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Chickwolnepy Stream
Chickwolnepy Stream is located in New Hampshire
Chickwolnepy Stream
Chickwolnepy Stream is located in the United States
Chickwolnepy Stream
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Coos
Towns & townships Success, Cambridge, Milan
Physical characteristics
Main source Success Pond
1,601 ft (488 m)
River mouth Androscoggin River
1,100 ft (340 m)
Length 14.2 mi (22.9 km)

Chickwolnepy Stream, also called Chickwollopy, is a 14.2-mile-long (22.9 km) river in northern New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Androscoggin River, which flows south and east into Maine, joining the Kennebec River near the Atlantic Ocean.


There are two names in local usage for the stream, Chickwollopy and Chickwolnepy, the latter of which is the official name. Both names derive from the Arosaguntacook dialect of the Abenaki language. "Chickwollopy" coming from the words chegual and aki, thus meaning "frog place" or "land where frogs dwell". "Chickwolnepy" comes from the words chegual and nebe meaning "frog pond", a reference to it being the only brook in the area rising from a pond.


Chickwolnepy Stream rises at the outlet of Success Pond in the township of Success, New Hampshire. The stream flows generally west to the Androscoggin River in the town of Milan, passing briefly through the township of Cambridge. The stream passes Cambridge Black Mountain and Bald Mountain, staying in a wooded valley where logging is prevalent.

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