Indian Stream at Connecticut River, Pittsburg

About this Location

Indian Stream is a tributary of the Connecticut River that flows through the town of Pittsburg in northern New Hampshire. It is part of the watershed of the Gulf of Maine and drains an area of about 200 square miles. The stream originates in the Boundary Mountains, near the Canada–United States border, and flows southward for about 20 miles, passing through several ponds and lakes. It joins the Connecticut River near the village of Indian Stream, about 10 miles north of the town center of Pittsburg. 

About Connecticut River

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The Connecticut, New England’s longest river, stretches for 410 miles from a small pond on a spruce-fir ridge at the northern tip of New Hampshire on the Quebec border to the beaches and marshes of Long Island Sound. Its watershed drains some 11,000 square miles of rural, wild, and urban land. Two countries share a border at its northern edge, and four states are inextricably linked by this network of earth, river, and sea. All share in the rich heritage of the Connecticut, the “long tidal river” named by the Algonquians of southern New England. The Connecticut is just one of fourteen rivers in the nation designated as an American Heritage River. The US Department of Interior named it America’s first “Blueway” in 2012.

About Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Working Forest

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The Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Working Forest Recreation Program, managed by the State of New Hampshire in cooperation with The Forestland Group, provides high-quality recreational opportunities that are consistent with a Forest Legacy Easement held by the State of New Hampshire. The property, owned by The Forestland Group, is a working forest and care should be taken on the roads and in the forest.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Content from Connecticut River Conservancy web site and Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Working Forest Official Website

Last updated November 20, 2023