Connecticut River

The honor of the longest river in New England unequivocally goes to the Connecticut River which begins its journey at the northern tip of New Hampshire and finally empties over 400 miles away in Long Island Sound. This powerful river delivers nearly 20,000 cubic feet of water into Long Island Sound every second thanks to its enormous watershed ringing in at over 11,250 square miles. The Connecticut River is initially fed by New Hampshire’s four Connecticut Lakes, the furthest of which is located less than one mile from the Canadian border.

The Connecticut River moves briefly southwest in northern NH until it reaches the Vermont border, at which point it takes a decidedly southern course. The actual boundary separating New Hampshire and Vermont is often the river itself. As with most rivers, settlements began appearing on its banks, using the natural power of the water to cut lumber, process, spin and weave wool, and basically infuse a new vitality into the region. The banks of the Connecticut River were fertile and farming communities also got a firm foothold in western New Hampshire and eastern Vermont.

Thanks in part to its relatively remote location, the Connecticut River has never had a big problem with pollution. There are no New Hampshire or Vermont cities on the river with a population in excess of 25,000 people, and even those are few and far between. The entire population living on the western border of New Hampshire along the Connecticut River is fewer than the two largest cities in the state, Manchester and Nashua (both cities combined population exceeds 200,000 people). Some New Hampshire towns located along the Connecticut River include Hinsdale, Claremont, Westmoreland, North Walpole, Charlestown, Cornish, Lebanon, Hanover, Woodsville, and Monroe. Only three of these beautiful New Hampshire towns have more than 5000 people living in it (Claremont, Lebanon and Hanover). Western New Hampshire has plenty of room and the views and vistas are second-to-none.

The Connecticut River has always been an important part of the region’s growth, but today the river is seen as more of a recreational playground than a workhorse for the local economy. All 400+ miles of the river are lined with campgrounds, hiking trails, riverwalks, state parks and more. Swimming, canoeing, fishing and sailing are common occurrences on the river. One of the most pristine rivers in the entire country, the Connecticut River can provide you and your family with a vacation destination that you will return to year after year.

But it doesn’t have to be just a fantastic place to visit – the Connecticut River can be your backyard playground, if you choose. There are homes available for sale in many New Hampshire towns along the river, you just need to know where to look and when. Jim Miller Bean Group knows where and when. Jim is a professional, experienced NH buyer agent and he wants to make your dreams of living in the Granite State a reality. Call Jim today at (603) 801-3987 for an honest, no-pressure, no-obligation discussion about what you want for your family’s future. Or, if you’re thinking about retiring and buying a nice home in an out-of-the-way little community, Jim can help you there, too. So call and see just how quickly you can be enjoying all that the New Hampshire countryside has to offer.

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