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Cocheco River Postcards


Cocheco River, from bridge in Dover

Dover has 50 miles of river frontage along the Cochecho, Bellamy, and Piscataqua Rivers. And while seven miles of river frontage are in Dover, its headwaters actually begin 42 miles upstream on Birch River in New Durham. The river touches nine other towns and cities and falls 900 feet in elevation before it reaches Dover, where it becomes a tidal river below the Lower Falls dam.
    From the 2003 Heritage Walking Tour booklet


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