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The Washburn Family Forest in Clarksville is the latest verbal flashpoint between proponents and critics of the Northern Pass Transmission project. Eversource, the company that wants to build a 187-mile transmission system to carry hydroelectricity from Canada through New Hampshire and into the regional electrical grid, has said its proposed route includes a 500-foot section beneath the Washburn Family Forest, something that the land owner, the Society for the Preservation of New Hampshire Forests, vehemently opposes.

Tiny section of proposed route sparking latest verbal sparring about Northern Pass


Although arguably controversial for the entire 187-mile length, it's a 500-foot underground...

The Balsams resort is being renovated and owners hope to reopen next year.

North Country residents head to Concord to push for Balsams expansion support


For the second time in less than a month, a group of North Country residents will go to Concord to...

Judge rejects bear hunter's bid to halt hearing on chocolate bait ban


A Concord bear hunter's attempt to halt a state Fish and Game public hearing on a proposal to ban...

Hours before the first votes were to be cast in the 2012 New Hampshire Primary in Dixville Notch, Town Clerk Rick Erwin, right, and resident Peter Johnson put the finishing touches on the polling place in The Balsams' Ballot Room.

Renovation won't halt tradition: Balsams still expected to host primary voters


The tradition of voting just after midnight on New Hampshire's presidential primary day will...

Millsfield recently launched this Facebook page to promote it being among the places in New Hampshire where the first ballots will be cast in the 2016 presidential primary.

Millsfield launches Facebook page in support of 2016 primary


This large but sparsely-populated unincorporated township has launched a Facebook page to promote...

Stratford considers options for police


After a vote at town meeting in favor of keeping the police department, the board of selectmen next...

Shown here on March 14, the Smith Hydro facility on the Androscoggin River in Berlin is one of the power-generating plants recently put up for sale by Eversource Energy. Berlin Mayor Paul Grenier said the city is very interested in acquiring the plant.

Berlin eyeing former PSNH energy facility


As Eversource Energy prepares to sell off its Public Service of New Hampshire power plants, The...

Sports / Outdoors

D-III Boys' Hoop: Conant outlasts Berlin, off to final


The Conant of Jaffrey boys' basketball team survived a furious comeback effort by Berlin and won 52-43 in the Division III semifinals on Wednesday night at Southern New Hampshire University.

Bishop Brady-Trinity's Ann Margaret Disciscio, center, celebrates with teammates Brianna Brack, left, and Athena Sirois(9) vs. Berlin-Gorham during the third period of the NHIAA Div. I semifinal game at Everett Arena in Concord Tuesday. Bishop Brady-Trinity won 4-2.

NHIAA Girls' Hockey: Disciscio leads Brady/Trinity into final


A third-period three-goal outburst helped the Bishop Brady/Trinity girls' hockey team come back and defeat Berlin/Gorham, 4-2, in the division semifinals Tuesday night at Everett Arena.

A group of riders head out for a demo ride Friday at Coleman State Park in Stewartstown during the 23rd annual Swift Diamond Riders' SnoDeo.

North Country's SnoDeo a big to-do


What has already been a great riding season statewide was capped off on Friday and Saturday at Coleman State Park where the Swift Diamond Riders held their 23rd annual SnoDeo, a celebration of all things snowmobile-related.

Explore the Great North Woods

Covered Bridges

Columbia Bridge #33

The Columbia Bridge was built in 1912 to replace an earlier bridge which had been destroyed by fire the previous year. The...

Groveton Bridge #32

The bridge was built by Captain Charles Richardson and his son. When U.S. Route 3 was reconstructed in 1939, the Groveton...

Happy Corner Bridge #35

Happy Corner was a bustling neighborhood in the late 1800s. At the Perry Stream crossing, there was a sawmill, a starch mill, a...

Mechanic Street Bridge #31

This bridge is also known as the Israels River Bridge. At a meeting on July 19, 1862, shortly after the construction of the...

Mt. Orne Bridge #30

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...

Pittsburg-Clarksville Bridge #34

Of the remaining covered bridges in New Hampshire, the Pittsburg-Clarksville Bridge is located the furthest north over the...

River Road Bridge #36

Little is known about this bridge and nothing has been recorded in the town records. It has now been bypassed. The bridge is...

Stark Bridge #37

The bridge was originally a simple Paddleford truss with a center pier. During the 1890's, high water removed the center pier...


Moose Alley

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...

Northern Forest Heritage Park

Located in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest, the Northern Forest Heritage Park features a full-scale re-creation...

Twin Mountain Fish & Wildlife Hatchery

The Twin Mountain Hatchery dates back to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal of the 1930s.

Christie's Maple Farm & Museum

Maple farm and museum in the shadows of the White Mountains.

State Parks and Beaches

Nansen Wayside State Park

Located near the banks of the Androscoggin River, Nansen Wayside Park is a popular place for picnicking, fishing, and boating.

Umbagog Lake State Park

Umbagog Lake State Park is one of the newly acquired parks in the state system. The Division began managing the park in 1998. The...

Coleman State Park

Coleman State Park lies on the shore of Little Diamond Pond in Stewartstown, twelve miles east of Colebrook in New Hampshire's...

Beaver Brook Falls Wayside

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...

Androscoggin Wayside Park

On a bluff overlooking scenic Androscoggin River. The park lies within the Thirteen Mile Woods.

Mollidgewock State Park & Campground

Mollidgewock State Park lies along the shore of the Androscoggin River within Thirteen Mile Woods Scenic Area, approximately 28...

View from Milan Hill State Park Milan Hill State Park

Milan Hill State Park Campground is located near popular areas for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and wildlife viewing. From this...

Lake Francis State Park

Lake Francis is a 2,000 acre lake in the Connecticut Lakes region of the Great North Woods. Hunters and anglers enjoy this park...

John Wingate Weeks Historic Site

The Mt. Prospect estate was built at the direction of John Wingate Weeks, leading conservationist, U.S. congressman, U.S.

Jericho Lake State Park

Just a few miles northwest of downtown Berlin you will find one of the newest additions to the state park system. Jericho...

Dixville Notch State Park

Dixville Notch State Park spans 127 acres. Within the park is a scenic gorge and waterfalls on two mountain brooks. Hiking trails...

Historic Markers

Denman Thompson (1833-1911) - Swanzey, New Hampshire Dixville Notch

Marker Number: 171

Boom Piers - Berlin, NH Boom Piers

Marker Number: 159


Great North Woods

Stunning waterfalls invite a picnic on a warm afternoon.



Great North Woods

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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Beginning Fly-Fishing Courses Offered - Concord/Stewartstown


Two upcoming workshops offer a chance to learn about the traditional sport of fly-fishing. The classes are free and sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's "Let's Go Fishing"...