Beards Brook

Beards Brook or Beard Brook [gnis|865462|Beard Brook ; 2000 decision of U.S. Board on Geographic Names] is a 12.5 mile long (20.1 km) [ [http://www.granit.sr.unh.edu New Hampshire GRANIT state geographic information system] ] stream located in southern New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the North Branch of the Contoocook River, part of the Merrimack River watershed.

Beards Brook begins at the outlet of Island Pond in the town of Washington, New Hampshire. The brook descends rapidly northeast to the village of East Washington, then turns south and enters Hillsborough. A significant tributary is Shedd Brook, entering from the west in Hillsborough. Beards Brook joins the North Branch of the Contoocook near Hillsborough village, just upstream of the Contoocook River.

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