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The Amoskeag Fishways is a learning center where you can watch the fish migrate through a fish ladder. The salmon swim upstream and this is how they get around a dam built years ago. Who would have thought fish could use a ladder.

The fish migrate in June and if you check your calendar it is June. Too bad it is May through early June. We missed it and only saw two tiny fish that were just hanging out in the viewing area. Yes, you can watch the fish through a couple of large windows and witness the fish climbing the ladder.

If we get a chance again next year, this is on our list to watch. For now at least we can share some pictures of the fish ladder so you can get the general idea. Basically it is series of small falls that a fish “climbs” or swims up. Pretty cool!