Hoit Road Marsh Wildlife Management Area

Concord, NH

This Wildlife Management Area consists of a 101-acre marsh and adjacent upland. The marsh is maintained by a small man-made dam on Hackett Brook. The marsh has a diversity of habitat types, including emergent, deepwater and scrub/shrub vegetation. The upland habitat surrounding the marsh is forested, and consists of mixed hardwood and softwood stands, as well as an old pasture reverting to forest. Adjacent to the marsh is the Riley Lot, owned by the City of Concord, where there is a short walking trail to the marsh with a viewing platform.

Viewing Information

Located within 7 miles of the state capital, this area is a great place to view wildlife. During the fall, visitors can see American black ducks, mallards, green-winged teal and Canada geese. In the spring and early summer, wood ducks and hooded mergansers use the wood duck nest boxes. Look for wading birds, such as green and great blue herons, along the marsh edges. Tree swallows, belted kingfishers and common yellowthroats are abundant in the summer. On the uplands, listen for oven birds and veery. You may see moose, deer, otters and beavers. The marsh has a limited warm-water fishery that includes pickerel and horned pout.

Directions

GPS – N 43o17.564’   W 071 o 31.678’

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From Exit 17 off I-93 and take Hoit Road east three miles. The marsh borders the north side of the road. A 10-vehicle parking lot and a gravel boat ramp suitable for canoes and small boats are located near the dam site. A trailhead to City of Concord property is to the east.

Contact Us

NH Fish and Game Department
11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301-6500
(603) 271-3421
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