Welcome to the Great North Woods of New Hampshire

The Great North Woods region is located in the remote northern tip of New Hampshire. It’s a land of big lakes, rivers, towering forests, roaring rivers, and unique people who enjoy rugged forms of outdoor adventure. Outdoor activities are available in every season, and include fishing, camping, hiking, boating, hunting, paddling, ATV riding, mountain biking, skiing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, showshoeing and wildlife watching.


Major towns in the area include Colebrook, Columbia, Errol, Berlin, and Pittsburg, each with its own unique character. Many towns also host special events, including the North Country Moose Festival in Colebrook, the Umbagog Wildlife Festival in Errol, both in August, and the River Fire in Berlin in October.


“Rusticating”: Great North Woods, New Hampshire

Sample some modern-day forms of rural escape, including hiking, camping, fishing, paddling and more, on a summer escape to the beautiful Great North Woods region of New Hampshire.

The Connecticut River Paddler’s Trail

Paddle and camp your way along the Connecticut River from its source to the sea via this spectacular trail!

ATV Destination: April’s Maple, Canaan, VT

A visit to this maple-syrup company and restaurant makes a sweet destination for an ATV ride through the Northeast Kingdom.

Rivervail Farm: Where the Elk & Bison Roam!

Looking for a unique family or couple’s getaway? Check out this 1800’s-era New Hampshire farm that feels like a slice of western Montana.

Easy Snowshoeing in the Great North Woods

The Great North Woods of New Hampshire features a host of trails that can be hiked with snowshoes during winter. Here are a handful of easy ones to...

Casting About the Connecticut

World-class fly fishing for salmon and trout awaits the angler on a trip to the Upper Connecticut River in northern New Hampshire.