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Gordon Wildlife Management Area

Town: Sunapee

County: Sullivan

Acres: 35.5

Acquisition History: Members of the Gordon family transferred interest in this property to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department over a five year period beginning in 1972 until full title was transferred to the Department in 1976.

Description: Gordon WMA is bisected by Jobs Creek Road in Sunapee.  East of the road, the property is steeply sloped to the banks of Lake Sunapee, preserving roughly 1,500 feet of an otherwise developed lakeshore.  West of the road, the topography slopes more gently away from the lake.  The west side of the property is primarily hemlock while the east side bears more hardwoods and an unusual amount of yew in the understory.

Common Wildlife:   The mature hemlock forest supports an important wintering area for deer and other wildlife.  The lake shore and the upland buffer support nesting waterfowl, beaver, and bald eagles.

Directions: From the center of Sunapee, take NH Rte. 11 north for 3.2 miles.  Take a right onto Jobs Creek Road.  Gordon WMA is about 1 mile down, on both sides of the road.  Parking is roadside.

DeLorme N.H. Atlas and Gazetteer coordinates: Page 34, H3




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