Hiking the Merrimack: Pinnacle Peak
Join MRWC for a 1-hour hike at the Pinnacle Park in Hooksett, NH. The Pinnacle is one of the most unusual natural features you’ll find along the Merrimack: a steep granite promontory that was once an island in a vast lake, a lookout for Native Americans, a favorite spot for famed naturalist Henry David Thoreau, and the focal point of one of New Hampshire’s first natural recreational and amusement parks. Today it’s a town park with an interesting story to tell, capped by a scenic overlook of the Merrimack and beyond.
This 1.1 mile hike traverses steep terrain, gaining 200 feet elevation. This is a free event, but donations to MRWC are welcome. Parking is available in the town parking area at the base of The Pinnacle. Rain date is Tuesday, May 17.
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