Chapmans Landing, Stratham

Chapmans Landing, Stratham

College Road Newfields, New Hampshire 03856

Birds of Interest

This is probably the southernmost regular nesting location for Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow anywhere, and they occur in sympatry with the similar Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow (the Nelson’s seem to prefer areas close to the river and tidal creeks). Virginia Rails also nest in the marsh, and Osprey nest on a distant platform visible from the parking lot. Migrant waterfowl, waders, and shorebirds often stop in at the marsh.

About this Location

Chapmans Landing is the boat launch located next to the NH-108 bridge over the Squamscott River (on the Stratham/Newfields town line), 1.3 miles north of Stratham Circle and 3.4 miles north of NH-101 exit 11 in Exeter.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Roadside viewing

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Last updated October 23, 2023