Historical Tours

We invite you to take our tour through the Lower Cohase towns which are nestled in the beautiful Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire.

The area’s communities, which inhabit the east and west banks of the Connecticut River, have long shared many interests and activities. Before Lower Cohase existed, before the states of Vermont and New Hampshire existed, there was a move to make this area a separate entity to be known as New Connecticut. That movement did not succeed, but today the towns lining this 15-mile stretch along the Connecticut River comprise the Lower Cohase Region. In addition to historic sites, this tour provides lovely views of the Connecticut River and the surrounding hills and mountains.

The region encompasses the Vermont towns of Newbury (including the villages of Wells River and Newbury) and Bradford; and the New Hampshire towns of Haverhill (including the villages of WoodsvilleNorth Haverhill, and Haverhill Corner) and Piermont.

If you would like to receive our historical tour brochure by mail, please contact the chamber. Historical Tour brochures are also available at the Wells River Welcome Center. If you just can’t wait to get started, simply click the town names in the above paragraph and print the pages.

You may begin your tour anywhere, but a good place to start is at the Wells River Welcome Center. This regional facility, located along US Route 302 in the village of Wells River, was established as a project of the Wells River Action Program (WRAP) and came into being with the support of federal transportation funds and local volunteers.

From the welcome center take US Route 302 East to Woodsville, New Hampshire.