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.

Upcoming Events

October 9th – October 28th – Events at the Orford Social Library – please refer to the Groups/Orford Social Library page for more details
October 24th – Free Community Flu Vaccine Clinic, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Orford Congregational Church-please refer to the Services page for more information
November 2nd – The Central Aires “Something for Almost Everyone” concert, 7:00 pm at the Orfordville Congregational Church, Route 25A, Orford, NH – this event is to raise money for a new heating system at the church.

Please refer to the Calendar for regularly scheduled meetings