New Hampshire’s Connecticut Lakes Region
High in the mountains of New Hampshire, you’ll find the Connecticut Lakes and headwaters of the Connecticut River. Starting as just a trickle is the small town of Pittsburg, NH, the Connecticut River flows through a chain of lakes, the Connecticut Lakes, as it makes its way from the US / Canadian border in New Hampshire to Long Island Sound. Its journey of 400 miles begins at the height of land, becomes the diving border between Vermont and New Hampshire, then flows through the industrial valley of Massachusetts and into Connecticut before finding the sea.
Outdoor Recreation Destination
The Connecticut Lakes Region has been a vacation destination for years. Catering to fishing and hunting enthusiasts for more than a century, the region is a beloved destination of outdoors lovers from all over the East Coast and beyond. While you will not find shopping malls here, you will find world-class fly fishing, wildlife viewing opportunities in “Moose Alley“, pristine mountain lakes for swimming, boating and paddling, miles of ATV & Quad trails, scenic vistas in every direction and more than 200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails that connect to Canada, Maine, Vermont and points south. Snow blankets the area from early December through mid-April – a snowmobiler’s dream!
Moose and More
Moose outnumber the residents of the small communities of Pittsburg, Stewartstown and Colebrook, NH. Moose are often seen nightly in the summer along US Route 3 between First Connecticut Lake and Second Connecticut Lake. This section of road is known throughout New England as “Moose Alley”. Moose are not the only wildlife seen in the undeveloped stretch of road. Fox, whitetail deer, and bear can be seen here. Eagles and osprey fish and hunt the river and along the shoreline of the Connecticut Lakes. Wildlife viewing opportunities are some of the best in New England along Moose Alley. In fall upland bird hunters come from all over the country to hunt ruffed grouse and woodcock.
North Woods Hospitality
The Connecticut Lakes Region offers exceptional hospitality. Lodging accommodations range from cozy, lakeside cabins, to country inns, small motels to private vacation homes. Spend a weekend or a week or two discovering all the Connecticut Lakes Region of New Hampshire has to offer. Day trip into Quebec or take a woods road to remote waterfall or shop quaint antique shops or paddle a moose meadow within a rare, virgin forest; if you love the outdoors there is much to do and see. Spend a day outdoors and then treat yourself to a delicious meal at one of the areas numerous restaurants, cafes, and pubs. From elegant gourmet to roadside diner, the choices are plentiful and the food delightful.
Plan Your Adventure
Pick season and plan a North Woods getaway today! Visit the North Country Chamber of Commerce for brochures, ideas and best times to visit for your outdoor passions. The Connecticut Lakes Region is a four season outdoor recreation community. An easy drive Boston MA and other New England cities, the Connecticut Lakes Region is a favorite destination.