Plymouth, Campton, Thornton - New Hampshire

Rolling hills, picturesque landscapes, and a friendly college campus come together in these small towns along the meandering Pemigewasset River. Located in the foothills of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, this rural region is dotted with wooded trails and is rich in history and cultural events.  

Plymouth State University forms much of Plymouth’s downtown community along with its vibrant Main Street.  There are many shops, restaurants, and coffee shops to visit, and outdoor tables make it easy to relax and watch the world go by. While in town, be sure to take in a concert or comedy show at the Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center. Head a little further north into Campton and enjoy a lazy river tubing ride on the Pemigewasset River. Enjoy views of the Blair Bridge, one of three historic covered bridges in town.

Campton was also the birthplace of Sylvester Marsh, the man behind the creation of the Mount Washington Cog Railway. Nearby Thornton offers many hiking trails including Welch-Dickey, Smarts Books, Tecumseh, and Peaked Pond. Off Route 49 is the start of the Western end of the historic Sandwich Notch Road. While not a well-traversed road today, over 200 years ago, it was a major highway and was a hub of commerce and activity for farmers and other craftsmen to make their way down to the seacoast to sell their wares. If you are looking for a picturesque, classic New Hampshire experience, spend some time exploring the towns of Plymouth, Campton, and Thornton.