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Description - This beautiful wayside park is located just north of the small town of Errol along the Androscoggin River. Views of rapids may be enjoyed while picnicking or fishing in this scenic area which is located on a bluff in Thirteen Mile Woods.

Attractions - Picnicking and fishing are enjoyed along the bluffs of the Androscoggin River. The relaxing and quiet roadside rest provides access to the Androscoggin River and Pontook Reservoir.

Recreation - Androscoggin Wayside Park offers picnicking, fishing, a small boat launch and an area to let pets romp. Visitors will be treated to a scenic picnic area that rests on a bluff looking down to a bend and a set of rapids on the Androscoggin River. A small launch site gives the visitor access to a popular 30.5-mile canoe route that runs between the towns of Errol and Berlin. Stretching between the two towns, there are three segments of rapids and one dam. The Androscoggin River is a dependable whitewater source presenting wonderful views of White Mountain's Presidential Range. The river is well known for its excellent coldwater game fish. The large resource supports smallmouth bass, salmon, brook trout, brown trout and rainbow trout. Approximately 10 miles south of the Wayside Park, this paddle route provides access to Pontook Reservoir. Local anglers are familiar with the reservoir's thriving fish population that includes largemouth bass, pickerel and horned pout.

Climate - Winter can be cold with average temperatures ranging around 19 degrees Fahrenheit. The cold temperatures humidity bring heavy, water-laden snow to all parts of the state. Spring begins in mid-March and lasts through May. This time of the year is referred to as mud season in the mountains. The sugar is flowing early in the season and wild flowers bloom toward the end of it. Summer is the busiest season of the year for the tourism industry. This is an excellent time to travel, mountain roads are open and most of the mud has dried. Average summer temperatures range around 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Fall brings the leaf lookers to see the spectacular colors of the deciduous trees. Expect to see bus loads of people enjoying the crisp fall New England weather.

Location - Located just north of the tiny burg of Errol along SR 16.

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Androscoggin Wayside Park, c/o NH Division of Parks & Recreation, P.O. Box 1856, 172 Pembroke Rd , Concord, NH, 03302, Phone: 603-271-2665

Additional Information:
Great North Woods Travel Region - The Great North Woods Travel Region boasts having 97% of its land forested. Timber companies own sixty to seventy percent of the land, many of which allow recreation on their land.
New Hampshire State Parks - The state of New Hampshire has over 65 state park facilities ranging from historic sites and woodland picnic groves to beautiful sand beaches.
New Hampshire State Parks - The state of New Hampshire has over 65 state park facilities ranging from historic sites and woodland picnic groves to beautiful sand beaches. There is one National Park facility, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site and one National Forest, White Mountains.


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