New Hampshire Audubon is an independent statewide membership organization whose mission is to protect New Hampshire's natural environment for wildlife and for people. It operates nature centers throughout the state that provide educational programs for children and adults. One of those areas, the Ponemah Bog, is located in Amherst, NH. The Nashaway Chapter of New Hampshire Audubon helps in maintenance and advertising scheduled bog walks.
The Team lead by Jack Gleason
Ponemah Bog is a kettle hole bog formed about 18000 years ago when big chunks of glacial ice were left stranded and partially buried as glaciers melted and receded. The ice chunks subsequently melted, leaving depressions in the ground. Over thousands of years, peat moss progressively filled in the kettle holes from the edges inward toward the pond center.
To reach the bog from Milford/Amherst: Go east on Rte. 101A for 0.5 miles, then turn left on Rte. 122. Immediately turn right on Stearns Rd and go 1.1 miles. Turn right on Rhodora Dr. and go straight ahead to parking for the Sanctuary.
From Nashua take Rte 101A toward Milford for approximately 5 miles. Turn right on Boston Post Rd. Go 2 miles, then turn left on Stearns Rd. Go 0.3 miles, then take a left on Rhodora Dr.
For more extensive information, including maps and descriptions of the plants and wildlife, please visit The NH Natural Heritage Bureau website here .