About LancasterCharming old houses create an atmosphere of the past in this busy trading center, settled in 1764 as the first town in northern New Hampshire. Its setting at the confluence of the Israel and Connecticut rivers is enhanced by the serrated Pilot Range to the northeast and the Presidential Range to the southeast. Abundant recreational activities are available, including hiking, biking, camping, fishing, hunting, skiing and snowmobiling.
Lancaster is a waypoint along the Connecticut River Byway, a scenic, 500-mile route that traverses through more than 50 communities on both sides of the Connecticut River in New Hampshire and Vermont. Brochures and information are available at the Great North Woods Welcome Center (closed in winter), 25 Park St; phone (603) 788-3212.
Visitor Centers Northern Gateway Chamber of Commerce 25 Park St. Lancaster, NH 03584. Phone:(603)788-2530 or (877)788-2530
Things to Do John Wingate Weeks Historic Site
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