Map 6 ~ Orford/Fairlee
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for the swift flash of peregrine falcons diving
from their cliffside nest on the Palisades above
the village of Fairlee. This is one of several
Connecticut River Valley nesting sites for these
birds, which are making a comeback from near
Slipping beneath the historic tied-through steel
arch bridge linking Fairlee and Orford, the first
New Hampshire steel bridge on the National Register
of Historic Places, the Connecticut River leaves
the tighter oxbows in its journey among the farms
and villages of the Upper Valley. The bridge is
named for Samuel Morey, a local inventor who ran
his steam paddle boat on the river 15 years before
Robert Fulton. Moreys house is among those on
the famous Orford Ridge, visible on the terrace
above the river.
The Orford Boat Landing is being rebuilt by
NH Fish and Game.
The river is too narrow throughout this section
for legal use of ski craft.
Marine Patrol: Toll Free in NH
(1-877-642-9700) or 603-293-2037. For the
safety of all, please call if you observe illegal
or dangerous boating activity.
Information on current
and projected flows at Connecticut River mainstem
dams is available through TransCanada Hydro
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