river heritage 

 Trail 

total distance

120 MILES 

WALKING & HIKING
 
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rattlesnake mountain

Rated as moderate, this loop trail offers beautiful views in just over 2 miles. 

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mount kinsman trail 

A difficult 4,000 footer featuring waterfalls and beautiful views. This trail can take you to South Kinsman and/or North Kinsman Mountains. 

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gale river trailhead

Home to over 2,000 acres of trails allowing for walking, hiking, trail running, and more. 

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indian head trail

A moderate, out-and-back trail providing a fantastic experience in the woodlands. 

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warren recreational trail

A 4 mile rail trail in Warren providing excellent scenery including Black Brook. 

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kilburn crags

An easy, 1.8 mile hike that's good for all skill levels. Dogs are welcome. 

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skookumchuck trailhead

A moderately-rated hike in the White Mountain National Forest with breath-taking views of the Presidential Range. Dogs are welcome; bathroom facilities at the trailhead. 

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blair woodlands natural area

A perfect spot for easy hiking and walks through magnificent woods filled with wildlife. 

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beaver brook trailhead

Hike 7.6 miles on this difficult-rated trail for fantastic views, scenery, and wildlife. 

garfield trailhead

Rated a moderate and providing fantastic views and wildlife viewing. 

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franconia notch state park

An iconic, hot-spot for photography and outdoor recreation. This state park is chock-full of short walks through woods and by water to difficult scrambles up over Franconia Ridge all in close proximity to each other. Walk through infamous trails such as the Flume Gorge or Liberty Springs; even see the the original Old Man of the Man Mountain historic site! Visit the State Park website by clicking "More Info." 

fishing & boating
 
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ammonoosuc river

Stretching over 60 miles, this river served as an economic driver in the woodland economy. Today, this river offers boating, swimming, picnicking, and  excellent fishing for Brook Trout, Brown Trout, and Rainbow Trout. 

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connecticut river

The mighty Connecticut River flows between the border of Vermont and New Hampshire and offers fantastic fishing, boating, and picnicking. Fish in the Connecticut River include Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout (Bullhead), Black Crappie, and Rock Bass.

gale river

A tributary to the Ammonoosuc River, the Gale River travels over 13 miles and provides great fishing for Brook Trout and Brown Trout. 

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pemigewasset river

With headwaters originating at Profile Lake in Fanconia Notch State Park, this river stretches well over 70 miles. Many sections of the river are excellent for canoeing, tubing, whitewater rafting, and kayaking.  Try your hand at fishing for Brook trout and Rainbow Trout throughout with chances for Brown Trout and Smallmouth Bass in the South Branch. 

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baker river

A fantastic sprawling river covering over 136,581 acres with numerous sports for fishing and boating. The Baker River offers great fishing for Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Brown Trout. 

echo lake

Located in Franconia Notch State Park, this 39 acre lake offers an array of outdoor recreation on the water while affording panoramic views of the mountains.  Echo Lake offers fishing for Brook Trout. 

moore reservoir

A fantastic spot for boating and fishing while surrounded by scenic views. The Moore reservoir offers fishing for Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout (Bullhead), Northern Pike, Black Crappie, and Rock Bass. 

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coffin pond

A tranquil pond located in the Town of Sugar Hill offering boating and fishing for Brook Trout and Rainbow Trout. 

profile lake

Located in Franconia Notch State Park, this fly-fishing only lake offers a chance to catch Brook Trout while surrounded by stunning views of the mountains. 

CULTURAL & HISTORIC SITES
 
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the frost place

FRANCONIA

A nonprofit educational center for poetry and the arts located in Robert Frost's old homestead where guests may tour the house and grounds. 

old man of the mountain historic site

FRANCONIA

On May 3, 2003 the Old Man of the Mountain crumbled down from his perch. Today, you can relive the wonder through activities at the historic site. 

bethlehem heritage society 

BETHLEHEM

A comprehensive collection of the history of Bethlehem and its surrounding area. Information includes the history of key persons, Native Americans, iconic buildings, and the rise of industries such as the railroad to the rise of fads such as tea houses. 

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sugar hill historical museum

SUGAR HILL

A fascinating collection of history dating back to 1780. 

besaw iron furnace interpretive center

FRANCONIA

This interpretative park is home to the only blast furnace still standing in New Hampshire. Enjoy a picnic at the center with views of the 200-year old iron smelter

the redstone rocket

WARREN

Cold War missile on display in a public park.

