Little River, Exeter

Little River, Exeter

Exeter, New Hampshire 03833

About this Location

The Little River is a 7.2-mile-long river largely in the town of Exeter. It is a tributary of the Exeter River, part of the Great Bay/Piscataqua River watershed in the New Hampshire Seacoast region. The river should not be confused with the Little River of Brentwood and Kingston, another Exeter River tributary less than three miles to the west.

The Little River rises in the northeastern corner of Brentwood and flows east, quickly entering the town limits of Exeter. The river flows southeast through wetlands and past low hills, passing just west of the downtown part of Exeter. The river flows into the Exeter River at the southern edge of the campus of Phillips Exeter Academy.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Last updated October 24, 2023