Largest Outdoor Sculpture Park in New England is on Big Bear Mountain in New Hampshire
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Open year round so you can enjoy crisp fall days, snow shoeing in the winter, vibrant spring walks, and adventurous summer outings, the Andres Institute of Art is free and open daily from dawn to dusk. It's just over the Massachusetts line in Brookline, New Hampshire about 25 minutes west of Nashua, New Hampshire.
And get this, it's literally located on a former ski area of Big Bear Mountain so the adventure is truly spectacular where you can wander as little or as much as you want on the various mapped trails.
Once you arrive you can enjoy over ten miles of trails spread over 140 acres on Big Bear Mountain, and as the Andres Institute of Art website touts, explore, enjoy, and relax as you roam the park on your own with over 100 sculptures from over 40 countries.
The trails wind through the woods as art comes together naturally with our environment where you can literally interact with the art in the park.
At Andres Institute of Art, we bring art to our community by making the experience of art an everyday relationship. Our purpose is to bring the visitor into a closer, and perhaps more comfortable relationship with the works of art. By placing sculpture within nature’s framework of trees, boulders, critters and mushrooms, viewers are free to consider the inherently beautiful art form nature has to offer along with each piece of art work.
Some other exciting aspects with the Andres Institute of Art is its focus on training and educating artists, symposiums, events, and school, group, and club outings.
Everything you need to know before you plan your day at New England's largest outdoor sculpture park, is right here.