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Coos County - Errol Heritage Commission


Errol Lock UpSite Owners: Errol Heritage Commission & Heritage Fund

Address: PO Box 100, Errol, NH 03579

Contact: Debra Freedman,
482-3884 Debb1e2000@aol.com
Website: www.aannh.org/heritage/coos/umbagog.php | www.visitlakeumbagog.com

Exhibit: The Errol Heritage Commission is pleased to announce that there is now an Old Photo Display for the public to enjoy at Errol Town Hall. It is just a peek into the rich historic past of the area. Hours: Monday 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Tuesday 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. and Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 am.

While you are in the area, also visit: Floating Islands of the Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge – wilderness wetland on Natural Register of Historic Landmarks, Potter Farm, Sargent Cemetery, Errol Congregational Church

Coos County - Additional Umbagog/Errol Area Sites of Interest

Errol Congregational Church

Physical Address: 102 Main St, Errol, NH 03579

Contact: Mr. Bruce Bean, Treasurer, 207-486-3302, Errol, NH 03579.
Dr. Sharon Miller, Moderator & Deaconess 482-7771

Description: There is a memory light for a deceased member - it is a stained glass porch lamp with replicates the stained glass window above the pulpit. Handicap accessible.

Hours: Sundays, 8am

Directions: North on Route 16 to Errol. Right onto Main Street and the church is on your right.

Programs Offered: First Saturday in October - Supper open to the public

Notes: Mr. & Mrs. HF West owned the land. In July 1898 the building was dedicated and cost $2300 to build. The wood burning furnace was donated by ES Coe of Bangor ME. 1898 - minister Eugene Lyman. The seats in the sanctuary have men's hat racks underneath.

Coos County - Additional Umbagog/Errol Area Sites of Interest

Floating Island

Site Owners: Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge
Address: 2756 Dam Rd (Rte 16) / PO Box 240, Errol, NH 03579

Contact: Paul F Casey, Refuge Manager
482-3415 paul_casey@fws.gov
Website: www.umbagogchambercommerce.com

Description: Wilderness wetland listed in the Natural Register of Historic Landmarks.

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm. Year-round except holidays

Directions: Travel east along Route 16 on the Androscoggin River to the first inlet on the north side of the river.

Notes: This outstanding wetland site includes 260 acres of northern heath bog surrounded on three sides by mixed bog and swamp forest, and an intricate water complex of meandering river, oxbows and ponds. One of the finest wildlife areas in Northern New England. The Floating Island in the Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge is a wilderness wetland listed in the Natural Register of Historic Landmarks.

Coos County - Additional Umbagog/Errol Area Sites of Interest

Potter Farm

Site Owners: Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge
Address: 2756 Dam Rd (Rte 16) / PO Box 240, Errol, NH 03579

Contact: Paul F Casey, Refuge Manager
482-3415 paul_casey@fws.gov

Description: One of the oldest and largest buildings and the first farm on Umbagog Lake.

Hours: Not open to the public

Directions: Travel east on Route 26 to Mountain Pond Rd, connects with Potter Farm Road.

Coos County - Additional Umbagog/Errol Area Sites of Interest

Sargent Family Cemetery

Physical Address: Rte 26, Lake Umbagog, Cambridge, Errol, NH 03579
Mailing Address: PO Box 98, Errol, NH 03579

Contact: Ricky & Linda Blais, Owners of Paradise Point Cottages

Description: 1858 cemetery - restored 2004.

Hours: May-Nov

Directions: 7 miles past Errol toward Upton Maine on Route 26. Next door to public boat landing.

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