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

  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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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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  Hiking To Crash Sites
  Little Ski Areas
  Local Movie Theaters
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  Moose Tours


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