Can You Guess the Longest River in New Hampshire?
Did you know that New Hampshire has over 800 lakes and 19,000 miles of rivers and streams, according to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services?
Living in the Granite State, we're really lucky when it comes to the gorgeous scenery around us. From mountains to rivers, beaches, forests, and oceans, we've got it all, and tourists love coming here to experience our beautiful region firsthand.
In the past, we've talked about the deepest lake in New Hampshire, which (spoiler alert) made us realize that it's important to do your research before relying on initial search results. But we then became curious about the longest river in the state.
After doing some research, here's what we found out.
According to WorldAtlas, the Connecticut River is the longest river in New Hampshire, with a total length of 407 miles. It also flows across Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.
The second and third longest rivers, the Androscoggin and Saco (178 and 136 miles, respectively), share a commonality. Like the Connecticut River, they both flow into other states, but these rivers instead go into Maine.
It isn't until we get to the fourth longest river, the 117-mile Merrimack River, that we read of a body of water that's mostly in New Hampshire. Starting from where the Winnipesaukee and Pemigewasset rivers join together, the Merrimack flows down to Newburyport, Massachusetts, before entering the Atlantic Ocean.
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