Stark, Stratford & Groveton

General John Stark, the hero of Bunker Hill and the Battle of Bennington, lent his name to the pretty village of Stark, and a statue in town commemorates the Revolutionary War patriot. Many visitors make a point of stopping here to photograph the iconic covered bridge spanning the Upper Ammonoosuc River and the nearby white clapboard Union Church, a classic New England scene that has graced numerous calendars and magazine covers. The side-by-side Percy Peaks present a challenge for experienced hikers, and Christine Lake, with its crystal clear water, draws summer visitors. Camp Stark, the site of New Hampshire’s only German Prisoner of War Camp during WWII, is remembered with a state highway marker on Route 110.

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Stratford ATVs
Stratford ATVs

Stratford boasts the longest lineal trail system in New England, with 120 miles of trails across 30,000 acres, attracting hundreds of snowmobile and ATV enthusiasts every year. Many outdoor recreationists make Stratford their destination for hunting, fishing, and camping, along with canoeing and kayaking on the Connecticut River, with two put-in points for easy access.

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Once the site of thriving paper mills, Groveton now serves as a gateway to northern New Hampshire’s hiking, biking, paddling, ATV and snowmobile trails. The 1852 covered bridge at the entrance to the village spans 126 feet across the Ammonoosuc River. While it is closed to traffic, pedestrians — and photographers — are welcome! Groveton is also home to one of the region’s largest antiques and collectibles business, housed in an old potato barn!

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Groveton Covered Bridge
Groveton Covered Bridge