The Ammonoosuc River is a 60-mile long tributary of the Connecticut River. It begins in Mount Washington, at the Lake of the Clouds, flows west to Bethlehem Junction, north to Littleton, and, finally, southwest through Bath, joining the Connecticut River at Haverhill.
The Ammonoosuc River runs through forest areas, wetlands, and large areas of unfragmented land. It is home to a variety of wildlife. Birds you can expect to see along the river include peregrine falcons, bald eagles, osprey, and upland sandpipers. Animals include river otters, beaver, deer, turkeys, black bears, American martens, and northern bog lemmings. Of course, the river provides an excellent habitat for a number of fish species.
You'll find plenty of recreation opportunities on the Ammonoosuc River. Fishing, for instance, is very popular. The river is stocked with rainbow trout, brook trout, and brown trout. You can also have success fishing for Atlantic salmon. White water kayaking is popular on the river, as is canoeing. A variety of skill levels can be accommodated. Other activities include hiking, swimming, snowmobiling, alpine skiing, and cross-country skiing.
In our area, the Ammonoosuc River can easily be accessed at the Bath Covered Bridge Picnic Area.
Have questions? Specific information about the Ammonoosuc River can be obtained from the New Hampshire Rivers Management and Protection Program.
RMPP Rivers Coordinator
9 Hazen Drive, Concord, New Hampshire 03302
Phone: (603) 271-2959