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

  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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Photo Galleries


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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Area Attractions opening/closing schedules.

  Alpine Adventures
  Clark's Trading Post
  Cog Railway
  Conway Scenic Railroad
  Fort Jefferson Fun Park
  Jericho Mountain ATV Park
  Kancamagus Highway
  Littleton Riverwalk
  Lost River Gorge
  Mountain Meadow Funplex
  Mt. Washington Auto Road
  Polar Caves
  Santa's Village
  Vertical Ventures
  Whale's Tail Water Park
  Woodstock Inn & Brewery


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Community Profiles


  Bretton Woods
  North Conway
  Twin Mountain

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Recreation and Tourism


  25 Great Summer Adventures
  Farm To Table Restaurants
  Hiking To Crash Sites
  Little Ski Areas
  Local Movie Theaters
  Local Performance Theaters
  Moose Tours


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Other Resources

  NH Cabins & Cottages
  NH Census Info
  NH Data (OEP)
  NH Fishing Reports
  NH Foliage Report
  NH Hiking Trail Conditions
  NH Lottery
  NH Movie Guide
  NH Road Conditions
  NH Ski Reports
  NH Snowmobile Trail Reports
  NH State Parks
  NH Town Officials Directory
  NH Weather
  Summer Safety Tips [.pdf]
  White Mtn. National Forest




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