The Great North Woods - Moose Country
The crown of the state, known as the "north country" or the Great North Woods is probably best known for its snowmobiling trails and moose sightings. It is a place where you can look into the darkest night sky to see millions of stars without the distortion of nearby city lights, where often the loudest noise is the sound of your feet crunching over snow-covered paths.
It is home to towns like Dixville, where the first votes in the Presidential Primary are cast and Pittsburg, where hunting and fishing rules the day and snowmobile trails wind their way through acres of forest. Pittsburg is also known for Moose Alley, a place where moose are commonly seen along a stretch of Rte. 3.
The Connecticut River begins in Pittsburg and breaks off into a group of lakes known as the Connecticut Lakes. Fishing in these waters is first rate with species of fish ranging from rainbow trout to landlocked salmon. Along the Maine border, Lake Umbagog offers the angler an opportunity to catch smallmouth bass.
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A decade ago, Jericho Mountain State Park was just a pipe dream, most of its wooded 7,800 acres privately owned, with the...READER COMMENTS: 1
The public is invited to join White Mountain National Forest biologist Lesley Rowse on Saturday in the North Country for an...READER COMMENTS: 0
Burnham “Bing” Judd isn’t fishing for Eastern brook trout this year in Scotts Bog. Nor will anyone else.READER COMMENTS: 0
Concord, New Hampshire – The New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association's second annual statewide Restaurant Week...READER COMMENTS: 0
Brush fires in the Conway area are a reminder to handle with care materials that could spark a fire.READER COMMENTS: 0
Two North Country high school girls will be honored Friday night for showing advanced leadership, making contributions to the...READER COMMENTS: 0
Philip Shea of Bridgton, Maine, was in the parking lot at the Albany Covered Bridge on Wednesday afternoon with his cross-country...READER COMMENTS: 0
Colebrook's Julie Moran, now CEO and president of North Country Farmers Co-op, said five years ago she got a small distribution...READER COMMENTS: 0
A land exchange will add nearly 100 acres to the land available for off-road vehicle trails in Jericho Mountain State Park.
Located near the banks of the Androscoggin River, Nansen Wayside Park is a popular place for picnicking, fishing, and boating.READER COMMENTS: 0
Umbagog Lake State Park is one of the newly acquired parks in the state system. The Division began managing the park in 1998. The...READER COMMENTS: 0
Coleman State Park lies on the shore of Little Diamond Pond in Stewartstown, twelve miles east of Colebrook in New Hampshire's...READER COMMENTS: 0
Beaver Brook Falls Wayside is 7.3 acres in size and is a popular place for hiking. The Park has a scenic picnic area with picnic...READER COMMENTS: 0
On a bluff overlooking scenic Androscoggin River. The park lies within the Thirteen Mile Woods.READER COMMENTS: 0
Mollidgewock State Park lies along the shore of the Androscoggin River within Thirteen Mile Woods Scenic Area, approximately 28...READER COMMENTS: 0
Milan Hill State Park Campground is located near popular areas for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and wildlife viewing. From this...READER COMMENTS: 0
Lake Francis is a 2,000 acre lake in the Connecticut Lakes region of the Great North Woods. Hunters and anglers enjoy this park...READER COMMENTS: 0
The Mt. Prospect estate was built at the direction of John Wingate Weeks, leading conservationist, U.S. congressman, U.S.READER COMMENTS: 0
Just a few miles northwest of downtown Berlin you will find one of the newest additions to the state park system. Jericho...READER COMMENTS: 0
Dixville Notch State Park spans 127 acres. Within the park is a scenic gorge and waterfalls on two mountain brooks. Hiking trails...
There's a good chance you'll find signs of moose, deer, bear, beaver or other wildlife hiking the Great North Woods.
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Maple farm and museum in the shadows of the White Mountains.READER COMMENTS: 0
It's known as Moose Alley because it's the best place in New Hampshire to see some of the 10,000 or so moose that find their home...READER COMMENTS: 0
Located in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest, the Northern Forest Heritage Park features a full-scale re-creation...READER COMMENTS: 0
The Twin Mountain Hatchery dates back to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal of the 1930s.
The Columbia Bridge was built in 1912 to replace an earlier bridge which had been destroyed by fire the previous year. The...READER COMMENTS: 0
The bridge was originally a simple Paddleford truss with a center pier. During the 1890's, high water removed the center pier...READER COMMENTS: 0
Little is known about this bridge and nothing has been recorded in the town records. It has now been bypassed. The bridge is...READER COMMENTS: 0
Of the remaining covered bridges in New Hampshire, the Pittsburg-Clarksville Bridge is located the furthest north over the...READER COMMENTS: 0
The first bridge at this site was constructed in the 1860's or 70's to connect the towns of Lancaster, NH and Lunenburg, VT. The...READER COMMENTS: 0
This bridge is also known as the Israels River Bridge. At a meeting on July 19, 1862, shortly after the construction of the...READER COMMENTS: 0
Happy Corner was a bustling neighborhood in the late 1800s. At the Perry Stream crossing, there was a sawmill, a starch mill, a...READER COMMENTS: 0
The bridge was built by Captain Charles Richardson and his son. When U.S. Route 3 was reconstructed in 1939, the Groveton...
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