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May 2000

New Hampshire’s Chorus Of Loons

A chaotic chorus of loon calls penetrate the darkness, the warbling sounds echoing off the wooded hills around the New Hampshire lake.

Getting There:

Put in at Umbagog Lake Campground at the lake’s south end. From Errol in northwest New Hamphire, drive about 10 miles east on NH 26 to the state campground.

Prime Time:

June through August for hearing loons and seeing bald eagle adults and newborn young.


Lake Umbagog Campground map (available free with campsite reservations; see below).


Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, (603) 482-3415.

New Hampshire Parks Department, (603) 271-3556. For campsite reservations, (603) 271-3628;

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