Chickwolnepy Stream

Chickwolnepy Stream,[1] also called Chickwollopy, is a 14.2-mile-long (22.9 km)[2] river in northern New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Androscoggin River, which flows south and east into Maine, joining the Kennebec River near the Atlantic Ocean.


There are two names in local usage for the stream, Chickwollopy and Chickwolnepy, the latter of which is the official name. Both names derive from the Arosaguntacook dialect of the Abenaki language. Chickwollopy coming from the words chegual and aki, thus meaning "frog place" or "land where frogs dwell".[3] Chickwolnepy comes from the words chegual and nebe meaning "frog pond", a reference to it being the only brook in the area rising from a pond.[4]


Chickwolnepy Stream rises at the outlet of Success Pond in the township of Success, New Hampshire. The stream flows generally west to the Androscoggin River in the town of Milan, passing briefly through the township of Cambridge. The stream passes Cambridge Black Mountain and Bald Mountain, staying in a wooded valley where logging is prevalent.

See also


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chickwolnepy Stream
  2. ^ New Hampshire GRANIT state geographic information system Archived August 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Bailey K. Davis. Traditions and Recollections of Berlin, New Hampshire, Berlin Public Library, 1897.
  4. ^ John C. Huden. "Indian Place Names of New England". Retrieved May 8, 2017.

Coordinates: 44°35′14″N 71°11′12″W / 44.5872°N 71.1867°W

Androscoggin River

The Androscoggin River is a river in the U.S. states of Maine and New Hampshire, in northern New England. It is 178 miles (286 km) long and joins the Kennebec River at Merrymeeting Bay in Maine before its water empties into the Gulf of Maine on the Atlantic Ocean. Its drainage basin is 3,530 square miles (9,100 km2) in area. The name "Androscoggin" comes from the Eastern Abenaki term /aləssíkɑntəkw/ or /alsíkɑntəkw/, meaning "river of cliff rock shelters" (literally "thus-deep-dwelling-river"); or perhaps from Penobscot /aləsstkɑtəkʷ/, meaning "river of rock shelters". The Anglicization of the Abenaki term is likely an analogical contamination with the colonial governor Edmund Andros.

List of rivers of New Hampshire

This is a list of rivers and significant streams in the U.S. state of New Hampshire.

All watercourses named "River" (freshwater or tidal) are listed here, as well as other streams which are either subject to the New Hampshire Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act or are more than 10 miles (16 km) long. New Hampshire rivers and streams qualify for state shoreland protection (and are listed here in bold) if they are fourth-order or larger water bodies, based on the Strahler method of stream order classification.

Old Speck Mountain

Old Speck Mountain, also known as Old Speckle Mountain, is a mountain located in Oxford County, Maine, United States. The mountain, the fourth-highest in the state, is the northeasternmost and highest of the Mahoosuc Range, the northeasternmost part of the White Mountains. Old Speck is flanked to the southwest by Mahoosuc Arm, and faces Baldpate Mountain to the northeast across Grafton Notch.

Old Speck is within the watershed of the Androscoggin River, which drains into Merrymeeting Bay, the estuary of the Kennebec River, and then into the Gulf of Maine. The north and east faces of Old Speck drain into the Bear River, then into the Androscoggin. The southeast and southwest faces drain into the Bull Branch of Goose Eye Brook, then into the Sunday River and the Androscoggin. The northwest face drains into Silver Stream, then into Chickwolnepy Stream and the Androscoggin.

The summit of Old Speck is on the southern boundary of Grafton Notch State Park. The Appalachian Trail, a 2,170-mile (3,490 km) National Scenic Trail from Georgia to Maine, runs along the Mahoosuc Range, 0.3 miles (0.5 km) west of the summit of Old Speck. A short side trail runs from the Appalachian Trail to the summit of the mountain. Speck Pond is located below the mountain's summit, at 3,400 feet (1,000 m), it is stocked with brook trout. The Appalachian Trail descends 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from a location near the summit of Old Speck Mountain to the pond.

Success Pond

Success Pond is a 282-acre (1.14 km2) water body located in Coos County in northern New Hampshire, United States, in the township of Success. Water from the pond flows west via Chickwolnepy Stream to the Androscoggin River.

There are a number of summer houses, cottages, and cabins located on the pond. Recreational uses include swimming, boating, and fishing.

The lake is classified as a coldwater fishery, with observed species including brook trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass, and largemouth bass.

Gulf of Maine
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