Merrimack River Outdoor Education and Conservation Area

Merrimack River Outdoor Education and Conservation Area

54 Portsmouth St
Concord
, NH 03301

HOURS: Mon. - Sun.: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
CALL:  (603) 224-9945
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Located along the Merrimack River, the 103-acre Merrimack River Outdoor Education and Conservation Area includes oxbows, back channels, and high terraces that host a dynamic collection of overlapping natural communities. A walk down the Les Clark Nature Trail takes visitors past a pine forest planted in the 1960s, a wooded swamp and beaver-influenced wetlands, a maple-oak-hickory terrace community, and a native silver maple floodplain forest.

The floodplain offers a natural sanctuary for not only people, but also for wildlife, including turtles, beaver, migratory waterfowl and other birds such as the cardinal, oriole, and bald eagle.

The reservation is open to the public daily from sunrise until 8:00pm. Visitors can swim and hike, among other outdoor activities.

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