Activities and Amenities
The park is situated among rolling hills on the shores of Elk Brook Pool. Acres of open lawns cover the park, and stands of mature hardwood trees offer pleasant shade and wildlife habitat. The park also contains a natural wetland.
Elm Brook Park offers plenty of activities for visitors of all ages. Many enjoy canoeing and kayaking on the lake and Contoocook River, and a boat ramp and accessible fishing dock are available at the park.
Walleye, brook trout, sunfish and pickerel can be found in abundance in the lake, making it a popular place for anglers.
A 1.5-mile interpretive trail winds through the park. Hikers are treated to views of wetlands and uplands, both with a wide diversity of natural habitats. A multi-use trail system is located nearby at Hopkinton-Everett Reservoir.
For model airplane enthusiasts, a flying field is available.
The park offers four large group picnic shelters with tables and grills. Over 100 family picnic sites are also available on a first come, first served basis. Flush toilets and drinking water are provided.
Amenities at this family-friendly park include a swimming area with a great beach, a playground area, horseshoe pits, a basketball court, ball field and an elevated wildlife-viewing platform.
The park is staffed by uniformed park rangers who offer special programs on a variety of nature topics throughout the season. Each summer, rangers also present a very popular Junior Ranger program.