Wadleigh State Park facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsWadleigh State Park
|Location||78 Wadleigh State Park, Sutton, New Hampshire, United States|
|Area||43 acres (17 ha)|
|Elevation||909 feet (277 m)|
|Administered by||New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation|
|Designation||New Hampshire state park|
|Website||Wadleigh State Park|
Wadleigh State Park is a public recreation area located on the south shore of 170-acre (69 ha) Kezar Lake in Sutton, New Hampshire. The state park has a bathhouse and playing fields and offers opportunities for swimming, picnicking, fishing, and boating.
The park was developed by workers with the State Emergency Work Agency and the Civilian Conservation Corps after the land was given to the state by the Village Improvement Society, which had raised money to make its initial purchase through public subscription. The 1938 Hurricane destroyed much the park including recently constructed buildings and vast amounts of its forest.
The park is on the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway, a 75-mile (121 km) loop trail that also passes Mount Sunapee State Park, Winslow State Park, Rollins State Park, Gile, Kearsarge and Shadow Hill state forests, and the Bog Mountain Wildlife Management Area.
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