Wicwas Lake

Meredith, New Hampshire 03253

Wicwas Lake

Wicwas Lake Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This popular fishing spot in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region provides calmer water than nearby larger lakes. Expect to see loon, waterfowl, great blue heron, deer, muskrat, and possibly beaver.

White pine, hemlock, and various hardwood species cover the heavily wooded shores. Most development occurs along the lake's southern arm near the access, although the northern shore along Route 104 also has a few dozen houses. The eastern section, especially the deep inlet behind the large island, provides the most remote paddling. We could just barely paddle around the marshy eastern side of the island the two times we paddled here, once in late May and once in late August in a high-water year."

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8/17/2009
We made the mistake of paddling downstream first, although it was not that bad paddling back to the car. It was a beautiful day, albeit a bit hot. It was so quiet , wish we had gone earlier or later in the day to see more wildlife.. a lovely day we saw no other people on the river! Good directions and tips! We also went geo caching!
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6/5/2007
The Merrymeeting Marsh and River are a glorious hidden gem here in the Lakes Region of NH. So many concentrate on the bigger lakes and miss the beauty some of the smaller bodies of water bring. There are a couple of places to launch and you will get a different experience with each. I generally launch near Johnson's because I have children and there is a porto-potty there. Also plenty of room to park and turn around. Give yourself a few minutes' paddle downstream to lose the road noise - you will feel as if you have entered a different world! Be sure to try Coffin Brook, a beautiful and peaceful paddle off the left side of the marsh. If you have 2 sets of paddlers, make a day of it by paddling all the way to the mouth of the Winnipesaukee at Alton Bay by having 1 person park their vehicle there. There are not many places to get out and stretch your legs, so keep that in mind if you are kayaking. Canoes may offer an easier in/out. Fishing and nature watching are absolutely outstanding.
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8/19/2003
The Merrymeeting is a wonderful place to go for a paddle. The river winds through miles of marshy area. The water has very little current to carry you. The wildlife that you can see is awesome. Otters, beavers, frogs, fish ....just to name a few. Enjoy!
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Trail Information

Meredith
Nearby City
5 hours
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Dec 2018