Lovewell Mountain

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Lovewell Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 2,473 ft (754 m)
Prominence 837 ft (255 m)
Coordinates 43°12′13″N 72°03′39″W / 43.20361°N 72.06083°W / 43.20361; -72.06083Coordinates: 43°12′13″N 72°03′39″W / 43.20361°N 72.06083°W / 43.20361; -72.06083
Geography
Location Washington, New Hampshire
Parent range Sunapee Ridge
Geology
Age of rock 200-400 million yrs.
Mountain type Metamorphic rock
Climbing
Easiest route Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway

Lovewell Mountain is a 2,473-foot (754 m) mountain associated with the Sunapee Ridge in southwest New Hampshire. The mountain is traversed by the 50-mile (80 km) Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway and offers vistas from several ledges near its summit. Much of the mountain is wooded with species of the northern hardwood forest type; stands of coniferous red spruce are common on the mountain's higher elevations.

The east side of Lovewell Mountain drains into the Beards Brook watershed, then into the Contoocook River, then the Merrimack River and the Atlantic Ocean. The west side drains into the North Branch watershed via a series of lakes and unnamed streams then joins Beards Brook just before its confluence with the Contoocook River.

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