103 E. Plumtree Road
Sunderland, MA 01375
Phone: 413-548-8002
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Pondicherry Division
Great Northwoods Interpretive Center

The Great Northwoods Interpretive Center is a rest area and information center on U.S. Route 3 just north of Colebrook, New Hampshire. It is run by the NH Department of Transportation. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service contributed to the construction of a community multi-purpose room which opened in 2002. The refuge has no staff at the Center. back to top

At the front desk, visitors may get tourism information about the local area. The multi-purpose room contains interpretive displays informing visitors about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; National Wildlife Refuge System; Conte Refuge, and the Nulhegan Basin Division, Pondicherry Division, and Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge; and, a display with a local theme. The room also contains a number of historical photographs from the Colebrook area and other memorabilia. back to top

Volunteer Opportunities and Friends Groups
People interested in volunteering at the Mohawk River Division should contact the Refuge Manager at 413-548-8002 x113. There may be other nearby volunteer opportunties at the Nulhegan Basin Division in Brunswick, Vermont; Pondicherry Division in Whitefield and Jefferson, New Hampshire; or Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge in Errol, New Hampshire. back to top

Hours and Fees
The center is open from Memorial Day to Columbus Day. Hours of operation are: Monday Thursday, 9am to 7pm; Friday - Sunday, 8am to 8pm. After September 1 the center has a reduced schedule of 9am to 5pm, Monday Friday. It is free to the public. back to top

The visitor center is located in Colebrook, New Hampshire on U.S. Route 3, north of town center on the east side of the road. back to top