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A long-time mainstay of North Country dining, Howards's Restaurant, which closed last fall after its owner died, is also crumbling into the Mohawk River, which damaged its foundation during storms this past spring. Concerned about potential downstream damage to a bridge over NH Route 3 as well as to the downtown, town officials are looking to stabilize the foundation, which could entail tearing the eatery down.

Restaurant foundation destabilized by high water raises Route 3 Bridge, downtown Colebrook flooding concerns

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Concerned about potential downstream damage to a bridge over New Hampshire Route 3 as well as to...

Rye Harbor State Park

17 Special New Hampshire Picnic Spots

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Looking for a great way to spend some time with the family? Pack those peanut butter and jelly...

North Country host families sought for foreign students

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A non-profit dedicated to promoting peaceful coexistence and respect between nations through...

Leo Gaston Ouellet, a former Berlin mayor, died Saturday at the age of 89.

Former Berlin mayor Leo Ouellet remembered for vision for city

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Ouellet, who passed away Saturday, will be remembered for trying to position the city to best deal...

Ricky Nelson

Twin rockers Matthew and Gunnar Nelson honor father's legacy

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When twin music-makers Matthew and Gunnar Nelson first teamed up to celebrate their father's legacy...

Eric L. Johnson

North Country native named to highest reserve enlisted position in Coast Guard

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In a singular honor for the North Country and the Granite State, Eric L. Johnson, who was born and...

The duties of the 162-year old Groveton Covered Bridge, shown here in February, will be reduced later this year to just carrying people, not utilities, over the Ammonoosuc River. A water main suspended beneath the span and a sewer line on it will be eventually be buried in the river bed beneath the bridge.

Selectmen act to remove water and sewer lines from Groveton Covered Bridge

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The Northumberland board of selectmen has agreed to accept a nearly $300,000 emergency grant to...

Sports / Outdoors

Coe-Brown's Kianna Daudelin pitches during the first inning of Saturday's Division II championship game against John Stark at Southern New Hampshire University.

Coe-Brown walks off with NHIAA Div. II softball crown

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Junior pitcher Kianna Daudelin tripled in the bottom of the seventh and scored on a sacrifice fly from classmate Holly Donohue to give Coe-Brown Northwood Academy a 6-5 walk-off win over John Stark of Weare in the NHIAA Division II softball championship at Southern New Hampshire University Saturday.

Marc Pouliot, president of the North Woods Off Road club, on Saturday shows some of the 2.5 mile loop course being built by club members and other volunteers at Jericho Mountain State Park in Berlin. The course, which is scheduled to be completed in late summer, would be the first on state land in New Hampshire and the first of its kind in the Northeast.

State's first four-by-four course taking shape

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The only 4 x 4 course on state land in the Northeast is taking shape at Jericho Mountain State Park with supporters hoping that the all-volunteer effort will be completed by late summer.

John Stark spikers sweep Londonderry

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Carson Dunn led the way with 11 kills to help John Stark to a 3-0 victory over Londonderry in an NHIAA opening-round boys’ volleyball match on Friday.

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...

Attractions

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

Waterfalls

Great North Woods

Stunning waterfalls invite a picnic on a warm afternoon.

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Forests

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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Be Bear Aware as You Enjoy the Summer Season

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CONCORD, N.H. – As summer heats up, N.H. Fish and Game is urging homeowners, campers, and the rest of us to be bear aware.