Places to visit in Pittsburg

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Thrilling ATV and snowmobile trails through scenic landscapes, complete with well-equipped base camp accommodations and pre-programmemed GPS for navigating.
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  • Dutch Brother
    Boston, MA558 contributions
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    The Connecticut Lakes are in the middle of nowhere, not near any major roads. You have to deliberately make them your destination, but if you do, they are amazing. They form the headwaters of the Connecticut River, with a series of four lakes increasing in elevation to 2850'. They are Alpine, glacial lakes, with absolutely no development except the dams creating them. It is a state park but feels like wilderness. There are no houses on the lake, no lodging or restaurants anywhere near, except in Pittsburg, outside the park. The mountains on the Canadian/US border form the divide between the St. Lawrence and Atlantic watershed. There are some great trails for hiking. Even in April there was ice on the lakes. In deep winter there is snowmobiling and ice fishing. Not much to do between ice season and summer, but still beautiful. It is not so remote from the Quebec side, with towns with lodging and restaurants only 12 miles from the border.
    Written 27 April 2024
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  • Anne G
    Conway, NH7 contributions
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    Well maintained State Park. water front sites the best!
    Sites spacious and campground quiet. Boat ramp to lake which is not a busy lake.
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • wrwalch
    Manchester, NH53 contributions
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    We drove out on Magalloway Road for 11 or so miles. The road was in pretty good shape compared to other dirt roads in the area. During the week you may see large logging trucks running on these types of roads. They are not public roads. The logging companies own and maintain them. There is a large sign as soon as you turn on the Magalloway indicating the road is not state or town maintained and to use at your own risk. If you don’t agree with that, then you should forgo seeing the falls. We were about a half mile from the falls when we noticed the road had a washout. We parked on the side and walked. We were glad we did. The falls was beautiful. Recommend to those who decide it is worth the drive. I would not recommend to people with any walking issues, as the trail to get to the falls is steep.
    Written 13 June 2021
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  • fireguy1989
    Vernon, VT32 contributions
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    Did this hike while we were in Pittsburg. If you are not comfortable driving on narrow roads, or dirt roads, DON'T TRY IT. In addition, logging trucks also use these roads, and THEY have the right of way.
    The trailhead is located about 8 miles from the nearest paved road, and the last three miles are rough, rocky, and the road is narrow (one car width in places). This is a forest road, and there are areas that are washed out, as well as rocks sticking up out of the road. If your car has low clearance, you might not want to take it out there. We had to back up a few times to let other drivers pass. We met a caravan of minivans who tried going out and had to turn around because their vans couldn't make it, and one pulled too far off the road and almost sank in mud.
    Once you get to the trailhead, you have 2 options. The Coot trail is an old road, but don't let the term road fool you. It is moderately steep and rough, but only about 3/4 of a mile long. This meets up with the Bobcat trail, which leaves the parking area about 100 yards down the road. This trail was not signed when we hiked. The trails meet just below the summit, which is only about an 8/10 of a mile hike total.
    On the summit there is a fire tower. You can climb the steps to a viewing platform, but you can't go in the tower itself. You can see Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Canada from there. There is also a side trail by one of the cabins that leads you to an outlook at the top of a cliff- I would NOT recommend bringing small children over there, as the top is gravelly and the drop off can come up on you suddenly if you aren't expecting it.
    We took the Bobcat trail down, and had to go over, under, and around multiple trees across the trail. The usual route is to go up the Bobcat and down the Coot.
    Written 20 July 2020
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  • Marie B
    Dover, NH4 contributions
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    The weather was perfect and the fish were biting. Had a lovely day of fly fishing. Catch and release.
    Written 9 August 2020
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  • Tyler
    Cambridge, MA10 contributions
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    Although it's quite a drive up Indian Stream Road (about 16 miles) off Route 3, the short hike brings you to a crystal clear stream flowing into a canyon about half a mile long. Perfect for picnics, rock hunting, fishing for small Native trout or general exploring.

    Pro tip: Based on the season, make sure that you have an appropriate vehicle and a spare tire!
    Written 14 September 2021
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  • James B
    Marietta, NY47 contributions
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    Thank you to all the staff at Bear Rock Adventures for being so helpful with getting our snowmobiles registered and all the advice as to where to go for good riding and restaurants. We stayed at base camp which is verry nice, well-appointed and clean. This property is right on the snowmobile trail with plenty of parking for trucks and trailers. We will definitely be returning in the future.
    Written 29 February 2024
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  • Tyler
    Cambridge, MA10 contributions
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    An easy pit stop as going North, this bridge is in such a beautiful setting tucked into a small valley with the Connecticut River running under it! It has a historic marker giving a great history of Fletcher's Mill, which was located on the property and a major key to Pittsburg's beginnings.

