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See the bottom of this page for links to pictures of Weeks State Park, the museum, views from the fire tower, etc.
This info is from the signs at the entrance to the road to the top of Mount Prospect:
This estate of 450 acres was the home of John Wingate Weeks a native of Lancaster, who was a member of Congress, worked successfully to establish the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire.
Weeks State Park consists of his lands and his home given to the state of New Hampshire by his son, Sinclair Weeks, former Secretary of Commerce under President Eisenhower, and his daughter, Katherine Weeks Davidge.
On the summit of Mount Prospect, near the mansion is a stone tower, which provides the public with expansive views of the New Hampshire and Vermont North Country.
The Forest Service maintains a fire lookout above the observatory, radio rebroadcasting for State Police, Forest Service, and other special state public works and services are maintained here.
- Scenic overlooks
- Nature walks
- Picnic tables
- Observation - firetower
- Memorial building museum
- 1 1/2 mile narrow, two way traffic road to the summit.
- For autos or walking, not suitable for busses or campers.
- Historic site fee paid at the memorial building.
- Importance of Weeks law told with photos, words and art.
- Teddy Roosevelt's gift moose head.
- Mounted specimins of New England birds and animals.
- Logging history.
- NH Heritage Trail, Lancaster Section goes through Weeks State Park.
Pictures of Weeks State Park
Sign by route 3 north at the entrance.
The entrance to the road to the top of Mount Prospect and Weeks State Park.
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