WOODLAND HERITAGE 

 Trail 

total distance

65 MILES 

 
WALKING & HIKING
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starr king trail

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

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MOOSE BROOK STATE PARK

An easy, handicapped accessible walk to a beautiful waterfall with a sitting area. There are additional hiking trails on site, as well as restrooms and a picnic shelter. 

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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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MILAN HILL STATE PARK

Picnic and bathroom facilities with many multi-use trails from cross-country skiing to walking. 

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LOWES PATH TRAILHEAD

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

 

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JERICHO MOUNTAIN STATE PARK

Easy walks, hikes, cross country ski trails, OHRV recreation, picnicking, and much more. 

FISHING & BOATING
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ANDROSCOGGIN RIVER

Beginning at Lake Umbagog and then travelling south along the Moose Path Trail route through Berlin and Gorham, this river was critical to the woodland economy in the region. This river offers ample opportunity to catch Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Landlocked Salmon, and Smallmouth Bass. 

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NAY POND

A beautiful pond offering  boating access and opportunity to catch Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, Horned Pout (Bullhead), Black Crappie, and Rock Bass

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HEAD POND

A clean body of water offering the potential to catch Largemouth Bass, Pickerel, and Horned Pout (Bullhead) 

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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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JERICHO LAKE STATE PARK

A lovely lake offering over 125 acres of space for visitors to explore, boat, and fish. The fish stock includes Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Horned Pout (Bullhead), Northern Pike, and Black Crappie. 

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CHRISTINE LAKE

A gorgeous, secluded gem which offers pristine swimming water, boat access, and fishing for Brook Trout, Brown Trout, and Smallmouth Bass. 

 
cultural & historic sites
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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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MEADOW BRIDGE

SHELBURNE

A fascinating bridge built in 1897 which spans the Androscoggin River and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. At one time, this bridge was one of the longest in New England.

 

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MOFFETt HOUSE MUSEUM

BERLIN

Experience the expanse Victorian home belonging to the late Dr. Irving Moffet and his professional offices from 1949 to 1993. This favorite also offers photographs, manuscripts, and other antique artifacts.  This museum  also offers a special archive of significant local and regional artifacts such as autographed books by Berlin area authors. 

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Mt. Jasper lithic source

BERLIN

A prehistoric archaeological site in Berlin, located on the north-side slope of Mt. Jasper, which includes one of the only known evidences of mining by pre-contact Native Americans in the eastern United States. 

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JEFFERSON HISTORICAL MUSEUM

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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st. anne church

BERLIN

The first Roman Catholic congregation in Berlin, founded in 1867, is a key example of local Romanesque Architecture and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

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lancaster historical society

LANCASTER

Immerse yourself in the local history!

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sERVICE CREDIT UNION HERITAGE PARK

BERLIN

An interactive museum housed within the historic Brown Company House from 1853 which detail Berlin's past. The property allows visitors to walk-through replica logging houses while being afforded waterfront views of the Androscoggin River. 

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Philbrook

farm inn

SHELBURNE

Family-owned and operated since its opening, experience this gorgeous 1834 farmhouse.

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holy resurrection orthodox church

BERLIN

A church styled with Russian architecture-influence and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

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covered bridges
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groveton covered bridge

GROVETON 

Pedestrian traffic only. 

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riverwalk bridge

LITTLETON

In the heart of iconic Littleton, this iconic bridge is limited to pedestrians only.  

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mechanic street bridge

LANCASTER

Pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic.

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STARK COVERED BRIDGE

STARK

Open to pedestrians and motor vehicles. 

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nepalese bridge

RANDOLPH

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

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historical markers
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the city that trees built

BERLIN

This historical marker discusses the city's booming period due to the paper manufacturing industry. 

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Maynesborough's first residence

BERLIN

This historic marker sits between the two Browns Company Barns and discusses the early history of Berlin, New Hampshire.

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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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"the avenues" neighborhood

BERLIN

This historical marker recounts the building of Berlin and its early inhabitants.

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CAMP STARK GERMAN PRISONER OF WAR CAMP

STARK

This historic marker has views of New Hampshire’s rolling hills and reminds us of the World War II prisoner camp that was located in these woods. 

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nansen ski jump

MILAN

This historical marker reminds visitors of this iconic location's history hosting Olympic trials and US Ski Jumping National Championships.

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LAKE COOS &

THE PRESIDENTIAL RANGE

LANCASTER

This historical marker boasts a breath-taking view of the Presidential Range while sharing the area's geological history.

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Wilder-holton house

LANCASTER

This historical marker informs visitors of Coos County's first two story dwelling and its past.

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THADDEUS

S. C. LOWE 

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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boom piers

BERLIN

This historical marker informs visitors about the log drives that utilized the boom piers until 1963.

 
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COMMUNITIES &
CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
 

Randolph

Jefferson

Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce

Lancaster

Northumberland

Northern Gateway Chamber of Commerce

Gorham

Stark

Berlin

Milan