Hart's Location, NH: A Complete Community Profile of Hart's Location, NH.

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Hart's Location, NH

Hart's Location, population less than 100 people, is nestled in the heart of the White Mountains and is the newest town in New Hampshire, incorporated in 2001. Sorry Sugar Hill! It's roughly 11 miles long and 1.5 miles wide and follows the Crawford Notch and US Route 302.

It is the storybook village made popular by news crews covering presidential There are many picnic tables at Crawford Notch State Park - Click for a larger image! elections, as is Dixville Notch. Hart's location was parodied on the television series The West Wing. It is also the home to picturesque Crawford Notch State Park which has "has 5,775 acres providing access to numerous hiking trails, waterfalls, fishing, wildlife viewing, and spectacular mountain views". The park is also home to Dry River Campground with 35 sites.

Author Nathaniel Hawthorne was inspired to write the story The Ambitious Guest in 1835, based on a tragic event in Hart's Location. A landslide covered a family home, with only a Bible placed on a table remaining intact.

Keeping with our literary theme, Frankenstein's Trestle, an intimidating railroad bridge, crosses a portion of Crawford Notch. The Conway Scenic Railroad still provided thrills and chills as it passes over the rocky ridge and stunning scenery.

Hikers will be very familiar with Hart's Location, as it is an access point for Willey Pond is beautiful at Crawford Notch State Park - Click for a larger image! the Appalachian Trail. If you are passing through on Route 302, you may wish to picnic at the state park. Ample tables, many with charcoal grills, are available, and there is picturesque Willey Pond with a dam on the Saco River, and fish & duck food is available by a quarter operated vending machine.

For dining and lodging, The Notchland Inn on Route 302 is "understated elegance" surrounded by amazing scenery. Bretton Woods and North Conway are nearby for additional dining and lodging.

Don't blink or you'll miss the history and beauty of Hart's Location.


Scheduled Events

  Barbara Edelman   (4/26)
  Dance Ensemble & Choir   (4/27 & 28)
  Land of Trash  (4/27)
  Cendrillon   (4/28-29)
  Cold Chocolate   (4/28)
  Leo Kottke   (4/28)
  New Repertory Theatre   (4/28)
  8th Annual Circle Trot   (4/29)
  Dartmouth Gospel Choir   (4/29)
  Virtual Business Conference   (5/1 - 5/3)
  Percussion Ensemble   (5/2)
  Jazz Ensemble   (5/3)
  Robben Ford   (5/4)
  Beatles For Sale   (5/5)
  Dartmouth Wind Ensemble   (5/5)
  Bluegrass Jamming Camp   (5/5-6)
  Everly Brother Experience   (5/5)
  Dartmouth Glee Club   (5/6)
  Manxmouse  (5/8)
  Chamber Players   (5/9)
  Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot   (5/11)
  Bob Marley   (5/12)
  Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble   (5/12)
  Percussion Ensemble   (5/12)
  Pemigewasset Choral Society   (5/13)
  Arlo Guthrie  (5/16)
  Centennial Exhibit of the WMNF   (5/16)
  The Tin Woman   (5/17-27)
  Bill Blagg  (5/18)
  Handel Society   (5/19)
  Mersey Beatles   (5/19)
  POPS Concert   (5/19 & 20)
  Under the Streetlamp  (5/19)
  Dartmouth Dance Ensemble   (5/25 & 26)
  Dartmouth Sym. Orchestra   (5/25 & 26)
  Paula Poundstone   (5/25)
  Memorial Day .. Comedy   (5/26)
  Weekend Craft Festival   (5/26-28)
  Gardens of Jackson Tour   (5/27 - 6/23)
  The Blues Project   (5/27)
  Duck Race & Music Festival   (5/27)

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