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    The Contoocook River lows from Contoocook Lake which is on the Jaffrey/Rindge border and goes through it spills into the Merrimack River in Penacook.

    Contoocook River Facts:

    The Contoocook River is 71 miles long.
    The Contoocook River is just one of a few rivers in the state that mainly flows in a northward direction.
    There are 2 covered bridges that span the river, one in Henniker and one in Hopkinton.
    For rafting and kayaking, whitewaters are pretty rough.
    November is the rainiest month and January is the driest month.
    The river gets its name from the town of Contoocook.

    Contoocook River History:

    Contoocook is the where Civil War naval officer George H. Perkins. Isabel Weld Perkins, his daughter and her husband, Larz Anderson used the Perkins Manor as a summer home.

    Contoocook River Recreation:

    There is an abundance of things to do at the river from hunting to fishing to canoeing to kayaking. There are a few restaurants that overlook the river including Sonny’s Main Street Pizza and Daniel’s of Henniker Restaurant and Pub.

    Other activities at the Contoocook River include rope swings, tubing and swimming. Fishing is important as there is a wide variety of species in the river including largemouth bass and rainbow trout. There are several boat launches around the lake that give boaters access to the water.

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    The Contoocook River is a famous river in New Hampshire. The place is very famous with the entertainment activities such as rope swings, tubing and swimming in the river. The area is not so dangerous, so people prefer this place to spend vacations.




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