Candia - Deerfield - Northwood
Where is the Byway?
The Upper Lamprey Scenic Byway is located in southeastern New Hampshire, easily accessible from NH Route 101 and situated between the Merrimack Valley and Seacoast regions.
In addition to roughly following the path of its namesake Lamprey River, the route also passes through historic sections of each of the three towns. Highlights include scenic vistas, rolling farmland, cultural gems such as the Deerfield Fair, monuments, historic structures, and Northwood's "Antique Alley".
Driving this route, one comes to an increased appreciation for the 18th- and 19th- century history that defines these towns and makes this undiscovered part of New Hampshire unique.
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What is there to do in the area?
The Town Cabin Deli & Pub (Candia)
Cello's Farmhouse Italian (Candia)
The Lazy Lion (Deerfield)
Yanni's Pizzeria (Deerfield)
Johnson's Seafood & Steak (Northwood)
Fitts Museum (Candia)
Smyth Memorial Building (Candia)
Town Center Historic District (Deerfield)
Major Simpson Marker (Deerfield)
Canterbury Road Cemetery (Northwood)
Bryant Library & Museum (Northwood)
Charmingfare Farm (Candia)
Bear Brook State Park (Candia, Deerfield)
Pawtuckaway State Park (Deerfield)
Stephen Clay Homestead B&B (Candia)
Wild Orchard Guest Farm (Deerfield)
Under the Elm B&B (Northwood)
Meadow Farm B&B (Northwood)
Lake Shore Farm Inn (Northwood)
The Upper Lamprey Scenic Byway was designated by the State of New Hampshire as a Scenic and Cultural Byway in May 2014. The route loops ~50 miles through the towns of Candia, Deerfield, and Northwood, easily accessible to travelers from NH Route 101. In addition to roughly following the path of its namesake, the Upper Lamprey River, the route also passes through historic sections of each of the three towns.
Highlights of the route include scenic vistas, rolling farmland, cultural treasures such as the annual Deerfield Fair, monuments, historical structures, and Northwood’s “Antique Alley”. By driving this route, one comes to an increased appreciation for the 18th- and 19th-century history that defines these towns and makes this seldom-visited portion of the state unique.
From Candia village’s surprising industrial prowess, complete with a flourishing water-powered complex of mills, to Deerfield’s successful farms and inns, to Northwood’s shoe shops, one can almost taste the history of this region. When combined with babbling brooks, placid lakeside sunsets and local residents’ charisma, the byway beckons travelers from the northeastern US and beyond, especially those who wish to absorb themselves in the fabric of rural New Hampshire.
Photos by Dick Snow, Jennifer Merritt, and Adam Hlasny
Victoria Parmele (Chair)
Adam Hlasny (Secretary)
Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 2:30pm
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