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? That's a whole
Living in New Hampshire, 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 state firsthand.
We recently talked about the deepest lake in New Hampshire, which (spoiler alert) made us realize that it's important to do your research first before relying on initial search results. But then we became curious about the longest river in the state. With over 19,000 miles of rivers and streams, as mentioned, which one stretches across the most terrain?
Here's what we found out.
According to WorldAtlas, the Connecticut River is the longest river in the Granite State, with a total length of 407 miles. It flows across New Hampshire, 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 WorldAtlas lists the fourth longest river in the state, the 117-mile Merrimack River, that we read of a body of water that's mostly in the Granite State. Starting from where the Winnipesaukee and Pemigewasset rivers join together, the river flows down to Newburyport, Massachusetts, where it then enters the Atlantic Ocean.
Speaking of bodies of water, check out this fairytale Meredith, New Hampshire, home on the beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee.