Just a short ride from the larger lakes of both Maine & New Hampshire, and to the White Mountains, Effingham is central to the most popular destination areas, without all the traffic. Effingham is a quaint New Hampshire community located on the Ossipee River and a border town with the state of Maine. 

Come trout fishing on the Pine River or explore nearby ponds and peat bogs, where you may be lucky enough to see creatures such as the sly river otter. 


Approximately two hours from Boston, Effingham is a great vacation getaway, particularly for canoeists and kayakers interested in the Ossipee River. You'll find many styles of homes from vacation homes to log home designs throughout Effingham.


The Pine River State Forest is one of the last remaining pine barrens in New Hampshire, and has many hiking and cross-country ski trails. Forestry and fire continue to shape the landscape at Pine River, one of the last remaining pitch pine forests in New Hampshire. Located in Effingham next to Ossipee, the Pine River Pine Barrens boast dry, sandy soil and a wealth of wildlife.

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