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Merrymeeting River
The Merrymeeting River in Alton, New Hampshire
Merrymeeting River is located in New Hampshire
Merrymeeting River
Merrymeeting River is located in the United States
Merrymeeting River
Country United States
State New Hampshire
Counties Strafford, Belknap
Towns New Durham, Alton
Physical characteristics
Main source Merrymeeting Lake
New Durham
647 ft (197 m)
43°28′38″N 71°10′44″W / 43.47722°N 71.17889°W / 43.47722; -71.17889
River mouth Lake Winnipesaukee
Alton Bay
504 ft (154 m)
43°28′12″N 71°14′2″W / 43.47000°N 71.23389°W / 43.47000; -71.23389
Length 10.0 mi (16.1 km)
Basin features
  • Left:
    Coffin Brook

The Merrymeeting River is a 10.0-mile-long (16.1 km) river in the Lakes Region of central New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of Lake Winnipesaukee, part of the Merrimack River watershed.

The river begins at the outlet of Merrymeeting Lake in the town of New Durham. The river flows south through a chain of ponds to the village proper of New Durham. After passing under New Hampshire Route 11, the river enters Merrymeeting Marsh and turns sharply to the northwest, the course it will take the rest of the way to its end. The river crosses a small dam at Alton and reaches Lake Winnipesaukee at the community of Alton Bay, the southernmost point on the lake.

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