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)

Recreation Department

Online registration is now available!

Recreation Department

Posted Yesterday at 08:59am

How to Register
Four ways to register for programs:
1. Register online by clicking here (for select programs) and mail payment or drop off payment at the Town Hall 24/7 in the after hours drop box.
2. Down load the registration form from the Files&Document tab above, print, complete, and mail forms to Recreation Department, 818 First NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH 03261 with a check payable to "Town of Northwood" ...read more

Police Commission

Police Commission to Meet at Town Hall

Police Commission

Posted Wed at 07:48am

The Northwood Police Commission has announced that it will now meet at the Town Hall on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PMread more

Town of Northwood

State Announces Lake Drawdown Schedule for 2014

Town of Northwood

Posted Mon at 09:41am

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) announced today that the annual fall drawdown of the lakes and ponds controlled by dams owned by NHDES will be initiated according to the schedule listed.read more

Turkey Trot registration is ON

Turkey Trot registration is ON

Recreation Department

Posted Fri, Sep 12 at 01:16pm

Register now for the 2014 Turkey Trot. Don't miss it! Register online athttp://www.active.com/northwood-nh/running/distance-running-races/turkey-trot-2014
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Emergency Management

Northwood All-Hazard Plan Update

Emergency Management

Posted Mon, Sep 08 at 10:26am

The Northwood All-Hazard Mitigation Plan 2014 Update has been uploaded. Go to the Emergency Management section, click on Files and Documents to open it.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 Yesterday at 09:24am

updated 9/19/2014 9:24 amread more

Planning Board

Doing Business in Northwood

Planning Board

Posted Aug 30, 2013

The Northwood Planning staff, in cooperation with the Code Enforcement and Fire Department staff has prepared a new document entitled "Doing Business in Northwood."  This document will guide you through local approval process.  Click the icon at left on the home page for the document. ...read more