Uncanoonuc Mountains

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Uncanoonuc Mountains
Uncanoonuc Mountains from Rock Rimmon 20170917.jpg
South Uncanoonuc (left) and North Uncanoonuc (right) as seen from Rock Rimmon in Manchester, NH.
Highest point
Elevation 1324 ft
Coordinates 42°59′09″N 71°35′52″W / 42.9858°N 71.5978°W / 42.9858; -71.5978
UNCANOONUC MOUNTAINS Latitude and Longitude:

42°59′09″N 71°35′52″W / 42.9858°N 71.5978°W / 42.9858; -71.5978
Location Goffstown, New Hampshire, U.S.

The Uncanoonuc Mountains are two small mountain peaks in Goffstown, New Hampshire, United States. The north peak, the highest point in Goffstown, has an elevation of 1,324 feet (404 m) above sea level, and the south peak rises to 1,321 feet (403 m). [1]

The name may be derived from the Massachusett language term kuncannowet ( Massachusett for error: {{lang}}: unknown language code: missing ( help)). [2] [3]

The area was developed in the early 1900s as a resort with a hotel and incline railway. [4] The mountains are still a good spot for hiking, snowshoeing, and scenic views of the nearby skyline of Manchester and even, on a clear day, the faint skyline of Boston.

They were the site of a small ski operation in the 1930s and 1940s, served by the incline railway that went up the south peak. With three main trails from top to bottom, it was a popular ski destination until 1941, when the railway was damaged by a fire. [5]

A new development was planned in the 1960s for the north peak, commencing in 1963. Chairlift and snow making equipment was ordered, several trails were cleared, but the project was halted by the town of Goffstown because of environmental concerns. In response to the failure, the city of Manchester opened its own area, McIntyre, in 1971. [6]

The south peak contains transmitting facilities for many of the broadcast stations serving the Manchester area.

The Uncanoonuc Incline Railway in 1914




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