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

NH Community Profiles: Northumberland, NH                                  


Northumberland, NH

Northumberland is located on Route 3, just north of Lancaster bordering the Connecticut River on the west and is roughly bisected by the Upper Ammonoosuc River.

Northumberland includes the village of Groveton, where a sense of community takes on a special meaning over the holidays, when the local Boy Scouts decorate a steam locomotive for Christmas.

Hugh Smithson, first Duke of Northumberland in the United Kingdom, is the town's namesake. While you may not know the Duke, you probably appreciate his son, James who left his fortune to establish the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

Northumberland and the village of Groveton have faced significant challenges with the decline of the mill industry (the last plant closing in 2008), and subsequent changes to freight railway service.

Village of Groveton

The Groveton Covered Bridge, built in 1852, is only available for picnicsGroveton Covered Bridge - Click for a larger image. and pedestrian traffic today. The clever design hides a water supply line. The bridge was restored by members of the Graton family in 1965.

For nearly 50 years, under various names and owners, Speedway 51, 78 Craggy Road, has thrilled visitors with a variety of motorsports. Various divisions compete at the track, including Modified, Enduro, Stock, Late Model and bikes.

North Country Family Restaurant, 12 Main Street, offers family style dining, and inventive comfort food dishes. Stone's Pizza is located at 19 State Street.

The Blueberry Hill Inn, Cafe & Campground on Route 3, offers a variety of lodging, and access to the ATV and snowmobile trails. Upon request all meals are available. The Down Home Motel, 129 Lancaster Road offers clean, affordable rooms.


Northumberland includes a small shopping center, including an Ocean State Job Lots (think super discount store, with clothing, furniture and some gourmet food items). There are also a small number of antique and second-hand shops.

For quiet surroundings and small town hospitality, Northumbland and Groveton offer a great destination.

Groveton Train - Click for a larger image.


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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  Clark's Trading Post
  Cog Railway
  Conway Scenic Railroad
  Fort Jefferson Fun Park
  Jericho Mountain ATV Park
  Kancamagus Highway
  Littleton Riverwalk
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  Woodstock Inn & Brewery


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