May 1 through Labor Day: $6 per vehicle daily parking fee ($8 for non-residents) between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Lifeguard coverage 11am-6pm daily June 19-August 21 and then weekends through Labor Day.

Amenities at North Beach include a grassy picnic area with grills and picnic tables, a full service snack bar open daily 11am-6pm, rest rooms and foot showers, as well as the new picnic shelter which accomodates groups of up to 70-80.

North Beach has a beach wheelchair available for use by the public - please inquire about availability at the lifeguard station.

Water quality testing is done at North Beach weekly during the summer on Mondays and Thursdays. Results are available on Tuesdays and Fridays. Any results which require closing of the beach will be posted on the front page of our website.

Clough State Park
Weare, NH

Clough State Park

Clough State Park is located on the shore of Everett Lake, a 150-acre lake formed by a dam on the Piscataquog River. The park has a 900-foot sandy beach, playing fields, and large picnic areas.

Clough State Park is open full-time for the season on June 17, 2011 and closes September 5, 2011. Operating hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to sunset, Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am to sunset. * Operating dates and times are subject to change without notice. For up to date hours, please call the park directly.

Admission is $4 for adults; $2 for children ages 6-11; children ages 5 and under and NH residents age 65 and over are admitted free. Season passes are available.

Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center
Ansonia, CT

Ansonia Nature and Recreation CenterThe Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center, a town owned and operated park, is located in Ansonia, Connecticut. While providing active and passive recreational opportunities to area residents, nature oriented education is our focus. Substantial program and project support is provided by the Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center, Inc. Use of this facility is free and open to the general public. Park rules and regulations are posted on the outdoor bulletin board along with posters depicting the coming attractions. Visitors are welcome everyday from sunup to sundown. The interpretive center and office hours are from 9 to 5 daily with the exception of major holidays.

Bartholomew's Cobble
Sheffield, MA

Bartholomew's CobbleBeside the winding Housatonic River rises Bartholomew's Cobble, a natural rock garden of ferns and rare wildflowers.

Visitors may explore this delicate woodland community by walking Ledges Interpretive Trail. A network of other trails leads through forest, meadow and pastureland to the top of Hulburt's Hill with its magnificent views of the Housatonic valley.

A flyway for more than 200 bird species, this 294-acre Reservation is an ideal spot to study nature, picnic and enjoy scenic views. Discover the Cobble, and join many visitors who find it one of New England's most unique natural areas.

Stanley Park
Westfield, MA

Linden PlaceStanley Park is pleased to offer, free to the public, numerous educational, cultural and entertainment venues. Stanley Park also provides boundless access to both passive and active recreational opportunities.

We have interpreted Stanley Park through the use of audio and video technology, and interactive maps. This virtual sampler reflects the natural beauty and events that are available year round within our three hundred acres.

Stanley Park is handicap accessible in most areas of the park. For individuals who would like to inquire about accommodations, please contact the park office at (413) 568-9312.

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