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The Wapack National Wildlife Refuge provides a nesting habitat for migratory songbirds and is also visited by migrating hawks. The refuge is located about 20 miles west of Nashua, New Hampshire and consists of 1,672 acres.


Notable Species



Birds you can see here include:

Tree Swallow, Swainson's Thrush, Magnolia Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, Pine Grosbeak

Other Wildlife

Site Information

  • Hunting, fishing, trapping, tree cutting, and motorized vehicles are prohibited within the refuge.
  • Refuge staff and other birders have conducted some periodic migratory bird surveys in Wapack in the past.
  • The Friends of Wapack offer guided walks on occasion, and they also publish a trail guide.

History and Use

Wapack NWR was established in 1972 and is New Hampshire's first refuge. It is administered by the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

Areas of Interest

"To Do"

Access and Facilities

The easiest way to access the refuge portion of the Wapack Trail is to park in the parking area of Miller State Park, which is located southeast of Peterborough, New Hampshire, off of Route 101.

Contact Details

  • Route 101

Peterborough, NH 03468

External Links

Wapack NWR Profile on fws.gov