presidential range 

 Trail 

total distance

115 MILES 

WALKING & HIKING
 
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CARTER-MORIAH TRAIL

Climb atop one of the regions popular mountains for spectacular views. (This trail is rated as difficult.)

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LOWES PATH TRAILHEAD

Rated difficult and affording hikers excellent views of the mountains and wilderness.

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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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CRAWFORD NOTCH STATE PARK

Fantastic outdoor recreation opportunities and hiking to spectacular, iconic views. 

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WINNIWETA FALLS TRAIL

Less than a mile hike out to a tranquil waterfall through gentle terrain. 

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STARR KING TRAIL

Stunning views and pristine forests give this moderately-difficult hike high marks. 

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WEEKS STATE PARK

Easy hiking with amazing views of the Presidential Range, Kilkenny Range, Percy Peaks, and the upper Connecticut River Valley. This State Park is chock-full of historic and cultural relics, as well as other fantastic recreation options. 

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GARFIELD TRAILHEAD

Rated a moderate and providing fantastic views and wildlife viewing. 

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THOMPSON FALLS TRAIL

An easy, short hike for all skill levels. Good views and passes by an exceptional waterfall. 

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MT. WILLARD TRAILHEAD

A short, moderately-rated hike affording recreationists infamous views of the Presidentials and the surrounding forests. 

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cOLD BROOK FALLS

A short, easy hiking trail offering a beautiful waterfall with unique walking bridges and local history. 

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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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nORTH tWIN TRAILHEAD

A moderate hike up a 4000-footer. Features sweeping views of the mountains. 

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GLEN ELLIS FALLS TRAiL

A very short walk to a gorgeous waterfall tucked away in the woods. Great for cross country skiing; dogs are welcome. 

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WEBSTER-JACKSON TRAILHEAD

A gorgeous loop-trail rated difficult featuring sweeping views and nature-viewing. 

fishing & Boating
 
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Ellis River

A tributary to the Saco River, this gorgeous river features cascading waterfalls and abundant wildlife. This river is not acceptable for boating. The Ellis River holds Brook Trout and Brown Trout. 

 

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ISRAEL RIVER

This river stretches along US Route 2 before it reaches the Connecticut River. The rive offers excellent fishing for Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Burbot (Cusk); picnic spots, and beautiful nature-viewing.  

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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. 

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ANDROSCOGGIN RIVER

Beginning at Lake Umbagog you can access this River in the Gorham area.  This river offers ample opportunity to catch Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Landlocked Salmon, and Smallmouth Bass. 

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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. 

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mIRROR lAKE

Located in Forest Lake State Park, Mirror Lake offers boating, fishing, swimming, and picnicking for all ages. Mirror Lake offers Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, and Horned Pout (Bullhead). 

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lAKE dURAND

Fed by Moose River and Snyder Brook, this is an excellent spot for fishing, swimming, picnicking, and more. Public boating is not allowed. 

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SACO RIVER

Flowing out of Maine, the Saco River is a popular spot for excellent fishing. The river is great for boating, as well as tubing. Try your luck at fishing for Alewife, Brook Trout, Largemouth Bass, Salmon, Striped Bass, Smallmouth Bass, and Common Carp. 

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jOHN'S RIVER

This river starts at Cherry Pond and flows to the Connecticut River along US Route 3. This river offers great fishing for Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, and Northern Pike. 

HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITES
 
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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! 

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RAILROAD & TOWN HISTORY MUSEUM 

GORHAM

A fascinating museum, made possible by the Gorham Historical Society, packed with historical artifacts of local and regional significance. The museum even includes a model railroad and an exhibit where visitors may look into a caboose

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DALTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

DALTON

Pour through historic photographs, artwork, relics, and more! 

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HART'S LOCATION

Located in Crawford Notch State Park, the site of the Willey House sits on the side of US 302 for tourists to explore. The Willeys lived in this house in the early 1800's until 1825 when a tragic landslide resulted in losing 3 of their children. Visitors can explore the grounds and learn about what life was like back in the early 1800s. 

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LANCASTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY

LANCASTER

Immerse yourself in the local history!

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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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JEFFERSON

Located in an 1868 church, this museum features fascinating artifacts and relics representing the history Jefferson. This little museum also hosts an annual Postcard Show and Sale which draws a crowd from all over New England.  

