Barrett Mountain facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBarrett Mountain
|Elevation||1,850 ft (560 m)|
|Prominence||260 ft (79 m)|
|Listing||Mountains of New Hampshire|
|Location||New Ipswich, New Hampshire|
|Parent range||Wapack Range|
|Topo map||USGS Peterborough South|
|Age of rock||400 million years|
|Mountain type||metamorphic rock|
|Easiest route||Wapack Trail|
Barrett Mountain is a mountain located in south-central New Hampshire within the Wapack Range of mountains. It lies within the town of New Ipswich and is traversed by the 22-mile (35 km) Wapack Trail. Kidder Mountain is located directly to the north along the Wapack ridgeline; New Ipswich Mountain to the south. The summit of the mountain is mostly wooded. A cross-country ski area occupies the north side of Barrett Mountain.
The east side of the mountain drains into the Souhegan River watershed, to the Merrimack River thence the Atlantic Ocean; the northwest side drains into the Gridley River, to the Contoocook River thence into the Merrimack River; the southwest side drains into the Millers River watershed, to the Connecticut River, thence into Long Island Sound.
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