Abe Emerson Marsh

Abe Emerson Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary

103 Acres
1 Mile of Trails
Candia, NH

Abe Emerson Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary is a 103 acre parcel that is primarily a wetland complex of red maple swamp and open marsh. It has diverse habitats that supports a wide variety of plants and animals including dragonflies, frogs, salamanders, turtles, ducks, herons, beaver, mink and muskrat.

Abraham F. Emerson (1865 – 1947?) was a banker, churchman, poet, and farm manager, and utilized much of what is now the Sanctuary to produce hay crops. The Emerson family donated the Sanctuary land to the New Hampshire Audubon from 1974 to 1984.