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Description - The Bedell Bridge State Park is a historic site located along 38 acres of the Connecticut River. This floodplain farmland was once the site of the second longest two-span covered bridge in the country. Known as The Burr-tuss Bridge, it connected New Hampshire to Vermont. High winds in 1979 took the bridge down, but the site remains a favorite for picnicking and fishing. A boat launch is available.

Attractions - The Bedell Bridge State Park offers wonderful vistas of the Connecticut River, a number of picnic tables and a small boat launch giving anglers access to fishing waters that support a variety of species including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, pickerel, horned pout, black crappie and trout. The park is open from early May through mid-October. There is no entrance fee. For more details, visitors may call 603-547-3373. Immediately south of Bedell Bridge State Park sits a public conservation easement which is open to the public for hunting and other outdoor recreation activities. This small 80-acre parcel supports a healthy wildlife population including white-tailed deer, moose, wild turkey, gray squirrel, hare, partridge, wild ducks, wild geese, woodcock, beaver, coyote, fox, mink, muskrat, otter, raccoon and skunk

Recreation - Visitors enjoy sightseeing, picnicking and fishing at this historic site. A boat launch is available. No fee is charged.

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 - From Haverhill, travel north to SRs 10 and 25.

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Contact Information:
Bedell Bridge State Park, c/o NH Division of Parks & Recreation, P.O. Box 1856, 172 Pembroke Rd , Concord, NH, 03302, Phone: 603-323-2087

Additional Information:
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.
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's Historic Sites -
White Mountains Travel Region - The White Mountains Travel Region lies in the mid section of New Hampshire offering spectacular scenery of White Mountains National Forest. State Parks abound with the most well known being Franconia Notch offering sights of New Hampshire's symbol "the Old Man of the Mountain."

New Hampshire State Parks - Official New Hampshire State Parks Website


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