Merrimack River

The Merrimack River (sometimes spelled “Merrimac”) is a powerful and historically influential river located in New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts.  At 110 miles long, it is one of the longest rivers in all of New England.  The Merrimack River comes into existence where the Winnipesaukee and Pemigewassett Rivers meet in Franklin, New Hampshire and empties out into the Atlantic ocean just three miles south of the New Hampshire Seacoast in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

The river today is cleaner than it’s been in the past 120 years thanks to conservation efforts, regulating industrial waste dumping as well as urban sewage disposal.  A mere fifty years ago you could not swim in the Merrimack, but over the past couple of decades great strides have been made in cleaning the waters and the banks of the river and today the mighty Merrimack flows clean and beautiful through the New England countryside.  Riverwalks, picnic grounds, parks and more have been constructed in the towns and cities that border the Merrimack River in order to better allow residents and visitors to enjoy this scenic, clean waterway.

Historically, the Merrimack provided power to the many mills that were constructed in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s, in addition to providing easy waterborne access to the many burgeoning towns that sprung up along its banks.  Concord, Manchester and Nashua, NH, are but three of the New Hampshire cities that were built on the Merrimack using power from the river to sustain their local economies through lumber mills, textile mills, grain processing and more.  Perhaps the most famous milltown in New England is Lowell, Massachusetts, which today has several museums in the old mill buildings that helped shape the 19th and 20th centuries.  Both Manchester and Nashua have converted many old mills into luxurious condominiums overlooking the powerful waters of the Merrimack River.

Today the river is used primarily for recreational purposes, but is dammed is several spots in order to consistently maintain the river’s flow and integrity.  The river’s watershed totals in excess of 5000 square miles and includes nearly a full third of New Hampshire, particularly the southern region of the state, as well as a large portion of northern Massachusetts.  In New Hampshire, Route 93 parallels the river as it flows south toward the Massachusetts border, linking all the towns and cities along the way.

The Merrimack River is a beautiful body of water and a clean one, too.  Homes along the river are in high demand due to the stunning views afforded by most of them – just imagine sipping your morning coffee on your back porch while overlooking the river and listening to the water rush by.  To make this dream a reality, you need to call Jim Miller Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at (603) 801-3987.  Jim knows the NH real estate market inside and out and wants to help you into the home that fits you and your lifestyle.  Call Jim today for the latest listings of available homes in southern NH.


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No Expense Spared On This Beautiful 3600 Sq.ft....

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  • 3 Beds
  • 5.0 Baths
  • 3,600 SqFt
  • 1.23 Acres


Hooksett, New Hampshire


No Expense Spared On This Beautiful 3600 Sq.ft. Picturesque Hooksett Smart Home Estate. Upon Entering, You Will Be Greeted By An Expansive Open Floor Plan With 10ft Craftsman Columns, Wainscoting And Vaulted Ceilings. Large Windows Allow Natural Light To Flow Throughout With Views Of The The Back...

Energy Efficient With Bosch Geo Thermal System....

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  • 5 Beds
  • 4.0 Baths
  • 4,650 SqFt
  • 1.46 Acres


Hooksett, New Hampshire


Energy Efficient With Bosch Geo Thermal System. This Luxury Waterfront Property Was Featured In Home Beautiful Magazine. This Contemporary Home Sits On 1.46 Acres Overlooking The River. Private Master Suite With All Marble Bath. Top Floor Has Full Height Windows For Fabulous Water Views. Addition...

Waterfront !!! 3750 Feet Of Frontage On The Mer...

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  • 4 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 2,457 SqFt
  • 0.60 Acres


Hooksett, New Hampshire


Waterfront !!! 3750 Feet Of Frontage On The Merrimack River!! Absolutely Amazing Opportunity !!! Merrimack Reserve A Private Gated Community Consisting Of Only 5 Beautiful Home Sites. One Home Completed And Sold, 2 Lots Reserved Only Two Lots Remain! Each Home Site Has 160 Feet Of River Front Lan...

When You Enter This Golf Club Community You Beg...

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  • 4 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 3,164 SqFt
  • 1.20 Acres


Litchfield, New Hampshire


When You Enter This Golf Club Community You Begin To Notice The Homes Along The Fairways And Throughout The Neighborhood. As You Round The Bend Toward Waterview You Notice Your New Home Stunningly Sitting Slightly Higher Than Street Level On A Plush Carpet Like Lawn Of This Corner Lot! You'll ...

Looking For A Water Front Property To Relax And...

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  • 3 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,532 SqFt
  • 0.71 Acres


Hudson, New Hampshire


Looking For A Water Front Property To Relax And Feel Like You Are On Vacation Right In Your Back Yard. You Have Stairs Leading Down To Your Own Private Dock On The River. You Own 127 Ft Of Private River Frontage. There Is Also A Second Dock Which Contains A Portable Dock System. Spend Each Da...

River Views On Quiet Street Yet Minutes To Shop...

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  • 4 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 3,647 SqFt
  • 1.52 Acres


Hooksett, New Hampshire


River Views On Quiet Street Yet Minutes To Shopping, Highway And Downtown. This 2527 Sf House Has 9 Rooms, 4 Bedrms 3 Baths And Is A Perfect In-law Set Up. Home Enjoys Hardwood Floors, Newer Windows, Large Lazy L Inground Pool, Finished Basement With Office & Workshop, 1st Floor Laundry Room, 2...

Quick Closing Possible! Nicely Updated Water Fr...

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  • 3 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,472 SqFt
  • 0.41 Acres


Hudson, New Hampshire


Quick Closing Possible! Nicely Updated Water Front Ranch, With Potential For Extended Family In The Walkout Basement. Main Level Boasts A Bright Kitchen With Maple Cabinets, Granite Counters, Breakfast Area, Formal Dining Room, Family Room With Gas Fireplace, A Pretty Updated Bath And 3 Bedrooms....


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