- While our summer weather is beautiful, some days it rains! Here are some suggestions on what to do when you’d rather be indoors.
- Go Shopping! There are numerous gift and specialty shops in Pittsburg and our surrounding area. From the center of town to First Lake spots to shop include the General Store in downtown Pittsurg, Moose Landing located across from the Lake Francis Boat launch, Angwin’s Camp Driftwood has a gift shop, next is Lakeshore Crafts at the corner of Beach Rd and Rte 3. Venture down Beach Rd to the gift shop at Tall Timber Lodge then continue north on 3 to visit Young’s Store, the gift shop at the Cabins at Lopstick and finally Treats and Treasures conveniently located next to Moose Alley Cones!
- Play Pool! The Buck Rub Pizza Pub has a pool table and several video games. Order a pizza, a pitcher and have fun. 538-6935 Other places to play pool include the Indian Stream Eatery, Rt. 3, Pittsburg 538-9996 and The Outback Pub, Rt.3 , West Stewartstown 246-7265
- Go Bowling! Head down to Spare Time Pizza, located on Park Street(Rte 145) in Colebrook. This is a small, old fashioned bowling alley. It’s a great place for families and as the name says, they also sell pizza. 237-4533 Other bowling alleys; Wayne’s Lanes, Rt. 114 in Canaan, Vermont.
- Go for a Swim! The North Country Community Center, is open to the public and located on Recreation Center Road, in Colebrook just off Route 3. For a small fee you can take a dip in the Olympic size pool. There’s a kiddy pool also. 237-4019
- Read a Book! Memos of New Hampshire, office supply, on Main Street in Colebrook has some of the current best sellers and a great selection of books on the history of this area, hiking, nature, etc. 237-5705
- Go Antiquing! You can start your hunt at The General Store located on Main Street in Pittsburg. Next, travel south on Rt. 3 to L & L Riverside Inn and Antiques in Clarksville NH. In Colebrook you will find Hibbard’s Cupboard Antiques & Collectables located on Colby Street and Creative Natives on the Main St.
- Go to the Movies! The Rialto is the closest theater to Pittsburg located one hour and fifteen minutes south on Route 3 in Lancaster. The Rialto Theater is a small, quaint, old fashioned theater that will make you feel like you’ve gone back in time. For show times call- 788-2211 If you make the trip to Lancaster, be sure to stop in to Simon the Tanner on the Corner of Rt. 3 and Middle Street and the CMW Emporium, also on Middle Street. Two interesting stores!
- Get a Pedicure! Just For You Day Spa located in Colebrook, offers pedicures, facials and other treatments. 237-4077
- Work Out! The Bridge Street Gym and Fitness Center on Bridge Street in Colebrook has state of the art fitness equipment and a pool.
- Get a Massage! Kneading Knotts is located on Route 114, in Canaan, VT, specializing in Hot Stone Therapy. Visit the spas at The Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa in Whitefield.
- Check out Canada’s Magnetic Hill! Head to Chartierville, Quebec, the first town north of the Route 3 border crossing. At the bottom of the hill, you will see a sign with directions to stop your vehicle, put it in neutral, then release the brake and your vehicle will begin to travel UP hill. Iron ore in the ground? An optical illusion? You be the judge!
The North Country Endurance Race is a multi-sport mountain race for the wilderness lover in all of us!
The course includes:
- Kayaking the crystal clear headwaters of the Connecticut River
- Running to mountain summits and along narrow woodland trails known more to moose than man
- Mountain biking secret singletrack routes and staggering mountain passes, including the screaming downhills as your reward
This September race is held annually in Pittsburg and the surrounding mountain terrain and feature two courses to choose from. Register today!
North Country Endurance Challenge "Premiere Course" - Open to relay teams or hearty solo athletes, a 70 mile course divided into 9 different legs of mountain biking, trail running, and paddling. 2 staggering mountain summits, 2 pristine lakes, 1 mountain pass, 3 State Parks, and very little pavement make-up this unprecendented wilderness tour of the region. 11-12 hour total time. More info...
North Country Endurance Challenge "Sprint Course" - Open to relay teams or solo athletes, a 30 mile course combining 2 legs of trail running with 2 legs of mountain biking (4 legs in total for the Sprint Course). Perfect for those who want a shorter race experience that shares some of the fun and natural beauty of the Premiere Course. 5-6 hour total time More info...
ATV Riding in Pittsburg, NH
Pittsburg's ATV Club's trails are mostly contained on 8,000 acres of the Perry Stream Land and Timber Co. Pittsburg New Hampshire. This area is located between Indian Stream and Perry Stream in Pittsburg, NH.
Approximately 140 miles of trails range from graveled roads to tight woods trails with some muddy areas. A few trails run beside Perry Stream and Indian Stream providing nice views and opportunities to do a little fishing. Some Town roads are open to ATV's to allow users to access local services such as fuel, food and lodging, please obey all posted speed limit signs. The Great North Woods Riders ATV Club maintains the trails in Pittsburg and Clarksville. This trail system is part of the inconnected trails system Ride the Wilds, offering 1000+ miles of trails throughout Coos County.
Visit the club's website for more information and updated trail conditions.
Our area offers lots of paddling opportunities from flat water ponds and lakes to challenging swift water rocky rides. Kayaking and canoeing is a great way to see the woods and waterways of the Great North Woods. For a calm flat water experience, try East Inlet. Moose often wade out into the water and graze on the aquatic grasses which line the shores of this 60 acre pond. Another wilderness pond to try is Scott’s Bog. Located in the Connecticut Lakes Natural area, this 100 acre pond is incredibly scenic.
Bring your fly rod and fish for native brook trout. To access these ponds, travel north of Pittsburg village approximately 18 miles to East Inlet Road on your right. Cross the bridge and take a right to go a mile to East Inlet boat launch or take a left and follow the low road 2 miles to the Scott Bog boat launch. Another great spot to launch a kayak is on East Inlet Road, turn to the right headed toward East Inlet but go only a short distance and there will be a turn out on the right. The small Connecticut River is there. Follow the river out into the lake. Moose are often seen on this shore line and at the river’s mouth.
Our lakes are great places to kayak, canoe or boat as well. Access is best from all the boat launches. The larger lakes can suddenly kick up large waves on windy days so caution is advised.
To kayak the river, a great place to put in is in Canaan VT by the 114 bridge that separates NH and VT. From there paddle to Colebrook NH and take out across from the Rest Area on US Rte 3.
Pittsburg is blessed with numerous hiking trails. The Cohos Trail wanders south to north through town and through some of the most gorgeous terrain.
The Falls in the River trail is a favorite route along the Connecticut River. Hike to summit of Magalloway Mountain and over look the Connecticut Lake or look over the border into Canada and Maine. Fourth Connecticut Lake is another fine hike. At times the trail straddles the US / Canadian border.
Even moose hike the Cohos Trail in Pittsburg NH! Check out this video!!!