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Cascade Marsh, Sutton

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Cascade Marsh
Sutton, New Hampshire 03260
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Cascade Marsh, Sutton
Coordinates: 43.3849651, -71.9195938
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Tips for birding Cascade Marsh Wildlife Management Area
From I-89 exit 10 in Sutton, go north to the T intersection of Shaker and North Roads (visible from the end of the exit ramp). Turn right onto North Road and go .4 mile. At Kearsarge Valley Road, turn left and go 1.6 miles. At Baker Road (dirt road), turn left and go 1.2 miles. Immediately after crossing a brook, turn left and go .1 mile to the parking area, where there is a dam with a view of the marsh.

A good view of the south end of the marsh can be had on Cotton Road. Return to Baker Road, turn right and go .4 mile, turn right and go 0.25 mile to a parking area next to a bridge.

Birds of Interest
Spring/summer/fall birding: Pied-billed Grebe, American Bittern, Great Blue Heron, Hooded Merganser, Belted Kingfisher, Common Yellowthroat, and Swamp Sparrow are commonly seen in summer in and around the marsh. During migration, several species of waterfowl stopover. Many passerines and a few shorebirds can also be seen, especially around the old gravel pits near the dam.

About Cascade Marsh
Cascade Marsh is a New Hampshire Fish and Game Waterfowl Management Area, where hunting is permitted in season. The marsh is almost a mile long, and exploration by canoe or kayak from the launch area at the dam will open up areas not visible from the dam and Cotton Road viewing areas.

From the dam parking lot, a .1 mile walk past the gate will lead to some old gravel pits on the right.