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

Joint Meeting

Board of Selectmen

Posted Yesterday at 01:51pm

The Northwood School Board has invited the Board of Selectmen to meet in joint session. The meeting will take place Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Northwood School Library.read more

Board of Selectmen

Board of Selectmen Election/Assignments

Board of Selectmen

Posted Wed, Apr 09 at 03:07pm

The Northwood Board of Selectman have elected officers for the year and determined committee assignments.

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Planning Board

Northwood Planning Board Seeks Alternate Members

Planning Board

Posted Wed, Apr 02 at 01:47pm

The Northwood Planning Board seeks interested persons to serve as alternates. Alternates may participate in board discussions and may be designated to vote when regular members are not present. The board generally meets two times a month on Thursdays.

Please submit a letter of interest by April 17, 2014 to Bob Strobel, Planning Board Chair if you wish to serve the community in this capacity. You may contact Town Planner Elaine Planchet at 942-5586, ext 218 or eplanchet@northwoodnh.org for more information.
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Town of Northwood

THE NORTHWOOD BEAN HOLE BASH IS BACK!

Town of Northwood

Posted Wed, Apr 02 at 12:46pm

The Northwood Bean Hole Bash, is on!  SAVE THE DATES.............Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, 2014.  Go to http://beanholebash.blogspot.com/ for more info, check out the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Northwood-Bean-Hole-Bash/428212287267704. Th ...read more

Town of Northwood

Town Roads Posted

Town of Northwood

Posted Mon, Mar 24 at 11:04am

The town's Highway Agent is posting Northwood's roads this week with weight restrictions in place. If you need an exemption for a delivery contact either the Town Administrator or the Road Agentread more

Recreation Department

Brochure error - Swimming Lessons

Recreation Department

Posted Thu, Mar 27 at 11:39am

The times for the daytime classes and levels of those classes were printed wrong. The correct information about the daytime classes are as follows. This information holds true for both sessions 1 and 2. Evening classes remain as originally printed.

11:30 - 11:55 - Level 1
12:00 - 12:25 - Level 2
12:30 - 12:55 - Level 3
1:00 - 1:25 - Level 4read more

Town of Northwood

2014 Town Election Results

Town of Northwood

Posted Wed, Mar 12 at 08:59am

The results of the 2014 Town Meeting voting are now online. Click on "Documents and Files" above then "2014 Election Results" for the file.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