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Great North Woods Travel Region

Androscoggin Wayside Park- Androscoggin Wayside Park is a scenic area located in Thirteen Mile Woods on a bluff overlooking rapids on the Androscoggin River.
Appalachian Trail - New Hampshire- The white-blazed Appalachian Trail (A.T.) passes through 14 states, 8 national forests, 2 national parks and numerous state parks. The New Hampshire section of the A.T. spans about 160 miles from the Connecticut River in Hanover to the Maine state line.
Coleman State Park- Located in north New Hampshire, this lovely overnight park lies on the shores of Little Diamond Pond and just south of Big Diamond Pond; both spots are well known among anglers.
Deer Mountain Campground- Located in Connecticut Lakes State Forest, adjacent to the Connecticut River between Second and Third Connecticut lakes, Deer Mountain State Campground is just five minutes south of the Canada border.
Dixville Notch State Park- Dixville Notch State Park is one of the New Hampshire's smallest state parks encompassing only 127 acres. The park offers scenic views of a beautiful gorge and waterfalls.
John Wingate Weeks Estate- The Mt. Prospect estate was built at the direction of John Wingate Weeks, leading conservationist, U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator and Secretary of War under Presidents Harding and Coolidge. Set at the very top of Mt. Prospect, the house and grounds provide a 360 degree panorama of mountain splendor.
Lake Francis State Park- Lake Francis State Park is located in the northern area of the state and is well known for its remote camping, picnicking, fishing and boating opportunities.
Milan Hill State Park- A fire tower located within the park offers panoramic views of White Mountain National Forest, views into Maine and up into Canada.
Mollidgewock State Park- Located 3 miles south of Errol along the Androscoggin River, this state park offers camping, fishing and a spot to launch a small boat, canoe or kayak.
Nansen Wayside Park- The Nansen Wayside Park is the site of a 170-ft steel-framed Nansen Ski Jump, near the banks of the Androscoggin River.

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Description - The Great North Woods area is a melting-pot of residents. With Vermont, Maine and Quebec being so close, the area is strongly influenced by their cultures. Spectacular mountain scenery, hundreds of miles of snowmobile routes, miles of rushing streams and rivers characterize the area. Sports enthusiasts enjoy salmon fishing, whitewater boating, hiking, bird watching and moose watching.

Attractions - The Great North Woods Travel Region boasts having 97% of its land forested. Much of the land is privately held but often times the landowners permit recreational use including snowmobiling, fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking and boating. The four-season area is incredibly picturesque and unsurpassed for outdoor photography.

Recreation - Spectacular mountain scenery is enjoyed via scenic drives, hiking, biking, whitewater boating, skiing or snowmobiling. Viewing wildlife is also a main attraction to this area of the state due in large to the great numbers of moose. The area is also popular with bird watchers who enjoy observing the migrating waterfowl.

Climate - New Hampshire residents experience four distinct seasons. Winter can be cold with average temperatures ranging around 19 degrees Fahrenheit. The cold temperatures humidity bring heavy, water-laden snow to all parts of the state. Spring begins in mid-March and lasts through May. This time of the year is referred to as mud season in the mountains. The sugar is flowing early in the season and wild flowers bloom toward the end of it. Summer is the busiest season of the year for the tourism industry. This is an excellent time to travel, mountain roads are open and most of the mud has dried. Average summer temperatures range around 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Fall brings the leaf lookers to see the spectacular colors of the deciduous trees. Expect to see bus loads of people enjoying the crisp fall New England weather.

Location - The Great North Woods Travel Region is the northern most travel area in New Hampshire. Its sides are bordered by Vermont and Maine, while Quebec, Canada rests to the north and the White Mountains Regions to the south.

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Filed By: mike sonia (gloucester, ma)
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Report: fished on the androscoggin river in early june. fishing was the best in many years! plenty of rainbows up to 2.5 pounds. some nice brookies and 2 browns.saw several moose below the snowmobile bridge. weather was great for june.can;t wait to go back. such beautiful country . watch out for early morning fog in the milan area!

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Contact Information:
New Hampshire Division of Travel & Tourism, P.O. Box 1856 , Concord, NH, 03302-1856, Phone: 603-271-2665

Additional Information:
New Hampshire Travel Regions - New Hampshire has seven different travel regions including: Seacoast, Merrimack Valley, Monadnock, Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee, Lakes, White Mountains and Great North Woods.


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