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Max the Moose, the mascot of the annual Moose Festival, rides in a convertible during the 2014 Moose Festival parade. The 2015 festival takes place from Aug. 28-30 in Colebrook, Canaan and Pittsburg.

Annual Moose Festival returns to Colebrook this weekend


The annual celebration of the North Country moose returns here on Friday, although at a slightly...

The path in yellow on this map shows an area where lines in the proposed Northern Pass hydroelectric project would be buried.

Northern Pass project remains a lightning rod


Opinions on the new Northern Pass project proposal from Eversource-NH, which was designed in part...

Led by Chairman John Scarinza, center, the Coos County Planning Board spent more than three hours Tuesday at the Tillotson Center in Colebrook considering whether the application of Dixville Capital LLC to rehabilitate and expand The Balsams Grand Resort was complete. Ultimately, board members decided they needed more information and also scheduled another meeting with Dixville Capital for Sept. 2.

John Koziol

Planning board seeks more information on Balsams resort


Despite a more than three-hour meeting Tuesday, the Coos County Planning Board still wants more...

The path in yellow shows an area where lines in the proposed Northern Pass hydroelectric project would be buried.

Newest Northern Pass plan buries 60 miles


The five-year struggle by Eversource-NH to build the Northern Pass hydroelectric project entered a...

The Coos County Planning Board considered a conceptual-application review of the proposed redevelopment and expansion of the Balsams Resort in neighboring Dixville on Tuesday.

Coos Planning Board proceeds cautiously on Balsams application


Aware that it was setting precedent, the Coos County Planning Board worked methodically Tuesday...

The former Notre Dame High School, now a housing complex for low-income senior citizens, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Former Berlin high school named to Register of Historic Places


Now a housing complex for low-income senior citizens, the former Notre Dame High School has been...

Northern Pass: New route for project to be announced today


Executives from Eversource Energy are expected to announce a new route for the Northern Pass...

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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Visit Fish and Game at the Fairs!


While you're having fun at the Hopkinton and Lancaster fairs on Labor Day weekend, visit the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department exhibits, a great way to explore hunting, fishing and wildlife...