Do you live on the Winnicut River, or one of its brooks or streams? Would you like to learn how to have a "better backyard," or be a steward for wildlife? Do you enjoy birding, kayaking, or trail walking? Have you got Invasive Plant Problems? Would you like to learn more about the Winnicut River and its wildlife diversity, from its treefrogs and trout lilies, to its black bears and white cedars? If you can answer 'yes' to any of the above, we need YOU. The WRWC is working hard to develop a Better Backyard campaign which promises to be a rewarding program for land/homeowners interested in protecting the integrity of the Winnicut River, its streams and brooks, and ultimately Great Bay, and the wildlife that lives and breeds here. E-mail us today to learn more at

Photos of Winnicut River

The Winnicut River flows north from Hampton/North Hampton, NH, out to Great Bay's southeastern shores in Greenland, NH.  The photos, however, are arranged south to north (from downstream to upstream) out of personal preference, beginning with shots of the tidally influenced section in Greenland, to those of the river where much of its headwaters originate in North Hampton.

Looking south (Great Bay is thus behind the photographer), this shot shows the river as it flows through the Weeks Brick House conservation lands.  It is tidally influenced here, as evident by the exposed muddy banks. 

The tidally influenced section of the river continues to wind through the conservation land behind the Weeks Brick House and Gardens, Greenland, NH.

Just upstream from the previous shot, here the dam is shown being removed in 2009.  Behind the wall was an impound, often stocked with trout by Fish & Game, and approximately 8 or 9 feet deep.

Earlier this year (spring 2011), this eagle grabbed a herring where the former dam impound used to be, just down from the Rte 33 bridge in Greenland, NH

Main stem, Greenland, looking upstream from the Rte 33 bridge, pre-dam removal

Facing downstream from Winnicut Rd. in Stratham 

A little further downstream from section shown above, Winnicut Rd. in Stratham

Stratham, NH, looking upstream.  This is just about the halfway point of the river's main stem. 

Main stem, Stratham, looking downstream from previous picture.

Another similar, upstream shot of main stem, Stratham

Right bank, main stem, Stratham

Left bank, main stem, Stratham

Small pond in background; main stem, Stratham

From our southernmost site in North Hampton (South Rd. location), looking north through the wetland system.

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