Contoocook River

Contoocook River

Coordinates: 43°17′11″N 71°35′23″W / 43.2865°N 71.5898°W / 43.2865; -71.5898

The Contoocook River is a 71-mile-long (114 km)[1] river in New Hampshire. It flows from Pool Pond and Contoocook Lake on the Jaffrey/Rindge border to Penacook (just north of Concord), where it empties into the Merrimack River. It is one of only a few rivers in New Hampshire that flow in a predominantly northward direction. Two picturesque covered bridges in Hopkinton and one in Henniker span the Contoocook, as does another on the Hancock-Greenfield line. Residents and tourists have made the Contoocook popular for fishing and whitewater boating.

The river gives its name to Contoocook, New Hampshire, a census-designated place (CDP) within the town of Hopkinton.


Principal tributaries

From south to north:

See also

  • List of New Hampshire rivers


Hopkinton Dam on the Contoocook River in Merrimack County

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