Contoocook River in Bennington, New Hampshire USA. Taken 3/5/11.
Nikon D300, Photomatix and finished in PSE 9, handheld, 200 ISO, 70×300, f/9 .
The Contoocook River is a 71 mile long (114.5 km)1 river in New Hampshire. It flows from Pool Pond and Contoocook Lake on the Jaffrey/Rindge border to Penacook (just north of Concord), where it empties into the Merrimack River. It is one of only a few rivers in New Hampshire that flow in a predominantly northward direction. Two picturesque covered bridges in Hopkinton and one in Henniker span the Contoocook, as does another on the Hancock-Greenfield line. Residents and tourists have made the Contoocook popular for fishing and whitewater boating.
The river gives its name to Contoocook, New Hampshire, a census-designated place (CDP) within the town of Hopkinton.