Dummer, New Hampshire 03588
The Pontook Dam on the Androscoggin River forms a reservoir and wetland area. During the spring and summer, the early morning and late evening are excellent times to look for moose.
The area is a great spot to view American Bald Eagles flourishing in the wild, with several photo opportunities available at the roadside on NH-16.
The wetland provides a nesting area for a variety of birds including American Bitterns, Pied-billed Grebes, Common Loons, Wood Ducks, Hooded Mergansers, and American Black and Ring-necked Ducks. Common Yellowthroats, Olive-sided and Alder Flycatchers, Nashville Warblers, Northern Waterthrushes, and Bay-breasted Warblers are all possibilities.
Pontook Reservoir is a 280-acre impoundment on the Androscoggin River in Coos County. The dam and impoundment are located in the town of Dummer. The reservoir was created for hydroelectric power generation.
Restrooms on site
Wheelchair accessible trail
Content from New Hampshire’s Wildlife Viewing and Birding Trails, p. 3 and Wikipedia
Last updated November 21, 2023