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Swift River (Saco River tributary)

Swift River
Covered bridge over the Swift River at Conway, NH
CountryUnited States
StateNew Hampshire
RegionWhite Mountains
Physical characteristics
SourceKancamagus Pass, New Hampshire
 ⁃ coordinates44°01′15″N 71°29′33″W / 44.0208°N 71.4924°W / 44.0208; -71.4924
MouthConway, New Hampshire
 ⁃ coordinates
43°59′01″N 71°07′04″W / 43.9837°N 71.1179°W / 43.9837; -71.1179
Length25.6 mi (41.2 km)

The Swift River is a 25.6 miles (41.2 km)[1] river in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in the United States. It is a tributary of the Saco River, which flows to the Atlantic Ocean in Maine.

The Swift River rises in the township of Livermore, New Hampshire, on the eastern side of Kancamagus Pass, and flows east into a broad valley, surrounded by mountains, known as the Albany Intervale. Leaving the intervale, the river enters a narrow gorge, passing over two sets of small waterfalls, and continues east through the town of Albany to the Saco River at Conway.

The river is paralleled for its entire length by New Hampshire Route 112, the scenic Kancamagus Highway.

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