Berlin, NH: A Complete Community Profile of Berlin, NH.

NH Community Profiles: Berlin, NH                                              


Berlin, NH

Situated on the Androscoggin River, Berlin is called "The City That Trees Built." Visitors are welcomed to the Great North Woods Region as they pass north from Gorham, the last town in The White Mountain region, along the mighty Androscoggin River. Route 16 (Main Street) passes directly through downtown, as does the Dead River. Berlin has seen good times and bad times, but is on the path to a new era.

At the community's zenith, it was a thriving mill and lumber town. It was also the birthplace of several inventors and new products. Earl Silas Tupper, the inventor of Tupperware, was a Berlin native. The community is also home to both a state and a federal prison, as well as White Mountain Community College.

A fall view of Mount Forest (left). Mount Forest overlooks downtown, but is called Elephant Head by many locals for its resemblance to an elephant's profile. While there are trails to the summit, novices should forego this challenging rocky climb.

There is a lot to do in Berlin: The Northern Forest Heritage Park, 961 Main Street, offers a variety of information on the history of the logging and lumber industries, and a replica of a logging camp. There is a gift shop, and river tours are available. The interesting and scenic property can be rented for conferences and weddings.

A fall view of a corner of the Laura Lee Viger Botanical Garden. Jericho Mountain Park, the newest NH state park offers swimming and hiking and 80 miles of trails of ATV & snowmobile trails. Camping and a limited number of cabins are available. TNT Guide Service, 481 Enman Hill, offers private nature tours on Lake Umbagog in Errol via pontoon boat. The Berlin Fish Hatchery is an interesting half hour if you enjoy ecology, fishing or science in general.

The city hosts several festivals: in June, the city hosts Drive In The 50's, an antique car show. It also celebrates River Day, with a numerous events and activities, live music, and a variety of educational and scientific exhibits. September welcome the Lumberjack Festival where individuals compete in axe throwing, bow sawing, underhand chopping, crosscutting, log rolling, pan fry tosses, etc. October brings the RiverFire, a fall festival culminating in the lighting of several boom piers in the Androscoggin River, followed by HorrorFest.

There are several dining choices in Berlin including: the Northland Dairy Bar, north on Route 16, serves a variety of sandwiches and steaks, and offers a great view of the Androscoggin River. Valley Creek Eatery, 4 Hillside Avenue, offers a home cooked American menu. Sinibaldi's Restaurant and Bar, 207 East Mason Street offers steaks, burgers and prime rib.

Lodging is available in nearby Gorham (about five miles south).

Berlin has some interesting attractions, and some great scenery. There are some incredible views around town that will please and surprise you!


Scheduled Events

  Seussical   (9/6-15)
  2001 Space Odyssey   (9/7)
  Muster in the Mountains   (9/7-9)
  Wingzilla   (9/8)
  Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino   (9/9)
  Things [Mom] Taught Me   (9/13-23)
  Reach the Beach   (9/14-15)
  WM Storytelling Festival   (9/14-16)
  Metallak Race   (9/15)
  Mandeville & Richards   (9/15)
  Cohase Film Slam   (9/16)
  Tricycle Grand Prix  (9/16)
  Rodney Crowell   (9/21)
  NH Highland Games   (9/21-23)
  Don Who   (9/22)
  Harvest Celebration   (9/22)
  Health & Wellness Fair   (9/22)
  Jeep Invasion  (9/22)
  Lakes Region Tri Festival   (9/22-23)
  Pat Metheny   (9/26)
  Driving Miss Daisy   (9/27 - 10/6)
  Neko Case   (9/27)
  Shot of JD   (9/28)
  Dixville Half Marathon   (9/29)
  New Hampshire Marathon   (9/29)
  Matthew Odell   (9/30)
  Lincoln Fall Craft Festival   (10/6&7)
  Sparrow Blue & Crowes Pasture   (10/6)
  Oktoberfest  (10/6-7)
  White Mountain Oktoberfest   (10/6-7)
  Fall Foliage Celebration   (10/6-8)
  Sandwich Fair   (10/6-8)
  Paddle the Border   (10/7)
  Lincoln Fall Craft Festival   (10/7-9)
  Shadow Play   (10/10)
  Killer Joe   (10/11-21)
  Greg Brown   (10/12)
  Camping & RV Show   (10/12-14)
  Riverfire & Horrorfest   (10/13)
  Jay Stollman Band   (10/19)
  Murder Dinner Train   (10/19-20)
  Pumpkin Patch Express   (10/19-21)
  All Things Pumpkin   (10/20)
  Ethan Setiawan Band   (10/20)
  Bettye LaVette   (10/26)
  Murder Dinner Train   (10/26-27)
  Pumpkin Patch Express   (10/26-28)
  Berlin Jazz   (10/27)

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Miss Berlin-Gorham Competition 2012 New England Brewfest 2014 RiverFire, Berlin, NH 2012 Sugar Hill Lupine Festival Gallery 2012 Bristol-Gorham Foliage
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