CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire residents age 65 and older would get free admission to state recreation areas under a bill before the House.
The older residents would get in free to day use parks, historical sites, beaches and state-operated ski areas. The free admission would not apply to uphill devices including ski lifts and trams or enterprise areas like the Flume Gorge.
The bill would end free admission for lawmakers, legislative staff, the governor, executive councilors and governor's staff unless the purpose of the visit was official business.
The bill also would repeal a discount coupon program for state parks, but would not affect a summer youth program that brings school groups and campers to state parks.
The House votes on the bill in January.