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MEDALLION OPERA HOUSE

GORHAM

An early 1900s Opera House which once hosted Vaudeville acts ​is now reopened for events such as Gorham Players Theater and Androscoggin Valley Hospital's Health Lectures. This opera house is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

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JACKSON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

JACKSON

A  fabulous collection of area history, including history of artists, buildings, landmarks, Native Americans, skiing, and more. 

 

COVERED BRIDGES
 
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MECHANIC STREET BRIDGE

LANCASTER

Pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic.

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honeymoon bridge

JACKSON

Crossing the Ellis River, this infamous bridge is open to pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic. 

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RIVERWALK BRIDGE

LITTLETON

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

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MOUNT ORNE COVERED BRIDGE

LANCASTER

Pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic. 

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NEPALESE BRIDGE

RANDOLPH

A unique covered bridge accessed via an easy hiking trail through magical woods. Pedestrian traffic only.

 

 

historical markers
 
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SAWYER'S ROCK

HART'S LOCATION

This historic marker tells the story of Crawford Notch becoming a commercial passage and the journey's last obstacle.

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PINKHAM'S GRANT

This historic marker offers a clear view of Mount Washington and the tale of Darby Field — the first person to ascent the mountain.

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MOUNT WASHINGTON HOTEL

CARROLL

This historic marker stands surrounded by breath-taking views that continue to draw visitors to this resort destination. 

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ZEALAND AND JAMES EVERELL HENRY

CARROLL

This historical reminds visitors of a village that would boom and be destroyed by its logging industry.

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KILBURN BROTHERS STEREOSCOPIC VIEW FACTORY

LITTLETON

This historical marker discusses two world famous inventors.

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THE WEEKS ACT 1911

LANCASTER

This historical marker stands at the entrance to the Weeks Estate — the summer home of the "Father of the Eastern National Forests."

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CHERRY MOUNTAIN SLIDE

JEFFERSON

This historic marker reminds us of a natural disaster that drew tourists from far and wide. 

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FRANKENSTEIN TRESTLE

HART'S LOCATION

This historical marker sits in the scenic Crawford notch and highlights the area's connection to the railroad.

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MOUNT WASHINGTON COG RAILWAY

BEAN'S GRANT

This historical marker provides the recounts the past of this steep 1869 railway.

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BRETTON WOODS MONETARY CONFERENCE

CARROLL

This historical marker overlooks the site where international leaders came together after WWII, shaped the world's monetary system, and built lasting institutions.

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PIERCE BRIDGE

BETHLEHEM

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

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WILLOWDALE SETTLEMENT

LITTLETON

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

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THADDEUS S.C. LOWE

(1823-1913)

JEFFERSON

At this historic marker, visitors can learn about inventor and scientist Thaddeus S. C. Lowe, while taking in the view of the White Mountains. 

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THE RAVINE HOUSE

RANDOLPH

This historical marker highlights the location of a summer boarding house that opened up the northern Presidential Range to trail builders and hikers.

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CRAWFORD NOTCH ROAD

HART'S LOCATION

This historical marker shares the road's evolution from construction in 1771 to its designation as a National Scenic Byway.

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CRAWFORD HOUSE

CARROLL

This historical marker discusses the Crawford family's boarding house, the fires, and its famous guests.

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THE CRAWFORD FAMILY

CARROLL

This historic marker sits near the intersection to the Cog Railway, has an amazing view of Mount Washington, and describes the history of the family of whom the nearby notch is named. 

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FRENCES 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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ALDERBROOK

BETHLEHEM

This historic marker tells of New Hampshire’s logging history and a village that is no longer. 

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GRANNY STALBIRD

(1755-1845)

JEFFERSON

This historic marker located in the town of Jefferson tells the tale of Granny Stalbird and her contributions to the early settlement of New Hampshire. 

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LADY BLANCHE HOUSE

BARTLETT

This historical marker discusses the scandalous marriage of the Blanche family and their scholarly contributions.

COMMUNITIES & 
CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
 

Jackson

Jefferson

Bethlehem

Martin's Location

Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce

Bean's Purchase

Lancaster

Carroll

Green's Grant

Gorham

Dalton

Bartlett

Pinkham's Grant

Randolph

Littleton

Hart's Location

Northern Gateway Chamber of Commerce