Welcome to Buck Rub Pub and Lodge, Pittsburg, NH – in the heart of the Connecticut Lakes region of northern New Hampshire. This beautiful and scenic naturalists paradise in the Great North Woods is a four-season northern New England vacation destination that offers something for everyone in love with the great outdoors.
Buck Rub Pub and Lodge is located only one mile from Back Lake or Lake Francis and 2 miles from the 1st Connecticut Lake in Pittsburg.
Buck Rub Pub is a family-friendly haven that features good food, honest value, and fresh cold beer on tap and in bottles also offering a full selection of liquor from our bar. From oven-fresh pizza to Maine fresh seafood dinners our restaurant offers a complete dinner and pub menu.
The adjoining Lodge offers 7 fully furnished, clean, efficiency units. We also welcome your pet in our Pet-Friendly room accommodations. Connecticut Lakes Region vacation rentals are also available from Buck Rub Realty & Rentals.
What is it like in Pittsburg, NH?
Pittsburg (formerly the Indian Stream Republic) is what some refer to as “the final frontier” – a place where nature rules and beauty abounds. This is a rural region of northern New England where deer, moose, fox, and waterfowl flourish. Pittsburg is a naturalist’s delight. The area was once an independent nation known as the Indian Stream Republic. This peaceful sanctuary boasts of 6+ beautiful lakes, sparkling rivers, native trout-filled streams, bogs, and ponds. The extensive land size of the township offers thousands of acres of beautiful mountains, waterways, and wilderness to explore as your playground! The Pittsburg, NH community is small and displays the small town warmth those of us who live here have come to love. The residents are comprised of Canadian and American descendants and “down country” newcomers that have relocated to this sportsman’s paradise.
What is there to do in Pittsburg, NH?
Pittsburg offers an abundance of things to do in the great outdoors! This is a year ’round playground and vacation destination.
Winter means snow and lots of it. The miles of snowmobile trails attract snowmobiling enthusiasts to New Hampshire’s Great North Woods from all over the world. The views are amazing and the snowmobile trail system is fantastic. Yes, Pittsburg is snowmobile friendly and dozens of snowmobile clubs meet in Pittsburg annually. There are also trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and mountain biking. Buck Rub Pub & Lodge is located directly on NH State #142 Snowmobile Trail that is fully maintained by the Pittsburg Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club.
Spring brings snowmelt – which is followed by fishermen and birders and wildlife viewers. The fly fishing is world-class. Pittsburg is home to miles of native trout streams and rivers. The lakes, bogs, and ponds offer even more fishing options.
The landlocked salmon are active and hungry in early spring. Salmon are taken on streamer flies and spinning lures. Large, lunker lake trout inhabit our deeper lakes. The rainbow and brook trout may be found both in rivers and lakes. Yes, fishing is a major spring attraction. Four-Wheeling is also a very popular sport in Pittsburg. Buck Rub Pub & Lodge is directly on the Great North Woods Riders ATV Trail System and connects to Ride The Wilds ATV Trail System of Northern New Hampshire – making us a very convenient location.
Summer is sweet in New Hampshire Great North Woods – with warm 80 temperatures and cool nights. A wonderful time for kayaking, 4-wheeling, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, boating, sightseeing or just relaxing! Pittsburg is New Hampshire’s largest territory in acreage and much of this land is accessible through logging roads and hiking trails.
Fall is a busy time for the final fishing of the season and the beginning of hunting season. Bear, moose, deer, duck and turkey hunting brings sportsmen from across North America. The first snow is often before the end of October. Pittsburg is blessed with an abundance of wildlife and a good selection of professional guides that can assist you in your quest.
In summary, with the trail system for both snowmobiles and ATV’s being some of the finest in the country; along with the rivers, lakes, and wilderness in Pittsburg’s vast landscape…this IS the place to be for those who want either a wilderness adventure or a quiet solitude retreat to escape to.
During deer mating season a buck (male deer) will “rub” his antlers on the bark of tree trunks. This leaves scrapes of antler velvet with his scent on the tree. The buck does this to mark his territory during mating season or “rut” with the hope that a healthy doe will find him interesting.
The name was chosen to represent the vital part that the wildlife plays in our community. Whether you are an enthusiastic observer of the local fauna and flora or an avid hunter, we are sure that you will enjoy your respite at our establishment.