Dixville Notch, NH: A Complete Community Profile of Dixville Notch, NH.

NH Community Profiles: Dixville Notch, NH


Dixville Notch, NH

Dixville Notch is a an unincorporated village in the township of Dixville, NH, and is famous from primarily two things. 1) One of NH's few remaining grand hotels, the Balsalms Grand Resort Hotel, and 2) the first-in-the-nation voting by the town residents. Since 1960, the community has opened the polls and voted at precisely midnight, with as many booths as there are voters, facilitating a swift count. The village's small handful of votes are then counted and reported by the national media.

The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel started as a 25 room summer inn in 1895 and was enlarged significantly in 1918. Covering 15,000 acres, the campus features 95 kilometers of cross-country ski trails, an alpine ski area, a terrain park and a 9-hole golf course. Closed for renovations in January 2011, nearly two years later, little has been done.

Immediately nearby is Dixville Notch State Park containing the mountain pass by the same name running between Dixville Peak and Sanguinary Mountain on Route 26. It's beautiful to look at but maddening because there is no practical way to get a good photograph. That's not the only emotion you'll experience though: Drivers in both directions get a mild fright. There is a distinct spot where the road peaks, and drivers are momentarily left without any road visibility. It gives you a 'driving-off-a-cliff' feeling.

Balsams Grand Resort Hotel


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  Osprey Tracking Lecture   (11/20)
  Journey to the North Pole   (Mixed Dates)
  Santa Express Trains   (Mixed Dates)
  Traditionally Yours   (11/24-30)
  Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour   (11/25-12/17)
  Santa's First Visit   (11/25)
  Xmas Tree Lighting Ceremony  (11/26)
  Homestead Christmas   (12/2)
  Nutcracker Ballet   (12/2)
  Holiday Concert & Cookie Swap   (12/3)

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