Wellington State Park

Quick Facts

Wellington State Park

New Hampshire

(603) 744-2197

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Things To Do

Overview

Wellington State Park boasts the largest freshwater swimming beach in the New Hampshire State Park system. Hiking trails and picnic areas along the shore afford views of one of the deepest and clearest lakes in the state. The park maintains volleyball and horseshoe courts. The Snack Bar offers a variety of snacks, ice cream, cold drinks, beach and picnic items, and souvenirs. Within the park, the peninsula nature trail features picnic areas, designated fishing areas, plant identification markers, and spectacular views of Newfound Lake and Cliff and Belle Islands. A well-marked hiking trail leads from the park and provides hikers access to Goose Pond, the Sugarloafs, Bear Mountain, Welton Falls, and Mt.Cardigan. A developed boat launch operated by N.H. Fish & Game adjoins the park, providing boaters free year-round access to Newfound Lake. Boat lanes along the beach allow boater access to the park for the regular admission price. The park also maintains volleyball and horseshoe courts. The snack bar offers a variety of snacks, ice cream, cold drinks, beach and picnic items, and souvenirs.

Map of Wellington (NH)

Latitude, Longitude: 43.640299, -71.780334

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Activities

  • Boating

    There is a developed boat launch operated by N.H. Fish & Game adjoining the park, providing boaters free year-round access to Newfound Lake. Boat lanes along the beach allow boater access to the park for the regular admission price.

  • Fishing

    There are designated fishing areas open to park visitors.

  • Hiking

    The peninsula nature trail features picnic areas, designated fishing areas, plant identification markers, and spectacular views of Newfound Lake and Cliff and Belle Islands. A well-marked hiking trail leads from the park and provides hikers access to Goose Pond, the Sugarloafs, Bear Mountain, Welton Falls, and Mt. Cardigan.

  • Picnicking

    There are picnic areas located off the shores of Wellington State Park's beautiful deep lake. In addition to the picnic tables, two group picnic pavilions, available for reservation, are located just off the beach in the picnic areas. The Snack Bar offers a variety of snacks, ice cream, cold drinks, beach and picnic items, and souvenirs.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming is a popular activity along the park's freshwater swimming beach, the largest in the New Hampshire state park system.

  • Winter Sports

    Wellington State Park is open for winter recreation.

Seasonality/Weather

This park is always open for recreation. During the off-season the park is typically not staffed and comfort stations are not available.

Directions

Driving

From I-93: Take Exit 23 onto Route 104 West, then right onto Route 3A. Take left onto West Shore Rd and follow signs to Wellington State Park.

From I-95: Take Route 101 west to Route 93 north. Take Exit 23 onto Route 104 West, then right onto Route 3A. Take left onto West Shore Road and follow signs to Wellington State Park.

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Phone Numbers

Primary

(603) 744-2197

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