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

NH Community Profiles: Randolph, NH                                              


Randolph, NH

Randolph, population around 300, is a mountainous town on the northern edge of the presidential range of the White Mountains, along Route 2. Portions of the town lay within Ice Gulch, a deep ravine with a massive accumulation of large boulders. Today, in many ways, the town is "hiker central" - partly because of the Randolph Mountain Club, which maintains of collection of 70 hiking trails (102 miles, 4 shelters) in the area. This group holds civic and social events, and also organizes volunteers for trail maintenance. Randolph is the gateway to Pinkham Notch, named after the Pinkham family, early pioneers to the area.

John Randolph, the town's namesake, was a Virginia congressman, and a descendent of Pocahontas.

The Randolph Foundation maintains the lovely Durand Lake Recreation Area including a swimming pool & bath house, a clay tennis court, swings, a slide, and a sheltered area with picnic tables. There are no use fees. This spunky little town also teems with community spirit and hosts a social/events/community calendar well disproportionate to its size. If you're interested, visit the town's official website, click on 'local interest' and read the current Publications of the Randolph Foundation.

Lodging in Randolph includes the Mount Jefferson View Motel and Cabins, 1322 U.S. Route 2, which offers clean, modest rooms and cabins, with some bonuses, like outdoor grills and a basketball court. Great Gully Lodge, 328 Durand Road, is a small, intimate and cozy inn.

The Dolly Copp campground is named for a charming early settler who greeted visitors to the area in the 1800s. She and her husband, Hayes, settled in Randolph in 1827. Dolly Copp is the largest campground in the White Mountains, however many other area private, state and federal campgrounds have spring up over the years. The Copp family farm remains as an historical site, adjacent to the campground.

A multitude of dining and lodging options are available in nearby Gorham (about five miles.)


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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