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

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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

  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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