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Broad wetlands, forested riverbanks, and gently-flowing waters interrupted by short stretches of rapids and falls, combine to make the Exeter River and its tributaries an important scenic and recreational resource.The river provides excellent canoeing and kayaking opportunities. Public and informal launching areas can be found at many bridge crossings in the watershed.kayaker in Exeter River

Swimming, hiking, bird watching and camping are also popular activities. Fishing is especially popular in the upper reaches of the river near traditional stocking points.The river is stocked annually with brook, brown and rainbow trout by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

There are a number of sites of historic and archaeological interest along the river. Falls along the river attracted European settlers to the area in the 1630s.These falls were Native American fishing sites and had potential to power lumber mills.

Many buildings in the area were constructed before or during the early 1700s. Exeter’s Historic District is significant for its maritime history and early settlement and is listed in the National Register. Over thirty archaeologically sensitive sites along the river have been identified by the New Hampshire Division of Historic Resources.

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