Everett Dam

There’s usually a fine view of Mount Kearsarge from the Everett Dam by Clough State Park in Weare. Not on this cold and foggy day, though. I walked across the dam toward the trail on the other side and felt like I was disappearing into a cloud.

There’s a extensive trail system nearby for ATVs and hikers, but there were no machines in sight or sound today. Clough State Park is closed for the season, so there was no summertime laughter to be heard from the beach. I walked in pleasing silence and solitude.

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The Piscataquog River downstream of the dam. It’s been a dry year.

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To Weare & the Everett Dam

Clough State Park with its little beach on Everett Lake in Weare is still awaiting its opening day, but walkers are welcome on the nearby Everett Dam. This would have been a mountaintop day if I’d had the time; the air was amazingly clear. I settled for a half-hour walk along the dam and the quiet roads nearby.

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View across the dam from the parking area on Clough Park Road

Everett Dam spillway in a very dry spring

Spillway downstream: empty today

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Everett Lake, with Mount Kearsarge in the distance

North Uncanoonuc from Everett Dam

Looking south towards Goffstown’s North Uncanoonuc