Welcome to the Town of Northwood official website!
Northwood, a vibrant 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," some call it home. 4,255 (2011 census data) persons are full-time residents and about twice as many have second homes here. Though Northwood is sometimes called a bedroom community, there are more than one hundred small businesses in town, employing from one to twenty-five 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)
The Northwood Board of Selectmen has a vacancy due to the resignation of James Hadleyread more
The Northwood Board of Selectmen has rescheduled their December 10 meeting to TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013 AT 6:00 PM.read more
The Northwood Budget Committee will hold the following schedule for review of Year 2014 Town and School budgets: Saturday, December 7: Town Budget/Cove Village District Budget 9 AM. Monday, December 9: Town-Work Session 7 PM. Wednesday, December 11: Town-Work Session 7 PM. Saturday, December 14: School Budget 9 AM. Monday, December 16: School-Work Session 7 PM. Wednesday, December 18: School-Work Session 7 PM. Wednesday, January 8: Work Session Petition Articles, if needed 7 PM. Wednesday, January 15: Public Hearing for Town Budget 7 PM. Thursday, January 16: Public Hearing for School Budget 7 PM. Please be advised: the above dates and times of meetings and public ...read more
It's that time of year again!read more
updated 12/4/2013 7:17 pmread more
Please note the change in hours for the Northwood Food Pantry. They will be open the last WEDNESDAY of each month instead of Friday.read more
The Zoning Board needs members!read more
The Northwood Recreation Department is looking to expand the programs offered to older adults. We would love to add new programs for adults, especially older adults, to enjoy but we want to hear from you. Please tell us if there is a program, trip, sport, or class that you would like to see the Recreation Department offer. ...read more