Spruce Hole Bog

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Spruce Hole Bog
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The Spruce Hole Bog
Map showing the location of Spruce Hole Bog
Map showing the location of Spruce Hole Bog
Location Durham, New Hampshire
Coordinates 43°07′34″N 70°58′04″W / 43.12611°N 70.96778°W / 43.12611; -70.96778Coordinates: 43°07′34″N 70°58′04″W / 43.12611°N 70.96778°W / 43.12611; -70.96778
Designated 1972

The Spruce Hole Bog, locally known as Spruce Hole, is a complete ecological community occupying a true kettle hole in the town of Durham, New Hampshire. According to the National Register of Natural Landmarks: "It illustrates characteristics of a typical sphagnum-heath bog, localized in a specialized geologic setting." It was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1972.[1] Spruce Hole is located two miles west of the town center of Durham, and is owned by the town which has conserved 35 acres around it. It is reached by a woods road off Packer's Falls Road, and despite the name the surrounding forest is mostly white pine, hemlock, and birch.

The bog is also adjacent to the Oyster River Forest, a permanently conserved 172± acre parcel owned by the Town of Durham.

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