Welcome to the Town of Northwood official website!

Northwood, a bucolic town in southeastern New Hampshire, was founded in 1773 when its first settlers successfully petitioned the Governor's Council requesting separation from Nottingham. Since this section of Nottingham had been known as the great north woods, the newly formed town was called Northwood.

Though thousands of motorists each day see our town only as they hurry along our eight-mile "main street," alias First New Hampshire Turnpike or US Route 4, some call it home.  4,255 (2011 census data) persons are full-time residents and about twice as many have second homes here. Alhough Northwood is sometimes considered a bedroom community, there are more than one hundred small businesses in town, employing from one to over fifty workers each.

Northwood is proud of its nine lakes and ponds, its mountain views, miles of country roads, and its many lovely old homes and public buildings.

Latest News & Announcements(view all)

Board of Selectmen

Board of Selectmen Cancel July 22 Meeting

Board of Selectmen

Posted Wed at 10:24am

The Board of Selectmen have cancelled their July 22 meeting. Their next meeting will be Tuesday, August 12, 2014read more

Recreation Department

Recreation Commission meeting

Recreation Department

Posted Mon, Jul 14 at 01:30pm

The Recreation Commission meeting regularly scheduled for August 13th has been cancelled. The Recreation Commission will resume regular meetings on September 10, 2014, 7:00 PM at the Town Hall.read more

Town of Northwood

Town Accepting Bids for Surplus Vehicles

Town of Northwood

Posted Tue, Jul 08 at 09:39am

The town will be accepting bids for four (4) surplus vehicles until Monday, August 11, 2014. Click "read more" for details.read more

Recreation Department

Volunteers requested to build rock wall

Recreation Department

Posted Wed, Jul 02 at 09:10am

Volunteers are requested every other Saturday at 7:00 AM at Northwood Lake Beach to help build the rock wall. We will be working all day. Stop by when you can. Dates include 7/5, 7/19, 8/2, and 8/16.read more

Town of Northwood

Northwood's 2014 Bean Hole Bash Schedule

Town of Northwood

Posted Thu, Jun 26 at 10:28am

The Schedule of Events for Northwood's 2014 Bean Hole Bash has been released. Go to "Documents and Files" and click on "2014 Bean Hole Bash Schedule" to viewread more

Recreation Department

Softball Tournament at the Bean Hole Bash

Recreation Department

Posted Fri, Jun 13 at 02:57pm

Register a team today! Don't miss the excitement!read more

Economic Development Committee

Interested in Locating in Northwood?

Economic Development Committee

Posted Fri, Mar 07 at 11:09am

See the latest Northwood Community Profile from the NH Department of Employment Security. Look for "Northwood NH Community Profile 2014" under the "Documents and Files" sectionread more

Cable Advisory Committee

LRPA-TV Northwood shows

Cable Advisory Committee

Posted About 4 hours ago

updated 7/22/2014 9:37 pmread more