|Lake Unbagog National Wildlife Refuge|
This is New Hampshire’s premier watchable wildlife site and the 495th designated national wildlife refuge. The wetlands and spruce-fir forest are home to many of the animals people like to watch. The interior of the refuge is accessible only by water. A headquarters building provides informati...
Crawford Notch State Park
|Description: Crawford Notch was shaped by the last continental glacier. It is a place of rugged beauty and tumbling water. Trails leaving from just outside the State Park access the summits of the White Mountains’ Presidential Range.|
Wildlife to Watch: Like Franconia Notch, Crawford Notch is the summer home of a pair of peregrine falcons. Locating the birds on the large cliffs requires binoculars or a spotting scope. Watch for moose along the stream areas in the summer. If you look closely in areas where American beeches grow, you will find evidence of black bears. Watch and listen for red-breasted nuthatches, golden-crowned kinglets, yellow-rumped and blackpoll warblers, white-throated sparrows, and dark-eyed juncos. Common ravens soar overhead. To see or hear birds of the boreal forest, such as boreal chickadees, winter wrens, Swainson’s thrushes, or Blackburnian warblers, take the rugged Webster-Jackson trail to the summit of Mount Jackson. (This is actually on USFS land.) You may be rewarded with a rare sighting of a three-toed woodpecker.
Other Activities: A visitor’s facility located near the former site of the Willey House has a picturesque small pond and a short walking trail.
Ownership: DRED-Division of Parks and Recreation
Size: 5950 acres
Closest Town: Bartlett
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