Nash Stream facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsNash Stream
|Towns and townships||Columbia, Odell, Stratford, Stark|
|Main source||Whitcomb Mountain
3,140 ft (960 m)
|River mouth||Upper Ammonoosuc River
942 ft (287 m)
|Length||15.3 mi (24.6 km)|
Nash Stream rises on the western slopes of Whitcomb Mountain in the township of Odell, New Hampshire, and flows west briefly into the town of Columbia before turning south-southwest to flow through Odell and the town of Stratford, joining the Upper Ammonoosuc River in the town of Stark. Near its headwaters, it passes through Nash Bog Pond, an extensive marshy area which used to be a large pond closed by a dam. The dam washed out in the 1960s. Nearly the entire stream is within the boundaries of the Nash Stream Forest, owned by the state of New Hampshire.
The Nash Stream watershed is surrounded by mountains. The most commonly hiked are North and South Percy Peaks, barren summits offering extensive views reached by a trail, and Sugarloaf, reached by a trail which formerly gave access to a fire tower.
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