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Great American Hatchery Road Trip!

Road Trip Tuesday!

June kicks off a summer long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the National Fish Hatchery System. As part of our celebration, we’ve created a series of road trip blogs that crisscross the country highlighting national fish hatcheries that are more than 100 years old!

Join us each week for Road Trip Tuesday as we take you on the Great American Hatchery Road Trip!

This week’s stop, Berkshire National Fish Hatchery in New Hampshire.

Berkshire is a 148-acre cold-water facility located in the woods of Monterey, Massachusetts. It supports the restoration of lake trout populations in the lower Great Lakes by supplying lake trout eggs to other federal hatcheries. They also raise native brook trout for stocking in local waterways to support recreational fishing and educational programs.

The National Fish Hatchery System has been improving recreational fishing and restoring aquatic species since 1872 (uhhhh, yeah that makes them 150 years old!) and yet, lots of folks might not even know that their grounds are often open to the public and entry is FREE! The wonderful thing about fish hatcheries is that they offer something for everyone in your group…no more disgruntled sighs from the backseat!


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