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franconia heritage museum

FRANCONIA

Housed in an 1878 farmhouse, this museum is filled with artifacts. There is no admittance free and guests may take a self-guided tour or staff-guided. 

littleton historical museum

LITTLETON

An great stop for all ages featuring amazing relics from the past located in the historic Littleton Opera House. Admission is free! 

campton historical society

A wonderful collection of area history that includes over 20 historical society markers placed around the Town of Campton. 

covered bridges
 
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Riverwalk Bridge

LITTLETON

In the heart of Littleton, this iconic bridge is limited to pedestrian-use only

bump covered bridge

CAMPTON 

Crossing the Beebe River and open to motor vehicle traffic only. 

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BATH

A quintessential covered bridge built in 1827 and spans a rushing spillway of the Ammonoosuc River. Open to pedestrian traffic only. 

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CAMPTON

A twice-restored covered bridge from 1883 crossing the West Branch Brook. This bridge is located in the Branch Brook Campground and is open to public use; pedestrian traffic only. 

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bath covered bridge

BATH

A historic covered bridge built in 1832 crossing the Ammonoosuc River. Open to pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic.

flume covered bridge

LINCOLN

Built in 1871, this bridge is open to motor vehicle traffic only and crosses the Pemigewasset River. 

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LINCOLN

Located in Franconia Notch State Park, this bridge crosses the Pemigewasset River and is open to pedestrian traffic only. 

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blair bridge

CAMPTON

A unique bridge built in 1869 crossing the Pemigewasset River. Open to motor vehicle traffic only. 

FRIENDSHIP BRIDGE

WENTWORTH

A quantity covered bridge crossing the Baker River with a fascinating history. 

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BATH

Built in 1849 and crossing the wild Ammonoosuc river, this bridge is open to motor vehicle traffic only 

historical markers
 
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BAKER RIVER

RUMNEY

This historical marker shares the story behind the renaming of this beautiful river.

NORRIS COTTON, STATESMEN (1900-1989)

 

 

WARREN

This historic marker reminds us of a beloved New Hampshire statesmen.

BATH BRIDGE

BATH

This historic marker overlooks this iconic covered bridge. 

EBENEZER MCKINTOSH (1737-1816)

 

HAVERHILL

This historic marker keeps the story of Ebenezer McKintosh, a Boston Tea Party participant, alive.

WILDWOOD

EASTON

This historic marker details the past of this 19th century lumber village that would eventually become the first CCC camp authorized in NH. 

FIRST SKI SCHOOL IN AMERICA

 

SUGAR HILL

This historical marker overlooks the site of the first ski school in America, established in 1929.

FRANCES GLESSNER LEE (1878-1962) "MOTHER OF FORENSIC  SCIENCE"

 

 

 

 

 

 

BETHLEHEM

This historic marker sits at the entrance to the Rocks Estate and describes its Chicago heiress. 

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LOVELAND BRIDGE

 

RUMNEY

This historical marker stands on the spot that made Rumney the "Crutch Capital of the World."

PIKE TRACT, BEGINNING OF THE WMNF

 

 

BENTON

This historical marker details the creation of the White Mountains National Forest.

HAVERHILL-BATH BRIDGE

BATH

This historic marker highlights one of the oldest covered bridges in the United States.

ROGERS RANGERS

HAVERHILL

This historic marker shares the demise of the Roger Rangers.

OLD COAL KILN

LISBON

This historic marker describes the process for creating charcoal in the 1860's.

STONE IRON FURNACE

FRANCONIA

This historic marker discusses New Hampshire's sole-surviving example of a post Revolutionary furnace. 

KILBURN BROTHERS STEREOSCOPIC VIEW FACTORY

 

 

 

LITTLETON

This historical marker discusses two world famous inventors.

BLAIR BRIDGE

CAMPTON

This historic marker overlooks a gorgeous bridge that got built back after an arsonist set it ablaze.

HAVERHILL CORNER HISTORIC DISTRICT

 

 

 

HAVERHILL

This historic marker sits in the middle of a mile wide strip claimed by both Haverhill and Piermont.

THE BEDELL BRDIGE

HAVERHILL

This historic marker details the architecture of this 19th century bridge located over the Connecticut River

BATH, NEW HAMPSHIRE

BATH

This historical marker tells the tale of the founding of this quaint New England town. 

WILLOWDALE SETTLEMENT

LITTLETON

This historical marker sits in the spot of a 19th century sawmill town that fell to a fire.

BETTY & BARNEY HILL INCIDENT

LINCOLN

This historical marker shares the tale of the first widely reported UFO abduction in the United States.

PIERCE BRIDGE

BETHLEHEM

This historical marker shares the bridge's tie to Teddy Roosevelt Trail and the North Country's tourist industry.

communities &
chambers of commerce
 

Plymouth

Haverhill

Lisbon

Franconia

Woodstock

Rumney

Benton

Sugar Hill

Bethlehem

Thornton

Wentworth

Bath

Easton

Carroll

Campton

Warren

Monroe

Littleton

Lincoln

Waterville Valley