Fish, Reptiles, and Amphibians on the Cohos Trail

Redback Salamander

On The Cohos Trail you will walk and climb through myriad micro-habitats, perhaps the most diverse of any bio-system in northern New England. From Arctic tundra to the chilly 120-foot depths of First Connecticut Lake, from black, cold spruce forests in dark bogs to beautiful wildflower meadows on open mountain slopes, you will drift through a healthy environment that supports great numbers of species.

Bull Frog

The wildlife on The Cohos Trail is its real secret treasure. The streams, brooks, rivers, ponds, lakes, and marshlands along the Cohos Trail are teaming with life if you take the time to look. If you carry a small collapsible fishing pole along with you, you can easily catch fish for supper. The brooks and streams are full of brook and rainbow trout. You can find smallmouth bass, perch, and horned pout in the warmer ponds and trout in the colder ponds.