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

NH Community Profiles: Rumney, NH                                              


Rumney, NH

Rumney was settled in 1765 by settlers from Connecticut. It is named after Robert Marsham, the Second Baron of Romney. The spelling was changed over the years to "Rumney." Rumney is composed of four villages:

Rumney Village, the "downtown", lies just north of the Baker River.

Rumney Depot is located across the Baker River and adjacent to Route 25.

Stinson Lake, a collection of year-round and summer homes around the lake, comprises the northern corner of the town,

West Rumney is located along Route 25 near the town's western border.

Polar Caves, located off I-93 at exit 26, on Tenney Mountain Highway (Route 25) in Rumney are a souvenir of the great glaciers that formed the White Mountains. A trail at the Quincy Bog Natural Area.The caves are the big attraction here, and offer a big "wow factor" for children and adults. Wheelchairs and strollers are allowed in the zoo area, but most areas are not accessible. Sturdy shoes (no sandals) are required, and the cool temperatures suggest that visitors bring a jacket or sweater.

For hikers, the Rattlesnake Mountain Trail is a family favorite, because it offers great vistas in a relatively short duration hike. Rumney Rocks Climbing Area is more challenging and features hundreds of rock and ice climbs over granite crags. Casual hikers and science enthusiasts will enjoy visiting the Quincy Bog Natural Area because of its abundant wildlife and easy trails.

Dining is available at Common Café and Tavern and Plain Jane's Restaurant.

Unusual lodging is available at D Acres Organic Permaculture Farm and Sustainability Center offering bed and breakfast style rooms as well as campsites. They focus on sustainability and home grown food, and eco-friendly facilities. Many more dining and lodging venues are in nearby Plymouth.

Rumney is also home to White Mountain Camps and the Rumney Bible Conference, a 100 year old ministry offering year-round faith based camping and retreat facilities for families, churches, Christian schools, and other groups, including a 57 acre camp on Stinson Lake known as White Mountain Ranch.

With fun, geology and ecology, Rumney offers something a little different.

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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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Community Profiles


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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

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  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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