Dixville Notch, Rt. 26

Dixville Notch, Rt. 26

Dixville, New Hampshire 03576

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Tips for Birding

Tips for birding Dixville Notch Wildlife Viewing Area
In the spring and early summer months, there are plenty of opportunities to view moose and deer. A large lick, a place where road salt collects in a wet area, provides moose with important minerals. The moose may be there any time of day, but the best viewing time is in the early morning or evening. Colorful wood warblers nest in the shrubs.

Just to the west of this site is Dixville Notch State Park. Hike to Sanguinary Ridge and listen for the rare Bicknell’s thrush in the spruce-fir forest. It’s a good place to see and hear Blackburnian and magnolia warblers as well as a myriad of other migratory songbirds. Year-round you may find boreal chickadees and black-backed and three-toed woodpeckers.

About this Location

Dixville Notch State Park spans 127 acres. Within the park is a scenic gorge and waterfalls on two mountain brooks. Hiking trails lead to Table Rock and nearby mountains.

This park is always open for recreation unless closed or restricted by posting. During the off-season the park is typically not staffed and comfort stations are not available.


  • Roadside viewing

  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Content from Official Website and New Hampshire’s Wildlife Viewing and Birding Trails, p. 3

Last updated November 18, 2023