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NH Free Fishing Day is the first Saturday of June, which is 6/6/2015 this year. State residents and nonresidents alike can fish any inland water – or saltwater – in New Hampshire that day without a fishing license. Anglers fishing for brood stock Atlantic salmon in the Merrimack and lower Pemigewasset rivers must have a…

New Hampshire has 1300 lakes or ponds and about 40 rivers with a total milage of about 41,800 miles. Most of the White Mountain National Forest, including the Presidential Range, is in New Hampshire. The highest point is Mount Washington at 6,288 feet. New Hampshire is the origination of five of the great streams of New England. The Connecticut River rises in the north; the Pemigewasset River starts in the Profile Lake in the Franconia Notch and joins the Winnipesaukee at Franklin to form the Merrimack River; the Cocheco and Salmon Falls rivers join at Dover to form the Piscataqua River; and two of the principal rivers of Maine, the Androscoggin and the Saco, have their beginnings in northern New Hampshire.

New Hampshire is heavily forested with an abundance of elm, maple, beech, oak, pine, hemlock and fir trees. Mount Washington features rare alpine plants such as Greenland sandwort, Labrador tea, alpine bearberry, dwarf cinquefoil and dwarf birch, willow and balsam fir. Among native New Hampshire mammals are the white-tailed deer, muskrat, beaver, porcupine and snowshoe hare. Threatened animals include the pine marten, arctic tern, purple martin, peregrine falcon, whip-por-will and osprey. The karner blue butterfly, lynx, bald eagle, shortnose sturgeon, Sunapee trout, Atlantic salmon and dwarf wedge mussel are on the State’s endangered species list.

  • Free Fishing Day, New Hampshire (2015) Free Fishing Day, New Hampshire (2015)
  • Keene Montessori School children release trout into Beaver Brook – The Keene Sentinel Local News Keene Montessori School children said their goodbyes to dozens of friends they’ve gotten to know pretty well the past few months. Source: Keene Montessori School children release trout into Beaver Brook – The Keene Sentinel Local News
  • Ice Climbing in New Hampshire Great short video from Outdoor Research about Ice Climbing in New Hampshire. New Hampshire Ice Climbing — The Classics from Outdoor Research on Vimeo. I’ve gone to Crawford Notch to shoot climbers a few times. I have a deep appreciation for their athleticism and outdoorsmanship.
  • Evans Notch, Pequawket Trail (RT 113) Scenic Byway Take a drive through scenic Evans Notch; a mountainous area in Western Maine between Fryeburg and Gilead within the White Mountain National Forest and Caribou-Speckled Mountain Wilderness.
  • Top 5 Favorite Things About New Hampshire’s Lakes Region I’ve had many visitors ask me what I like most about the area. I figured it made sense to put together a top 5 list just so people have a good starting point when they set the park brake and get ready to enjoy themselves up in the lakes region. These are my personal top ...
  • New Paddling Blog Launched By Northern Forest Canoe Trail A new blog for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail will share news, events and insights along the 740-mile water trail. The canoeing and kayaking trail runs across the largest watersheds in the Northeastern from the Adirondack Park in New York to Vermont, southern Quebec, Canada; New Hampshire and northwestern Maine.
  • Frankenstein Cliff/Arethusa Falls Located in the Crawford Notch region of the White Mountain National Forest (WMNF), Frankenstein Cliff is named after a German-born painter who was known for his landscape art. It is fitting that his namesake stands approximately 1000ft above the valley floor and offers incredible views of the Saco River Valley, Dry River and Bemis Brook ...
  • Fall Foliage Scenic Drive – Kancamagus Highway New Hampshire Route 112, or as its better known the Kancamagus Highway, is the only road that runs directly east and west through the heart of the White Mountain National Forest. This is a dramatic road built to show off the magnificence of one of New Hampshire’s best-loved scenic spots.
  • Fall Foliage in New England Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island are the states for fall foliage in New England. A fall leaf tour can include them all.
  • Fall Foliage Scenic Drives in New England – Introduction Fall foliage in New England really begins in August. The shortening daylight hours trigger the deciduous trees to begin the process of shedding their leaves. It happens all around North America, and all around the world. But in New England it’s special.
  • AMC White Mountain Guide available online The Appalachian Mountian Club (AMC) announced that it will make the 28th edition of the AMC White Mountain Guide available online in August.
  • AMC White Mountain Huts open for full-service business June 1 The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) White Mountain Huts return to full service on June 1.
  • Cohos Trail $5 Fund Drive The Cohos Trail Association is holding a $5 Fund Drive to help fund trail maintenance to keep the Cohos Trail open.
  • W. S. Hunter Fly Tying Schedule Available W. S. Hunter Fly Fishing Outfitters will be offering fly tying classes beginning in February, 2007.
  • AMC Outdoor Explorations; Free outdoor clinics this Winter from AMC The Appalachian Mountain Club is offering one hour clinics and introductory workshops this Winter.
  • President Bush signs New England Wilderness Act of 2006 President Bush signs New England Wilderness Act of 2006 adding wilderness protect to more than 76,000 acres of National Forest in New England.
  • Arethusa Falls The Arethusa Falls trail leads directly to New Hampshire’s highest waterfall of 200 feet. Winter is an excellent time to see ice climbers scaling the Falls. There is plenty of parking available at the trailhead. The trail begins on the left side of the parking lot at the top of the Arethusa Falls Road. The Route is ...
  • Androscoggin River Watershed Council’s Source to Sea Trek-a-Thon The Source to Sea Trek-a-Thon is 4 days of paddling on the Androscoggin River, over 4 weekends. This is the first year that it is a “pledge event.” Participants are asked to raise money in support of 1) the event itself, and 2) the educational outreach programs.
  • Pemigewasset River The Pemigewasset River, or Pemi, is a beautiful gem of cold water trout fishery. The river runs through the White Mountain National Forest surrounded with spectacular scenery on both sides. The headwaters begin in Profile Lake in Franconia Notch State Park and flow South for about 70 miles where it joins the Winnipesaukee River to ...
  • Franconia Notch State Park Franconia Notch is a spectacular mountain pass, or “notch”, between the Kinsman Mountain Range and the Franconia Mountain Range in Northern New Hampshire. The Franconia Notch State Park is in the White Mountain National Forest and easily accessible from I-93. Franconia Notch has many attractions for those seeking wilderness adventure or a family-oriented weekend vacation. Recommended Resources Nature ...
  • White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) White Mountain National Forest is a recreational and limited commercial area popular for hiking, camping, and skiing. The White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) consists of three disconnected tracts of land in New Hampshire and Maine that consists of 800,000+ acres including the Presidential Range, Franconia Notch State Park, Pemigewasset Wilderness, Sandwich Range Wilderness, Caribou/Speckled Mountain ...
  • Kancamagus Scenic Byway The Kancamagus Scenic Byway (Rt. 112) is a 28 mile road through the heart of the White Mountains National Forest that climbs to nearly 3000 ft. The highway stretches from RT 16 Conway, New Hampshire to I-93 North Woodstock, which passes through Franconia Notch State Park. It is designated a National Forest Scenic Byway, and ...