According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 55.0 square miles (142 km2), of which 53.2 sq mi (138 km2) is land and 1.8 sq mi (4.7 km2) is water, comprising 3.31% of the town.[1] Canaan is drained by the Indian River and Mascoma River. Canaan Street Lake is in the center, and Goose Pond is in the northwest.

The town center lies in the valley of the Indian River (a tributary of the Mascoma River) at the base of Mount Cardigan, which lies to the east in the neighboring town of Orange. A mountain road leads from Canaan to a trailhead in Cardigan Mountain State Forest, where hiking trails on the west slope of the mountain lead to the bare-rock summit. The highest point in Canaan is the top of an unnamed ridge (approximately 2,270 feet (690 m) above sea level) in the northeast corner of town, overlooking Derby Pond.

Canaan lies almost fully within the Connecticut River watershed, except for a tiny part of the northeast of the town, which is in the Merrimack River watershed.[7]

The town is crossed by U.S. Route 4 and New Hampshire Route 118.

Map of the Town of Canaan

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 45.2 square miles (117 km2), of which 44.7 sq mi (116 km2) is land and 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2) is water, comprising 1.22% of the town. It is drained by the South Branch Baker River and Indian River. The highest point in Dorchester is on its western boundary, where the elevation reaches 3,190 feet (970 m) above sea level, just east of the summit of Smarts Mountain. Dorchester lies within two watersheds — roughly the southwestern half of town is in the Connecticut River watershed and the northeastern half is in the Merrimack River watershed.[4]

The town is crossed by New Hampshire Route 118.

Map of the Town of Dorchester

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 43.1 square miles (111.6 km2), of which 40.3 sq mi (104.3 km2) is land and 2.9 sq mi (7.4 km2) is water, comprising 6.59% of the town.[1] Enfield is drained by the Mascoma River. Mascoma Lake, in the west, represents Enfield's lowest elevation at 751 feet (229 m) above sea level. The highest elevation is over 2,100 ft (640 m) at the summit of Prospect Hill, overlooking Halfmile Pond. Crystal Lake is in the east. Enfield lies fully within the Connecticut River watershed.[5]

Enfield is served by Interstate 89, U.S. Route 4, New Hampshire Route 4A and New Hampshire Route 10.

Map of the Town of Enfield

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 42.6 square miles (110.3 km2), of which 41.7 square miles (108.0 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) is water, comprising 2.19% of the town.[3] The highest point in Grafton is the summit of Melvin Mountain, at 2,177 feet (664 m) above sea level. Grafton Pond is in the western part of town. Grafton lies mostly within the Merrimack River watershed, though the western edge of town is in the Connecticut River watershed.[4]

Map of the Town of Grafton

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 23.2 square miles (60 km2), of which 23.2 sq mi (60 km2) is land and 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2) is water, comprising 0.17% of the town. The highest point in Orange is the summit of Mount Cardigan, at 3,155 feet (962 m) above sea level.


Map of the Town of Orange

Information regarding each town's geographical information was obtained on Wikipedia.

Map of Grafton County NH