Orford, New Hampshire, Grafton County

Orford is a rural community on the Connecticut River in western New Hampshire. Home to approximately 1200 people, Orford is known for its historic “ridge” homes, as well as family farms and small businesses. Much of Orford is forested, providing for a variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking, boating, snowshoeing and hunting. Chartered in 1761, Orford has a history of close ties with its neighboring towns on the Vermont side of the river. In 1998, Orford and the Vermont towns of Fairlee, West Fairlee and Vershire formed the preK-12 Rivendell Interstate School District. Mount Cube, Sunday Mountain and Cottonstone Mountain, Indian Pond and Upper and Lower Baker ponds are distinctive features of the Orford landscape. The Appalachian Trail passes over the summit of Mt. Cube, and the cross-Rivendell trail connects Orford to neighboring Vermont towns.

Orford is about 18 miles north of Hanover and Dartmouth College, along the scenic Connecticut River Valley. It’s an easy drive to the White Mountains, Franconia Notch State Park, the Kancamagus Highway, and Lake Winnipesaukee.

All persons doing business in person at any town building will be required to follow the current CDC guidelines.

At this time, the Orford Town Offices are open – for information on conducting Town business, please refer to the Selectboard page.

CDC Vaccine Information

Lyme, NH Emergency Management Covid Information  https://www.lymenh.gov/emergency-management/pages/covid-19-information. The Community Care of Lyme’s (CCL) helpline is also available to Orford residents. They can be reached at #603-795-0603 or help@cclyme.org

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Notices and Upcoming Events

January 19, 2022 – January 28, 2022 – Filing Period for the March 8th Town Meeting – please click here for the list of open positions

January 24, 2022 – Proposed 2022 Budget Public Hearing, Rivendell Academy Multi-Purpose Room @ 7:00 pm **Masks as required** Please go to the Selectboard page to find the Proposed 2022 Operating Budget and Proposed Warrant Articles (on the Document Tab)

January 25,2022 – Snow Date for the Public Hearing, same location and time

May 7, 2022 – October 1, 2022 – Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days – please click on the Services Tab for specific dates and locations

Please refer to the Calendar for regularly scheduled meetings