    Also a great place to park and fish, or walk across the Bridge to the Clarkesville Freedom Trails network.
    Written 14 September 2021
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  • Tyler
    Cambridge, MA10 contributions
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    Also know as Philbrook Beach, this cute area is perfect for families with young children. There's a small sandy beach overlook Back Lake, scattered picnic tables and a bathroom/changing room across the street.
    Written 16 September 2021
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  • Tyler
    Cambridge, MA10 contributions
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    Whether you're fishing or just out for a kayak/canoe ride, this was one of the most beauitful locations in Pittsburg (especially during sunrise/sunset).

    If going North on Route 3, take a right about 3 miles past Second Connecticut Lake, with another two miles of driving on well-maintained logging roads.

    There's an easy access boat launch (non-motor boats only) to then explore this 92-acre bog. There's high chances you'll spot a moose snacking on the vegetation, great blue herons stalking prey or kingfishers darting and diving. The pond is part of a 427-acre preserve managed by the Nature Conservancy. Rare native plant species grow amid a rare virgin forest.

    “The preserve’s crown jewel is its lowland virgin spruce-fir forest,” writes the Nature Conservancy. “Not only is it the only remaining forest of its kind in New Hampshire, it is also one of the last few remaining virgin stands in the East.”

    Kayakers may also be interested in exploring Norton Pool, a deep, cold-water pond northeast of East Inlet. The 1.2-mile paddle takes you along a narrow feeder stream overgrown with brush on either side. It’s a twisty route that will have you second-guessing yourself. Keep going if you can, paddling north from the northern tip of East Inlet. Stay on the feeder stream till you get to Norton Pool Preserve.
    Written 16 September 2021
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  • Tyler
    Cambridge, MA10 contributions
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    Great childhood memories here, easy fly or reel fishing primarily for Brook Trout. Small motor boats are allowed (mostly from camp owners), but you'll mostly see kayaks and canoes.

    Not too far off the Route 3 and about 1 mile north of Lopstick Cabins, then traveling about 1 mile into Round Pond Road. When the road comes to a fork, bear a right where you'll find a left (unmaintained road) that'll bring you to the small boat launch.
    Written 16 September 2021
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  • Tyler
    Cambridge, MA10 contributions
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    At first, I was terrified that I was going to pass through the border station - that's how close you get! The trailhead is located in back of the US Customs building and parking is located across Route 3 from the customs building.

    This is a pretty short hike of around .5 miles, and although steep in parts, can be managed by hikers of all levels. Trail lead to a small pond know as Fourth Connecticut Lake and the start of the Connecticut River...pretty cool if you're from the area to see the "source!"
    Written 14 September 2021
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  • Tyler
    Cambridge, MA10 contributions
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    Boasting over 2,100 acres for hiking, mountain biking (on the gravel roads only), fishing, hunting, bird watching, cross-country skiing, dog walking, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing, the Washburn Family Forest is a massive part of the North Country with a great trail network.

    Parking is available off Route 3 just south of the Pittsburg/Clarksville town line. There you will find an informational kiosk with a property map.
    Written 14 September 2021
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  • Tyler
    Cambridge, MA10 contributions
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    It's a great area for picnics, fishing in the headway of the Connecticut River, or walking around the dam. There's also a baseball/kickball field great for family gatherings! Just as you're about to leave the village/downtown, it's on your right before going up the big hill by the fire station.

    Also a wicked easy location to unload and ride ATVs or snowmobiles directly on the trails; the property is maintained by the State of NH so completely accessible to the public.
    Written 14 September 2021
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  • Tyler
    Cambridge, MA10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located just about 1 mile north of the main village/downtown of Pittsburg, this easy access, public boat launch and picnic/swimming area has views for its stretch of 5. 4 miles. If traveling Northbound, the location comes up fast after a long corner on your right; there's two entrances, so don't worry if you miss the first one! The southern-most Connecticut lakes Region, Lake Francis is hardly developed on and is one of my favs to kayak!

    Alternative (public) boat launches for Lake Francis is primarily at the northern portion of the lake, Lake Francis State Park. Most other access points seen from on the water are private property or difficult to access by car/walk.
    Written 14 September 2021
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