A Four Seasons Destination
The Connecticut Lakes Region
The Connecticut Lakes Region is a four seasons vacation destination in northern New Hampshire. Located on the border with Canada, this remote township is home to less than 900 people. It is rumored to have more resident moose than people! Outdoor recreation abounds in all seasons! THe COnnecticut Lakes Region is known for its trout and salmon fishing, miles of trails for snowmobiling and ATV-ing along with North Woods hospitality. Beautiful scenery in every direction make the Connecticut Lakes a special destination.
Ice out starts the spring season. Anglers fishing the Connecticut Lakes for lake trout and salmon while river anglers fish for landlocked salmon and trout. The Connecticut River attracts fly fisherman and fisherman alike. As one of the best trout rivers in the East, the Connecticut River is blessed with cold water from upstream tail-water dams all season long. The sounds of spring peepers fill the night while the returning loons call to each other at night over the still lakes. ATV trails open at Memorial day weekend. Wildlife lovers enjoy watching baby moose, fox, deer and other newborns in late May and June.
What is not to love about summer? The Connecticut Lakes are fun to swim in, boat on, paddle on and picnic at! Hike the Cohos trail, take in a summer festival or visit nearby Quebec. Grab a tube, canoe or kayak and float the Connecticut River! Visit Beaver Brook Falls, Garfield Falls or Little Hellgate Falls. Grab the camera and hike to the top of Magalloway Mountain, Mount Monadnock or Diamond Ridge. The fishing in the Connecticut River is wonderful all summer long due to two tailwater dams. Ice cream stands open for a tsty treat after an evening of moose watching in Moose Alley. If you love the outdoors, the summer season is a wonderful time to visit.
Autumn colors come early to the northern forest of New Hampshire. Peak foliage occurs in the Connecticut Lakes Region in late September and very early October. The mountainsides have a mix of maples, poplar, and birch which turn red, orange and yellow. Spruce and Balsam Fir give dark green contrast to the colorful deciduous. Fall fishing continues until October 15th before closing. Catch a large landlocked salmon or gorgeous brook trout in fall spawning colors. Small game hunting season begins in October with deer season in November.
Winter comes early to the New Hampshire’s North Country. Snow blankets the mountains and ice covers the lake by mid to late December. The Region receives 140 to 180 inches of snow annually makes the Connecticut Lakes Region a winter paradise. The towns of Pittsburg, Stewartstown, Colebrook and Errol have snowmobile clubs which groom the miles and miles of snowmobile trails which interconnect throughout the region and into neighboring Canada, Maine and Vermont. All area lodges, restaurants and service businesses are located on the trail. Just arrive for a winter snowmobile vacation at a cozy cabin then get on your snowmobile and Go!